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About Us

Our Glyndebourne Shop

Glyndebourne started with a love story in 1934 when founder John Christie met soprano Audrey Mildmay - they built their theatre and shared their love of opera. Glyndebourne is now one of the finest and most celebrated opera houses in the world.

Glyndebourne has a unique position in being an independent, privately funded company led by the Christie family, whose aim is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of opera.

Profits from the Glyndebourne Shop are fed directly back to Glyndebourne to support its opera productions and education programmes.

We are delighted to be able to bring you an extensive range of out of the ordinary high-quality products, embracing local and UK manufacturers to ensure that the magic lives on. Often, but not exclusively inspired by the Glyndebourne Festival.

In addition to our love of opera, we also have a vested interest in climate change issues and we are therefore committed to reducing our impact on the environment. Our biggest impact to date has been the installation of our own turbine in 2011 which now generates 95% of electricity utilised. We aim to ensure that we are environmentally responsible in all that we do. For our retail operation this means, where possible, buying locally or within the UK.

The Christie family remain at the heart of Glyndebourne and their vision and attention continue to inspire our business. This unique “family company” means that our teams are long serving, stable and collaborative. We believe that this is shown in the quality and attention to detail of our products and service to you.