Garden events

Outdoor Opera

Opera returns to Glyndebourne this summer in our open-air performances.

Performance Dates

12 Wed, Aug 2020 2:30pm Sold Out
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12 Wed, Aug 2020 3:00pm Sold Out
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14 Fri, Aug 2020 2:30pm Sold Out
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14 Fri, Aug 2020 3:00pm Sold Out
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16 Sun, Aug 2020 2:30pm Sold Out
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16 Sun, Aug 2020 3:00pm Sold Out
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18 Tue, Aug 2020 2:30pm Sold Out
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18 Tue, Aug 2020 3:00pm Sold Out
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20 Thu, Aug 2020 2:30pm Sold Out
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20 Thu, Aug 2020 3:00pm Sold Out
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22 Sat, Aug 2020 2:30pm Sold Out
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22 Sat, Aug 2020 3:00pm Sold Out
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23 Sun, Aug 2020 2:30pm Sold Out
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23 Sun, Aug 2020 3:00pm Sold Out
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25 Tue, Aug 2020 2:30pm Sold Out
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25 Tue, Aug 2020 3:00pm Sold Out
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27 Thu, Aug 2020 2:30pm Sold Out
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27 Thu, Aug 2020 3:00pm Sold Out
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28 Fri, Aug 2020 2:30pm Sold Out
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28 Fri, Aug 2020 3:00pm Sold Out
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12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27 & 28 August
Tickets £100 adults / £50 children (including free parking)
Timed entry to the gardens from 2.30pm
Performance begins at 4.30pm
Gardens close at 8.00pm
A two-part musical feast against the backdrop of the South Downs.

Our large gardens and a restricted number of tickets mean that we can ensure everyone’s safety. Find out more about the safety measures that will be in place below.

In part one, Robin Ticciati and the London Philharmonic Orchestra take us on a journey spanning six centuries, including works by Gabrieli, Wagner and Mahler.

Then, after the 75-minute interval, we travel to the markets of Paris for Jacques Offenbach’s one-act French farce, Mesdames de la Halle, in a new translation by Stephen Plaice entitled In the Market for Love.

Hailed by Rossini as ‘The Mozart of the Champs-Elysees’, Jacques Offenbach was the champagne-toast of Paris, the father of French operetta. No one composed a catchier tune, a quicker musical punchline, or scored a romance more seductively.

Bursting with larger-than-life characters and big tunes, this comic miniature directed by Glyndebourne’s Artistic Director, Stephen Langridge, sees romance blossoms between a handsome young cook and the charming orphan Ciboulette. Expect intrigue, unexpected revelations and joyful happily-ever-afters.

Please note that each ticket order will be treated as a ‘household’ and seated together. Maximum four tickets per household.

If the British summer arrives… We’ll do our best to continue but if rain is forecast, unfortunately performances will be cancelled. We’ll let ticket holders know with at least 48 hours’ notice and will automatically refund them, as well as offer seats for an alternative performance. Please help ensure that this is a smooth process by updating the contact information in your online account.

Dress code There’s no formal dress code for our summer garden events. If you’d like to dress up, please do!


Ensuring your safety at Glyndebourne

All events at Glyndebourne adhere to the latest guidance from Public Health England.

We promise to keep you feeling safe by:

  • Restricting visitor numbers
  • Providing timed entrance slots
  • Offering a warm welcome at a distance
  • Patrolling our site to monitor visitor activity
  • Using one-way systems where necessary to enable social distancing
  • Carrying out enhanced cleaning throughout your visit
  • Providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to our staff
  • Operating a paperless and cashless system

In return, please show you care by:

  • Keeping to the arrival time you have booked
  • Showing your ticket on a mobile device where possible
  • Keeping two metres away from other visitors and staff
  • Following the one-way signs
  • Washing your hands for 20 seconds after using our facilities and using hand sanitiser when necessary
  • Supporting our staff by showing patience whenever queuing is required
  • Using your own personal protective equipment (PPE), if you choose to do so
  • Keeping your belongings with you at all times and taking your litter home
  • Using our picnic furniture, rather than bringing your own
  • Please do not bring your dog to any of the garden events.

Read the full terms and conditions


Refreshments

You are welcome to bring your own picnic, or indulge in some of our on-site takeaway refreshment options. Picnics and afternoon tea must be pre-ordered when booking your tickets.

In the current climate, we kindly request that you use our picnic furniture rather than bringing your own. There’ll be plenty of tables and chairs spread across the grounds.

Our takeaway Ha-Ha Afternoon Tea

Includes freshly baked scones, clotted cream and summer fruits jams, finger sandwiches, a selection of cakes and pastries and tea or coffee.

£20 per person, please order the Ha-Ha afternoon tea when booking your admission ticket.

OUR Takeaway TRADITIONAL picnic

A selection of heritage breads, cheeses, sausage rolls and salads, with raspberries, meringues and cream for dessert.

£42 per person, including coffee and chocolate. Please order your traditional picnic when booking your admission ticket.

 

The Long Bar

Offering a range of hot and cold refreshments to takeaway, including snacks and sandwiches, the Long Bar also serves sparkling wines from Nyetimber, Champagnes and assorted wines from our cellar. Pimms, beers, soft drinks, tea and barista-made coffees are also available.


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