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A wonderful way to see an opera

We always visit in the autumn at the start of the Glyndebourne tour.The prooductions ae usually... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard G
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
A Brilliant Modern take on a Traditional Fairy-tale.

Cendrillon. The name does not trip lightly off my tongue, but this production of Massinet's opera... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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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.
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Lewes BN8 5UU, England
+44 1273 815000
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 June 2011

To get a seat other than when booking opens, generally one needs to call the box office for returns. On the day put on your finery (unless you want to feel a total prat, men should put on a dinner suit) and catch the designated...More

7  Thank greenpark
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a review of food offered by Leith's, who supply picnics and other food at Glyndebourne. We ordered a picnic at £33.00 per person, plus a table and chairs etc, so that the total bill came to about £94. It's also customary to add...More

6  Thank John W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always visit in the autumn at the start of the Glyndebourne tour.The prooductions ae usually very good and the auditorium is excellent. It is also a lovely time to visit the Sussex countryside and pubs.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cendrillon. The name does not trip lightly off my tongue, but this production of Massinet's opera, premiered in 1899, will remain long in my memory. An energetic, fluid and bravely conceived production with a range of wonderful voices, complemented by dreamy choreography against changes of...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2018

On our previous visit to Glyndebourne back in June (where the opera and setting were, of course, wonderful) we were horribly disappointed with Leith's catering. But dinner in August was a way happier experience. OK, so the scones at teatime were fine rather than excellent,...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Saw a magnificent Madame Butterfly this summer which was just fabulous. The gardens and surroundings were beautiful as ever

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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Glyndebourne is absolutely beautiful, we walked around the grounds on a sunny afternoon & it was simply stunning.

Thank Kath W
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Beautiful architecture , stunning landscape , sustainable business and world class opera - this place is a feast for the senses. Looking forward to brightening up the miserable October & November months with music .

Thank Nicola F
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This private estate bills a season of operas each year. We are regular opera goers and once a year on our anniversary we see an opera that is a treat, so this year as we are not away we got tickets for Glyndebourne. We brought...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Everything about this event is just wonderful. Everyone is dressed up and a lot of us chose to enjoy a picnic in the beautiful grounds. The particular Opera that we saw this year wasn’t my favourite by far - but you still cannot help but...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The is the second year I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy opera at Glyndebourne; and, three times this summer, I’ve had the pleasure of eating at Middle & Over Wallop (Glyndebourne’s ‘fine dining’ restaurant, operated by Leith’s). The food is of consistently very high standard,...More

Thank StephenLock
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Was somewhat hesitant about being invited to an Opera on a Saturday afternoon. Oh boy , was this an incredible experience. From the word go the service and staff were exceptional. The grounds and house are beautiful and the purpose built theatre was perfect to...More

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9 June 2018|
Response from GlyndebourneManager | Property representative |
Hi Hilary, Please can we ask you to call our Box Office on 01273 812321. All our seats are comfortable, but we can then talk you through the best available options to ensure that you get the best seats for your needs.
3 February 2018|
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Response from H19PPO | Reviewed this property |
certainly don't remember ever reading or hearing about any
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.