Planning your Visit

Venue

St Cuthbert’s Church, Oborne, Dorset DT9 4LA.  The Gala concert takes place in the playing field opposite the church.  Please click here to see a map and to contact us.

Parking

Parking will be available in a field opposite St Cuthbert’s. Guests should note that the field is a working field and those who would prefer more formal parking arrangements may wish to use the parking at the Grange Hotel, which is about 200 yards walk from the church.

Dress Code

There is no dress code but most people choose smart casual.

Refreshments

A complimentary glass of wine or soft drink, generously donated by the Grange Hotel in Oborne, will be available 30 minutes before curtain up on the Friday and Saturday evenings.  Pimms and strawberries will be available to but at the Gala Concert.

Seating

There is no numbered seating for the performances in the church  and seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. If guests have a special need to sit in a particular part of the church, please contact us and we will endeavour to organise places accordingly.  Guests should note that the pews in St Cuthbert’s are fine Arts and Crafts woodwork but were made for the sturdier constitutions of Victorian church goers. Guests who would welcome a little more comfort may wish to bring a cushion.

The gala concert takes place in the playing field and ticket holders should bring their own camping or garden chairs.  

Disabled Access

St Cuthbert’s church provides disabled access via portable wheelchair ramps. If guests would like the ramps to be available, please contact us in advance of the performance. Disabled toilet facilities are available in the village hall about 50 yards from the church.

Facilities

A portaloo will be available or else the village hall will be available about 50 yards from the church.

Catering

Opera in Oborne works closely with The Grange Hotel who support the event by providing catering. 

- Pre-opera suppers before the Friday and Saturday performances of Carmen
- Lunch before the Saturday Matinee. 
- Pimms and Strawberries at the Sunday Gala Concert.

The Grange is around 200 yards from the church.  Please visit their website for more information.

Covid-19

In contrast to 2021, we intend to operate as normally as possible for our 2022 weekend and will not be restricting numbers in the church or asking our audience members to wear masks.  You are very welcome to wear a mask if you prefer.  The Sunday Gala Concert will be held in the playing field again this year; we hope that anyone feeling nervous about spending time in enclosed spaces will be able to attend this performance.

Have a question?

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 
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St Cuthbert's Church