New loves, new secrets, new Downton Abbey!

Downton Abbey will return for an epic fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estateā€”a deliciously entertaining formula that has made it the highest-rated drama in PBS history. Downton Abbey, Season 5, airs Sundays, January 4 – March 1, 2015 on MASTERPIECE on WEDU PBS.

If you just can’t wait until the premiere, join WEDU PBS at a location near you as we take Downton Abbey on the road with a series of VIP Receptions and Preview Screening Events!

VIP RECEPTIONS

Show your support for quality programming like Downton Abbey on Masterpiece! Join WEDU for a Downton Abbey inspired reception before a preview screening. From 6 – 7:30 p.m., enjoy food and drink with fellow fans along with themed entertainment, guest speakers, trivia, door prizes, photo booth, and exquisite Downton Abbey raffle or silent auction items.*

Tickets are $65 per guest and include themed foods and beverages, entertainment and VIP seating to the preview screening at 8:00 p.m.

6 – 7:30 p.m. Downton Abbey VIP Reception (Ticket purchase required)
8 – 9:30 p.m. Free Preview Screening (VIP reserved seating with purchase of reception ticket. Concessions available.) This special event will feature the first episode of Season 5.

*Entertainment, door prizes, raffle items may vary per location. Must be present to win. Proceeds from this event support quality programming on WEDU, West Central Florida’s primary PBS station.

FREE PREVIEW SCREENINGS

If you are unable to join us for one of the VIP Receptions before a screening, you can still get a sneak peak at the premiere. Screenings will begin at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm) for general admission seating. Make your reservation today, as seats are limited in each location.

8 – 9:30 p.m. Preview Screening (Free general admission, reservation required. Concessions available.) This special event will feature the first episode of Season 5.

 

PASCO COUNTY | December 8 at PHSC Porter Campus Conference Center Bldg B (Directions)

8:00 p.m. Free Preview Screening (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

PINELLAS COUNTY | December 9 at The Palladium, St Petersburg (Directions)

6:00 p.m. VIP Reception, Side Door Cabaret

8:00 p.m. Free Preview Screening (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY | December 11 at Tampa Theatre, Tampa (Directions)

6:00 p.m. VIP Reception

8:00 p.m. Free Preview Screening (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

POLK COUNTY | December 12 at Polk Theatre, Lakeland (Directions)

6:00 p.m. VIP Reception

8:00 p.m. Free Preview Screening (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

SARASOTA COUNTY | December 15 at Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota (Directions)

6:00 p.m. VIP Reception

8:00 p.m. Free Preview Screening (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

Series photos courtesy of ©Nick Briggs/Carnival Films 2014 for MASTERPIECE.