Visit the Archive

Photo: JW Debenham

The Glyndebourne Archive holds a wealth of material for the purposes of research, private study or curiosity.

Visitor information

The Archive itself is open Monday to Friday by prior appointment only:

  • May to August 10.00 to 14.00

  • September to April 10.00 to 16.00

Researchers are not allowed personal access to the filing system, but the Archivist will be pleased to discuss individual needs and assemble all relevant material before to any visit.

We do charge for some services, and details are available on request.

Festival 2015 Exhibition

Die Entführung aus dem Serail – A retrospective

It was while hosting a small production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail in 1930 that John Christie met the young soprano Audrey Mildmay – the rest is history. Die Entführung became a regular part of the Glyndebourne Festival repertoire, and this season, to celebrate David McVicar’s new production, the Archive will take a look back at our performance history of this work.

Contact details

Please write, fax or email with any enquiries that you wish to make, to request an information pack, or to make an appointment.
Julia Aries
Glyndebourne Archive
East Sussex

Telephone: + 44(0)1273 812321
Fax: + 44(0)1273 812783

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.