Waterperry Opera Festival is the perfect environment for all ages to enjoy opera, theatre and classical music while soaking up the stunning garden surroundings. Come and see as many as six imaginative productions on our busiest days. In total there are 40+ different performances and events across the Festival with something to tempt the whole family.
In 2023, alongside our 7 main outdoor productions performed in various spaces across the estate, we are thrilled to be once again performing in the beautiful Georgian Ballroom inside Waterperry House for our very popular Mansfield Park, Young Artist's Gala, London Handel Festival Competition Winner Recital & Come and Sing events.
Our other main productions utilise different spaces across the estate including the front lawn for our main Theatre where you can watch Carmen and the Waterperry Prom. We also perform in the wonderful amphitheatre and other beautiful spaces within the gardens themselves.
All paid tickets purchased for the Festival this year include access to the stunning Waterperry Gardens. Please note: our "donate what you can" events do not include garden access.
The gardens are a magical place where you are surrounded by beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers, secret corners and long vistas. You will find the Formal Garden, the Mary Rose Garden, the Waterlily Pond and the Long Colour Border, as well as a children’s play area, tea shop and picnic area. Other areas to explore on the estate include: the Mediaeval church, the Art-in-Action Art Gallery, Waterperry Museum and the Garden Centre. Audiences will have the opportunity to not only see the house and gardens come alive with music, but also savour a full day out with friends and family. To find out more, visit the Waterperry Gardens website.