What to expect

The theatre

Every year we build a temporary canopied auditorium to the back-drop of Holland House, in the centre of Holland Park, West London, where we hold all of our main-stage opera performances. You may have seen a big white canopy in the centre of the Holland Park during the summer months… well, this is our theatre! Despite being open-air, the auditorium is covered and has a total capacity of 1000 seats.

The site has a variety of refreshments options, including four picnic areas in which you can eat and relax in the stunning surroundings before the opera performance and during the interval. For more information on refreshments at Opera Holland Park, click here.


Theatre map 



Box Office

The telephone number for the OHP Box Office is 0300 999 1000.

You may visit the Box Office in person throughout the season from 30 April 2018 1pm, located in the foyer of the Opera Holland Park Theatre itself. The in person Box Office opening hours are Monday-Friday, 1pm-6pm.

Telephone booking at the Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm.


Dress Code

There is no dress code at Opera Holland Park, although as a reference you may like to dress Smart Casual. The theatre is a covered outdoor venue. As it can become cooler towards the end of the evening, we recommend that you bring a jacket or a wrap with you.



There are two surtitle machines, located on either side of the stage. At certain times and from particular seats the surtitle system is not always fully visible. We would ask you to understand the unique nature of the theatre.


New toilets at OHP!

The new toilets at Opera Holland Park mean that the facilities are within the theatre confines, rather than outside at the front of the theatre as previously. Please see the theatre map above.

They offer a number of aesthetic and system improvements – including a 25% increase in capacity. They are all housed within one building too, rather than individual small units.

However, this is the first year we have operated them and they are in a previously unused part of the theatre and thus we have had to try to predict the movement and behaviours of audiences vis a vis queuing, access, movement of people etc. Therefore, we ask that you bear with us whilst we assess all of these factors to ensure if necessary, we can fine tune the planning and installation in future years.

We have no doubt at all that these facilities represent a huge and welcome improvement, but we are sure there will be teething problems as you – and we – get used to them.


Latecomers policy

Patrons arriving late will not be permitted to take their seats until a suitable break in the performance – this may be the interval.


After the Performance

Please exit through the Ilchester Place gate, Abbotsbury Road car park gate or the Duchess of Bedford’s Gate leading to Holland Walk. All other gates will be closed after the performance.


Click here to read our FAQs. If you have any further enquiries please do not hesitate to contact the administration team on 020 3846 6222.

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