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Group Sales

Amazing, spectacular productions, great voices, and the thrilling combination of world-class music and drama that only the official opera company of Virginia can offer!

If you would like information about group tickets, please contact Stephanie Drinkard at 757-627-9545 ext. 3346, or stephanie.drinkard@vaopera.org

Benefits

Bringing your group to Virginia Opera is easy and rewarding! Here are some of the valuable incentives we offer groups to Virginia Opera. Reserve your subscription or your tickets EARLY to obtain the best seats at the best prices.

2015-2016 Season Subscriptions:

  • Purchase early to save on your subscription tickets!
  • Priority seating!
  • Misplaced tickets will be reprinted at no additional cost!
  • Custom price packages tailored to your group!

Single performance group packages for Norfolk or Richmond:

  • Purchase early for better seats!
  • Purchase early for better prices!

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General Group Discounts (2015-16 Season)

Receive special ticket and subscription pricing for your group purchase.

Individual ticket prices start at approximately $20 (not including fees & tax, dependent on date and time of production), each with savings between 20%-30% depending on several factors, including time of purchase, performance date and section. Single tickets are available for sale about 4-6 weeks before the production begins.

The EARLIER your group purchases, the better the price and better the seats!

Groups can be as small as 10 individuals or larger than 100. We always offer customized packages!

The STANDARD GROUP RATE IS 10% OFF for groups of 10 or more! 15% OFF for groups of 25 or more!

FAQs about Group Sales

Q. How many people do I need to place a group order?
A. The minimum number of tickets is 10 to receive group services.

Q. Do you have special rates for groups?
A. Yes! Groups of 10 or more receive special discounts for all opera performances. The final price is based on the day you attend and the number in your group.

Q. Do I have to pay when I order?
A. No. Just call 757-627-9545 ext. 3346 or email stephanie.drinkard@vaopera.org to reserve your group's seats. When we confirm ticket availability for your request, we will provide your sales total. A 10% non-refundable deposit will be required in order to reserve your seats. Your final payment is due 30 days before the performance. 

Q. Can each member of the group pay individually? 
A. No. The final payment must be made in one form (check or credit card), at one time. 

Q. How can I get the best seats?
A. Order early for seating priority. Group subscription orders are accepted beginning in February for the following season which runs from September to April. Group orders are filled ahead of all single-ticket orders and are seated immediately after our subscribers.

Q. Will my group be seated together?
A. Your seats will generally be together in the best available location in your price section. Special seating requests, such as an aisle seat or handicap-accessible seating, may be made when you place your order.

Q. What if I don't need all the tickets I have reserved? Can I adjust my order?
A. Yes! The size of your group may be increased if tickets are available, or decreased prior to final payment. Keep in mind the ticket price is based on the number in your group: your final ticket count will determine your final price and discount. Once we receive your payment, all sales are final. If your order drops below 10 seats, seating priority cannot be guaranteed, and extra charges may apply.

Q. What are the parking options if we come by bus? 
A. Buses or cars may drop off passengers at the entrance of the venue and park in designated parking areas. If your group is arriving by bus, we MUST know in advance in order to alert the venue!

Q. Are there special group rates for students?
A. Yes! Call 757-627-9545 ext. 3347 for the latest special prices and promotions for student groups. Student prices MAY NOT be combined with Group rates.

Q. I have more questions. Can I talk to someone?
A. YES! Please contact Stephanie Drinkard at 757-627-9545 ext. 3346 or stephanie.drinkard@vaopera.org with any specific questions or concerns.

We look forward to having your group visit Virginia Opera!

Qualifying as a Group, and Other Important Information and Restrictions

To qualify for a group package discount, the following requirements must be met:

  • Each group must have a designated primary point-of-contact (Group Leader).
  • Groups for "Student Night at the Opera" performances must meet the 4 student to 1 chaperone ratio; please call our Education department for dates and pricing at 757-627-9545 extension 3347.
  • All groups must have a minimum of (10) attendees to qualify for a group discount.
  • A 10% deposit will be required when making final reservation.
  • In most cases, groups of 20 or more may be seated in multiple price sections, dependent on availabilty. 
  • Final payment is due 30 days prior to the performance date.
  • Group sales discounts cannot be combined with other offers, specials or ticket packages, including Student tickets.
  • Ticket prices, dates and times are subject to change.
  • Other restrictions may apply.
  • All sales are final.