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.

Visit Glyndebourne and you’ll make memories to last a lifetime. Prepare to get the most out of your time here by reviewing the information below.

Opening hours

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.

Autumn 2020

Safety is our highest priority. During your visit to Glyndebourne this autumn you’ll find a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place to protect audiences and staff, which you can read more about here.

If you are not dining please arrive 20 minutes before the start of the performance.

If you are dining please ensure that you have booked a pre-performance dining experience, or a reserved space to bring your own picnic, and arrive 2.5 hours before the performance begins.

The Glyndebourne Shop will be open pre-performance. The Garden Deli will be open pre-performance (depending on the weather). The Long Bar will not be open.


The Glyndebourne gardens, Shop, Long Bar, Gallery 94, BarBazar and Garden 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.


During the Tour, the Glyndebourne gardens, Shop and Garden 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.

*the opening of the Garden Deli is weather and light dependent

How to get here

Travel information
Glyndebourne is located in the Sussex Downs, just four miles from Lewes. You can reach us by road and rail, and we run a coach shuttle service from Lewes station.

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