REGISTRATION & INFORMATION DESKS
The Registration Desk will be located in the INEC at the Ticket Desk. Times of opening will be notified. Anyone arriving on Thursday can pick up their badges. We would ask that each chorus appoint one person to collect ID badges and lanyards for your chorus/quartet and distribute to your members. No individual badges will be given out from a chorus batch.
Again this year we are making the Programme available from this website to download and to print yourself before setting off for Killarney. This is an endeavour to reduce the need for paper production. We will also have a mobile-friendly version which you can access on your phone over the weekend but not during performances.
Riser Times have been allocated and a list is on the website. Each group is allotted 10 minutes to check on and off stage and sound. If you are not available for the appointed time, we will continue to fill the slots with the next appointed group. Please convene in the Millennium Hall and move onstage when prompted by the stewards.
WARM UP AND CHANGING FACILITIES
You are advised to book your own rehearsal room preferably in the hotel where the majority of your chorus is staying. This is not the responsibility of the Convention organisers.
You must arrive dressed stage-ready to the Auditorium. We ask you not to bring massive amounts of personal effects with you, as there is nowhere to hold them. Please follow Stewards’ instructions for collection. It is the responsibility of each quartet and chorus to be at the venue in time at least for your backstage call. Please note any quartet or chorus arriving late may result in losing their allocated slot.
PERFORMERS’ ACCESS TO AUDITORIUM
You will be directed to the STAGE LEFT SIDE for holding prior to onstage and will be going on from stage left and exiting by stage right and out the side of the auditorium. There are no curtains, performers will file on before being announced.
COMPETITIONS TIMES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
ENTRANCE TO THE THEATRE AUDITORIUM DURING COMPETITION AND CONCERTS
As always, competitors will be permitted into the auditorium ONLY with your ID badge between performances. Please follow door stewards’ instructions. Tickets are being sold to the public for all events so please bear this in mind when you’re taking your seats.
MOBILE PHONES IN AUDITORIUM
Before entering the auditorium switch your phone to silent mode, switch off all buzzes and sounds and turn down the light. If you do not know how to do this then please turn off your phone completely as any interference will affect the ongoing video and sound recordings.