What to expect

Our 2015 season will feature five showstopping performances of Bizet's Carmen, between Thursday 25th June 2015 and Thrusday 2nd July 2015.

If you are a regular visitor to Nevill Holt, you will know that the gardens are at their best at this time of year, with their stunning and collection of modern British sculpture for all to enjoy.

Opera

Evening performances will begin at 5.30pm, with the Sunday matinee performance starting at 3.30pm

On evening performances, we have a long dining interval of 90 minutes, during which you are free to enjoy the best of British cooking from Stones Events, provided in our marquee restaurant.  If you would prefer, you are also welcome to bring your own food, and picnic in the gardens.


During our Matinee performance on Sunday, there will be an interval of 60 minutes, during which you are invited to take High Tea.

On the afternoon of an evening performance, the gardens are open for our audience to enjoy the sunning sculpture collections and spectacular views from 4pm onwards. On the afternoon of our Sunday Matinee, you are welcome to arrive any time from 2pm.

Details of our dining options for 2015 will be available shortly.

Sculpture and Gardens

Nevill Holt Opera is thrilled to be surrounded by the stunning sculpture collection belonging to our host David Ross, featuring some of the most exciting artists working in Britain today.  We look foward to including further information on the collection in your official Nevill Holt Opera festival programme, on sale throughout the festival 2015.

If you are a keen garden enthusiast, please make time to enjoy the beautiful gardens and views of Nevill Holt Hall. Esther and Zeb, the gardeners at Nevill Holt, have work 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 Rosenna on 020 7534 1540 or email [email protected] to let us know of any requirements you might foresee. It is particularly helpful to have this information at the time of ticket booking please.

Practicalities

The patrons of Nevill Holt are encouraged to wear black tie for their visit, with either long or short dresses for women. We take pride in hositng an event for which people really dress up. For the Sunday Matinee the dress code is slightly more relaxed, and we love to see family groups at this event. 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 are the marquee and pavilion tents. We will do our best to accommodate all picnickers should the heavens open.