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For opera lovers

If you are an opera lover don’t hesitate. If you come by train you are met by coaches which will... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Colchester, United Kingdom
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See Saul!

Yesterday I had the most stunning, inspirational operatic experience I've ever had. I trod the... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Nova F
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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Lewes BN8 5UU, England
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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

If you are an opera lover don’t hesitate. If you come by train you are met by coaches which will take you back at the end of the performance, Everything is well run by helpful staff. Arrive when the gates are opened, there are ample...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Yesterday I had the most stunning, inspirational operatic experience I've ever had. I trod the balance of Seesaw emotions churned up by the breathtakingly (literally - there were innumerable audible gasps from we entranced audience members at different times) staging, direction and performance of Saul....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Nova F
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Just amazing weather and the gardens are looking superb. Peleas was divine and we rather liked the setting in the organ room. A welcome addition this season has been the collection of used wine bottles, which means we no longer have to lug them back...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Visited to see a production of Madame Butterfly which was breathtaking and wonderfully produced with the tragedy evocatively presented. Without exception the cast were wonderful and the experience was heightened by being able to dine out in the long interval (either pre-booked as in our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

If you like opera and like a bit of Summer glamour, this is the place to go. The productions are always fantastic (we have just seen Madama Butterfly and Der Rosenkavalier, which were both excellent) and the event itself is a highlight of Summer. Dinner...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We went to see Giulio Cesare, our first visit to Glyndebourne but definitely not our last! The lovely building in beautiful surroundings with a great hamper on the lawn - what more could you wish for? The intervals are ' jeroboam-sized' to allow a meal...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This should be on everyone’s bucket list. Beautiful grounds, auditorium, atmosphere, and ‘Madam Butterfly’ was just wonderful!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. A brilliant opera house and a fantastic production of Gulio Cesare. Having dinner in the long interval in the grounds just adds to the experience. The staff are very helpful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank IanG762
Reviewed 20 June 2018

An iconic location for a wonderful picnic with opera. We were lucky the weather was great so could enjoy our picnic in the beautiful grounds.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We've had several of Leith's picnics, more for convenience than value or enjoyment. Oddly the cheaper picnics were less dire than the expensive ones, but carelessly made, often rather "tired" food, skimpy in the extreme, doesn't say " hospitality" it says cost cutting. . Smoked...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank HBL788
GlyndebourneManager, Front Office Manager at Glyndebourne, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

So sorry to learn of your unhappy experience dining at Glyndebourne. Our Director of Hospitality would really like to apologise in person and to atone for letting you down. We’ve been doing picnics here for many years and it’s never our intention to skimp on...More

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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.