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 (further details below). Click here to view the menu.

 

E-tickets and how to pre-order drinks

You will be able to access your tickets and pre-order your interval 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  performance information, including your e-tickets and a bar pre-order link, will be texted to you a few hours before the performance. Please note that pre-ordering is not available for performances that do not have an interval.

 

Honey and Co

We are delighted to be partnering with Fitzrovia treasure, Honey & Co, in offering a selection of delicious picnic boxes available for customers to purchase and enjoy at our theatre. All picnic boxes are available for pre-order only. 

To pre-order your box, click the link below, select the box you’d like and the date of the performance you’re attending, and we’ll have the picnic ready and waiting for you to collect from the Theatre Bar. 

 

You are welcome to enjoy the picnic box at our bar seating areas or at your pre-booked picnic tables in the Terrace or Dutch Garden Lounge. 

Please note that we do not allow customers to eat their own food and drink on the bar seating areas – if you would prefer to bring your own picnic you will need to pre-book a picnic table in the Terrace or Dutch Garden Lounge (more details below). Please note that picnic boxes are not available for matinee performances. 

Choose from: 

Mezze box for 2 (£30) 

A light snack box of nibbles to enjoy before the performance, including smoked almonds, baba ganoush dip with pomegranate seeds, muhammara – roasted red pepper, pomegranate & walnut dip, crispy zaatar pitta for dipping, new season radishes & Lebanese cucumbers for dipping, Kalamata olives and Medjool dates. 

Vegetarian picnic box (£60) 

A vegetarian picnic for two to enjoy before the performance. Start with our zingy house pickles, Kalamata olives and creamy hummus; for the main course it’s a herby spinach pie, plus watermelon & feta salad; and a dark chocolate cake with British strawberries to finish.

Picnic feast box (£90) 

A glorious feast of a picnic for two to enjoy before the performance. There are plenty of nibbles to start, Honey & Co’s famous pomegranate chicken salad and watermelon salad for your main course, and gorgeous British strawberries, cream and sumac shortbread to finish. Plus orange blossom ice tea to keep you cool.

 

Bringing your own picnic to Opera Holland Park 

We are pleased to be able to offer picnic tables in the Terrace and Dutch Garden Lounge for customers who would like to bring their own refreshments to enjoy before the show and during the interval. Tables are £50 (£45 for Members). Availability is strictly limited so book soon to avoid disappointment. Visit our FAQs below for more information about picnicking at OHP.

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. 

 

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. 

 

Ensemble

We look forward to welcoming OHP Envoys, Ambassadors, Benefactors and Founders to a new Ensemble in 2021 that is 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 development@operahollandpark.com. 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 and your 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).

 

Picnicking FAQs

Please note that we do not allow customers to eat their own food and drink at the bar seating areas and ask all groups to pre-book a picnic table in either the Terrace or Dutch Garden Lounge. 

Do the tables have tablecloths?

Yes, all picnic tables in the Terrace and Dutch Garden Lounge have sanitised and wipeable tablecloths.

Is there a limit on the number of tables I can purchase?

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. 

What time will I be able to picnic from?

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:

  • 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.