Picnic areas at the theatre

Many of our patrons bring their own picnics to eat in one of our four beautiful covered picnicking spaces: The East Deck, The Dutch Garden Lounge, The Mezzanine or The Terrace.

If you choose to bring your own picnic and eat onsite you must pre-book a table in one of these areas

The Terrace

The Terrace is a bright, spacious marquee next door to our auditorium and backstage area and right at the heart of the theatre.

The East Deck

Soak up the atmosphere of the theatre and enjoy your picnic on The East Deck.

The Dutch Garden Lounge

This wonderful glass fronted lounge overlooks the celebrated Dutch Garden of Holland Park.

The Mezzanine

This contemporary venue offers stunning views over the theatre and the park.

Enjoy a drink at Opera Holland Park

The Admirable Crichton Opera Bar

Our onsite bar offers a selection of drinks, snacks and ice creams, thanks to our catering partner, The Admirable Crichton. Make sure you visit the bar before the performance to place your orders for the interval.

The Investec Ensemble VIP Bar

The Ensemble provides a space where we can spend time with our supporters and other special guests.

Before each performance and during the interval, we invite Envoys, Ambassadors, Benefactors, Founders, major donors and their guests to enjoy a complimentary drink. We are delighted to welcome Supporters and up to three additional guests at any one time. Please contact the Development Office if you would like to bring a larger party, and we will check availability.

To join or upgrade your support in order to enjoy the very special benefit of access to The Ensemble, visit our Support Us page or telephone 020 3846 6222.


Invite your guests to an unforgettable evening of music and theatre, and treat them to one of our popular event packages, perfect for special occasions and corporate entertaining. All package prices include premium tickets to the performance and a programme for each guest.

Butler Service Picnic (min. 8 guests)

A luxury picnic hamper, including drinks, served by your own personal butler pre-performance and during the interval.

Fine Dining (min. 10 guests)

A three-course supper, including canapés, champagne and wines, served pre-performance and during the interval.

Sparkling Reception (min. 20 guests)

An elegant take on the evening with champagne and hot or cold canapés, served pre-performance and during the interval.

We are also happy to tailor a dinner or reception evening to your specific requirements. Please contact us to get a quote on the rental of specific spaces or if your party contains less than 8 guests. If you are interested in a corporate booking then please visit our Corporate page for more information.