Every year we build a temporary canopied auditorium against the backdrop of Holland House, in the centre of Holland Park, West London, where we hold all our main-stage opera performances. The auditorium is covered and has a total capacity of 1,000 well-appointed, comfortable seats. On this page you will also find the Seating Plan for the theatre.
There is no dress code at Opera Holland Park and we pride ourselves on our informal and welcoming atmosphere. The theatre is a covered outdoor venue. As it can become cooler towards the end of the evening, we recommend that you bring a jacket or a wrap with you.
There are three surtitle machines, located in the centre and on either side of the stage. At certain times and from particular seats the surtitle system is not always fully visible. We would ask you to understand the unique nature of the theatre.
Patrons arriving late will not be permitted to take their seats until a suitable break in the performance – this may not be possible until the interval.
After the performance
Please exit through the Ilchester Place gate, Abbotsbury Road car park gate or the Duchess of Bedford’s Gate leading to Holland Walk. All other gates will be closed after the performance.
We have lovely loos on site, with wheelchair access, but we do not offer a cloakroom facility. Any small bags or coats may be taken with you to your seat. If you have booked a picnic table, you may leave your picnic equipment at your table, where it will not be disturbed (although we recommend covering or containing your food).
We strongly recommend that you do not bring larger items such as suitcases with you. However if necessary, these may be left in a quiet corner of the theatre site at your own risk. If you do this, please notify the Front of House team of where your items will be. Items left unattended may be subject to a search.