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The Kennedy Center

Opera in the Outfield®

Presenting Sponsor
Mars, Incorporated

at Nationals Park
Saturday, September 29, 2018
7 p.m.
Gates open at 5 p.m.

About Opera in the Outfield®

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Celebrate the 11th season of free opera broadcasts by joining Washington National Opera at Nationals Park for The Barber of Seville on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. for pre-opera activities, including a costume shop, instrument meet and greet, games, prizes, and more!

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Attend Opera in the Outfield®

WNO continues its partnership with the Washington Nationals with an Opera in the Outfield® presentation of The Barber of Seville on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Nationals Park. Gates will open at 5 p.m. for pre-opera activities for the entire family, then The Barber of Seville will be displayed on the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available on the outfield grass (weather permitting) and in the stands.

Arrive early to Nationals Park to enjoy entertainment and activities including:

  • Photo opportunities for kids of all ages
  • Chances to win prizes
  • A costume try-on area with real Washington National Opera costume pieces
  • Performances by local artists
  • A screening of the Warner Bros. cartoon "Rabbit of Seville," starring Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd
  • Arts and crafts, coloring pages, and face painting
  • Nationals Park playground
  • And many more activities to be announced!

Seating in the Outfield

Opera in the Outfield® patrons wishing to sit in the outfield will be required to pick up a wristband after they enter Nationals Park. The wristbands will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be distributed at a table to the left of Center Field Plaza when the gates open at 5 p.m.

  • Wristbands are free and the only way to gain access to outfield seating.
  • Wristbands will be distributed at a table to the left of Center Field Plaza near the Family Picnic Area (at sections 141-143). There will be signs to guide you to the table and to the field entrances.
  • Distribution of wristbands will begin promptly at 5 p.m. when the park gates open.
  • Seating is limited, so the wristbands will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be present to receive a wristband; one (1) wristband per person.
  • Once all of the available wristbands have been claimed, an announcement will be made over the stadium sound system and field access will be closed to those without a wristband.
  • Guests are able to check their strollers at our Guest Services locations in Center Field Plaza and at Section 131 on the main concourse. Strollers are not permitted on the field.
  • Only fabric material blankets will be permitted on the field.
  • Please respect the field and refrain from digging, sliding, or pulling up the grass.

Plenty of free seating will be available throughout the park for the duration of the evening. Only seating in the outfield requires a wristband.

Accessibility

  • Symbol of Accessibility

    Accessible seating is available throughout the park. To request a wheelchair please visit our Guest Services location at Center Field Plaza or speak with our Guest Experience Staff members.

  • Open-captioning Symbol

    This event will be captioned.

  • Assistive Listening Devices Symbol

    Assistive listening devices (ALDs) may be signed out free of charge from Guest Services located at the Center Field Plaza. A valid driver's license will be held until the device is returned.

For additional information about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please visit the Nationals' website or contact the Kennedy Center's Accessibility Office at (202) 416-8727 (voice) or access@kennedy-center.org.

Directions & Parking

Stadium Information

Nationals Park is located at 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.

Guests who plan to sit in the outfield grass may bring fabric blankets. No plastic or canvas materials will be permitted on the field. Chairs are not permitted on the grass. Nationals Park concessions will be open for the simulcast. No alcoholic beverages may be brought into Nationals Park. No bags larger than 16 inches x 16 inches x 8 inches will be allowed into the ballpark. All bags are subject to inspection. Guests are prohibited from bringing hard containers into Nationals Park.

On-Site Parking

$20 parking available at Nationals Park. No need to reserve a space in advance; just arrive and pay cash or credit on-site. Garage C is located at the corner of First Street and N Street, SE., and the Geico Garage is located at the corner of South Capitol and N Street, SE.

Metro Information

Take Metro's Green Line to Navy Yard-Ballpark station. It's just a half block from Nationals Park. And remember, Metro has more than 57,000 parking spaces at its stations.

Parking at a Metro station? Click here for more parking information.

Click here for more information about taking Metro to Nationals Park or call (202) 637-7000.

Support Opera in the Outfield®

Contribution:

Your tax-deductible gift will help ensure we are able to continue Mars, Incorporated Opera in the Outfield.

  • $

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  • If you are a current Member, please use the email associated with your account.

