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Simply stunning.

Glyndebourne is absolutely beautiful, we walked around the grounds on a sunny afternoon & it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kath W
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Can't wait to go again--world class!

Beautiful architecture , stunning landscape , sustainable business and world class opera - this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicola F
Lewes, United Kingdom
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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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Lewes BN8 5UU, England
+44 1273 815000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Glyndebourne is absolutely beautiful, we walked around the grounds on a sunny afternoon & it was simply stunning.

Thank Kath W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture , stunning landscape , sustainable business and world class opera - this place is a feast for the senses. Looking forward to brightening up the miserable October & November months with music .

Thank Nicola F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This private estate bills a season of operas each year. We are regular opera goers and once a year on our anniversary we see an opera that is a treat, so this year as we are not away we got tickets for Glyndebourne. We brought...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this event is just wonderful. Everyone is dressed up and a lot of us chose to enjoy a picnic in the beautiful grounds. The particular Opera that we saw this year wasn’t my favourite by far - but you still cannot help but...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The is the second year I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy opera at Glyndebourne; and, three times this summer, I’ve had the pleasure of eating at Middle & Over Wallop (Glyndebourne’s ‘fine dining’ restaurant, operated by Leith’s). The food is of consistently very high standard,...More

Thank StephenLock
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Was somewhat hesitant about being invited to an Opera on a Saturday afternoon. Oh boy , was this an incredible experience. From the word go the service and staff were exceptional. The grounds and house are beautiful and the purpose built theatre was perfect to...More

Thank Helmut R
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We are not opera experts, more opera curious, but thought this worth a go Glyndebourne is amazing, it's not just opera it's a day out The atmosphere is relaxed, the grounds beautiful (even when wet) and the auditorium superb, and the opera...OK, it's opera so...More

Thank SteveByfleet
Reviewed August 14, 2018 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

Thank clara b
Reviewed August 9, 2018

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

Thank Joshandsam
Reviewed August 8, 2018

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

Thank Sue B
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June 9, 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.
February 2, 2018|
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Response from H19PPO | Reviewed this property |
certainly don't remember ever reading or hearing about any
April 18, 2015|
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.