Please check back to this page more information about picnicking and the Theatre Bar as the situation develops.


Following the government’s relaxation of Covid-regulations on Monday 17 May, we are pleased to announce that we will be opening the Terrace to host picnic tables this year.

Due to the need for social distancing, the number of tables we can offer in this space is strictly limited. You will only be able to purchase 1 picnic table for up to 4 guests per performance you are attending. As in previous years, it will not be possible to add additional seats to your table. We anticipate that demand for these tables will be extremely high, and would encourage you to book as early as possible to give you the best chance of securing a table on your preferred dates. Picnic tables are £45 (Members) / £50 (Non-Members). 

The time from which your picnic table will be available varies according to the start time of the particular performance. Please check the list below to see when you will be able to access your table.

La traviata

  • Evening performances starting at 7.30pm: tables available from 6pm
  • 19 June Discovery Matinee starting at 2pm: no picnicking is available
  • 27 June performance starting at 5pm: tables available from 3pm

The Marriage of Figaro

  • Evening performances starting at 7.15pm: tables available from 6pm
  • 20 June Discovery Matinee: no picnicking is available
  • 26 June Young Artists Performance starting at 2pm: no picnicking is available 

L’amico Fritz

  • Evening performances starting at 8pm: tables available from 6pm
  • 18 July Discovery Matinee starting at 2pm: no picnicking available 

The Cunning Little Vixen

  • Evening performances starting at 7.30pm: tables available from 5.30pm
  • 25 July Discovery Matinee starting at 2pm: no picnicking available 

The Pirates of Penzance

  • Evening performances starting at 7.30pm: tables available from 5.30pm
  • 7 August matinee starting at 2pm: no picnicking is available

British Youth Opera:

  • 12 August (start time 6pm): tables available from 4pm
  • 13 August (start time 9pm): no picnicking facility available
  • 14 August (start time 2pm): tables available from 12pm
  • 15 August (start time 5pm): no picnicking facility available

You are welcome to use your picnic table during the interval, but not after the performance as the theatre site will be closing.

Booking information

Picnic table priority booking for Ambassadors and Envoys opens at 10am on Wednesday 19 May. Priority booking for Gold & Silver Members opens at 10am on Monday 24 May. Public booking opens at 10am on Wednesday 26 May. 

Please note you will need to log in to your Account to access priority booking. To reserve your table, select the production you are attending from the dropdown on the right hand side of this page, and select the date you would like to attend, and proceed through to payment. Please note that one ticket = one table for up to 4 people. 


Theatre Bar 

Our beautiful onsite bar is open both before the performance and during the interval, offering a selection of drinks and snacks for you to enjoy. For the 2021 Season we will also be offering a pre-order drinks service to maximise your safety on site. 

E-tickets and how to pre-order drinks

You will be able to access your tickets and pre-order drinks from the bar using your mobile phone this year. If this is something you’re interested in, please log in to your account and add your mobile number. You can do this here.

All the performance information and a pre-order link will be texted to you a few hours before the performance.

Local restaurants 

There are a variety of independent restaurants near the theatre if you are looking for a pre- or post-show meal. We recommend:

The Belvedere Restaurant in Holland Park is currently closed. 


We are looking forward to welcoming OHP Envoys, Ambassadors, Benefactors and Founders to a new Ensemble in 2021 – more spacious than before to allow for a safe and comfortable visit. Our excellent hospitality team will be looking after a smooth running of table service throughout the summer season. We are also working closely with our friends in the drinks industry to bring new exciting flavours for you to savour during the festival.

Safety of our audience members, staff and artists is our highest priority. Please note that we will have very limited space at the Ensemble available each night, therefore we ask you to reserve your table in advance. We will be limiting access to 1 table of 2 people per eligible member on each performance night. Once the capacity is reached, we will be running the Ensemble waiting list and our development team will be in touch as soon as a table becomes available. To register your interest please email  

In case you will be attending on a performance night when the Ensemble is fully booked, our hospitality team will make sure you are looked after – the complimentary drinks will be brought to your seats in the auditorium.

Our complimentary drinks this year will include Prosecco, red, white and rosé wines, and a range of soft drinks. Other drinks options will be available for purchase at the public bar(s).