PLANNING YOUR VISIT
HOW TO FIND US
This Season, we are back at the RiverView Theater. Shreveport Opera will be performing The Man of La Mancha & The Marriage of Figaro heart of Shreveport, Louisiana.
The RiverView Theater
6oo Clyde Fant Parkway
Shreveport, LA 71101
The Shreveport Opera office is located at:
6969 Fern Loop, Ste. 206 Shreveport, Louisiana 71105
Our office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday
*Summer hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday
Tel - (318) 227-9503
TICKETS AND SEATING
During the 2018-19 season, West Side Story (November 9, 2018) and Madama Butterfly (April 27, 2019) will be performed in the historic Strand Theatre, located in the heart of downtown Shreveport with seating for more than 1,600 audience members. The third production, which is not included in the season ticket subscription, will take place in a to-be-announced cabaret-style setting in downtown Shreveport. During the season, Shreveport Opera will also host various special events and fundraising benefits such as our "Meet the Cast" opera dinners which take place a couple of weeks before each production.
To purchase tickets for any of these events, click on the BUY TICKETS tab above, which will direct you to our ticket-buying page, or you may call the Shreveport Opera Office between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday at (318) 227-9503.
Tickets for the mainstage operas are also available at the door on the night of the performance (if not sold out) or by calling the box office at the Strand Theatre beginning at 3 p.m. the day of the performance at (318) 226-8555.
TIPS FOR ATTENDING THE OPERA
The most important thing to Shreveport Opera is that you have a great time attending our shows! Whether you are new to opera or a seasoned opera-goer, your enjoyment and experience is our top concern.
Below, you can find a few simple tips that will answer any questions or fears you might have about attending an opera production!
WHAT TO WEAR
Perhaps everyone's biggest question about attending a show is, "What do I wear?" The answer: whatever you feel like! You can dress up or down, in jeans or a gown, but make sure you wear something that makes YOU feel comfortable. Most opera-goers you’ll see will be wearing business attire.
Another major question we hear when asked about attending the opera is whether the opera is in English or not. Opera has been composed in almost every language you can think of, including English, which means that we will usaully have a show or two in our season that will be sung in our native language. However, many operas were composed in Italian, German, French, Russian, etc., and will be sung in those languages as well. But have no fear - whether you're attending a show sung in English or in a foreign language, we will project the English translation on a screen above the stage so you know exactly what's going on! We also recommend visiting our production description pages to read the synopsis of the show before you see it.
We encourage all the applause and positive cheering you feel compelled to express! It's customary to wait until the end of an aria (or song) to applaud, but if you're unsure, you can always wait to see when others around you are doing. At the end of an act or an opera it's also encouraged to give a standing ovation to any performers you particularly enjoyed!
Please note that no photography or recording of any kind is permitted inside the theater.
DURING THE OPERA
As in any live performance, it's important to remember to turn off all cell phones and to refrain from talking, opening wrappers or excessive coughing. If you need to leave the performance to take a call or drink some water, please do so as quickly and quietly as possible. If you do decide to leave, you will be re-sat at the next appropriate opportunity as to not disturb the other audience members, usually at the end of an act or at a scenery change.
HOTELS AND PARKING
Valet parking is available at the front entrance of the Riverview Theater for $10, or you can ride the free limo shuttle, provided by Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath, from the Regions Bank parking garage on Milam Street that runs continuously starting at 6:00 p.m. the night of each opera. There is also a free lecture in the theater at 6:30 p.m. before each production. Ample free parking is available downtown.
Wyndham Garden Shreveport is the official hotel of the Shreveport Opera. To book a hotel room at the Shreveport Opera rate of $84 plus tax (which includes a hot breakfast), please call (318) 797-9900.
Have any questions or concerns about attending Shreveport Opera? Feel free to give us a call at (318) 227-9503! We will happily answer any quetions you might have and help you plan your visit.