What to expect

Coming up at Opera Holland Park… 


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.


Food and Drink 

The site has a variety of refreshment options, including four picnic areas in which you can eat and relax in the beautiful surroundings before the opera performance and during the interval. Please note: food and drink is not permitted on site unless you have booked a picnic table. To book a picnic table, click here or call our Box Office on 0300 999 1000.

Opera Holland Park has an onsite bar, where a selection of drinks, sandwiches and snacks are available thanks to our catering partner, The Admirable Crichton.

Food and drink is not permitted inside the auditorium.


Seating Plan

Theatre map 

Please note that due to ongoing building work, there is currently no access from the west or north of the park through the archway to the side of the Park Cafe. Any patrons coming from The Belvedere, The Orangery or the Abbotsbury Road Car Park should take the path round the bottom of the Stables, past the children’s playground.


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.


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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