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If you love the thought of La Scala, Milan right in the heart of Sussex then look no further... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2011
First Opera and I will go back....

Wow.... Don Giovanni, who would've thought you would see the "top of all posh" sitting there... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2011
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 16 December 2011

If you love the thought of La Scala, Milan right in the heart of Sussex then look no further. Whilst architecturally incomparable Glyndebourne Opera House is astonishing in both its setting and its interior. Glyndebourne nestles in the rolling hills of the South Downs National...More

Date of experience: December 2011
1  Thank Cluckypete
Reviewed 23 November 2011

Wow.... Don Giovanni, who would've thought you would see the "top of all posh" sitting there clapping in amazment and laughing at this most horrific story of rape, infidelity and suduction. Amazing I say. Although I was the youngest in the room by at least...More

Date of experience: May 2011
2  Thank TheCanuckFoodie
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Glyndebourne never disappoints. Throughout the Summer you have the Glyndebourne Festival, tickets are the in £200+ price range and it can be a lottery to get what you want. However, Glydnebourne on Tour starts the season with the first performances at Glyndebourne, best tickets start...More

Date of experience: October 2011
2  Thank 2pluskids
Reviewed 8 October 2011

We went here today and even though I'm no fan of the opera. I had a blast... I booked the tickets to surprise my partner (£10 each... standing 2 weeks in advance) The place is magical. The grounds are filled with sheep and you can...More

2  Thank jingeos
Reviewed 25 August 2011

Need to buy opera tickets well in advance,Up to £200. Champagne £50 a bottle.Three course meal £50

Date of experience: August 2011
3  Thank Poiriot
Reviewed 14 August 2011

To see an opera in Glyndebourne is a lifetime- experience. Before the opera and in the long break people picknic all over the place. An absolutely must-see!

Date of experience: August 2011
2  Thank mcbealblau
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

Date of experience: May 2011
7  Thank greenpark
Reviewed 8 March 2011

A must for anyone wanting the true Lewes experience! Pack a picnic and look at incredible outfits and people go by. That is nothing compared to the opera experience. Anyone who thinks it isn't for them should give it a try!

1  Thank lewesbornandbred
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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.