Picnics and Bar

Thanks to our new friends and preferred caterer, The Admirable Crichton, there are a number of food options available for pre-order prior to each performance. Choose from one of the various picnic hampers listed below, choose from a small selection of sandwiches and snacks at the OHP bar, or book a picnic table and bring your own picnic hamper. Drinks can be purchased from the OHP bar or consumed at pre-booked tables as part of a picnic. Please note, there is limited seating near the bar and all picnics must be consumed at pre-booked tables in one of the designated spaces.

You can book your picnic and table at the time of booking your tickets, online or by telephone.

Picnic tables and picnics will be on sale when booking opens in January. Click here to see full booking periods.

Picnic packages at Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park offers a picnic pre-ordering service – perfect for those rushing straight from work or who simply prefer to let someone else do the hard work and arrive to a ready-made spread. As well as our picnic packages, we also offer Individual Boxed sandwiches and Meze Picnic platters for pre-order (these do not include a table).

The theatre facilities are open from 2 hours before the performance for those who have pre-booked picnics tables.

Sample Menus

Boxed Sandwiches for one

A selection of hand cut sandwiches:
English ham and mustard
Rare roast beef and horseradish with watercress
Poached salmon and dill mayonnaise
Mozzarella and fresh basil with sun-blushed tomato pesto
A pot of English strawberries with clotted cream

Price (does not include table):
£10.00 + VAT

Meze Platter for two

Includes biodegradable bamboo plates and cutlery
Charcuterie selection
English brie
Hummus
Fresh vegetable sticks
Cherry Tomatoes
Handmade artisan breads
Roasted vegetables would replace the charcuterie for vegetarians

Price (does not include table):
£25.00 + VAT

Picnic Hampers

Fine charcuterie and English roast ham, house made piccalilli
Butternut, pine nut and gruyère tart
Smoked salmon, orecchiette pasta salad, lemon crème fraiche
Summer slaw, hispi cabbage, carrot, red onion and fennel
Potato salad, cornichon, mustard and dill
Handmade artisan bread
Lemon and elderflower syllabub
Blueberry and almond friand

Including china, cutlery and glassware
1 bottle Prosecco and 1 bottle red or white wine

Prices (includes picnic hamper and picnic table):
4 Guests: £190.00 + VAT
6 Guests: £280.00 + VAT

Vegetarian Picnic Hampers

Wild mushroom, spinach and ricotta roll
Butternut, pine nut and gruyère tart
Roast pepper, orecchiette pasta salad, lemon and rocket olive oil
Summer slaw, hispi cabbage, carrot, red onion and fennel
Potato salad, cornichon, mustard and dill
Handmade artisan bread
Lemon and elderflower syllabub
Blueberry and almond friand

Including china, cutlery and glassware
1 bottle Prosecco and 1 bottle red or white wine

Prices (includes picnic hamper and picnic table):
4 Guests: £190.00 + VAT
6 Guests: £280.00 + VAT

Luxury Picnic Hampers

Lobster, crab and prawn slaw, London gin mayonnaise
Charcuterie selection, house pickled cucumber
Asparagus, summer bean, pea, tarragon and samphire salad
Roast vine tomatoes, cannelloni bean salad, black olive dressing
Petit Lucques olives
Handmade artisan bread
Selection of British cheeses
Summer berry tart
Lemon and elderflower syllabub
Handmade chocolate ingots

Including china, cutlery and glassware
1 bottle Prosecco and 1 bottle red or white wine

Prices (includes picnic hamper and picnic table):
4 Guests: £220.00 + VAT
6 Guests: £320.00 + VAT

 

Luxury Vegetarian Picnic Hamper

Wild mushroom, spinach and ricotta roll, truffled sabayon
Butternut, pine nut and gruyère tart
Asparagus, summer bean, pea, tarragon and samphire salad
Roast vine tomatoes, cannelloni bean salad, black olive dressing
Petit Lucques olives
Handmade artisan bread
Selection of British cheeses
Summer berry tart
Lemon and elderflower syllabub
Handmade chocolate ingots

Including china, cutlery and glassware
1 bottle Prosecco and 1 bottle red or white wine

Prices (includes picnic hamper and picnic table):
4 Guests: £220.00 + VAT
6 Guests: £320.00 + VAT

 

Sample menus are outlined above. Final menu will be confirmed in advance. Subject to availability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picnic packages at Opera Holland Park

If you would like to bring your own picnic, we offer the opportunity for audiences to purchase picnic tables on site, either on the Terrace, Deck, Dutch Garden or Mezzanine.

The Terrace

The Terrace is the covered marquee to the rear of the stage, through the archway and up the steps.

Terrace Table for up to 4: £23.00

The Deck

Soak up the atmosphere of the theatre and and enjoy your picnic on the Deck to the west of the auditorium.

Deck Table for up to 4: £27.00

Deck Table for up to 6: £37.00

The Dutch Garden

This glass fronted lounge overlooks the celebrated Dutch Garden of Holland Park. Tables are available on selected Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only.

Dutch Garden Table for up to 6: £40.00

The Mezzanine

This contemporary venue is at the heart of the theatre and has a stunning view over the theatre and the park.

Mezzanine Table for up to 6: £50.00

 

 

Corporate Hospitality

For Corporate Hospitality options please click here to view our popular event packages. All options include best stalls seats and complimentary programmes, as well as quality and drinks, whether a personalised butler-service picnic or a three-course pre-opera supper.

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The Oak Room VIP Bar

It is often said that a festival becomes, over a period of years, a “family”, where people of like mind, and who share similar passions for an art form, gather together to enjoy the thrill of the season. The Oak Room, our hospitality space for our supporters, guests, the media, the company and other special invitees is where a great deal of this socialising is done. It is an important space for the company too, providing a place where we can spend time with our friends and patrons, share opinions, discuss plans for the future or just simply enjoy a drink and relax. The Oak Room is a comfortable space, with seating, good service and a pleasant atmosphere. We all like to be looked after a bit and in the Oak Room, there is no need to queue for drinks, giving you more time to spend with your guests.

Envoys, Ambassadors, major donors and their guests can enjoy complimentary glasses of prosecco, wine, and soft drinks pre-performance, as well as during the interval. Simply present your Oak Room ticket, issued with your performance tickets, on arrival and please have a form of identification to hand in case required. We would be delighted to welcome supporters and three additional guests at any one time, please contact the Friends Office if you would like to bring more and we will check availability.

To join or upgrade your support in order to enjoy this very special benefit, click here or telephone the Friends Office on 020 3846 6222.

  • If you wish to purchase additional drinks, such as champagne and cocktails, these will be charged to your account and you will later receive an invoice for payment;
  • Access to the Oak Room is not transferable, you must be with your guests to enjoy this benefit;
  • No additional food or drink is permitted in the Oak Room.