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What is CoOpera8?
CoOpera8 is a programme for secondary school students that allows members to attend Cork Opera House for only €9* -- the price of an evening cinema ticket. CoOpera8 is intended to encourage a habit of independent theatre-going by making tickets to Cork Opera House affordable.
What shows are available at the CoOpera8 rate of €9*?
Most of them – dance, drama, concerts, musicals, comedy, panto. We send regular updates about CoOpera8offerings via email.
How do I join?
Download a membership form, have it stamped by your school to verify that you’re a current student, and return it with a passport picture and a €5 membership fee to CoOpera8, Cork Opera House, Emmet Place, Cork. Upon receipt, you will be posted a membership card (good for one year).
How do I book a CoOpera8 ticket?
In person, or by phoning the Cork Opera House box office on (021) 427 0022. Have your membership card on hand when booking -- you need the number. You must present it to the usher on the night of the performance.COOPERA8 TICKETS ARE STRICTLY NON-TRANSFERABLE. There is no booking fee for CoOpera8 tickets. A limited number of seats are available for every performance, so early booking is advised.
Do I need an email address?
All CoOpera8 correspondence is via email, including occasional last minute free ticket offers.
Here’s what some members have said about CoOpera8:
“It's a great idea. I love drama, dance, music, and art so the offer is perfect for people like me. It's great to be able to go to plays and not have to pay a fortune. As I have a job, I pay for most things in life at the moment so it is great to be able to pay less for a show.” – Skibbereen student
“I joined CoOpera8 last year and I found it really worthwhile. It was a great way to motivate me and my friends to go to the theatre and make ourselves more cultured! It's brilliant getting the seats for cheaper cos as poor students we can't afford the other prices.” – Douglas student
“I think it is a fantastic idea. It definitely makes the Cork Opera House more accessible to students.” – Clonakilty student