Spring Festival Pre-Opera Tailgate
Bring your friends for a festive, pre-performance gathering at the OperaDelaware Studios lot on the Christina Riverfront!
Prior to the Saturday performance of Falstaff (May 21), OperaDelaware will host a Pre-Opera Tailgate at the OperaDelaware Studios (4 S. Poplar St.), just blocks from the event. Transportation will be provided to/from the performance at The Grand Opera House.
Tailgate includes a 10x10 parking spot and a shuttle to/from the performances at the Grand Opera House. Tailgate timelines are listed below.
Tailgate blocks are just $25. Each tailgate block comes with two parking spaces (one space for a car and another for your tailgate accoutrements!). Feel free to set up folding tables, chairs, tents, etc. in your block.
Use this time to chat and chew and have some fun with fellow opera fans! You’ll have the opportunity to showcase your creativity by participating in a good-old-fashioned tailgate competition to win fabulous prizes!
Don’t want to bring your cooking gear? Pre-order a meal from OperaDelaware’s exclusive partner, Harry’s Seafood, to have a meal ready for you to pick up right before the event! To see the special tailgate menu, please go here.
- 1 car per block (see Rules below for info on additional car parking spots)
- Two (2) entries for raffle for tickets to any 2016-2017 performance
- Two (2) entries DE Arts Package raffle
- Entry into tailgate competition
- Transportation from tailgate to Grand Opera House
- 15% discount on same-night show tickets (use promo code TAILGATE at checkout)
- Tailgate spots are first come, first serve.
- 1 car per tailgate block; Additional cars may park in the side lot for $10/car, which can purchased in advance or at the tailgate.
- Tailgate ends 1 hour prior to show start time.
- Transportation to the show begins 1 hour prior to show and ends 30 minutes prior to show.
- All grills must be turned off well in advance of shuttle service.
- Security will be onsite until midnight.
- Suggested dress: business casual
Pre-Falstaff Tailgate, Saturday, May 21
3:30 p.m. Access to parking lot available
4-6:30 p.m. Tailgate
6:15 & 6:45 p.m. Bus service from OperaDelaware lot to The Grand
7:30-10 p.m. Falstaff performance
10:15 & 11:00 p.m. Bus service from The Grand to OperaDelaware Studios