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A table of people share a pre-show picnic of sushi.

Picnics & Dining

Dining before the opera is a time-honored OTSL tradition! Kick off your visit with a delicious pre-show meal in our beautiful David W. Mesker Festival Gardens. 

Don’t want to worry about packing up your food or washing dishes? Let us take care of that for you! Operagoers can pre-order a variety of boxed dinners or deluxe picnic baskets created by Ces & Judy’s Catering.

You are also welcome to bring your own food and beverage to the opera. Drinks, snacks, and desserts may be purchased at the pavilion tent before and after the opera, as well as during intermission.

Picnic menus for the 2022 Festival Season will be published in early 2022. Please note that boxed picnic orders must be placed no later than 4 p.m. the day before your desired performance.

We regret that we are unable to accept any day-of picnic orders.

View our picnic cancellation policy