Support the Annual Fund

Support our stage automation project so we can continue to be a world leader in opera production for another 25 years.

This year marks 25 years since the opening of our new opera house. With no major infrastructure replacement since the opening of the new theatre in 1994, together with a backdrop of huge technological advances, our backstage control systems are dated and parts of the original installation are approaching the end of their working life.

In order to stay at the pinnacle of opera creation, we have launched our stage automation project and need your support to help us complete this essential upgrade.

Your donations to our Annual Fund will ensure Glyndebourne remains a world leader in opera production. Your investment will result in greater creative possibilities, faster and more efficient solutions to the production challenges we face, and lead to a safer working environment for all our staff.

We will use money raised by the 2019 Annual Fund to install:

  • New modern automated stage machinery, increasing our capacity to lift and pull bigger, heavier and more demanding scenery efficiently.
  • A show control system that allows us to synchronise existing systems – such as video, lighting and sound – with new automated stage machinery, so they can be controlled independently, simultaneously or in rapid succession.

Donate Online


Each year the Annual Fund raises money to improve aspects of the Glyndebourne experience.

Your donations to the Annual Fund, large or small, are invaluable in maintaining our standards of excellence. Thank you.

We look forward to updating you on progress of this exciting and essential project.


Don’t wish to donate online?

  • Request a donation form
  • Call the Development team on +44 (0)1273 815 400 (Monday-Friday, 10.00am-5.00pm)
  • Send a cheque, payable to Glyndebourne, to Glyndebourne, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5UU

Read about our previous projects

Lighting up the gardens


John Hoyland, Glyndebourne’s Garden Consultant, introduces the recent improvements to lighting in the gardens, made possible through kind donations to our Annual Fund.


More information

Please contact the Development team
+44(0)1273 815 400
development@glyndebourne.com


You can find out more about the effect of your generous donations in our Funding Impact Update