The Marriage of Figaro

Fri 28 July at 7.30pm

One of our 'Picnic and Opera' evenings - enjoy your picnic in Kentwell's beautiful grounds and a walk around the tranquil gardens before joining the audience for an evening of Opera.

Book in advance

All tickets enjoy a considerable discount when booked in advance. You can either book online by clicking the 'book tickets' button below or by telephone on 01787 310207.

Opera Brava's The Marriage of Figaro

Opera Brava are Britain's leading outdoor touring Opera Company.

A wedding with the sublime music of Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro has all the ingredients of a classic piece of 18th century literature - passion, lust, betrayal, deception and ultimate forgiveness. The action takes place in just 24 hours and has a liberal sprinkling of farcical humour.

Probably the most perfect and popular opera. A day in the life of Figaro. A joyful farce in which we witness the foibles and intrigues used to reveal the indiscretions of a philandering nobleman, Count Almaviva. Some of Mozart’s most sublime music features in this bittersweet yet uplifting comedy.

Opera Brava brings the music of Mozart to life with a fast moving and witty production and some of the finest singing you will hear anywhere.


This year’s performances will be played in the open air at the front of the Hall. The audience will sit on the Front Lawns, bringing their own chairs, cushions, rugs etc, with the performers on a stage, and the House as a glorious background. The mellow red Tudor brickwork of the house, and the superb vista will make for one of the most amazing theatrical backcloths you will ever see!


Audience members are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy during the evening.

You may hire a Kentwell picnic table. NB. the hire of a Kentwell picnic table does not include the cost of your tickets for the performance.


For evening performances, gates will open at 6.30pm, so that guests may enjoy a visit to the gardens and a pre-show drink.

The first half of the performance is played under natural light. The second half is played under lights.


Our performances will go on whatever the weather - it is up to you to make sure you are correctly equipped to deal with excessive heat, seasonal dampness or whatever else nature gives us on the evening.


  • Please bring your own chairs, rugs and cushions etc.
  • If you book to hire a Kentwell picnic table (seats 4 £12; seats 6 £16; seats 8 £20), you must also book tickets for the performance. The Kentwell picnic table hire is for a picnic table, with integral seats, for your party to use for dining. It does not include the cost of tickets to view the performance.
  • If you book a Gazebo Pitch (£10), you must also book tickets for the performance. A Gazebo Pitch booking is to reserve a pitch for a standard-sized garden gazebo, under which your party may sit, for the performance and/or to picnic. This does not include the cost of tickets to view the performance. The Gazebo Pitches will be at the back/sides of the lawns.


Tickets are available to purchase on-line using the link below, or by telephone (01787 310207).

Ticket Prices

TicketEarly-bird onlineOn the Night
Adult £29.50£35.50
Child (under 16)£21.50£27.50
Open on: 
Fri 28 July
Open times: 
grounds open from 6.30pm
Amount of House open: 
Anglian Business Green 100

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