Pre-Festival Events

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Evening of July 4th 

Outdoors at La Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface

$25 Tickets, includes all fees 

Doors open at 6pm


Follow a white rabbit to an evening of absurdity. There will be a silent auction and cash bar available and complimentary tea and tea sandwiches will be served. Play games with your friends at our tables or enjoy our main attraction: an over-sized flamingo croquet course throughout the center of the courtyard. 


Enjoy the magic of a Winnipeg summer night in one of the most beautiful locations in St. Boniface. You're sure to be transported to a fantasy land.


Doors open at 6:00. In the event of poor weather, the party and all its activities will move indoors to the newly renovated event space in the church.

Flipside Opera hosts us at Opera by the Pint

July 31st

Little Brown Jug

Free Admission

7:00pm-9:00pm


Flipside opera will be hosting Manitoba Underground Opera at one of their legendary Opera by the Pint events. Come out and enjoy a pint of amazing local beer while meeting some of our out-of-town artists and getting a free preview of the season. 

Free Lunch Hour Concert

August 9th 

Amsterdam Tea Room

Free admission

11:30am-1:00pm


Spend your lunch hour with MUO at ATR. You'll enjoy a delicious meal and opera over the lunch hour in this intimate venue. This is a perfect introduction to opera for anyone who isn't familiar with the artform.