Each performance at Longborough includes a 90-minute dining interval, allowing you time to relax and enjoy the picturesque grounds.

Bring a picnic and find a spot with a view of the beautiful Cotswold landscape, or make your visit complete by trying one of our delicious dining options.

All bookings must be made and paid for in advance. Please be sure to book your dining at the same time as your opera tickets as availability is limited. Menu choices should be submitted at least two weeks prior to your visit.

Our local caterers: The Old Butchers

The Old Butchers in nearby Stow-on-the-Wold is a real gem of the Cotswolds. A family-run restaurant since 2005, their locally sourced products complement their nose-to-tail ethos. Their citations in the Square Meal Guide, the Hardens Guide and the Michelin Guide are well deserved, and they now celebrate ten years in the Good Food Guide.

For 2018, The Old Butchers will be with us throughout the Festival as our on-site restaurateurs. As well as supplying luxury picnic hampers, they’ll be catering for the Valley Buffet and our Coach House Restaurant, with a wine list from local suppliers Toke’s of Chipping Campden and Ledbury's Sixteen Ridges vineyard.

Coach House

Coach House Restaurant

Situated near the theatre, our hugely popular Coach House Restaurant is the perfect place to treat yourself on your visit to Longborough.

Valley Buffet

Valley Buffet

Our Valley Buffet overlooks the glorious Evenlode valley.


Picnics and Hampers

You are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy anywhere in the grounds: overlooking the valley views, or tucked away in a private spot.



Our marquees are a great place to enjoy your picnic, providing shelter in case of inclement weather.


Private dining

If you prefer a private party, consider booking one of our stylish spaces for a special occasion.

Pre Performance


There are two bars within the theatre that open 90 minutes before all performances. Enjoy champagne, wine, Pimms, soft drinks, tea, coffee and homemade cakes, or pre-order a selection of canapés.

2017 Upper Foyer

Central Boxes

Central Boxes offer the best seats in the house. When booking a whole Central Box, you gain exclusive access to seating in the upper foyer of the theatre – a dedicated dining area behind your box including table, tablecloth, chairs and flower arrangement for your party. Please note that due to limited space dining tables are for bookings of four and above.