Many Glyndebourne attendees come from London, and Glyndebourne is regarded as part of the London, English summer season. Glyndebourne tickets are extremely hard to obtain and tickets sell out very quickly. Book your Glyndebourne tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Performances start in the afternoon, enabling Londoners to leave town after lunch, and finish in time for them to catch the last train back.
A long interval allows opera-goers the opportunity for picnic dinners on the extensive lawns or in one of the restaurants in the grounds.
Glyndebourne Opening Times
The grounds open at 3.00pm Monday to Saturday and 2.00 pm Sunday during the festival.
What to do at Glyndebourne
Why not arrive early to explore everything on offer, visit the Archive Gallery for the history of Glyndebourne. Visit thelake and gardens and see thye exhibitions in the Stalls Gallery. Choose a gift or souvenir of your visit at the Glyndebourne shop.
What to wear
Traditionally evening dress is worn during the festival. Black tie for the gentlemen and dresses for the ladies.
Bringing a picnic?
If you bring your own picnic it is advisable to bring your own furniture. This can be hired but supply is very limited.
Travel to Glyndebourne
The nearest station is Lewes, with a courtesy coach running to and from Glyndebourne to the station.
Car parking is free at Glyndebourne sat nav postcode is BN8 5UU
The best place to meet with guests is at The Long Bar where Champagne, Pimms and drinks are served along with appetisers and sandwiches.There is a champagn tyent in the grounds called The Lawn Bar.
Middle & Over Wallop tearooms are found in the conservatory. You can partake in traditional scones, sandwichs etc with tea or coffee. A Champagne bar is available with a fully stocked bar. Tables can be pre booked.
The Mildmay Hall tearooms are a relaxing venue with a terrace and veranda.
Middle & Over Wallop restaurant serves classic french cuisine with formal dining with theatrical props to enhance the ambience.
Nether Wallop restaurant has a hot carvery or cold buffet in more relaxed surroundings.
Mildmay Hall restaurant offer a British menu and overlooks the walled garden
Glyndebourne Picnics offer a traditional picknicking experience to Festival lovers. Picnic furniture and porterage is available once you have made your booking.