A field trip unlike any other!

Give students in grades 6–12 an unparalleled arts experience: world-class opera and musical theater at Chicago’s historic Lyric Opera House.

For additional Performances for Students ticket information, call 312-827-5720.

2019/20 Performances for Students
CPS Dress Rehearsals
Opera Prep Class
Teacher Resources

2019/20 Performances for Students

The Barber of Seville — Thursday, October 10 at 2pm
Luisa Miller — Thursday, October 31 at 2pm
Don Giovanni* — Wednesday, November 20 at 2pm and Thursday, December 5 at 2pm
The Queen of Spades* — Wednesday, February 26 at 2pm
Madama Butterfly* — Sold Out
42nd Street — limited upper balcony tickets available for Wednesday, June 3 at 1:30pm, Wednesday, June 10 at 1:30pm, Thursday, June 11 at 1:30pm and Wednesday, June 17 at 1:30pm.

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*Please Note: This production contains mature content and themes.

CPS Dress Rehearsals

Free dress rehearsal passes for CPS students

Passes are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Opera Prep Class

Request a Lyric teaching artist to visit your classroom and engage your students with the important themes, musical highlights, and production elements of the opera. This program is for classes attending The Barber of Seville, Luisa Miller, Don Giovanni and The Queen of Spades. 

Cost: $175 per 45-minute presentation

You can request this program on the ticket order form.

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Teacher Resources

Supplement your visit to Lyric with our Teacher Resources. Explore musical highlights, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, author biographies, and more!

Major Lyric Unlimited support provided by the Nancy W. Knowles Student and Family Performances Fund. Performances for Students are supported by Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Mrs. James S. Aagaard, an Anonymous Donor, the John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation, Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman, and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation, Shirley and Benjamin Gould Endowment Fund, Dan and Caroline Grossman, James and Brenda Grusecki, John Hart and Carol Prins, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Drs. Funmi and Sola Olopade, Matt and Carrie Parr/ PJT Partners, the Dr. Scholl Foundation, and the Segal Family Foundation.

Lyric Unlimited Chicago Public Schools Bus Scholarships are supported by the U.S. Bank Foundation.