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Opera Evening at Dunster Castle

Wild Arts bring their signature opera evening to Dunster Castle. Bring your picnics and enjoy a magical summer's evening of opera highlights.

  • Booking essential

Wild Arts bring their signature opera evening to the beautiful gardens at Dunster Castle. Bring your picnics and enjoy a magical summer's evening of opera highlights.

The show is a love story built around your favourite opera classics, arranged into 75 minutes of musical heaven. All sung by the stars of tomorrow and played by a stunning string quintet.

You are welcome to arrive from 5.30pm to set up your picnic on the lawn and open the bubbly. Bring whatever you need to make yourselves comfortable - picnic rugs, tables, chairs and hampers are all welcome.

The performance will start at 6.30pm and there will be an hour's picnic interval. The show will be finished at 9pm.

Wild Arts is a new company founded by conductor and cellist Orlando Jopling which takes world-class opera to 30 beautiful venues across the UK each summer.

"Let me tell you that Wild Arts’ opera evenings are of a breathtakingly high, ROH-level musical standard – a gorgeous quintet of musicians and a most cunning choice of excerpts, mischievously well acted. I’d follow them anywhere." -Libby Purves

Tickets £32, or £10 for everyone under the age of 18. Enjoy the evening together with friends - buy 6 tickets for a discount.

Free parking is included with your ticket. Only a limited number of tickets will be offered for sale, so please book early.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £32.00
Child (under 18)£10.00
Concession (6 tickets for the price of 5)£160.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 01643 821314

Meeting point

Please check in via the Ticket Office. Gates open at 5.30pm and the performance will take place on Green Court, in front of the castle.

What to bring and wear

Please dress appropriately for the weather as the performance will go ahead rain or shine. We ask that you don't bring umbrellas.


The walk from the car park to the performance area is up a steep hill and is not suitable for those with limited mobility. A courtesy vehicle will be running to transport audience members from the car park to Green Court.

Contact info

Dunster Castle and Watermill

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