The Glyndebourne Archive

Carl Ebert and Fritz Busch at the piano

Glyndebourne Archive aims to provide a complete historical record of Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Operas from their earliest beginnings.

In 1987 Glyndebourne established its Archive in a newly created office space above  the Christies’ garage. Various cupboards and oubliettes were excavated for the core of  the early collections, and over the following thirteen years the Archive continued to  grow. Finally, in 2000, and having expanded to fill five separate spaces, the entire  Archive was moved into newly renovated premises in the Plashett Huts which are  situated  on the edge of the gardens and car park. With rolling racking, proper user  facilities, a small  Gallery space, and holdings ranging from costumes to  correspondence, the collections  are an invaluable resource for enthusiasts and  researchers who want to find  out more  about Glyndebourne.


Just a reminder of the eternal Archive plea – ‘jumble to some may be gems to others’.  We still have gaps in the Print Collections, so whenever you are having a clear out,  please think of the Archive.

Why is there a time limit?

Due to demand from other customers seats are reserved for a maximum of 20 minutes in order to allow you to complete your purchase. If the order has not been completed within this time, all seats will be removed from your basket.