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


Changes to the theatre site to facilitate social distancing are likely to impact some, if not all of our usual picnic spaces. At the moment we don’t think it is possible to safely host picnics this year. However, we know how much the picnic experience adds to your visits and if we can safely introduce some reduced picnicking capacity, we will let you know.


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).