How can I support Grange Park Opera?
It’s very easy. You can donate online, or you may download a Support Form or we can send you one to complete. There are various levels of support ranging from £210 up to £1,000 per year.
What is Gift Aid?
Grange Park Opera is a charity (1068046). Any UK tax payer wishing to make a donation to a recognised UK charity, large or small, regular or one-off, can use Gift Aid to increase their donation.
You just need to give a simple Gift Aid declaration (in writing, over the phone or online) and pay enough tax to cover the amount reclaimed. The charity then claims back the basic rate income tax you have already paid.
How do I get to West Horsley Place?
For maps and directions please go to How to Find Us.
Is the theatre enclosed?
Yes. Performances at The Grange are staged inside the smaller Greek temple in a theatre that has won many architectural awards.
What if it’s raining?
Even on a rainy day, you can enjoy excellent opera and a festive atmosphere. The theatre is a permanent structure and once you are inside, you are oblivious to the elements.
Half the audience dines in the restaurant inside the mansion – which is elegantly ruinous – but watertight. More about restaurant dining. The 53 metre Long Marquee (with tables and chairs) is large enough for all picnickers. On a fine day, many picnic on the terraces or the parterre. More about picnics. The champagne bar is normally in the magnificent Doric portico. If there is rain, it is moved inside the mansion.
Is there a plan to restore The Grange?
The house is the responsibility of English Heritage. They have made it safe and put on a new roof, but believe that being able to see the skeleton of the house and its various architectural phases is of huge interest.
I’ve lost my tickets. Help!
Call the Box Office on 01962 73 73 73 to let them know. Duplicate tickets can be posted or collected from the box office on the day. Each performance day we have a list and can tell at glance where your seats are in the theatre.
I have a guest with walking difficulties. Can I get permission to drop them off nearer to the theatre?
Please inform the Box Office at the time of booking so that we can make your visit as smooth as possible. You will be sent a letter which explains our drop-off procedure and a notice for your windscreen. It is no longer possible to drive down to the Goldfish garden on arrival. However, you may collect your guests with limited mobility from the Goldfish garden at the end of the performance.
What are the seat widths?
The loose seating in boxes and the stalls circle provides greater flexibility. If you are unable to fit into a 39cm seat, you will need to talk to the Box Office on 01962 73 73 73.