Frequently asked questions

What is the dress code?

Many guests wear black tie and long dresses and we encourage stylish creativity. Don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd. We would prefer that you do not wear jeans or shorts

After the opera, where do taxis wait?

Taxis must arrive before the end of the performance. They will not be able to enter once the performance has ended, because of the departing cars.

They should wait in the car park field in front of West Horsley Place. Once you are ready for your taxi, please text the taxi which can then drive out of the car park (using the exit) and turn left to get to the gravel in front of West Horsley Place

How do I book dining and picnics?

Restaurant meals can be booked online up to seven days in advance and menu choices must be made at least three days in advance. 

If it is between 3 and 7 days before the opera, please email us to make a booking, stating the order number of your tickets.

Picnics are booked online at least seven days in advance.

I haven’t received my e-ticket

Please check your junk mail and promotions folder. If it is not there, please notify and your tickets will be ready for collection at the box office tent by the entrance gate. 

What are the timings for the operas?

Provisional running times for the operas are as follows:

The Excursions of Mr Brouček

Start time: 5:45
Long interval: 7:11 – 8:50
Finishing time: 9:50

La Gioconda

Start time: 5:45
Long interval: 7:35 – 9:05
Finishing time: 10:35


Start time: 5:45
Long interval: 7:10 – 8:45
Finishing time: 9:55

Der Fliegende Holländer

Start time: 5:45
Interval: 7:50 – 9:30
Finishing time: 9:55