What to expect

Your visit and dining

Everything you need to know for your visit to Glyndebourne – including dining, what to wear, how to get here and where to stay.

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With the impact of COVID-19, there will be a few changes this year so we recommend you review the information below before your visit, and we’re confident that none of the adaptations we’ve made this year will detract from your enjoyment of the full Glyndebourne experience. For a quick overview you can read our frequently asked questions about the Festival 2021 experience.

Opening times

Box Office

The Box Office is open for calls, Monday–Friday (excluding bank holidays) on +44(0)1273 815000. The Box Office is also open on Saturdays and Sundays during the Festival and on Glyndebourne performance days during the Tour. For opening hours please click here.

Festival

The Glyndebourne gardens, Shop, and Deli are open to ticket holders before the performance. As opening times vary, we include information either on your ticket or on a separate flyer within your ticket wallet. Alternatively, please check the performance schedule.

Tour

During the Tour, the gardens, Shop and Deli open two hours prior to the start of matinee performances, and two and a half hours prior to the start of an evening performance. (Please note the opening of the Deli is weather and light dependent).

Useful information

How to get here

Glyndebourne is located in the Sussex Downs, just four miles from Lewes and you can reach us easily by road and rail. Please note that there are a few changes to our shuttle service in 2021.

What to wear

A visit here is a chance to look different for a day. At the Festival, evening wear is traditional while the Tour has a smart casual dress code.

Picnicking and dining
Fine food and a visit to Glyndebourne go hand-in-hand. Bring a picnic or dine at one of our on-site restaurants. Our restaurant offerings will be a little different in 2021, but just as delicious.
Performance schedule

Find all the timings for your visit, including recommended trains, performance start times, intervals and end times.

COVID-19 safety measures
Safety is our highest priority. During your visit to Glyndebourne you’ll find a number of measures in place to protect audiences and staff. Thank you for your support in these extraordinary circumstances.
Maps and access

Find your way around with our maps of the grounds and auditorium, and browse our information on accessibility.

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