Engaging communities and reaching new audiences around our Tour venues.

Creating connections around our Tour

Each autumn, Glyndebourne hits the road – our Tour takes large-scale opera to major theatres in Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Norwich and Liverpool.

But our relationship with these communities goes deeper; Glyndebourne is resident in each Tour location throughout the year, making opera and music with and for a diverse range of local people. 

These residencies culminate in a host of activities that take place alongside our mainstage Tour productions, a programme we call Resound.

In 2022 our residencies include:

glass human

This newly commissioned chamber opera composed by Samantha Fernando with words by Melanie Wilson, explores the experience of loneliness and connection in the modern world. You can see it in the Jerwood Studio at Glyndebourne and in intimate performance spaces at each of our Tour venues. Find out more.

Good Company

A musical programme for people living with dementia in care homes and communities near Glyndebourne and our Tour venues. You can find out what to expect from this programme by reading about the pilot project we ran in Canterbury in 2021.

Sing with the Glyndebourne Chorus

Opportunities to sing with members of the world-class Glyndebourne chorus. At Glyndebourne we’ll be hosting a 2-hour Mozart masterclass for enthusiastic singers. Plus the chorus will be singing with young people through our local schools’ singing networks in Residency locations, and through the Festive Sing schools concerts at Glyndebourne in December.

Pit Perfect concerts & workshops

Pit Perfect is our development scheme for young professional instrumentalists. Participants and players from the Tour orchestra will join forces with universities in our Residency locations for a series of public recitals and student workshops. Read more about Pit Perfect.

Glyndebourne is committed to meeting the needs of our audiences and making our Tour welcoming and accessible to everyone. You might also be interested in our Performances for Schools, chilled performances, and audio described performance.

‘Our Tour Residencies aim to develop a deep connection with the communities we visit, and to invite a broad audience to access and experience our world-class opera productions. We’re also reaching out into areas beyond the theatre through specially created performances, and participation projects developed in collaboration with our partners. These creative residencies are year-round, culminating in the arrival of the full touring company in the autumn, creating a real festival atmosphere by bringing together people from all walks of life through music, theatre and song.’
– Stephen Langridge, Artistic Director

If you would like to discuss supporting these programmes from £5000+, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact the Director of Development, Helen McCarthy at or call +44 (0)1273 815032

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