What is Opera Holland Park?
Based in Kensington, Opera Holland Park presents a yearly programme of fully staged productions and combines the best of English country house with urban opera. Prices are accessible and a full educational programme and family events aim to bring critically acclaimed work to the broadest possible audience. Once again The Admirable Crichton and OHP are continuing their successful partnership by offering the highest levels of catering.
What’s on at Opera Holland Park this Season?
This year’s programme runs from 29 May – 28 July 2018
29 May, 1, 5, 7, 9, 15, 21, 23 June at 7.30pm
Cosi fan tutte
31 May, 2, 6, 8, 14, 16, 20*, 22 June at 7.15pm
14, 18, 20, 26, 28 July at 7.30pm
Ariadne auf Naxos
17, 19, 21, 25, 27 July at 7.30pm
The Royal Ballet School
Thursday 28 June at 7pm
Friday 29 June at 7pm
Saturday 30 June at 2pm
Saturday 30 June at 7pm
Opera Holland Park and The Admirable Crichton
The Admirable Crichton and Opera Holland Park have again partnered to offer hungry (and thirsty) opera goers the chance to savour the highest quality food and drinks at each performance.
Watching opera in the open air has many benefits; beautiful sound quality, an enchanting atmosphere and of course the ability to picnic in the park. Notably, Admirable Crichton chefs have perfected, cooked, and carefully packed fresh salads, hand-baked loaves, charcuterie items, pastries and much more. To ensure every item stays in perfect condition and is easy to carry (and due to the possibility of hot weather this summer), we have created custom-made re-usable picnic hampers. All catering options must be pre-ordered. Dinners, canapés and substantial snacks are also available.
A full selection of wines, Champagnes, cocktails and mocktails are available to be served in the OHP bar or consumed at pre-booked tables as part of a picnic.
What about the great British weather?
It’s not a problem at Opera Holland Park. The venue provides a canopied auditorium to ensure that everyone stays dry to help with any unreliable weather. With this in mind you can rest assured that when planning your opera treat there this year, the soggy sandwich syndrome will not prevail.
The best way to avoid this is to pre-order a picnic. Food envy and being outside are both well known triggers for rumbling tummies, dry palates and dissatisfaction with your home packed sandwiches. Need I say more?
Picnics, canapés, dinners and drinks
Here’s what to do
- First of all, book your opera tickets. Don’t leave it too late as the most popular operas do sellout.
- Select a gastronomic experience
- Picnic hampers
- Fine dining
- Or a selection of sandwiches or meze.
- An AC butler could add a little extra luxury to the day.
Finally, for a summer of music and song ‘Book Opera Tickets and Order Food’ directly from this link and have a fantastic opera-filled summer.
If you would like to speak to a member of our team directly about the opera or about any other party plans or catering, please feel free to contact us.
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