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The Grange Festival

Winchester

Type:Opera House

Grange Park Estate, Northington, ALRESFORD, Hampshire, SO24 9TG

Tel: 01962 791020

The Grange Festival

About

Since 2017, The Grange Festival has been continuing the great legacy of opera at The Grange in Hampshire. Following the vision of Michael Chance, our Artistic Director, The Grange Festival aims to present a varied programme each summer which includes tried and tested operatic masterpieces as well as more daring leaps into the unknown. In 2018, we had a range of dazzling evenings including the debut of Dance@TheGrange curated by Wayne McGregor, the Bernstein operetta Candide, Handel’s Agrippina, Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio.

The 2019 season continues Figaro’s story with Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, lauded by Sir Isaiah Berlin as ‘the best opera ever written by a human being’. Verdi and Shakespeare come enticingly to The Grange in Falstaff which promises to be a life-enhancing celebration of love, laughter and joie-de-vivre. Following a raft of 5-star reviews for Agrippina, we are extremely excited to venture once again into the baroque with Handel’s Belshazzar, a dramatic oratorio which has rarely been staged before. We will also welcome back Company Wayne McGregor for a specially-commissioned programme of Dance@TheGrange and finally look forward to an evening of razzle-dazzle with Inimitable, Irresistible Hollywood and Broadway with The John Wilson Orchestra.

Throughout the season, we invite guests to immerse themselves fully in the atmosphere and unparalleled surroundings of The Grange and enjoy the grounds before curtain-up. In each performance, there is a 100-minute dining interval where guests can experience fine-dining in the iconic Grange building or picnic in the breath-taking grounds. The Art@TheGrange exhibition and Lady Ashburton’s shop should also not be missed, set within the extraordinary semi-ruined building.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - No hearing aid loop but all operas are surtitled in English.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Service dogs are permitted everywhere on site but must be looked after at the Box Office whilst the performance is underway for health and safety reasons.
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - For the 100-minute interval, our on-site fine dining experience is located inside the iconic Grange building. We also have the Portico Bar as well as the Tea Pavilion serving tea, coffee, cake and ice cream. Picnic Site
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - We offer a dog-sitting service on-site although unfortunately dogs (except service dogs) aren’t allowed in the theatre, house or grounds.
  • Gift shop
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 4-8 hours. The site opens two hours before each performance commences and we invite guests to continue to enjoy the house and grounds after curtain-down.
  • Booking essential
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - If you are coming with a large group, we may be able to offer you a special deal. Please contact our Box Office team directly with your request on 01962 791020.
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction - Theatre and dining options indoors
  • Outdoor Attraction - Outside dining options and extensive grounds
  • Smoking Some Areas

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards student/youth - High Flyers members (under 35s) can get £35 tickets for every night of the season as well as free transfers from Basingstoke station and a half price programme.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Grange Festival is easily accessible by road with plenty of free parking on-site. If you are using a sat-nav, follow the postcode SO24 9TZ for our new Festival drive. Full driving instructions can be found here: https://thegrangefestival.co.uk/how-to-find-us/

Public Transport Directions

Regular train services run from London Waterloo to Basingstoke and Winchester in just 40 minutes. Our dedicated transfer service, the Festival Express, runs from Basingstoke station to The Grange or alternatively there are taxi services which run from both Basingstoke and Winchester stations.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2019 Tourism South East Member 2019 2019

Opening Times

2019 (1 June 2019 - 31 July 2019)
DayTimes
Tuesday - Saturday15:30 - 23:00
Sunday15:00 - 22:30

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