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What to Know Before You Go! -- Tips for a Fun and Safe Barrymore Evening

Oct 9, 2019

It has arrived! Monday, October 14th is the Barrymore Awards Ceremony and Celebration. Here is what you need to know before you go!

First and foremost - ALL Barrymore activities will take place at BOK Building in South Philadelphia - the entrance is on the corner of 8th and Mifflin Street:

Bok
800 Mifflin Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Honorary Committee Pre-Show Party - 5pm
Barrymore Awards Ceremony - 7pm
Post-Show Celebration - Until Midnight (last call 11:30pm)

Important Ticket Information for all guests - All seats are assigned. Tickets are print-at-home. You will need to either show your printed tickets at the door or have them accessible and easily readable on a mobile device. We will have a staffed Box Office for any questions. On-Site sales are subject to availability and purchasing ahead of time is strongly encouraged. Please let your friends and colleagues know that due to capacity and safety concerns, security will not be allowing anyone without a ticket into the building after 8pm.

Honorary Committee Important Information:

Reminder - Your Honorary Committee ticket includes access to the Pre-Show Party from 5pm to 7pm, which is on the premises in the BOK Workshop (live music provided by Martha Stuckey). The House Management team will help to direct you to the correct location to check in. Please come with your tickets printed out, or accessible on a mobile device).

Please leave yourself plenty of time to arrive by 6pm at the very latest to assure you make the most of your Honorary Committee perks. Parking suggestions are below.

We will usher guests to the Auditorium once the house is open and the Ceremony is about to begin.

We encourage you to invite your friends, colleagues, and anyone you can think of to celebrate the work of the theatre community by joining the Honorary Committee. All are welcome! Please have them email leigh@theatrephiladelphia.org for more details.

Nominee Important Information:

Reminder - Nominees are invited to join us for a toast inside the theatre before the Ceremony begins. We'll gather all the Nominees (nearly 200 of you!) on stage before the ceremony for a group photo and champagne toast. 

To that end, we ask that you plan to arrive at 6pm on October 14th. Here's the schedule: 

6:00pm- Arrive at Bok, 800 Mifflin Street. Check in with your ticket and receive a specially-designed Nominee pin!

6:20pm- Nominee Champagne Toast

6:30pm- House Opens - You will stay onstage and mingle with fellow Nominees as other guests arrive, then move to your seats in the house.

7:00pm- Ceremony Begins

For Nominees unable to get there at 6pm - don't fret! Just get arrive on time for the Ceremony and we'll get you your Nominee Pin as well while supplies last.

 

LOCATION + TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Bok is accessible by many modes of transport!
 

SUBWAY
Closest subway station:
Tasker-Morris Station - Broad Street Line

BUS
Nearby bus routes:
45, 47, 47M, 79

BIKE AND BIKE SHARE
There is plenty of bike parking available.
 
Bok has an Indego Bike Share station
 
PARKING
Metered parking is available on Passyunk Avenue and in a municipal parking lot between Tasker and Morris for $1 per hour with a three hour maximum and free two hour parking is available on side streets.
There is also residential parking around Bok, but we can’t guarantee availability, so we suggest the following lots:

Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School
1736 S 10th St
Limited Free Parking (competing high school event)
Type: High School/Public Parking Lot
~5 min walk
 
Municipal Lot on Passyunk Avenue
1628 East Passyunk Avenue - between Tasker and Morris
Price: Up to 3 hours (maximum stay) – $3.00
Type: Pay and Display Meter (Pay in Advance)
~10 min walk from BOK
 
Constitution Health Plaza
1930 S Broad St - NW corner of Broad and McKean Streets
Price: Evening, In After 5pm / Out By 9am - $5.00
Type: Structure Lot
~10 min walk
 
TAXI 
It is relatively easy to flag down a taxi on Broad Street and in busier areas in Center City. Here are some direct phone numbers to call to be picked up, most restaurants will also be happy to call a taxi for you.
 
Freedom Taxi: 215-222-9999
All City: 215-467-6666
Phila. Taxi: 215-389-8000
Quaker City: 215-726-6000

On-Site Childcare:

We are thrilled to offer on-site childcare for the Barrymore Awards on October 14th, from 6:30-10pm in partnership with Creative Caretakers. Thank you to Project PLAY School for sharing their space in the Bok building with us. 

*Price is $30 flat rate per child with additional $10 per sibling, due upon child drop-off the day of care. Please sign up here by Thursday, October 10.

Please note that we will need at least 4 kids signed up to run the on-site babysitting. In the event that we have fewer sign-ups, we can work with you to have care in your home, though we will have to work with an hourly rate for the caregiver that travels to you.

Rooftop After-Party:

An amazing view of the Philly skyline awaits all of our Barrymore Awards Ceremony guests! Our Post-Show Celebration will be outdoors on the roof at BOK Bar with hearty appetizers, open bar, music provided by Alain "DJ AQ" Adams, and dancing.

To make sure everyone knows what to expect, please consider the following:

  • Guests will line up in a queue directly after the Ceremony ends to be brought up by elevator to the top-floor
  • Elevator can take up about 15 guests at a time, we ask everyone for their patience while we move everyone up to the party as quickly and safely as possible
  • The low temperature for the evening is currently in low 50's. If you are staying for the After-Party please be sure to dress warmly/bring a coat. Partying down with this wonderful community will bring a lot of heat to the proceedings but please keep in mind the weather.

We are hoping to have all of the After-Party attendees to the roof-top location in less than an hour. WHILE YOU WAIT there will be popcorn, soft drinks, and champagne in an ancillary space for you to enjoy while you catch up with friends and line up for the elevator. The last call at the bar will be 11:30pm, and we're permitted in Bok until midnight. 

RAIN PLAN: If there is rain, we will hold all of the After-Party activities in-doors on the first floor.

CAPACITY: The capacity for the BOK Bar is 500 guests. Security will be present to keep track of attendees. If we reach capacity and there are still guests who want to go to the After-Party they will be let up as guests exit (1 in, 1 out).

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If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to Programs Manager James Haro (james@theatrephiladelphia.org).

We encourage you to invite anyone you can think of to celebrate the work of the theatre community. All are welcome!

Once again - On-Site sales are subject to availability and purchasing ahead of time is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Please let your friends and colleagues know that due to capacity and safety concerns, security will not be allowing anyone without a ticket into the building after 8pm

Looking forward!

-Theatre Philadelphia