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Glyndebourne

Lewes BN8 5UU, England
+44 1273 815000
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Mean, doll size portions of skimpy food, disappointing

We've had several of Leith's picnics, more for convenience than value or enjoyment. Oddly the... read more

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HBL788
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London, United Kingdom
Leith's Catering not up to scratch

This is a review of Leith's catering, NOT of Glyndebourne itself, where the music, opera house and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gorgeous10
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London, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“opera house” (42 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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Reviewed today

We've had several of Leith's picnics, more for convenience than value or enjoyment. Oddly the cheaper picnics were less dire than the expensive ones, but carelessly made, often rather "tired" food, skimpy in the extreme, doesn't say " hospitality" it says cost cutting. . Smoked...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a review of Leith's catering, NOT of Glyndebourne itself, where the music, opera house and setting are utterly wonderful. No doubt like many regular visitors to Glyndebourne, we have a little routine, which starts for us with tea and scones in Mildmay. The...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Glyndebourne is simply one of the most lovely picnic spots, if you are lucky enough to have a ticket for the opera you have a wonderful evening in store. Dress code is evening attire (i.e. smart), there are several places to consider when thinking about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cricket at Lords, Tennis at Wimbledon, rain at the Chelsea Flower Show, Racing at Ascot, Rowing at Henley, Rule Britannia at the Proms and Opera at Glyndebourne, all so quintessentially part of an English summer. It was my wife’s notable birthday and the thing she...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never seen any operas so this was an eye opener ..The price is very expensive but when you see the cast and productions plus an excellent orchestra then you realise where the costs go.The production of Madame Butterefy was sung in italian and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you get an opportunity to go to Glyndebourne please go, as its an absolutely amazing experience. The gardens are delightful at this time of year, the production of Madama Butterfly was superb and our pre ordered meal in Leigh’s restaurant was very good too....More

Thank Jinny232
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting Glyndebourne every summer for about the last 35 years seeing about three festival productions each year. The magic of the place never fails to work and last night we were treated to the most sublime performance of Butterfly with stunning world...More

Thank TW1144
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

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 25 March 2018

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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Hilary N
9 June 2018|
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Response from GlyndebourneManager | Property representative |
Hi Hilary, Please can we ask you to call our Box Office on 01273 812321. All our seats are comfortable, but we can then talk you through the best available options to ensure that you get the best seats for your needs.
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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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