WELCOME TO THE OPERA
This is your guide for everything you need to know for your night at the opera.
Make it a special night on the town and dine before the performance at a nearby restaurant. Arrive at the theater a bit early for Curtain Warmers, a pre-performance talk filled with insights about the show you are going to see. On Sunday afternoons, stay a few minutes after the performance to interact with the artists.
Directions & Parking
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.
Where To Eat
There are a variety of restaurants located within just a few minutes of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
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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!
Where To Stay
The Residence Inn West Palm Beach Downtown/CityPlace Area hotel offers easy access to CityPlace, Palm Beach Convention Center, Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), the waterfront and many beautiful beaches. Enjoy complimentary breakfast served daily and stay connected with free Wi-Fi offered throughout our extended stay West Balm Beach hotel. Work and relax in pet-friendly suites, each featuring a full kitchen and separate areas for living, working and sleeping. Workout in our on-site fitness center, with free weights and cardiovascular equipment, and soak up the sun at our outdoor pool. Whether staying in West Palm Beach for business or leisure, book your short or extended stay at the Residence Inn West Palm Beach Downtown/CityPlace Area.
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Before The Show
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!
During The Show
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.
After The Show
Stay after the show for an interactive Q&A session with the artists. (Sunday matinee only.)