Your summer evening

Guests arrive early to wander in the historic walled gardens, champagne glass in hand, and a convivial atmosphere reigns: the city seems far away. A short walk through the ancient orchard – passing a 300-year-old mulberry tree – takes you to the five-tier opera house which we’ve named The Theatre in the Woods.




CAR Off the A246, between Leatherhead & Guildford; 10 mins from the intersection of the A3 & M25. There is ample parking space and it does not have to be booked.
TRAIN Horsley station is a mile away with frequent trains from Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction (45 mins). Woking station is 8 miles away (London 25 mins; 8 trains/hour).
TAXI Taxi’s can take you to and from Horsley station and should be booked in advance. Magnum Cars are a local firm.



47 vintage cars are on offer to drive you to and from London or Horsley Station. Imagine arriving in a pre-war Rolls Royce . . .


A plate of 16 handmade canapés  
A bowl of mixed nuts 
A bowl of mixed olives
A bowl of truffle crisps
Glass of Greyfriars Cuvee Royale
Greyfriars Cuvee Royale 2016
Greyfriars Rosé Reserve 2020
Taittinger Brut Reserve NV

Tables are provided for champagne bottle orders only

The Wagner Picnic | At Home Catering
For 2 people

The Verdi Picnic (v) | At Home Catering
For 2 people

Reserve a space in a marquee
Orchard Marquee (closest to the theatre)
Croquet Lawn Marquee
Tables, chairs and table cloth will be included in your marquee space
Reserve an Indian pavilion
Pavilions seat 8 – 10 with a table and four fixed sides
To carry your hamper from the car park to your picnic spot
2 glasses, 3 plates, cutlery, napkins
Picnic spaces in the formal gardens are available at no cost, simply search for your favourite spot on arrival.

If you bring your own caterer, you must notify the Box Office; you will need to book a pair of pavilions next to one another.

Please visit the accessibility page for more information.

TICKETS Please notify the Box Office if you require a wheelchair space or other seating needs. Wheelchair spaces are at the Stalls (ground) level only to the right of the stalls. There are 12 steps to the Stalls Circle, 26 steps to the Grand Tier, and 40 steps to the Balcony. There are no lifts. We ask that guests without good mobility are accompanied.
PARKING The Box Office can help you with accessible parking.
GETTING AROUND There is a buggy service taking guests from the front of the house to the theatre and back. The outside of the theatre is surrounded by a hard forecourt suitable for wheelchairs.


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After the opera, where do the taxis wait?
Taxis must arrive 10 minutes before the end of the performance. They will not be able to enter the grounds once the performance has ended, because of the departing cars. They should wait in the car park field in front of West Horsley Place.

How do I book dining and picnics?

Please make sure you are logged in before booking dining and picnics.

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

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?

Please note that these are provisional timings only.