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Glyndebourne

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Lewes BN8 5UU, England
+44 1273 815000
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The most sophisticated ..and yet friendly, even homely civilised opera house in the world

Neville and I have visited Glyndebourne a few times in the summer for at least 35 years. Although... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sonia B
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Farallon, Panama
Outstanding experience

I travel the world to classical music festivals all over the world although I tend to fancy those... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert S
,
Halifax, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“opera house” (42 reviews)
“la traviata” (19 reviews)
“great opera” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lewes BN8 5UU, England
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+44 1273 815000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neville and I have visited Glyndebourne a few times in the summer for at least 35 years. Although some productions might have been much better, or more disappointing than others, although we might have had rain, showers or even thunderstorms our visits have been a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel the world to classical music festivals all over the world although I tend to fancy those at home in Canada but the Opera Cup was recommended to me by the amazing Anne Minors and a friend, Heather Fraser who caught the opera bug...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Our guide, Lucy, presented her considerable knowledge at a very acceptable pace, not hurrying or rushing and being courteous and understanding of the demographic of the group. Chairs placed at strategic locations were most welcome. She (and her colleague Hazel who joined the group) kept...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We have seen Opera for decades and all over the world. Nowhere compares to glyndebourne. Exceptional. The drink and food can be very pricey probably why so many take there own. If you want to embrace opera for its sheer beauty and delight then there...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This was my first experience of Glyndebourne Opera Touring - after almost years of going to the Summer Festival, with its long picnic interval and beautiful garden walks. The atmosphere is different - large numbers of opera lovers perhaps coming to the house for the...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience This was our first time at Glyndebourne and I will be saving hard to go back one summer. It was a great experience but its hard to understand its informality mixed with snobbery without going there and working it out...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Dear sirs Glyndebourne is a super place to visit,but the "NETHER WALLPO" restaurant I am sorry but I found it very poor I choose the salad carvery The plate was very small which turned out to be a good thing The new potatoes where rock...More

1  Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The opera in Glyndebourne needs no platitudes from me as it is and always has been 5 star in every respect. We always dine in one of the Leiths restaurants and their food quality is second to none. We have just been to the GOT...More

1  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

After a gap of some 3 years we have returned for the start of the GTO season, which we usually see in Norwich. Although being October, we still managed a tour of the garden during the interval with a necessary supporting glass of champagne! Travelling...More

Thank Pinkertonx
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Gardens are looking better. New Rose garden is young but looks dated and messy... Path has a kink as one looks thru pathway - not straight. Blue border is gorgeous and the Terrace looks heaps better. Mildmay looking brilliant. Figaro in development. White garden a...More

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Wendy W
3 February 2018|
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Response from H19PPO | Reviewed this property |
certainly don't remember ever reading or hearing about any
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anonymousbrighton
18 April 2015|
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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.
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stp1015
12 February 2015|
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Response from Botanist79 | Reviewed this property |
Good luck! It is difficult to get tickets.
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