Arts festival opens box office doors

THE KILKENNY arts festival opened the door to it’s brand new box office at 16 John Street on Monday.

THE KILKENNY arts festival opened the door to it’s brand new box office at 16 John Street on Monday.

Assisted by some very special helpers, the Kilkenny Arts Festival team were out in full force as they opened the doors to their new hub and officially opened for business.

Ireland’s premier arts festival, the Kilkenny Arts Festival, takes place from August 10-19 and this year is expected to attract almost 25,000 people to the Marble city. With another stellar line-up in place again this year, audiences can look forward to an exciting ten days of theatre, music, visual art, literature, craft and children’s and street theatre.

The innovative and dynamic schedule of cultural events from Ireland and around world in the programme will illuminate the city this year. In a feast of artistic entertainment, highlights from this year’s programme includes performances from the extraordinary young pianist Polina Leschenko, Ireland’s favourite rock star Mick Flannery, the exuberant Balkan flavours of Ivo Papasov and his Bulgarian Wedding Band and dynamic young Irish trio Fidil.

Following a fresh new fit out, the box office staff are ready and waiting to help with any ticketing queries you have over the coming weeks in the lead-up to the festival.

There are special offers for people who join the mailing list at www.kilkennyarts.ie or follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter and avail of some great savings.

Box office opening hours are Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm until August 3. It is also open on August 4 and 5 noon to 5pm and daily during the Festival from 10.30am to 7.30pm. So feel free to pop into to 16 John Street, call us on 056 775 2175 or email us at boxoffice@kilkennyarts.ie. For the full 2012 programme, please log on to www.kilkennyarts.ie.