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Nevill Holt Opera

Nevill Holt Opera


Nevill Holt Hall,
Market Harborough,
LE16 8EG


Nevill Holt Opera has creates sensational opera at a stunning summer festival. The NHO Festival attracts sell-out audiences from across the whole of the UK to its annual summer opera festival. NHO has been staging critically acclaimed shows at its stunning Leicestershire home since 2013.

The 2017 festival production is Puccini’s Tosca. Tosca's desperate and ruthless passion in a time of political turmoil has held audiences in its spell since it was first performed. With unforgettably beautiful music and a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, join us for a heart-racing night of love, passion and betrayal.

Nevill Holt Opera is delighted to announce that Royal Opera House Director of Opera Oliver Mears will return to NHO to direct this production, originally created in Derry/Londonderry for his debut at Northern Ireland Opera in 2011.

Trust in young talent:
A festival that 'trusts in young talent' (The Times) NHO casts young singers, offering them invaluable early professional experience, and a stepping stone to the wider profession. The NHO Theatre provides a unique and intimate space in which to hear future opera stars up close.

Gardens and Sculpture:
With breath-taking panoramic views over three counties, the Nevill Holt estate dates back to the 13th Century. Our beautiful 17th Century Stable Block Theatre is set in historic grounds, lanscaped by Chelsea Gold Medal winner Rupert Golby.

The grounds of Nevill Holt are home to an outstanding collection of modern British sculpture, featuring works by Antony Gormley, Allen Jones, Marc Quinn, Nic Fiddian Green and Sean Henry, among others.

Education and Community programme:
NHO believes that music can change lives. Our Education and Community Programme, created in partnership with music and education specialists, seeks to answer the needs of its local community. To date we have reached over 1000 children in the local area, with the help of our sponsors and supporters. Since 2014, our children's chorus has been drawn from Malcolm Arnold Academy, Northampton - a school in which no choirs previously existed. For many of these children, NHO is a stunning introduction to live classical music.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed


Prices for the NHO Festival range from £60 to £115


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
  • grass

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair


  • YesEntrance is well lit



See location of Nevill Holt Opera on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SP 775905  Lat: 52.50742 Long: -0.85826

We recommend that our audiences travel to Nevill Holt by train. The nearest train station is Market Harborough. Nevill Holt is a short taxi ride from Market Harborough station.

Car Parking is available for those that wish to drive.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 16.1 km from Market Harborough station