Fodor's Expert Review Glyndebourne Opera House

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Nestled beneath the Downs, this world-famous opera house combines first-class productions, a state-of-the-art auditorium, and a beautiful setting. Tickets are very expensive (the cheapest start at around £85, though for many productions it's twice that, rising to around £250) and you have to book months in advance. But it's worth every penny to aficionados, who traditionally wear evening dress and bring a hamper to picnic in the grounds The main season runs from mid-May to the end of August. If you can't afford a seat, there are other ways to see the show: standing-room tickets cost £10, there are nights when adults under 30 pay just £30, and a handful of performances every year are broadcast live to U.K. cinemas. The Glyndebourne Touring Company performs here in October, when seats are cheaper. Glyndebourne is 3 miles east of Lewes off B2192.

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New Rd.
Ringmer, East Sussex  BN8 5UU, England

01273-813813

www.glyndebourne.com

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