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Wonderful opera in great surroundings

Being England in August, they had sensibly set our pre-ordered picnic up on a table under cover... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Weybridge, United Kingdom
Extraordinary experience

Saw Don Pascquale, most entertaining, actors and orchestra perfect, the right decorations, but for... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Frankfurt, Germany
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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
+44 1273 815000
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Being England in August, they had sensibly set our pre-ordered picnic up on a table under cover. We had time for a wander round the grounds and lake before the performance, then a leisurely three course picnic during the 90 minute interval. The auditorium is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Saw Don Pascquale, most entertaining, actors and orchestra perfect, the right decorations, but for a foreigner, even as one of these Continental Europeans, the most spectacular impressions were beforehand, in the pause and after the buffo opera, inhale the whole atmosphere, enjoy the guests, surroundings,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Glyndebourne is a British institution and has been for many years. The standard of the opera is always good, with great singers and orchestra, and comfortable seats. On a fine day, it is wonderful to walk round the grounds before the opera begins (with the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We have been meaning to go to Glyndebourne for some time and when we had the opportunity to go with a couple of friends, we happily jumped at the chance. We are so glad we did! On arrival, we parked in the ample car park...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank PavlH
Reviewed 15 August 2017

If you are an opera fan then this must be on your bucket list for that special occasion. A visit to a production (we saw Don Pasquale - fab!) during the Glyndebourne Festival is one of those 'must do' things but tickets can be hard...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

A class establishment which embraces all the finer points of English summer highlights. The audience is respectful and almost without exception dress in honour of the event. This quality must not be allowed to lapse as it has in other establishments. This production of La...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank keithdutton
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Glyndebourne is high up on the list of expensive summer music festivals in Europe. The setting is legendary, with beautiful gardens and fields open to visitors where music lovers bring their own picnics or order picnic baskets on the Internet. The organisation runs so smoothly...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Deka42
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I've been fortunate to visit Glyndebourne Festival on several occasions. The whole opera experience is second to none, with world class singers and musicians, and stunning costumes and sets. The theatre itself is a great place to soak up the culture - air conditioned and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Damien W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Mildmay restaurant is not your normal relaxed eatery. In terms of how it has to provide hundreds of interval meals all at once it is run more like a school canteen than a restaurant. I think it does it quite well enough. How does...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Great visit to La Clemenza di Tito afternoon tea and dinner in the mildmay was fabulous. Was particularly impressed with the speed and quality of the good at dinner in the long interval and despite being busy the waiting staff were delightful. Impressed with the...More

Date of experience: August 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.