We look forward to meeting you at our special Friends' Events during the 2015 Festival, ranging from informal coffee mornings, lunches and buffet to glamorous parties. Enjoy delicious local and organic food, much of it from County Wexford, where lush pastures, fertile soils and traditional techniques produce high-quality meat, cheese, fruit and vegetables.
Experience the sense of occasion and excitement of an evening at the opera in Wexford. Dressing in evening clothes and enjoying a meal beforehand, getting together with other opera-lovers and being offered the opportunity to meet the singers and artistic teams: these social occasions add immensely to the pleasure of attending Wexford’s renowned highquality operatic performances.
OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Wednesday 21 October – 10.30 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of the 64th Festival at the opening night post-opera party at Greenacres. The event includes locally-produced food, wine, live music, great company and the opportunity to catch up with Friends you may not have met since the previous Festival.
BANK HOLIDAY CELEBRATION PARTY
Saturday 24 October – 10.30 p.m.
Join our Artistic Director and members of the cast from Koanga and enjoy post-opera food, champagne and wine in the beautiful surroundings of Greenacres.
CLOSING WEEKEND GALA PARTY
Saturday 31 October – 10.30 p.m.
Join the cast from Guglielmo Ratcliff and members of the Wexford Festival Opera team and enjoy another evening of superb food, champagne and wine with James and Donal at Greenacres.
Thursday 22 October – 2 p.m.
Monday 26 October – 1 p.m.
Our popular daytime Friends' Lunches are once again on the menu. Enjoy a delicious lunch and a glass of wine at Whites of Wexford and take the opportunity to meet members of the artistic team and cast.
Wednesday 28 October – 5.15 p.m.
For an elegant pre-opera dining experience come to the Friends' Buffet at the Talbot Hotel and enjoy a sumptuous three-course buffet meal with fine wines.
After your meal a courtesy bus will be available to bring you from the Talbot to the Opera House for the 8 p.m. evening performance.
Space is limited and admission is by ticket ONLY, so do remember to book your complimentary tickets for the Friends' Parties, Buffet and Lunches through the box office. Your complimentary tickets can be used for whichever events you wish to attend during the Festival.
As part of your membership benefits, Ensemble Friends are entitled to four complimentary tickets, Aria Friends are entitled to six complimentary tickets and Bravura Friends are entitled to ten complimentary tickets. Prelude Friends may purchase two tickets at the discounted price of €15 each.
If you require additional tickets to the Friends' Parties, Lunches and Buffet they may be purchased from the Box Office. Additional tickets for the Friends’ Parties may be purchased for €40 each, additional tickets for the Friends' Buffet may be purchased for €30 each and additional tickets for the Friends’ Lunches may be purchased for €20 each