Free Talks, Workshops, Previews and more!


The Princeton Festival offers an array of educational and community engagement programs to complement its rich multi-genre programming in the performing arts. In partnership with The Princeton Festival Guild, these programs are designed to engage a culturally diverse community and to enrich the Festival experience in accord with The Princeton Festival’s stated mission to “excite, inform, inspire, and invite discovery and engagement.”

View 2018 Education & Community Engagement Programs

The Princeton Festival Education and Community Engagement Programs for 2018 fall under six categories:

Lectures & Previews

1. Free Lectures, Talks, and Conversations

2. Free Opera Workshops

  • Music That Tells a Story – intergenerational opera workshop, including backstage tour and dress rehearsal of Madama Butterfly (pre-registration required)

3. Free Musical Theater Workshop

  • Making of a Musical – three-day program for high school student singers, including training workshop, staging rehearsal, and dress rehearsal of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (pre-registration required)

4. Free Open Rehearsals, Pre-Performance Events, and Post-Performance Receptions

  • Meet the Artists – free post-performance receptions for ticket-holders:
    • Sat 6/9 Concordia Chamber Players
    • Sun 6/10 Musical Opening Night
    • Sat 6/16 Opera Opening Night
    • Sun 6/17 Piano Competition Finals
    • Sat 6/30 Baroque Choral Concert

5. Free Previews and Exhibitions

6. Competitions and Pre-Professional Training

  • Piano Competition Preliminary Rounds – young pianists compete before a jury. Preliminary rounds are free and open to the public; final round requires tickets
  • Making of a Musical – workshop for high school students
  • Cancelled: Bringing Opera to the Stage  – workshop for high school students