Visit the Archive

The Glyndebourne Archive holds a wealth of material for the purposes of research, private study or curiosity.

Visitor information

The Archive itself is open Monday to Friday by prior appointment only:

  • May to August 10am to 2pm
  • September to April 10am to 4pm

Researchers are not allowed personal access to the filing system, but the Archivist will be pleased to discuss individual needs and assemble all relevant material before to any visit.

We do charge for some services, and details are available on request.

Festival 2017 exhibitions

Take time to delve into our history with a visit to the Glyndebourne Archive Gallery. Our free exhibitions for Festival 2017 are:

Baroque Innovation

20 May-9 July

Sir George Christie was justly proud of the work that Glyndebourne did introducing the works of the Baroque masters into the mainstream opera repertoire. The Baroque thread has continued to embellish our repertoire, and as we introduce a new Cavalli work 50 years after the first Cavalli at Glyndebourne, the Archive looks back at those ground-breaking productions.

Bel canto at Glyndebourne

13 July-27 August

Glyndebourne first dallied with the bel canto repertoire as early as 1938 when Donizetti’s sparkling comedy Don Pasquale became only the second non-Mozart opera to be performed in the Festival. During the 1960s a further three bel canto operas enjoyed regular performances during the Festival before waiting another 40 years to be heard here again.

Contact details

Please write, fax or email with any enquiries that you wish to make, to request an information pack, or to make an appointment.

Julia Aries
Glyndebourne Archive
East Sussex

Telephone: + 44(0)1273 812321
Fax: + 44(0)1273 812783