Each season, Palm Beach Opera brings the finest artists from all over the world to conduct, direct, design and sing on our stage. Join us and experience the power, majesty, beauty, and romance of opera.
Palm Beach Opera welcomes new opera goers of all ages and backgrounds. If you will be attending the opera for the first time, please feel free to read through the information below to help you prepare for your experience.
Mainstage Opera Performances
The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
From I-95: Exit 70 at Okeechobee Boulevard, head east on Okeechobee Boulevard for approximately 1/2 mile. Take a left on Tamarind Avenue (first light, just past the railroad tracks). The Kravis parking garage will be immediately on your right.
From Florida’s Turnpike: Exit 99 the Turnpike at the West Palm Beach exit (Okeechobee Blvd). Head east approximately 7 miles. Continue past the I-95 overpass another 1/2 mile, and take a left on Tamarind Avenue (first light, just past the railroad tracks). The Kravis parking garage will be your first right.
From U.S. Highway 1: Take U.S. 1 to Okeechobee Boulevard and head west approximately one quarter mile. Make a right onto Tamarind Avenue. Parking garage will be your first right.
Free parking is available at The Kravis Center’s 1,200-car parking garage directly adjacent to the theater. Entrances are located on Iris Street and on Tamarind Avenue.
Valet parking is available for most Kravis Center events for a fee of $12 for regular service or$20 for premium service. The valet parking service entrance is on Okeechobee Blvd.
There are a variety of restaurants within a short walking distance from The Kravis Center at CityPlace.
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Or try one of the unique eateries on Clematis Street just a short drive away.
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Join us for “Curtain Warmers” one hour before curtain for a 25-minute lecture about the opera you are going to see. A member of our Artistic Staff will offer a talk designed to connect you to the evening’s performance in an exhilarating and informative way. Come early and experience insights that only the experts can give!
When to Arrive
The doors to the lobby open 1 ½ hours prior to performances and we suggest that you arrive 30 – 45 minutes before the performance start time in order to find parking and locate your seat. Palm Beach Opera performances begin at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 pm on Sunday. Those who miss the curtain can still take in the show on television monitors in the lobby. Latecomers can then take their seats at a suitable interval, usually intermission.
How long will the opera be?
Most operas are between two and a half and three hours long, including intermissions.
What to Wear
A night at the opera can be as elegant or relaxed as you want it to be. Business attire is the norm for opera, but anything goes, from jeans to your favorite evening gown. You’ll see more formal attire on opening night and more casual dress on Sunday matinees so wear whatever suits you!
Understand Every Word
All of our mainstage operas feature English translations projected above the stage so you’ll never miss a minute of the action or any of the jokes, regardless of the opera’s original language.
What if I have more questions?
Call us at 561.833.7888 or contact us online at email@example.com