Your visit

What to wear

Style your outfit for Festival and Tour performances with these suggestions

During the Festival


Our founder John Christie encouraged the wearing of formal dress to show respect to the singers and musicians. Fashions and attitudes may have changed since 1934, but the opportunity to look gorgeous never goes out of style.

Today our audiences enjoy combining the thrill of dressing up with the chance to be different for a day. We love to see formal or vintage attire or the height of contemporary fashion.

We even supply changing facilities, located in the Plashett building at the foot of the car park, as indicated on the Glyndebourne site map.

Given the perils of the British weather, it is advisable to bring an additional warm layer.

During the Tour


In keeping with the more informal feel of the Tour, whether at Glyndebourne itself or when visiting other venues around the UK, the dress code is smart casual.

While some audience members do choose to make their visit to Tour performances a special occasion and dress accordingly, others may be arriving straight from work. Please wear whatever you find comfortable.

You might also like

Our flagship summer programme of world class opera.
Shop our collection of womenswear
Shop our collection of menswear
Glyndebourne Shop
A beautiful array of gifts for her, for him, for children and for the house and garden. Every purchase supports our work.
Tour dining
Explore the culinary delights we have on offer this autumn for Tour 2019.
Become a Member
Enjoy priority booking for the Festival. Find out how you can join as an Associate Member