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Lewes BN8 5UU, England
+44 1273 815000
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Perfection! Absolute perfection!

You might think Im exaggerating ! This place is one of the wonders of the world. A beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Vatan, France
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This is one of the most magical places in England in summer. Beautiful scenery and gardens, a bring... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Backstage tours are available from November to March. The summer Festival runs from May to August. The autumn Tour runs through October before taking the productions to venues across the UK.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“opera house” (40 reviews)
“long interval” (16 reviews)
“great opera” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lewes BN8 5UU, England
+44 1273 815000
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You might think Im exaggerating ! This place is one of the wonders of the world. A beautiful setting in the heart of rural England. Absolutely perfect staff, no question fazes them, perfect hospitality.Spotless facilities. Expensive but worth every penny. I have already started saving....More

Thank marcsheridan59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most magical places in England in summer. Beautiful scenery and gardens, a bring your own picnic in the grounds of this famous opera house. Opera lovers from many countries in black tie and magnificent gowns are then treated to world...More

Thank chinthurst
Reviewed 1 week ago

such a sophisticated opera venue surrounded by heavenly gardens taht improve yearly. The standard of the operas are first class - always good singers conductors and orchestras. A lot of work goes into this three month festival and it shows. Restaurants serve excellent food and...More

Thank 28hannah2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3rd June, La Traviata with a stellar cast, who are masterful singers and actors. Violetta (Kristina Mhiktariyan), Alfredo (Zac Borichevsky), Giorgio (Igor Golovatenko), Annina (Eliza Safijan) were particularly notable. The singing and the acting were superb. The set's simplicity and clarity gave the performances a...More

Thank Nova F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is so much more than a trip to the opera. This is a delightful cultural experience showing English eccentricity at its best! The opera we saw on this visit was Hipermestra. Beautifully executed, beautiful cast and fabulous scenery. Tickets were worth the money. Included...More

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on Wednesday beautiful weather and Lovely music very deferent to anything I have been to before but loved it

Thank amgould
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the opening night of La Traviatta this year and it was a tremendous evening. The gardens in mid - May, after some heavy ran the week before, were absolutely magnificent and full of picnicking opera goers in their black ties and evening dresses....More

Thank David R
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

As a youngster I use to sing here and have been involved in a couple of operas singing in front of the queen. Since it's transformation and modernization it definitely hasn't lost its charm and still has the charismatic Wallop Halls with a tree growing...More

Thank Cheeky_leon
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A wonderful day filled with background insights into the working of opera . All the staff were extremely welcoming and informative

1  Thank anastasiaclark
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been to Glyndebourne on many occasions and I have to say it always a wonderful experience. The opera is excellent and what could be nicer than having a picnic and champagne in a beautiful English country setting. It is such an experience, even...More

1  Thank Christine S
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Am taking my elderly mother here and need to know how far the walk from the car park is.
18 April 2015|
Response from Botanist79 | Reviewed this property |
Depending where you park it is 3-5 mins walk. There is also dressing rooms where she could change if she wants to get ready once she arrives.
Coming from California to visit my niece and to see my favorite opera singer perform in Carmen. Trying to coordinate with the performance of Carmen and my visit. Distressed to learn that tickets are difficult to come by. Tickets for the general public go on sale March 9th. Hope that there are seats remaining. Any tips on securing a couple of tickets, hopefully, unobstructed views. Also, where could I find a seating chart? Thank you for your help. Sylvia
12 February 2015|
Response from Botanist79 | Reviewed this property |
Good luck! It is difficult to get tickets.