Picnicking and Dining

Book a picnic table

Find out more about our bookable, under cover picnic tables.

OUR under cover picnic tables OFFER PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENTS IN THE EVENT OF WET WEATHER, OR MUCH NEEDED SHADE ON A SUMMER AFTERNOON.

Our under cover picnic tables seat up to four people. If you require more than one table for your visit we will ensure that all tables are located together so that your guests will be seated as one group.

To secure a picnic table during our Festival season you can pre-book below or by calling the box office +44(0)1273 815000.

Any tables that have not been pre-booked will be available free of charge on the day, on a first come first served basis.

There are a number of picnic tables available on the Circle Level of the theatre for those with access requirements. Please contact the box office to reserve a place.

Garden Marquee

Situated in the orchard near the deli, the Garden Marquee is an under cover option with views across the gardens.

The Garden Marquee offers shelter against the elements during inclement weather, and the panels will be opened on warmer days, creating a shady retreat from the sunshine.

Price: £35 per table (picnic chairs and table for up to 4 people will be provided)

Greenhouse Marquee

The Greenhouse Marquee is adjacent to the Archive Gallery and the main car park.

The Greenhouse Marquee offers shelter against the elements during inclement weather, and the panels will be opened on warmer days, creating a shady retreat from the sunshine.

Price: £24 per table (picnic chairs and table for up to 4 people will be provided)

Croquet Lawn stretch tent

This small stretch tent offers easy access to the Hamlet area for any extras you require to enhance your picnic.

Price: £35 per table (picnic chairs and table for up to 4 people will be provided)

Veg Patch stretch tent

Located adjacent to the Plashett building, this stretch tent is on the site of the old vegetable patch.

Price: £35 per table (picnic chairs and table for up to 4 people will be provided)

Upper Circle Picnic Tables

A number of covered picnic tables on the upper circle level around the opera house are available to book in advance of your visit.

Price: £24 per table (max 4 persons per table)

Picnic furniture

You’re welcome to bring your own picnic and outdoor furniture to set up when the gardens open.

Read more about bringing your own picnic.


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