Following the Government announcement we are now implementing our socially distanced plans for the summer season while paying attention to the details of the speech. We know you will be as disappointed as we are that we cannot open the season with a full theatre and that you will have many questions about what happens next. Can we ask for your patience while we work on our plans. For the rest of this week our phones will be switched off to allow our team to work as quickly as possible through each booking, so we ask you not to telephone our office until we are next in touch. We will contact all ticket buyers as fast as we can.

A summer festival like nothing you have seen before. Experience world-class opera in a spectacular English country house setting.

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The Grange Festival is one of those extraordinary events that is really hard to describe. You have to see it to believe it – especially as it is about so much more than the performances themselves.

Enjoy a glass of fizz on the portico above the lake before rolling out your picnic blanket on the lawn or sitting down to dinner in the magnificently crumbling interiors of The Grange Hampshire, the one-of-a-kind venue we are proud to call our home.

As you sink into one of the comfortable seats in our elegant indoor theatre, expect to be wowed by performances curated by Artistic Director Michael Chance CBE, who is dedicated to bringing the very best opera and dance to this unusual setting near Winchester.

Don’t miss this highlight of the British summer season.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Jun | 24 27 29
Jul | 2

We celebrate the 61st anniversary of one of opera’s most popular adaptations. It would have been the 60th anniversary in 2020, except…… Full of sensuality, fun, argument, chaos and reconciliation, Benjamin Britten’s voluptuous and translucent music illuminates Shakespeare at his luscious and comic best.

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La Cenerentola

Jun | 25 28 30
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Just as Rossini did, we follow The Barber of Seville with Cinderella (prompted, it must be admitted, by overwhelming demand from our successful 2018 Barber team). Who could resist such Rossinian luminaries? Stephen Barlow directs and David Parry conducts. This is for many their favourite Rossini opera.

Manon lescaut excerpt

Manon Lescaut

Jun | 26
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Packed with soaring melodies, and infused with raw emotion and a desperate sense of desolation, tears will flow and passions will boil. We are thrilled to present a new production created by the internationally renowned director Stephen Lawless and conducted by Italian star Francesco Cilluffo, returning after his triumphant Falstaff.

My fair lady excerpt

My Fair Lady

Jul | 8 16 18

Since it stormed Broadway in 1956, Lerner and Loewe’s irresistible musical version of George Bernard Shaw’s social satire Pygmalion has become a monument of musical theatre. For the Festival in 2020, we present it as a staged concert, with the action of the characters sharing the stage with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and The Grange Festival Chorus.

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King Lear

Jul | 14 15 17

Just occasionally, something startling and wholly original occurs in the world of the performing arts, which has the potential to change the cultural landscape and become an historic event.

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