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Ticketing information

The festival takes place, not in a theatre, but in our beautiful grounds. As such, our ticketing structure is – like us – a little different.

There are 5 types of tickets in total, 2 for the afternoon performances, 3 for the evenings. They are as below. If you would like to explore stayover options, which include access to both afternoon and evening performances, as well as dinner, please contact our reservations team on 01304 619919.


OPERA + BYO (ticket only, you are welcome to bring your own refreshments) – £52 adult / £26 children


OPERA + HAMPER (ticket plus a picnic hamper and blanket provided by The Salutation, plus a half bottle of wine per adult) – £68 adult / £34 children

For afternoon performances, guests are invited to locate themselves wherever they like within the grounds. Our staging of Die Kleine Zauberflute is dynamic, moving around the gardens rather than being in a single staged location. All afternoon tickets are created equal, therefore, and with dozens of gorgeous spots to be found upon the lawns, everyone should be able to find something just right for them. If you have specific access issues, or are unable to enjoy the performance from a blanket on the lawn, please let us know if advance and we will make sure to make the necessary arrangements for you to get the most from your visit.


GOLD – £160 (LAST FEW!)

SILVER – £140

BRONZE – £120

For the evenings, more formal table-seating is the order of the day. However, tickets are allocated for areas rather than specific seats. Since the evenings revolve around dining (almost) as much as the music, our seating is not dissimilar to an open-air restaurant. Final table configurations will depend on what size groups guests book in (ie tables for 2 groups of 10 would be arranged differently to 10 groups of 2, just as in a restaurant).

We have therefore zoned the dinner tickets into three bands – Gold, Silver & Bronze. Our seating plan shows their locations; gold is on the terrace and the lawns, right on the performers’ toes; silver is in our main dining room, looking out on to the terrace (and may be preferable for those concerned about sitting outdoors); bronze is on the lower terrace and the lawns. Your ticket guarantees you a place within the zone chosen, but the final table will be allocated on the night. The dining experience is the same, and you will enjoy the same fantastic meal and wine irrespective of which ticketing band you opt for, only the physical location will vary. 

Since different parts of the evening will be staged in slightly different areas around our guests, designated viewing areas are also available for any diner who wants to stand up and get a little closer to the action.

Please note that evening dinner access seating is only available in the bronze (ground level) zones. Please let our booking team know if you require access seating.


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