Member Cultural Events are held each month and include: excursions to the theatre, opera and ballet; visits to sites of cultural and historic interest around Ireland; music recitals and talks; and trips abroad to cultural capitals.
Get Fit with the Fitness League
Every Monday for 6 weeks from:
March 25 to May 20, 2013 (excl. Bank Holiday Monday May 6, 2013). Classes will take place from 11am - 12pm in the Merrion Room.
Members and their guests are invited to come along and join these effective low impact exercise classes. One hour max per session with mats provided.
Exercise and Music ~ A Terrific Combination. For more information contact Susan Cox on +353 (0) 1 240 7296 or email email@example.com.
Advanced Art Classes with Carole Shubotham
Monday, April 8 – May 20, 2013 (excl. Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, 2013)
Classes are from 10.00am – 12.30pm
Carole Shubotham’s Art Classes continue in the Members’ Conference Room. Why not come along to this enjoyable class and improve your skills with Carole’s help and expertise. All materials will be provided and places are limited to10 students. For more information contact Susan Cox on +353 (0) 1 240 7296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit to the Army Equitation School & The Garda Headquarters
Friday, May 17, 2013
RDS Members and their guests accompanied by Member, John Holohan, will have an opportunity to visit notable places in the Pheonix Park. Lunch will be in the well-known 'Hole in the Wall' pub. This all inclusive day costs €55 per person. Depart RDS at 9.30am and return at 5.15pm. Bookings are now open for this event. For further information, please contact Susan Cox on +353 (0) 1 240 7296 or email email@example.com.
Vienna Opera, Music and Art Tour
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 4 nights
This trip to one of Europe's most beautiful cities will include visits to the State Opera and a guided tour of the Belvedere Palace which houses the largest collection of Klimt paintings worldwide! For further information, please contact Susan Cox on +353 (0) 1 240 7296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 KBC Great Music in Irish Houses Festival
Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
St Stephen's Church (The Pepper Canister).
A Song Recital and readings will be performed by the celebrated Irish tenor, Paul McNamara, accompanied by Philip Mayers on piano. Enjoy a two-course pre-concert supper served in the Members' Dining Room at 5.00pm. Cost per person is €70. Please complete a Booking Form or contact Susan Cox on +353 (0) 1 240 7296 or email email@example.com
President's Summer Concert
Friday, June 14, 2013 at 7.30pm
RDS Concert Hall
This charity concert will mark the foundation of the RDS in June 1731. The Army No. 1 Band will perform under the direction of Lt Col Mark Armstrong with Soprano, Kelley Lonergan - winner of the RDS Music Bursary 2013. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine before the concert at 6.30pm. The concert is free but advance booking is essential. Each Member is entitled to invite one guest. Unreserved seating. All proceeds will go to the Capuchin Day Centre. A pre-concert supper (optional) will be served at 5.00pm, advance booking essential. For further information, please contact Susan Cox on +353 (0) 1 240 7296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tee off with the RDS
Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
Come and join us for a magnificent day's golf at Powerscourt Golf Course (East) Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Members can choose to play either 9 holes or 18 holes. Tee off time is 2.00pm, in teams of three players. Members' guests are also welcome to take part. You can put together a team or we will find some good company for you on the day. Enjoy a two-course steak supper. The event will cost €65.00 per person. Members must provide their own transport. Please complete the Booking Form or contact Mary Donnelly on +353 (0) 1 240 7296 or email email@example.com
Ladies Who Lunch - Phyllis MacNarmara
Monday, July 1, 2013
RDS Members' Dining Room
Calling all Ladies! Come and hear our specially invited speaker, Phyllis MacNamara, who will take us into the fascinating world of jewellery (antique, designer, costume and engagement rings), while enjoying lunch in the Members' Club Dining Room. You are in for a treat! Lunch costs €30.00 per person. Places are limited. Please complete a Booking Form or contact Susan Cox on +353 (0) 1 240 7296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midsummer at the Kildare Retail Village Outlet
Friday, July 5, 2013.
This is a good opportunity to visit the Kildare Village Retail Outlet. Visit some of the sixty designer boutiques, many offering large reductions off recommended retail prices. This day trip departs the RDS at 10.15am and returns at 4.00pm. The cost is €16.00 per person. You may also enjoy a relaxed lunch in the Dunne & Crescenzi Restaurant (this is not included in the cost). Please complete a Booking Form or contact Susan Cox on +353 (0) 1 240 7296 or email email@example.com.
Heritage Weekend at Ballymaloe House
Friday, July 26 to Monday, July 29, 2013
This weekend trip will afford us the double pleasure of visiting places of interest in Cork and its environs whilst enjoying the wonderful hospitality of Ballymaloe House. For more information please, contact Susan Cox on +353 (0) 1 240 7296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre Horse Show Celebration for Members
Friday, August 2, 2013 at 2.30pm
Come and enjoy a Pre Horse Show afternoon tea party for Members and guests with a private curators' tour of the Horse Show Library exhibition and the RDS National Crafts Competition & Student Art Awards Exhibition. This wonderful informative afternoon costs €21.00 per person, including full afternoon tea and a glass of prosecco. For further information, please contact the Members' desk on +353 (0) 1 240 7296 or email email@example.com.
62nd Wexford Festival Opera
Thursday, October 24 - Saturday, October 26, 2013.
RDS Members are invited to visit the Wexford Festival Opera and enjoy some of this year's wonderful Operas. Members have an option of staying two or three nights at White's Hotel and can choose from the following Festival programme:
Thursday -Therese / La Navarraise
Friday - Cristina, regina di Svezia
Saturday - Il Capello di Paglia di Firenze
Cost will vary depending on the number of nights and room type. For further information contact Susan Cox on +353 (0) 1 240 7296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev
Friday, November 15, 2013.
Another evening of delightful ballet at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre with the Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy a pre-theatre two-course dinner in the Members' Club. Dinner, return coach and ticket - €120.00 per person. For more information contact Susan Cox on +353 (0) 1 240 7296 or email email@example.com.
For event bookings and information, please contact: Mary Donnelly on +353 (0)1 240 7296 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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