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Planning your Visit


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.

Some events are held at The Grange at Oborne, DT9 4LA.


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.  There is some lighting between the church and the car park, but guests attending in the evening may like to bring a torch.

Dress Code

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


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 will be available to buy at the Gala Concert.

Guests attending events at The Grange will be be able to buy a drink before and during performances.  Meals can be booked directly with The Grange, please see their website.


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.  

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

The concerts at The Grange take place in the garden and you should take your own chair.

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.


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


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. 

- Lunch before Opera in the Park
- Pimms at the Sunday Gala Concert.

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

- You are very welcome to bring a picnic to the playing field before any of the performances, however it is especially encouraged at "Opera in the park".

Have a question?

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

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St Cuthbert's Church

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