Aside from the fine restaurants that dot the Napa area which offer leisurely dining and might keep visitors out late enjoying their dinner and fine wine, there’s little evening scene in Napa. The crown jewel of the Napa nightlife and performing arts sphere, however, is the Napa Valley Opera House.

The Napa Valley Opera House was lovingly restored in recent years and now hosts a variety of performances in two theatres. Here, you can enjoy the show and – of course – a glass of wine. If you didn’t get dessert at dinner, you can enjoy a sweet treat with your wine while you wait for the show to start.

Most performances for the general public are held on the main stage, also known as the Margrit Biever Mondavi Theatre. Here, the circular seating design guarantees everyone a good seat. The theatre seats up to 500, and the inviting and intimate setting is a favorite of locals and regular visitors.

Performances at the Napa Valley Opera House run the gamut from children’s theatre shows to Buckwheat Zydeco. Each June the opera house hosts Festival del Sole, which – in true Napa fashion – marries food, wine and music from a wide array of styles.