Glyndebourne

Theatre in Lewes

In 1934, science teacher John Christie and his opera-singer wife Audrey Mildmay decided to build a 1200-seat opera house in the middle of nowhere. It seemed a magnificent folly at the time, but now Glyndebourne is one of England’s best venues for the lyric arts, from late May to the end of August. Tickets can be like gold dust, so book well ahead. Glyndebourne is 4 miles east of Lewes off the B2192.

Bring your glad rags (black tie and evening dress) as well as a picnic for the generous interval.