Find out more about our weather-proof options.
Our marquees offer protection from the elements in the event of wet weather. If you would like to guarantee a place in a marquee, you can pay to reserve places (which include a table, tablecloth and chairs).
You can book online or by calling the Box Office on +44(0)1273 815000. Find out more about the marquees below.
Please note that during Festival 2021 there will be no picnic tables available on the Foyer, Circle or Upper Circle levels of the opera house due to the queueing system for the auditorium. However, there will be a limited number of tables, chairs and benches in the garden available to use for free on a first-come-first-served basis.
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.
For Festival 2021 we will also be making an additional marquee available on the Croquet Lawn to provide more under-cover space.
The Greenhouse Marquee is adjacent to the Archive Gallery and the main car park. It accommodates up to 200 customers, and the panels will be opened during warmer weather. Picnic tables and chairs are provided.
Subject to availability, a limited number of places in the Greenhouse Marquee may be available to use free of charge on the day, on a first-come-first-served basis. These will be available from the time the gardens open on the day of your visit.