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Guide to the Longborough Opera Festival

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4 June – 4 August 2020

Longborough Festival Opera boasts an intimate 500-seat theatre, set amidst the glorious rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Every summer, the season features bespoke productions created especially for the Festival: talented designers, directors, conductors and the best up-and-coming artists coming together to bring you something you won't have seen anywhere else.

Founded by Martin and Lizzie Graham and located in the grounds of their home, a visit to the Festival ensures a unique experience. Nestled on a hillside and with splendid views over the tranquil Gloucestershire countryside, Longborough Festival Opera is a true hidden gem of the Cotswolds – and a ‘remarkable summer event’ (The Telegraph).

Intervals and dining

The 90-minute dining interval allows time to relax and enjoy the picturesque grounds: whether you try one of the delicious dining options or bring your own picnic to enjoy.

What to wear

Be as smart or as comfortable as you would like. Longborough's grounds consist mainly of grass and gravel paths, so wear sensible footwear. The theatre is a converted barn and is not heated: an extra layer or blanket is a good idea as the evenings can become chilly.

Getting to Longborough (GL56 0QF)

The theatre is located on the outskirts of the village of Longborough in Gloucestershire, a few miles from Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. Moreton-in-Marsh is on the Cotswold Line, and is served by direct trains from London Paddington (90 minutes), Worcester (50 minutes) and Hereford (90 minutes).

Visiting the Cotswolds

Longborough is situated in the stunning countryside of the Cotswolds, an area with several delightful market towns. Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Bourton-on-the-Water are all well worth a visit; and for a day trip, the larger towns of Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham are within easy driving distance.


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