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Plan Your Visit

Coming to the opera?

We are so happy that you're interested in seeing a production at Opera Fayetteville. There's a lot to know, see and do in Fayetteville than can enhance your experience with us. We've compiled a list of what to expect when you're attending one of our productions, and information on some local spots for dining, loding and entertainment to enhance your experience! Just like our company, the town of Fayetteville is unique and has quite a bit to offer. Enjoy your stay! 

What to expect

Where do you perform?

Opera Fayetteville's goal is to bring opera into our community! As a result, we perform in many different venues throughout Fayetteville. Each performance location is as unique as the show itself, and can be found in the show description on our Current Season or Other Events page! 

Where do you perform?

What is the opera like?

Opera traditions began hundreds of years ago, which has resulted in a large repertoire of unique stories, characters and languages. At Opera Fayetteville, we specialize in modern operas (written after 1950) that are all sung in English! They are all fully sung without microphones and with orchestra or piano accompaniment!

What is opera like?

What should I wear?

Opera isn't necessarily a staid occasion! You can feel free to wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable, keeping in mind each unique venue (some maybe be outdoors). Some audience members will dress for a big night out while other will be more casual in jeans or khakis. 

What should I wear?

When should I clap?

The best rule of thumb, is just to follow the rest of the audience! Common times to clap are after arias, big ensemble numbers, at the end or an act and the end of the show. It's a great way to show your appreciation for the artists' work. 

When should I clap?

Can I bring children?

We love to see children at the opera, but you will ultimately be the best judge as to whether they can sit through a show or not!  If you are bringing a child, we suggest purchasing seats near the aisle for easy access to a rest room and lobby. Please contact us to make sure the show us appropriate for children, as some might not be. 

Can I bring children?

How long is the opera?

Each opera is unique, but most of our productions are between 1.5 - 2 hours and have a 20 minute intermission in between acts. If you'd like to know the specific run time of a show, please feel free to give us a call and ask!

How long is the opera?


548 W Dickson St,

Fayetteville, AR 72701

This unique spot offers locally roasted coffee beans as well as espresso based drinks, and pastries, which can be ordered from the coffee bar. It also functions as a full table service restaurant serving innovative crepes, salads, and soups inspired by local food availability, as well as a thoughtful selection of wines and beers. 

17 E Center St. 

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Specializing in delicious Italian food with a touch of sophistication. Traditional dishes, seafood and fine cuts of meat. The menu also features ingedients from local food when available. 

Phone: (479) 966-4649

25 East Center St
Fayetteville, AR 72701

AXIS Lounge is a place for people to eat and drink well and explore new realities. Offering Mexican high cuisine (tapas style), craft beer, cocktails and virtual reality experiences.

Phone: (479) 308-8246

101 W. Central Ave.
Bentonville, AR 72712

Located in the historic downtown Bentonville square, Fiamma provides an eclectic mix of American and Italian fine cuisine. We use fresh and local ingredients reflecting the seasons. Fiamma incorporates clean flavors such as citrus, herbs, olive oils, tomatoes, African spices, and more in an unexpected way.


465 N Arkansas Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701

A boutique hotel rich in history yet modern in the ways of comfort and cuisine, The Inn at Carnall Hall offers a special connection to The University of Arkansas in vibrant Fayetteville. 

A boutique style retreat in Fayetteville. Surrounded by the majestic Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville is the historic center of Northwest Arkansas.

Phone: (479) 442-5555

301 W. Dickson Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701 

Located in the center of Fayetteville’s entertainment district, the Inn is easily one of the most accessible hotels in Fayetteville, Arkansas since it is within easy walking distance of the city’s finest attractions and important destinations.

Phone: (479) 695-2100

Points of Interest

401 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR, 72701

The Fayetteville Public Library is committed to its vision to be powerfully relevant and completely accessible. Visit the website for hours and special events series taking place during the week!

Phone: (479) 856-7000

600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature.

Fayetteville Farmer's Market

101 W. Mountain Street 
Fayetteville, AR 72701

An Award Winning Farmers Market that is open all year round featuring all local vendors from within 60 miles from Fayetteville.

Farmers, Artisans, Food Court Vendors, Musicians, Nonprofits and more.

Phone: (479) 871-2036

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