What to expect

Our 2014 season will offer two showstopping productions over two weekends. The gardens are full of fabulous examples of British sculpture with exciting new additions to the collection. 

Opera

Evening performances will begin at 5.30.

We have a 90 minute interval to enjoy the best of British cooking from Stones Events in the restaurant or your own picnics.
Our Matinee performance on Sunday will begin at 3.30 breaking for 60 minutes to enjoy high tea. The gardens will be open from 3pm onwards (and 1pm on Sunday) so do feel free to arrive early, leaving time to appreciate the spectacular view and breathtaking art.

Dining

Stones events run the restaurant and catering at Nevill Holt. They represent the best of British catering and from their base a few miles from Nevill Holt, they operate all over the country. 

Beautiful new tea rose pavilions complete with tables, chairs, crockery and cutlery will be scattered about the lawn and available for afternoon hire - the perfect spot to enjoy your picnics for up to 12 people. Please speak to Stones if you would like to reserve one for champagne and canapes pre-performance and you picnic in the interval. 

Sculpture and Gardens

We are pleased to introduce the beautiful sculpture that is on display at Nevill Holt and has been collected and curated to properly show some of the most exciting artists working in Britain today. Details of each work will be in your programme. 

We are also looking forward to seeing the work on the gardens come to fruition. Esther and Zeb, the gardeners at Nevill Holt, have been working with Rupert Golby (twice a gold medalist at Chelsea) year round to realise both short and long term goals for the style and substance the beautiful gardens. Make sure you don't miss the walled Kitchen garden and the beautifully symetrical Italian garden which features a sculpture by Anthony Gormley

Accessibility

The House is difficult, but not impossible, for those with mobility difficulties. Please call Ottilie on 020 7534 1540 or email [email protected] to talk over any difficulties you might foresee.

Practicalities

The patrons of Nevill Holt are encouraged to wear black tie for their visit with either long or short dresses for women. Part of the magic of an evening at Nevill Holt ois the style on show and we take pride in hositng an event for which people really dress up. For the Sunday Matinee the dress code is slightly more relaxed as we love to see family groups. Men are expected to wear a tie. 

We would love to be able to rely on the summer months to bring us nothing but blue skies. This, however, just isn't the case. Please remember to bring something to keep you warm and dry.

The afternoon you spend at Nevill Holt will mostly be on grassy lawns so please take this into consideration choosing footwear.

In case of rain, The Stable Block Theatre is totally waterproof, as is the marquee and pavilion tents. We will always have space to accommodate all picnickers should the heavens open.