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Presented by Quick Fantastic and Janie Dee in association with Opera Holland Park

Inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s film, Smiles of a Summer Night, and named after Mozart’s serenade, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Sondheim’s musical weaves a tapestry of songs and waltzes as new romances begin, ex-lovers reunite, and secret passions are revealed. The night smiles three times: first on the young, second on fools, third on the old. Last seen together in the National Theatre’s celebrated production of Follies, Janie Dee and Joanna Riding lead a cast of Olivier Award-winning performers, directed by Alastair Knights. Alex Parker conducts an eight piece ensemble of instrumentalists in Jason Carr’s critically acclaimed orchestration of Sondheim’s score.

In accordance with current guidelines on social distancing, capacity is strictly limited to 200.


Safety Measures 

Opera Holland Park will be operating this event in accordance with the latest guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England. Please read the following information before booking.

If you have any questions that are not covered below or in our list of FAQs for outdoor performances below, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at

We promise to keep you feeling safe by:

  • Providing sanitised, allocated seating that is socially distanced (at least 1.5m apart)
  • Cleaning all allocated seating before you arrive
  • Restricting visitor numbers to maintain social distancing at all times
  • Stewarding the event to ensure safe distancing while you are taking your seats
  • All OHP staff and stewards will wear masks
  • All OHP staff, stewards, singers and musicians will be asked to take their temperature before the event and will not attend if symptomatic of COVID-19
  • Singers and musicians will remain at least 5m away from audiences during the performance
  • Operating a paperless and cashless system at the box office (e-tickets only) 
  • Providing hand sanitising stations
  • Asking for contact details from all customers, musicians and staff to comply with the Track and Trace system

In return, we ask that you:

  • Do not attend if you have symptoms, or have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, of COVID-19 (see NHS website)
  • Make sure your contact details are up to date on your OHP account for Track and Trace purposes
  • Show your ticket on a mobile device
  • Keep at least 1.5m away from all other audiences, musicians and staff at all times
  • Avoid touching seats that you are not using
  • Use hand sanitiser when necessary
  • Wear your own masks or facial coverings as necessary
  • Keep your belongings with you at all times
  • Look out for instructions from OHP staff and stewards to ensure your personal safety

Please note that there will be no toilet facilities on the theatre site, but Holland Park toilets (only 100m away) will be available for use.



What happens if I am unable to attend the event?

We are asking customers not to attend the event if they have symptoms of COVID-19. If this is the case you will be issued a refund. In all other cases our normal no refund policy will apply. Please see our full Terms and Conditions here.


Will I receive tickets in the post? 

Only E-tickets will be available for this performance, which you can either print off and bring with you, or show on your mobile device when you enter the site. 


What happens if it rains?

The singers and musicians will be performing under a small marquee to enable them to continue the concert regardless of the weather. Please note that there will be no canopy for this performance, so please dress appropriately for the weather. In consideration of those seated behind you, please do not use umbrellas during the performance. We advise that you bring a coat or poncho in case of rain.


Do I need to bring my own seats?

There is no need to bring your own seats – sanitised theatre seating will be provided.


How long is the concert?

The concert will start at 6pm and finish by 8pm with no interval. Please leave ample time to arrive and leave as it may take longer than usual due to social distancing measures.


Will there be a bar or refreshments available? Can I bring my own refreshments?

There won’t be a bar but you are welcome to bring your own drinks and refreshments to enjoy before and during the performance. As always, please be considerate of other patrons when choosing what to bring to eat or drink.


Where are the toilets?

There will be no toilet facilities on the theatre site but Holland Park toilets (only 100m away) will be available for use.


How many people will be in the audience? 

We have set a total capacity of 200 people for the event, excluding OHP staff, singers and musicians, to enable us to adhere to social distancing guidelines.  


Where can I park?

There is limited parking available in Holland Park. If you are able, we recommend cycling or walking to the event. 


Do your access procedures apply as usual?

Full access information can be found on this page. Unfortunately there are some access offerings, including help with close-contact assistance, that we are no longer able to provide. If you require close-contact assistance, we recommend that you also book a ticket for your companion.

However, we will always do our utmost to help where we can. Please call the Box Office on 0300 999 1000 or email if you have a specific request.