Important Information for all Ticket Holders

Thank you for supporting Milborne Port Opera. We hope you have a very enjoyable evening.

PARKING

Please arrive promptly for the show to find a parking space in good time. Please also park responsibly and courteously so that we can fit as many cars in the car park as possible.

While the village hall has a large car park, we often find that we are sharing it with players on the adjacent sports ground so it can fill up fast. If you can park elsewhere, share lifts or walk from home in the village, this will help to ensure that everyone who needs to park at the hall can find a space. Thank you for your co-operation.

PROGRAMMES

We are proud to announce that a programme is now included in your ticket price. We hope that this further improves your show experience.

Our programme advertisers are an important part of our funding and many of them support us every year. Please use their businesses when you can to return their generosity.

PRE-THEATRE DINNERS

Last year we launched our pre-show dinner campaign to further support local businesses, and it was brilliantly received. We are excited to announce 2024's dinner deals. To book a table, please contact the relevant establishment using the contact method provided:

The Tippling Philosopher Pub

20% of main meals (excludes meal deals). Call 01963 250999 to book a table in advance. See terms and conditions below.

The Clockspire Restaurant and Bar

A complimentary glass of Champagne and side dish when you order the Seasonal Set Menu (2 or 3 courses). Call 01963 251458 or visit www.theclockspire.com to book a table; you mustquote reference 'Milborne Port Opera' when booking. See terms and conditions below.

Terms and conditions:

All table reservations must be made in advance. Walk-ins will not be eligible for the discounts.

All bookings/orders may be asked to show their MPO tickets (valid for the same night as their dinner reservation) in order to qualify for the discount.

All tables must be booked for 5.30pm ideally (5.45pm at the latest) to ensure that you can make it to your theatre seats in good time for curtain up.

RAFFLE

MPO has not been immune to increased costs over the past couple of years along with everyone else, and the choice to perform a more modern copyrighted show (to hopefully attract a wider audience and potential new cast members) also entails requirements for microphones and increased audio expertise which further inflates our annual overheads. To that end, we are excited to be running a raffle on each show night this year, so please bring your loose £'s along to further support our production. Our main sponsor Mounters 13 Gin of Shaftesbury have generously donated a bottle of gin for every evening and there will be other exciting prizes that could be yours too!

Tickets will be available in the main auditorium before the show, and the raffle will be drawn during the interval.

THEATRE BAR

If you want to feel a bit 'Drowsy' like our Chaperone, wine and beer/cider can be purchased from the main bar both before the show and during the interval. However, we recommend that you pre-order interval drinks in advance of curtain-up to help reduce the need to queue later. There will also be soft drinks options available.

Payment methods accepted are CASH and CARD.

Our theatre bar is run in aid of Milborne Port Village Hall Charitable Trust. Please support them and us by using the bar during your visit. Drinks bought elsewhere are not to be brought into the auditorium.

GIN BAR

To further elevate your MPO Show experience this year, we are pleased to report that our sponsor Mounters 13 Gin will be selling a G&Tpackage comprising of a glass, ice, lime, a double miniature and tonic. The Gin bar accepts CARD.

Please purchase these when you enter the main auditorium on arrival, both for pre-show and interval drinks.

(Also note that tea/coffee and cakes will not be available during the interval this year.)