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Wonderful quality and lovely location!

Glyndebourne is simply one of the most lovely picnic spots, if you are lucky enough to have a... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
London, United Kingdom
This is should be on everybody's 'bucket list' if only for the once in a lifetime experience not to be missed

Cricket at Lords, Tennis at Wimbledon, rain at the Chelsea Flower Show, Racing at Ascot, Rowing at... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
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 15 June 2018

This is a review of Leith's catering, NOT of Glyndebourne itself, where the music, opera house and setting are utterly wonderful. No doubt like many regular visitors to Glyndebourne, we have a little routine, which starts for us with tea and scones in Mildmay. The...More

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

We are very sorry to learn of your unhappy experience dining at Glyndebourne. We strive to maintain a high standard and are disappointed to not have achieved this for you. Our Director of Hospitality would really like to apologise in person and to atone for...More

Reviewed 13 June 2018

Glyndebourne is simply one of the most lovely picnic spots, if you are lucky enough to have a ticket for the opera you have a wonderful evening in store. Dress code is evening attire (i.e. smart), there are several places to consider when thinking about...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Cricket at Lords, Tennis at Wimbledon, rain at the Chelsea Flower Show, Racing at Ascot, Rowing at Henley, Rule Britannia at the Proms and Opera at Glyndebourne, all so quintessentially part of an English summer. It was my wife’s notable birthday and the thing she...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

I have never seen any operas so this was an eye opener ..The price is very expensive but when you see the cast and productions plus an excellent orchestra then you realise where the costs go.The production of Madame Butterefy was sung in italian and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

If you get an opportunity to go to Glyndebourne please go, as its an absolutely amazing experience. The gardens are delightful at this time of year, the production of Madama Butterfly was superb and our pre ordered meal in Leigh’s restaurant was very good too....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I have been visiting Glyndebourne every summer for about the last 35 years seeing about three festival productions each year. The magic of the place never fails to work and last night we were treated to the most sublime performance of Butterfly with stunning world...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Neville and I have visited Glyndebourne a few times in the summer for at least 35 years. Although some productions might have been much better, or more disappointing than others, although we might have had rain, showers or even thunderstorms our visits have been a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

I travel the world to classical music festivals all over the world although I tend to fancy those at home in Canada but the Opera Cup was recommended to me by the amazing Anne Minors and a friend, Heather Fraser who caught the opera bug...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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.