The new opera house, known as The Theatre in the Woods is at West Horsley Place. It is set just beyond the historic orchard and is modelled on the four-tiered horseshoe shape of La Scala, Milan, with a vibrant acoustic and a generous orchestra pit. Concealed within the richly textured, mysterious brick drum is an intimate auditorium, “a decorated room”, with balcony fronts enriched for warmth and splendour, a painted ceiling and columns soaring from floor to roof through the generous atrium.
Glowing brick façades, framed by antique box hedges and walled gardens, sit in the midst of the 350-acre estate of West Horsley Place. Here Grange Park Opera will realise the next chapter in its quest to make world-class performing art accessible to all.