Downton Abbey
Opera Ball

19th Annual Opera Ball
  • September 19, 2020
  • Wichita Marriott 9100 E Corporate Hills Dr, Wichita, KS 67207
  • 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Downton Abbey in Wichita

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Join the Wichita Grand Opera at Downton Abbey on September 19, 2020, for our annual Opera Ball. Be the guest of our Chairman of the Board, Grant (Crawley) Bauserman, and all of the Crawley staff as we celebrate the grand kick-off of the Wichita social season. The Opera Ball is our festive annual fund-raising endeavor that supports our upcoming season of performances. This year’s Opera Ball will take place at the Wichita Marriott, 9100 E. Corporate Hills Drive (it’s not quite the Abbey—but, we promise it will be an evening you won’t forget).

What to Expect

  • Dinner Menu

    Dinner is Served

    Guest will have the choice of the following entrees:

    New World Chicken Wellington Buckingham – Chicken Breast in a puff pastry stuffed with a Bechamel Sauce.


    Sunday Roast – Roasted sliced loin of Beef with Au Jus.


    British breaded eggplant with arugula and parmesan

    Accompanied by

    a Chicory Salad tossed with dried apricots, cranberries, sliced pears, and stilton cheese crumbles with champagne vinaigrette

    Banger and mash with onion sausage gravy

    Oven-roasted fall root vegetables


    English Strawberry Trifle outside the box.


  • What to Wear

    While period dress (1912 from 1926) is encouraged it is not required.

    Tips and guides for dressing in your finest Downton Abbey attire

    • Our Fabulous Opera Ball Fashion committee will personally help you with your style questions for the ball.

    Call or Email –  Mimi Wakim – 316.993.0249 –

    • Town and Country Magazine a slide show of 30 looks from Downton Abbey

    Town and Country Costume Slide Show

    • Vintage Dancer has a curated list of online shops to buy 1920’s fashion

    Where to buy 1920’s inspired looks


Our Evening at the Abbey

  • 6:00 Cocktail Hour

    Fashion Show with local Media Personalities

  • 7:00 Welcome and Dinner

  • 7:45 Live Entertainment

  • 8:20 Lavish Live Auction

  • 8:45 Entertainment and Dancing

To Purchases Tickets

call (316)262-8054


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Ticket prices:

$3000 The Crawley dining room table of ten (limited quantity available)

$1500 per table of ten guests

$200 per guest

*a portion of your ticket price is tax-deductible.