Glyndebourne

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
Credit: Richard Davies
Credit: Mike Hoban Photography
Credit: Mike Hoban Photography
Owner

Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Architect

Michael Hopkins and Partners

Acoustician

Arup Acoustics

Users

Glyndebourne Festival Opera Company

Seat count

1200

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Opera house

Services

Concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

1994

Venue website

glyndebourne.com

Credit: Richard Davies
Credit: Richard Davies

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