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England at its best!

A quintessentially British experience, not to be missed by lovers of Opera, gardens and good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
clara b
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Attended Madame Buttlerfly

Attended Madame Butterfly this year and the whole experience was exceptional. The sun shone which... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Backstage tours are available from November to March. The summer Festival runs from May to August. The autumn Tour runs through October before taking the productions to venues across the UK.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A quintessentially British experience, not to be missed by lovers of Opera, gardens and good food! Exquisite setting, dedicated customers, lovely garden and superb performances. John Christie’s dream lives on. If the weather is uncertain, don’t risk it! Listen to the picnic providers advice! They...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended Madame Butterfly this year and the whole experience was exceptional. The sun shone which shows the grounds in their full glory and the opera and dining experience was first class. It is a very expensive evening but well worth it and I would love...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Glyndebourne is a lovely venue, set in some of the most beautiful countryside in England. I’ve been five times, and the truth is that if the sun shines, it will be one of the most memorable experiences of its kind you can have. We saw...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always an amazing experience - the performances are a sensory treat on every level. Just love coming for the summer and winter festivals. Summer festival offers a wonderful chance to picnic in beautiful and relaxed surroundings. We’ve also brought the kids in previous years, who’ve...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After traveling around for several operas I really wanted to go here. It is rather expensive but worth every penny. The opera (Saul) was totally outstanding, touching, breathtaking. In the intermission we enjoyed our picknick in the grounds. It is a wonderful combination of opera...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. We booked a table and chairs and took our own picnic but it was a taste of how the other half live. People had their candelabra and fresh flowers on the tables. We had a glass of champagne in the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are an opera lover don’t hesitate. If you come by train you are met by coaches which will take you back at the end of the performance, Everything is well run by helpful staff. Arrive when the gates are opened, there are ample...More

2  Thank gourmetrover
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yesterday I had the most stunning, inspirational operatic experience I've ever had. I trod the balance of Seesaw emotions churned up by the breathtakingly (literally - there were innumerable audible gasps from we entranced audience members at different times) staging, direction and performance of Saul....More

1  Thank Nova F
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Just amazing weather and the gardens are looking superb. Peleas was divine and we rather liked the setting in the organ room. A welcome addition this season has been the collection of used wine bottles, which means we no longer have to lug them back...More

Thank martinidoc
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Visited to see a production of Madame Butterfly which was breathtaking and wonderfully produced with the tragedy evocatively presented. Without exception the cast were wonderful and the experience was heightened by being able to dine out in the long interval (either pre-booked as in our...More

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Hilary N
9 June 2018|
Response from GlyndebourneManager | Property representative |
Hi Hilary, Please can we ask you to call our Box Office on 01273 812321. All our seats are comfortable, but we can then talk you through the best available options to ensure that you get the best seats for your needs.
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Response from Botanist79 | Reviewed this property |
Depending where you park it is 3-5 mins walk. There is also dressing rooms where she could change if she wants to get ready once she arrives.