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Lewes BN8 5UU, England
+44 1273 815000
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Glyndebourne's Back-Stage Tour should be on everyone's Bucket List.

Our guide, Lucy, presented her considerable knowledge at a very acceptable pace, not hurrying or... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Brighton, United Kingdom
Nowhere better

We have seen Opera for decades and all over the world. Nowhere compares to glyndebourne... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
shaun t
London, 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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“opera house” (44 reviews)
“la traviata” (19 reviews)
“long interval” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lewes BN8 5UU, England
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Our guide, Lucy, presented her considerable knowledge at a very acceptable pace, not hurrying or rushing and being courteous and understanding of the demographic of the group. Chairs placed at strategic locations were most welcome. She (and her colleague Hazel who joined the group) kept...More

Thank riverruns2017
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We have seen Opera for decades and all over the world. Nowhere compares to glyndebourne. Exceptional. The drink and food can be very pricey probably why so many take there own. If you want to embrace opera for its sheer beauty and delight then there...More

Thank shaun t
Reviewed 11 November 2017

This was my first experience of Glyndebourne Opera Touring - after almost years of going to the Summer Festival, with its long picnic interval and beautiful garden walks. The atmosphere is different - large numbers of opera lovers perhaps coming to the house for the...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience This was our first time at Glyndebourne and I will be saving hard to go back one summer. It was a great experience but its hard to understand its informality mixed with snobbery without going there and working it out...More

Thank Scowp
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Dear sirs Glyndebourne is a super place to visit,but the "NETHER WALLPO" restaurant I am sorry but I found it very poor I choose the salad carvery The plate was very small which turned out to be a good thing The new potatoes where rock...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The opera in Glyndebourne needs no platitudes from me as it is and always has been 5 star in every respect. We always dine in one of the Leiths restaurants and their food quality is second to none. We have just been to the GOT...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 11 October 2017

After a gap of some 3 years we have returned for the start of the GTO season, which we usually see in Norwich. Although being October, we still managed a tour of the garden during the interval with a necessary supporting glass of champagne! Travelling...More

Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Gardens are looking better. New Rose garden is young but looks dated and messy... Path has a kink as one looks thru pathway - not straight. Blue border is gorgeous and the Terrace looks heaps better. Mildmay looking brilliant. Figaro in development. White garden a...More

Thank fritellaria
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Fabulous opera, fabulous weather, fabulous friends. Always such a treat to come here. The middle and over wallop (!) restaurant always reliable and the parking system seems to have had a revamp, so it is much easier to leave at the end of the evening

Thank penelopestone
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is the first year the gardens have been opened to the public as an attraction in their own right, it is usually accessible when an opera is on, and was a one-off event for an entry fee of £10. It allowed visitors to enjoy...More

Thank ZoeBailey72
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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.
12 February 2015|
Response from Botanist79 | Reviewed this property |
Good luck! It is difficult to get tickets.