Box Office Blog!
Working in a box office is always an interesting experience - you get the opportunity to meet new people and talk about theatre all the time! It’s always curious seeing what combination of shows people are interested in, and with this years programme being so extensive and diverse, people are spoilt for choice! As well as the programme being bigger than ever this year, our spread of theatres involved in the Festival has grown too. With the Pavilion Theatre only a short DART or bus journey away from the City centre, it is a great addition to the Festival.
Another exciting new addition to the Festival this year is the Student Friend membership scheme. Just because you’re a student living off baked beans and toast, and saving your washing for the weekend trip home to Mammy and Daddy, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy the Festival! Introducing (cue trumpet fanfare) the Student Friend option! For €45 any person carrying a current student card can become a Student Friend. As a Student Friend you are entitled to a complimentary ticket chosen from a selection of performances, a special discount on tickets for the vast majority of shows in the Festival, two Festival Club passes (the place to hang out during the Festival and rub shoulders with the casts and crews of the Festival shows - and maybe even have a little dance!). During the year you will be invited to special Friends nights out including trips to the theatre, at discounted prices, and talks with the casts and crews of current productions. And we can’t forget the infamous Friends theatre trip, usually to London, this gives the Friends an opportunity to let their hair down and experience what’s happening on the London stage at the time. Always an unforgettable trip! To become a Student Friend or any of our Friends categories call our Friends co-ordinator, Sarah Baxter on 6730652 or our main box office number, 6778899, or come in and visit us in the box office!
Shows are selling fast and this years Festival is on course to beat all box office records, and with such a great programme who can be surprised? What a way to celebrate half a century of dynamic, creative, inspiring and exciting theatre!
Box Office Manager