The Opera Garden
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In response to the huge success of our 2021 season, we are delighted to announce that West Green House Opera have made the decision to continue presenting our productions in our spectacular Theatre on the Lake. Critics and our audiences have been universal in their admiration of the setting and lighting, the state-of-theart sound quality and the swans drifting by during the exquisite performances. This season promises to be even more beautiful and your evenings at West Green even more perfect.
West Green House, The Opera Garden is situated in this unspoilt corner of Hampshire and close to the attractive village of Hartley Wintney, just 45 minutes by car or coach from London and well positioned between the M3 and M4 and close to the train station of Winchfield.
“A contender for the most beautiful summer opera venue in the country just got more beautiful!”
You will be seated at a round table with your group/party in one of our 4 lakeside pavilions. The performance will take place on a stage on the island in the lake. You will watch the performance from, and dine at, your table.
If you are bringing a picnic with you, it is best to keep it simple as we are not able to provide additional serving tables this year. We would ask you not to bring tall items and candles as this will disrupt your view of the stage. However, we will provide lights for your table that can be switched off during the performance.
Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and coffee/tea will be available to purchase from the Horse-Box bar adjacent to the pavilions. We are delighted to also offer this year our new West Green House Gin which will be available from our Gin Bar. You can pre-order wine from Jane in the Opera Office on 01252 848676 or on the night by calling or texting the number on the reverse of the card on your table which will also have details of the location of toilets.
On arrival, please have your e-tickets ready to present at the entrance/shop. We will then show you to your table in your pavilion. Pre-ordered picnics can be collected from the Bothy. Golf buggies are available if you require assistance and our volunteers will be available to help with wheelchairs. All wheelchair users will be seated in the pavilion closest to the entrance. You will be greeted at your pavilion and guided to your table.
The gardens will be beautifully lit, as usual, after the performance but we do have to close the garden and lock up at 11pm.
e-tickets will be emailed 48 hours before each performance.
URGENT INFORMATION REGARDING EUGENE ONEGIN
Please note the start time for the performance of Eugene Onegin has been changed to 6:30 pm NOT 6pm the gardens are open for entry at 4:30pm.