About our partners


Glyndebourne education works in partnership with a range of organisations. These partnerships benefit both organisations by ensuring any activity is meaningful, targeted and relevant. Creative collaborations also provide opportunities to share experiences, and work together towards common goals.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Glyndebourne and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment have enjoyed a long and highly successful partnership, with the orchestra being officially a resident part of the Glyndebourne Festival since 2001.

Off stage the two education departments have also enjoyed collaborating with both organisations dedicated to sharing baroque music and opera with as many people as possible. In 2013 this included a collaboration celebrating the work of Rameau, and in 2015 members of the OAE played alongside the Glyndebourne Youth Opera in a performance of Dido and Aeneas. Over the next five years we are committed to continuing this collaboration by taking opportunities to share expertise and creative ideas.


SoundCity, the Brighton & Hove Music Education Hub brings together the leading organisations for music in the city, with Brighton&Hove City Council’s Music & Arts Service as lead partner. Glyndebourne serves on the board of SoundCity and many education projects, such as Songs to Share are created in partnership with SoundCity.

East Sussex Music Education Hub

Glyndebourne serves on the board of East Sussex Music Education Hub. Many education projects are created in partnership with the East Sussex Music Education Hub.

Artswork – South East Bridge Organisation

Glyndebourne works with Artswork which is part of a national network of Arts Council England funded Bridge organisations. Their job is to ensure all children and young people experience the richness of the arts both in and outside of school.


RESEO is the European Network for Opera and Dance Education. From April 2014 to April 2016 Glyndebourne is represented on the steering committee by Head of Education, Lucy Lowe. From large opera organisations to small companies, RESEO’s members are driven by the desire to widen access, awaken curiosity, and create a connection with opera and dance for everyone.Spread across 21 countries in Europe and beyond, RESEO’s members form a diverse yet coherent network, experimenting with new concepts, sharing ideas, learning and working together. The network supports them in their overarching aim to firmly anchor opera into their local contexts and enhance their communities’ sense of ownership.

Arts Council England

Glyndebourne is a National Portfolio Organisation, receiving funding to support Glyndebourne on Tour and the Education programme. Read more here