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Know Before You Go

Join us for our first Pops Concert: Irish Christmas in America at the Abilene Convention Center! This concert is brought to you by Andrews Furniture, George & Jan Woodward, and Texas Commission on the Arts.

There are several items that we’d like you to know in advance of the performance:

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The main parking lot at the convention center is located on the North side of the building and is free to park. Handicapped parking is limited, so we recommend getting there early.

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The theater has four entrances, two on the north side and two on the south side of the Convention Center. Each will have a Belle or Beau scanning tickets as you enter.

There is no elevator to the balcony. If you happened to purchase tickets to take the elevator, please email speters@abilenephilharmonic.org, and she will move you to the orchestra floor.

The doors to the lobby will open at 6:30 PM. The doors to the concert hall will open at 7:00 PM.

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If you have pre-purchased tickets, you may pick up your tickets at the Box Office located in the foyer of the Convention Center. The Box Office will open at 5:30 PM for the 7:30 PM performance.

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When purchasing tickets online and selecting the eticket delivery method, you will receive one email. This email will contain the order confirmation, and the PDFs will be attached at the bottom. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam folder. You can also CLICK HERE and scroll down just after the seating chart and click “Click here to resend tickets” to input the email you used to place the order initially. You can also add your tickets to your Apple Wallet!

Please get in touch with our Box Office with any questions or if you need assistance with your e-tickets.

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Walk-up tickets will be available for purchase in the foyer. Please note that the Box Office will close at 8:00pm. 

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The performance will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. Please try to arrive at least thirty minutes before the concert start time of 7:30 PM.

This leaves time for parking, picking up tickets, scanning your ticket, visiting the restroom, and finding your seat. If you arrive late, you will be seated as soon as there is an appropriate pause in the performance. **There is no elevator access to the balcony seating**



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There will be drinks available for purchase by KAO Lounge in the lobby from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM and during intermission. They will have water and other nonalcoholic drinks as well. 

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There are as many ways of dressing as there are people who come to concerts. Most aim for business casual or dressier, but ultimately, the symphony is for everyone; wear what makes you comfortable.

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Students ages 6 through 18 can enjoy any Philharmonic concerts for only $9.00.

However, no children under 6 will be allowed in the concert hall. No children on laps; everyone must have a seat.

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Pre-Concert Entertainment

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From 6:45 PM to 7:15, We will have Chorus Abilene’s a cappella group, BackBeat, performing Christmas carols in the lobby!

From 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Santa Claus will be in the foyer!

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Ahead of Saturday’s performance, you can peruse a digital copy of the program book to check out the entire concert program, read the program notes to learn more about each work or get acquainted with the featured guest artists of the program. This program and past programs can be found on our website HERE.