Billing Details

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For more than a decade, Opera in the Outfield® has brought world-class, family-friendly entertainment to tens of thousands of Washington, D.C. residents and is now an indispensable part of the city's cultural calendar. A sponsorship will enable Washington National Opera to bring the joy of opera to the community in an accessible and uniquely American way.

While WNO values any contribution toward the fulfillment of this event, we invite you to peruse the suggested sponsorship levels and benefits below.

If you are interested in sponsoring Opera in the Outfield® with a tax-deductible gift, please contact: Lauren Scarborough, Manager, WNO Institutional Giving at lascarborough@kennedy-center.org or (202) 416-8034.

Sponsorship Benefits

All sponsors at the Fielder level and above will receive the following benefits:
  • Reserved seating section at Nationals Park for up to thirty (30) guests
  • Recognition on selected onsite signage
  • Recognition in selected print and electronic promotional materials, including press releases, social media posts, and PLAYBILL® programs
  • Kennedy Center membership with all according recognition and benefits
Owner level ($200,000)
  • Opportunity to provide opening remarks from Nationals Park
  • Three (3) exclusive VIP Suites at Nationals Park
  • Opportunity to deploy mobile brand ambassadors on Nationals Park's Center Field Plaza and main Concourse for product sampling and demos
  • Two (2) branded table displays on Nationals Park's Center Field Plaza
  • Ninety (90) seconds total advertising time on the scoreboard screen at Nationals Park
  • Sixty (60) invitations to the private VIP welcome reception in the Delta Sky360 Club
  • Recognition as Opera in the Outfield® Presenting Sponsor in marketing materials and press announcements, including a static company logo displayed alongside other sponsors on the 4,500-square-foot scoreboard screen at Nationals Park
Coach level ($150,000)
  • Two (2) complimentary VIP Suites at Nationals Park
  • Opportunity to deploy mobile brand ambassadors on Nationals Park's Center Field Plaza and main Concourse for product sampling and demos
  • Two (2) branded tents/table displays on Nationals Park's Center Field Plaza
  • Sixty (60) seconds total advertising time on the scoreboard screen at Nationals Park
  • Forty (40) invitations to the private VIP welcome reception in the Delta Sky360 Club
  • Recognition as Opera in the Outfield® sponsor in marketing materials and press announcements, including a static company logo displayed alongside other sponsors on the 4,500-square-foot scoreboard screen at Nationals Park
Catcher level ($75,000)
  • One (1) exclusive VIP suite at Nationals Park
  • Opportunity to deploy mobile brand ambassadors on Nationals Park's Center Field Plaza and main Concourse for product sampling and demos
  • One (1) branded table display on Nationals Park's Center Field Plaza
  • Thirty (30) seconds total advertising time on the scoreboard screen at Nationals Park
  • Twenty (20) invitations to the private VIP welcome reception in the Delta Sky360 Club
  • Recognition as Opera in the Outfield® sponsor in marketing materials and press announcements, including a static company logo displayed alongside other sponsors on the 4,500-square-foot scoreboard screen at Nationals Park
Baseman level ($50,000)
  • One (1) branded tent/table display on Nationals Park's Center Field Plaza
  • Thirty (30) seconds total advertising time on scoreboard screen at Nationals Park
  • Ten (10) invitations to the private VIP welcome reception in the Delta Sky360 Club
  • Recognition as Opera in the Outfield® sponsor in marketing materials and press announcements, including a static company logo displayed alongside other sponsors on the 4,500-square-foot scoreboard screen at Nationals Park
Shortstop level ($25,000)
  • Fifteen (15) seconds total advertising time on scoreboard screen at Nationals Park
  • Composition and distribution of advertising time to be determined in consultation with the Kennedy Center
  • Six (6) invitations to the private VIP welcome reception in the Delta Sky360 Club
  • Recognition as Opera in the Outfield® sponsor in marketing materials and press announcements, including a static company logo displayed alongside other sponsors on the 4,500-square-foot scoreboard screen at Nationals Park
Fielder level ($10,000)
  • Four (4) invitations to the private VIP welcome reception in the Delta Sky360 Club
  • Recognition as Opera in the Outfield® sponsor in marketing materials and press announcements, including a static company logo displayed alongside other sponsors on the 4,500-square-foot scoreboard screen at Nationals Park