Make the most of the full Garsington Opera experience and enjoy traditional afternoon tea overlooking the famous Wormsley Cricket Ground in the Boundary Room Restaurant; take a short journey in a complimentary vintage bus to the beautiful 18th century Walled Garden, a favourite spot for a glass of champagne; admire the spectacular views across the Deer Park and lake from the Champagne Bar or explore the exquisite flower borders of the Opera Garden.
Getting to Garsington Opera Garsington Opera, Wormsley, Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, HP14 3YG Under an hour from London (30 minutes from Oxford) by car and 25 minutes by train with station transfers and taxis available.
Arrival & departure Wormsley is open from 3.30pm on performance days for guests to enjoy the gardens and grounds before the opera begins in the early evening and performances end between 10pm and 10.15pm.
Dress code Elegant evening dress is generally worn and warm layers are strongly advised. As the grass may be soft, stiletto and kitten heels are not recommended.
For performances of Il barbiere di Siviglia, we are encouraging audience members to dress in Mediterranean colours terracotta, yellow ochre, azure blue etc.
Performances Performances start in the early evening. The 85 minute dinner interval ends just as the light begins to fade for the performance to resume. After the opera ends, candlelit pathways and the glow of the Opera Pavilion light the way across the spectacular Chiltern landscape.
Dining interval The dinner interval lasts approximately 85 minutes. During this time the Boundary Room Restaurant offers a range of sumptuous dining options using locally sourced ingredients. If guests prefer to picnic, they are welcome to order a hamper or bring their own. Complimentary Scout porters and chauffeured golf buggies are available to assist with carrying picnics.
An Evening at Garsington Opera
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