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What Happens?

A visit to Nevill Holt Opera is a magical experience. Your day with us will be something completely out of the ordinary. If you’ve not been to an opera festival before, we’ve compiled some tips to help you with what to expect, and how to make the most of your visit.

A visit to Nevill Holt Opera is a magical experience. Your day with us will be something completely out of the ordinary. If you’ve not been to an opera festival before, we’ve compiled some tips to help you with what to expect, and how to make the most of your visit.

Arrival

Leave plenty of time to get here. The grounds open 2 hours before the show starts, in order to give you time to enjoy a drink in the gardens or gaze at the view.

Picnicking

Some people bring their own picnic, set up their picnic rug on the lawn on arrival, and bag a great spot in the gardens for their interval picnic. If you’ve reserved a table in the restaurant, it’s available to you throughout your visit. A cash champagne bar is available when the grounds are open.

Show time

The bell will be rung to give you plenty of time to get into the theatre and settled in your seat before the curtain goes up.

Wondering what to wear? See our handy hints and tips.

In the interval

Our operas are performed in two halves, with a long dining interval in the middle. (60 to 90 minutes). This is when most people enjoy their supper – wherever they have chosen to have it. It’s also a great opportunity to grab a programme and a guide to the sculpture, or collar the head gardener to ask him for tips on how to get that border *just right*. Or you can just gaze at that view.

At the end

Performances finish in time to catch the last train home if you need to, but otherwise there is no need to rush off. Some people like to enjoy a candlelit dessert, or a final glass at the bar, before heading home. The grounds close at 10.30pm.

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

Priority Booking for our Summer 2020 Season opens in January to Members.

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