Prize Draw

NHO's fundraising Prize Draw is open now, raising money for projects in schools across the Midlands. From Michelin-starred meals to overnight stays, opera tickets and much more - there are amazing prices to be won, while every penny goes towards our education and community work.

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Prize Draw 2022

1st June 2022

Nevill Holt Opera

Fundraising Prize Draw 2022.

We are delighted to invite you to participate in our annual Nevill Holt Opera Prize Draw for the chance to win an incredible prize while supporting NHO’s extensive community and education programmes across the Midlands and beyond.

A ticket costs just £5, and each prize can be enjoyed either as a special treat for you or a unique gift to pass on to a loved one. You can purchase as many tickets as you would like, and each entry makes a tremendous difference to the project we run in schools across the Midlands. Thank you. Enter the NHO Prize Draw 2022.

Prizes include…

Foodie prizes include a meal at Michelin-starred Hambleton Hall; a champagne afternoon tea at Claridge’s; dinners in The Sun Inn, Great Easton or The Red Lion, Great Bowdon; a delicious hamper from Otters in Oakham or a special selection of wine from Private Cellar. Prizes also include visits to local treasures such as Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens and Rockingham Castle, tickets to Twickenham, a private tour of the Nevill Holt gardens for up to eight people or a week for 10 in a sensational Highland lodge. Opera aficionados may enjoy a private performance from a Nevill Holt Opera Emerging Artist at their home or special event; tickets and dining for our 2023 summer festival; or seats at our candlelit Winter Weekend. Enter the NHO Prize Draw 2022.

Full List of Prizes

  • A week in a sensational lodge in the Highlands – Diebidale is a little piece of wild heaven where your only neighbours are the deer and birds that call the glen home. It is let on a self-catered basis for up to 10 guests
  • Champagne afternoon tea for two at Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair
  • Two tickets to the 2023 Chelsea Flower Show, with welcome champagne reception
  • Dinner for two at Michelin-starred Hambleton Hall, with three courses from the Menu of Day preceded by a glass of champagne
  • A private performance from a Nevill Opera Emerging Artist at your home or special event
  • Vouchers for a meal for two at The Sun Inn, Great Easton and The Red Lion, Great Bowden
  • A meal and overnight stay for two at the Nevill Arms, Medbourne
  • Two stalls tickets with Kitchen Garden dining for our 2023 summer opera festival
  • Two tickets to a concert at Nevill Holt Opera’s magical candlelit Winter Weekend
  • A hamper of delicious produce from Otters in Oakham
  • A fantastic range of wines personally selected for you by Private Cellar
  • A family ticket to an event of your choice at the historic Rockingham Castle
  • A special bundle from NEXT, to include gift sets, a candle, diffuser and perfume
  • An exclusive tour of Pommery’s champagne cellars in Rheims with tasting 
  • A private tour of the Nevill Holt gardens for up to eight people with Head Gardener Andy Bretherick
  • A meal for two people at the recently refurbished Sun Inn at Great Easton or Red Lion in Great Bowden
  • A dinner and overnight stay at the Nevill Arms in Medbourne
  • Two tickets to an England international fixture at Twickenham
  • Tickets to visit the beautiful, award-winning Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens in Northamptonshire
  • An £100 vouchers for Bagel and Griff in Market Harborough
  • Two tickets for Rockingham Horse Trials at Rockingham Castle
  • A luxury cheese hamper from Otters Fine Foods
  • Tea for two at Gates Garden Centre in Oakham
  • Two places at an Olive Branch cookery demonstration

Enter the NHO Prize Draw 2022.

Nevill Holt Opera’s Community and Education Programme

Our work with young people across the Midlands and young artists breaking into the opera industry is central to everything we do at Nevill Holt Opera. Since 2013, we have welcomed thousands of young people to enjoy performances at Nevill Holt, featured our young singers onstage in our theatre, worked to continuously improve our annual programme for young and emerging artists, and visited schools across the Midlands to deliver workshops and individual singing lessons. 

We are constantly inspired by the young people we work with, but statistics support its importance too. Research shows that students from low-income families who take part in arts activities at school are three times more likely to get a degree, while people who take part in the arts are 38% more likely to report good health. The employability of students who study arts subjects is higher and they are more likely to stay in employment, while access to culture is one of the most important factors determining a young person’s well-being. Reaching young people with music and creative activities is clearly more important than ever. By choosing to take part in our Prize Draw, you will be playing a crucial role enabling us to grow this important strand of our work. Thank you. 

“One event that sticks in the memory was the dress rehearsal which was attended by hundreds of local schoolchildren. Hearing the reaction in the theatre, and afterwards across Nevill Holt’s social media channels, was incredible. The kids absolutely loved it and, considering it was a Britten opera based on a Shakespeare play, I thought it showed children really can get on board with these art forms provided they are given the opportunity to see them done well.”  Edmund Danon, NHO Young Artist

Lodge Park Academy, commenting on the first session of the Spring Education Tour: “The performances by Tom and Tom had a marked impact on the students. It was evident by the amount of jaws dropped that a powerful penny had dropped at the potential of performance that a lot of students have not witnessed live before. Also Tom and Tom providing tangible pathways to achieving success performing music that can be intimidating or perceived as extremely difficult had a noticeable impact.”

How to take part

You can purchase tickets for £5 each here. Once you have made your purchase, your tickets will automatically be entered into the Prize Draw, and the prizes will be drawn on the 10 July.

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Members enjoy priority booking for Nevill Holt Opera’s Summer Festival and other key events.

Priority Booking for our summer opera festival in August opens on the 4 March.

Public Booking opens at 10am on the 1 April.

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