Frequently Asked Questions
Waterperry Opera Festival is a partially outdoor festival with many events taking place across the gardens. Those productions are open to elements and fully embrace that magical outdoor theatre atmosphere.
Generally, the show must go on! For this reason we encourage attendees to bring appropriate protection from the elements. To avoid the worst weather we may postpone the start of a performance or shorten an interval to ensure that as much of the performance as possible can go ahead unimpeded by the weather. If the weather is so bad that we cannot ensure the safety of our performers and attendees we may have to cancel the performance.
As it can become cooler towards the end of the evening, we often suggest bringing layered clothing or a blanket for your comfort.
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Quite simply, whatever you like! We have a very relaxed family atmosphere at Waterperry Opera Festival, and all we want is for our festival-goers to enjoy themselves. Dress up if you like, but we don't have any formal dress code. As it can become cooler towards the end of the evening, we recommend that you bring layers.
Getting to Waterperry
For the first time we are offering a Weekend Shuttle Bus in 2023. Tickets are very reasonably priced at £5 for adults and £2 for U16s. The bus will depart according the schedule and does not wait for anyone!
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Opening and Arrival Times
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We will have toilets on site, which will be clearly signposted. These toilets are located in the Garden Shop car park, and the front lawn - a 3 minute walk from the Box Office.
We are a cash-free/contactless. Purchases made on site, for example at the box office or the bar, must be made by card.
Picnics, Food & Drink
Bring your own picnics are very welcome! You can book space in our Dining Pavilion to enjoy your food. But if you don't want to bring your own we also provide food hampers for 2 (must be pre-ordered before the 7th of August) and food boxes for 1.
For information about all the hospitality options available this year see this page.
You will not be allowed to bring chairs or other furniture in any of our performance spaces but you can bring chairs for picnicking.
Many of our productions this year are reserved seating, select your seat while booking your tickets. For other productions, seating will be allocated on a first come first served basis, on arrival in the performance space.
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Accessing the Gardens
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Latecomers for each of our productions will be admitted as soon as is appropriate, where there is a break in the drama. We suggest arriving early so that you can view the gardens before a performance.
Ticketing Terms and Conditions
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