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Such a special thing to do...

Everything about this event is just wonderful. Everyone is dressed up and a lot of us chose to... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Middle & Over Wallop: impressively fine dining

The is the second year I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy opera at Glyndebourne; and, three times this... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Lewes, 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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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

We are not opera experts, more opera curious, but thought this worth a go Glyndebourne is amazing, it's not just opera it's a day out The atmosphere is relaxed, the grounds beautiful (even when wet) and the auditorium superb, and the opera...OK, it's opera so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A quintessentially British experience, not to be missed by lovers of Opera, gardens and good food! Exquisite setting, dedicated customers, lovely garden and superb performances. John Christie’s dream lives on. If the weather is uncertain, don’t risk it! Listen to the picnic providers advice! They...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Attended Madame Butterfly this year and the whole experience was exceptional. The sun shone which shows the grounds in their full glory and the opera and dining experience was first class. It is a very expensive evening but well worth it and I would love...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Glyndebourne is a lovely venue, set in some of the most beautiful countryside in England. I’ve been five times, and the truth is that if the sun shines, it will be one of the most memorable experiences of its kind you can have. We saw...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Always an amazing experience - the performances are a sensory treat on every level. Just love coming for the summer and winter festivals. Summer festival offers a wonderful chance to picnic in beautiful and relaxed surroundings. We’ve also brought the kids in previous years, who’ve...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Climber359602
Reviewed 4 August 2018

After traveling around for several operas I really wanted to go here. It is rather expensive but worth every penny. The opera (Saul) was totally outstanding, touching, breathtaking. In the intermission we enjoyed our picknick in the grounds. It is a wonderful combination of opera...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place. We booked a table and chairs and took our own picnic but it was a taste of how the other half live. People had their candelabra and fresh flowers on the tables. We had a glass of champagne in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Sally B
12 January 2019|
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Response from GlyndebourneManager | Property representative |
Hi Sally, Online booking opens at 6pm on Sunday March 3rd. We anticipate a high demand so will be operating a waiting room to hold people in a queue. Kind regards, Simon Glyndebourne Communications
Youlanda D
1 January 2019|
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Response from GlyndebourneManager | Property representative |
Hi Youlanda, you can purchase tickets online from 6pm on Sunday March 3rd, or you can phone in to the Box Office from 10am on Monday March 4th. The Box Office number is +44(0)1273 815000.
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.