Since our first partnering with the festival back in 2013, we have been extremely excited by the prospect of the conversion of the Stables into an amazing 400 seat Theatre and in our sixth and final festival season it was great to see the doors finally open. The hotly anticipated opening did not disappoint, with the awesome design by Witherford Watson Mann and Sound Space Vision creating the perfect acoustic setting.

The 2018 festival welcomed a new location for the restaurant marquee,  enjoying stunning views of the amazing Welland Valley. The three course menu comprised of seasonal produce, showcasing rainbow carrots, heritage tomatoes, lamb saddle, home smoked sea trout, chocolate, strawberries and rhubarb.

Guests dining in the Kitchen Garden enjoyed another menu collaboration between celebrated chef Ben Tish and Stones Events. The sharing table featured glazed beef rump, white crab bruschetta and organic salmon, salt baked beets and soccas with grilled courgettes to name a few of the side orders. Dessert was a light gooseberry and elderflower cheesecake, chocolate and salted caramel tart or a selection of local cheese with homemade chutneys.

Over the course of the three weeks, across seven performances, we are proud to have fed over 1000 guests in this incredible setting for our sixth and final festival. It has been a fantastic tenure for Stones Events as we focus on our weddings, corporate events and private parties in 2019.


You can read about the 2018 Nevill Holt Opera Festival in the below articles, and don’t forget to check the official website for announcements about next year.

The ‘Glyndebourne of the Midlands’ shaking up the country-house opera scene says Telegraph

Old and new in perfect harmony by Wallpaper

Guest reviews

We love hearing guest feedback, and were delighted to receive the below comments.

“From the charming and helpful ‘Stones Events’ employees, to the magnificent gardens (better than ever), to the best performance we have yet seen, and the perfect weather of course – we didn’t think it could be bettered!”

“Our dining experience at Nevill Holt Opera was superb! Our private pavilion was perfectly located and really well looked after by your waiting staff. Well done!”