So you’ve got tickets to Aida? We have compiled answers to some frequently asked questions regarding attending the performances but if you have any others do feel free to contact us.
Q. Is there a dress code? What should I wear?
A. There is no dress code, except for general public etiquette.
Q. What time should I arrive?
A. The doors to the King’s Church State Hall will open at 6.45pm. However, you will need to allow enough time to park, queue and find seating so you may wish to arrive earlier.
Q. What time will the performance start/end?
A. The performance will start at 7.30pm and finish between 10.30pm and 10.45pm.
Q. Is there a seating plan?
A. Reservations have been made for a few large parties, but otherwise seats are available on a first come, first served basis. We suggest arriving earlier to choose your seat, and you will be able to read the programme during this time.
Q. What if I’m late?
A. Once the performance has started no latecomers will be admitted so please ensure that you arrive and are seated in plenty of time. If you are late you may have to wait until the interval and join the performance for the second half.
Q. Is there an interval?
A. Yes, there will be an interval at the end of Act II for approximately 25 minutes. Complimentary drinks and canapés will be served during this time and you will have the opportunity to stretch your legs, use the bathroom facilities etc.
Q. Can I bring my own food and drink?
A. We would rather you did not as space is limited.
Q. Is it possible to record or photograph the performance?
A. During the performance itself, recording/photos is prohibited. You are welcome to take photos before the start and during the curtain calls at the end.
Q. Is there a programme?
A. Yes, each ticket holder will receive a complimentary programme including information about Aida, the cast and the individuals and companies involved in putting the performance together.
Q. Where can I park?
A. There is a free car park behind the State Hall, and one opposite next to Tesco. There is also the Cuckoo Trail car park on Newnham Way and on street parking nearby. The town and the car parks will be very busy due to the numbers of people involved in the production and the audience, so please allow plenty of time to find somewhere to park.
Q. Is there disabled access/facilities?
Q. How will I understand what’s happening?
A. English surtitles will be displayed above the stage during the performance.