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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. 

Let us make your night effortless by ordering one of our delicious pre-catered picnic boxes! You are also welcome to bring your own food and beverage to the opera. Drinks, snacks, select small plates, and desserts may be purchased at the pavilion tent before and after the opera, as well as during intermission.

Please note that our bars only accept cards or contactless payment — no cash sales.

Pre-Order a Boxed Picnic

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 delicious boxed dinners created by Ces & Judy’s Catering.

Please note that boxed picnic orders must be placed by 4 p.m. the day before your performance.

View picnic menu and order

Day-Of Food Options

If you forgot to order a picnic or to bring your own meal, don’t worry — we offer a selection of small plates and snacks that can be purchased at our garden bar, subject to availability. And of course, our bar is always well-stocked with beer, wine, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages for you to enjoy before the show, during intermission, and at the end of your evening.

Cheese & Charcuterie Plate
serves two

Mediterranean Hummus Plate
vegan, gluten-free

Chicken Salad Sandwich on a Hawaiian Pretzel Roll

Roasted Turkey & Cheese Sandwich on Fresh Herb Focaccia


Chocolate Chunk or Sugar Cookie

Red Velvet Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Chocolate Brownie