Opera in a Box: Hansel & Gretel

Join Opera in a Box as they bring the enchanting tale of Hansel and Gretel to life in a fresh and innovative production!

  • 23rd June 2024
  • 7pm (gates open 6.30pm)

Opera in a Box are excited to return to the South West with the mischievous fairytale opera, Hansel & Gretel. This wonderful family piece, sung in English, tells the classic story through music, magic and, of course, gingerbread! 

Say goodbye to your preconceptions about opera as we take you on a journey through off-the-wall venues and intimate adaptations of classic works.

Hansel and Gretel, first performed in December 1893 by Humperdinck, retells the timeless fairy-tale of two siblings lost in the forest. Follow Hansel and Gretel as they discover a house made of gingerbread and fall into the clutches of a wicked witch. With a talented ensemble of musicians, and artists, and a top-notch production team, Opera in a Box delivers a fully staged experience at eight contrasting venues.

Immerse yourselves in the magic of opera with Opera in a Box!

Join us for a delightful performance of Hansel and Gretel, sung in English, perfect for audiences of all ages. Experience an unforgettable evening of opera that will leave you spellbound, surrounded by our stunning gardens and romantic ruins of the Great Hall.

Remember to bring something to sit on. The Bishop’s Table will be open throughout the performance, you are welcome to bring your own picnic as well. 


  • Adult – £20
  • Child (under 16) – £10
  • Bishop’s Palace Member – £18

This event is a fundraising event on behalf of The Palace Trust, the charity whose purpose is to conserve The Bishop’s Palace and its story as a place of enjoyment and reflection for the benefit of all.  The Palace Trust gets no statutory funding so the cost of maintaining the Palace is met entirely by grants, visitor income and special events.