Lewes, Sussex, UK
In the peaceful countryside of Sussex, the British tradition of summer opera at Glyndebourne continues in this exciting new opera house. The hall is a traditional horseshoe shaped auditorium with three curved balconies. The 1,200 seats share an amazing intimacy with the stage. The dominant material in the auditorium is wood, which adds to the warm and intimate atmosphere, in addition to helping create the outstanding acoustical properties of the room. The opera house also includes a full stage sized rehearsal space, dressing rooms, green room, and workshops.
Glyndebourne Festival OperaArchitect
Michael Hopkins and PartnersAcoustician
Glyndebourne Festival Opera Company
New constructionTheatre type
Concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specificationCompletion