19th July - 21st July

Open Air Opera – Carmen, Tosca & The Magic of Opera

Tickets: Adult: £40, Couple: £70, Child: £12 (5-16 years old)

The Performances

A highlight of the summer, Britain’s leading outdoor touring company, Opera Brava, perform three evenings of open air opera with a chamber ensemble against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan House. Bring a chair and a picnic and immerse yourself in an unforgettable operatic experience.

Friday 19th July
7.30-10.15pm

Bizet’s Carmen

Carmen lays claim to the title of ‘The Most Popular Opera’. The music, full of extravagant melody and rich in operatic hits such as the Habanera and The Toreador’s Song, has captivated audiences over the decades.

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Saturday 20th July
7.30-10.15pm

Puccini’s Tosca

A must see opera featuring breathtaking arias and rousing moments in Puccini’s magnificent score. Opera Brava has set this production in 1940s Rome, transforming Puccini’s theatrical narrative into a profoundly moving experience, with an unexpected twist in the final scene.

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Sunday 21st July
6.30-9.00pm

The Magic of Opera

An unforgettable evening of Opera that is perfect for the whole family. Including all your favourites from the great and famous works of Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Berstein’s West Side Story and a medley of Gilbert & Sullivan highlights. 

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Borde Hill Membership is your ticket to enjoy unlimited access to the Garden and Parkland throughout the open season. Our members also receive free entry to a number of exciting events, from live music in the Garden to Specialist Plant Fairs, the Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show and much more. Family Membership also provides unlimited access to the Adventure Playground and free school holiday trails.

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Become a Member

Membership is your ticket to enjoy unlimited access to the Garden, Parkland and Woodland throughout the open season. Our members also receive free entry to a number of exciting events, from live music in the Garden to Specialist Plant Fairs and much more. Family Membership provides unlimited access to the Adventure Playground and free school holiday trails.

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Set within 383 acres of heritage listed Parkland, our formal Garden captivates and delights visitors with a series of intimate 'Garden rooms'. Beyond the formal Garden you can explore Woodland walks, the South Park and our lakes with outstanding views across the Sussex High Weald.

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As a small, independent Garden Charity, we rely on your kind generosity to help fund our projects and to continue to grow sustainably, protecting our natural heritage for generations to come. 'Reinventing Borde Hill' is our most ambitious project to date and your support will help us to achieve exciting plans to benefit our local community.

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