VA Opera in the Schools

For the past 24 years, ArtsLIVE! has sponsored performances of the Virginia Opera in local elementary schools.

In March and April 2019, more than 6,900 children at 16 public and private schools in Fredericksburg and six neighboring counties were entertained by the production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and a variety of grants, charitable funds, and individual donors, this program’s reach has increased by 50% in just five years.


 In fall 2020, students will enjoy the performance of PINOCCHIO (September 21-30, 2020) in area schools.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Little Red Riding Hood

Fredericksburg area students ask questions at the end of the Virginia Opera's performance of  The Billy Goats Gruff.