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A Leading British Event

“Roses bloom in the walled gardens, rugs spread under gnarled apple trees, tinselly trails from bucolic watering cans. It’s relaxed and glamorous, homespun and slick.”



What better way to spend a summer evening than at Britain’s first new opera house of the 21st century?
It is located in a magical woodland on the estate of the 14th century West Horsley Place, Surrey, which was inherited in 2014 by Bamber Gascoigne from his aunt, the Duchess of Roxburghe.
The opera house is an intimate five-tiered auditorium, modelled on the design of La Scala, Milan. Set in the Surrey Hills, it is just 23 miles from Trafalgar Square.
There are magnificent formal gardens and a restaurant inside the historic house; you can walk on the very stone flags trod by Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
The whole experience is beyond stylish. We even lay on a choice of 47 vintage cars.
It’s too good to miss.
Wasfi Kani CBE, CEO & Founder, Grange Park Opera

Member happenings

The Evening

  • GUESTS ARRIVE from two hours before the performance. With a glass of champagne, wander through the historic walled gardens where a convivial atmosphere reigns.
    The city seems far away
  • 47 VINTAGE CARS are on offer to drive you from (and to) London or Horsley Station. Imagine . . . a chauffeur-driven pre-War Rolls Royce . . .
  • DRESS Many guests wear black tie/long dress, but we encourage stylish creativity
  • BEFORE THE OPERA canapés and champagne are served
  • A SHORT WALK through the ancient Orchard – passing a 300-year-old mulberry tree, damson, pear and apple trees – takes you to the opera house.
  • Take your seat for ACT ONE
  • DINING IN THE LONG INTERVAL is an all-important part of the evening
  • POST PERFORMANCE . . . linger in the gardens until 10.45pm

The gardens


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