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Garsington Studios

Nestled in the rolling Chiltern Hills in close proximity to the M40, Garsington Studios are an outstanding new multi-purpose resource for rehearsals, recordings, filming, events and meetings.

A man and woman stand in front of an orchestra in a large room, with tiered seating rising behind them.

Rehearsals and Recordings

The Studios were purposely built for music recordings and rehearsals. They’ve been acoustically optimised, feature raised gallery walkways and benefit from both natural light and the space to bring in scenery, lighting rigs and other technical kit. Two studios are the same size as the Opera Pavilion stage, whilst a third features a dance floor and mirror wall for movement rehearsals. Ancillary rooms include coaching, practice, production, company and wardrobe spaces, and a loading bay allows easy deliveries to all three major studios.

A path with grass either side winds towards to large buildings. On the left a double story barn with red tile roof and black timber cladding. On the right a large, triple storey building with red tiled roof and flint walls. On the path a woman and child skip towards the buildings.

Filming and Location Support

Sitting in a quiet, yet exceptionally convenient location on the beautiful Wormsley estate, our new Studios are ideal for filming with flexible spaces to act as a cast and crew support areas. Two triple height studios measuring 15m x 23m (3,713 sq ft), and a third double-height space at 10m x 16m (1,721 sq ft) have direct loading bay access, cable runs and are acoustically optimised. Each room has natural lighting but can also be fully blacked-out. The larger studios feature viewing galleries and all three studios are pillar-free!

Pens, paper and drinking glasses arranged on a meeting table

Meetings and Conferences

Enjoy a breath of fresh air and stunning views, as you host your team away day just 40 minutes away from London. Our valley location in the Chiltern Hills provides the perfect setting for bringing people together to refresh and focus the mind. Our flexible spaces mean we can host conferences for hundreds, or intimate meetings for just a few people. We can support you with catering, accommodation and transport, and even workshops that take full advantage of Garsington Opera’s skills. The whole building features excellent WiFi and we can provide car parking with electric vehicle charging points available.

Glasses set on a banquet table with fairy lights in the background

Hospitality Events

Garsington Opera is known for the detail and quality of its artistic output – just imagine the kind of event we could host for you in our prestigious new Studios. Architecturally stunning, the building itself is a real talking point and our links to entertainment and hospitality services mean we can create a very special and customised event for you. Even better, hosting your event with us directly contributes to supporting our charitable and artistic mission, helping people from all backgrounds to connect with our work and their own potential.

Explore Our Spaces

As you step across the landscaped terrace towards the entrance, Garsington Studios, at first glance, appear to be part of a charming Chilterns courtyard of farm buildings. But there’s so much more to see when you step across the threshold.

Designed as a multipurpose space, the Studios have been built sympathetically to their surroundings in the rolling Chiltern Hills. With sustainability and practicality in mind, alongside beautiful design, we are creating an important hub for art and culture in Buckinghamshire.

Garsington Studios features:

  • Two large triple-height (8.5m) studios with galleries for technical alterations/viewing without interruption. One studio has retractable bench seating for 200+ people. Each studio is 23m x 15m – the same size as our opera pavilion stage
  • a third double-height (5.5m) studio with dual aspect windows, a sprung dance floor and mirror wall (16m x 10m)
  • several adjoining smaller rooms for production offices (to ground and first floor)
  • five practice/coaching rooms
  • wigs, wardrobe and fitting/dressing rooms
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and data connectivity across the whole site.
  • on-site accommodation in a separate farmhouse and adjoining cottage
  • parking for 70 cars, including EV charging points
  • south-facing courtyard for relaxation, surrounded by beautiful countryside and ancient woodland
  • loading dock to enable easy level-access and delivery of scenery and equipment to all three studios
  • commercial-style kitchen, available for dry hire and smaller kitchenettes for personal use
  • café/green room seating 100
A path with grass either side winds towards to large buildings. On the left a double story barn with red tile roof and black timber cladding. On the right a large, triple storey building with red tiled roof and flint walls. On the path a woman and child skip towards the buildings.

Location and Surroundings

  • Quiet and secure location on the Wormsley estate, within minutes from the M40, J5
  • 40 mins from West London.
  • Nearest train station: High Wycombe (20 mins) with frequent 25 minute trains to central London
  • 30 minutes from Oxford
  • Links to a wide range of accommodation offer, with some rooms available on site in our farmhouse and adjoining cottage
A long, brightly lit reception area. The right hand wall is made up of large windows in wood timber frames, with a few tables and chairs placed along the wall. The left hand wall has a wooden mezzanine level looking out over the space. Underneath there are large images from Garsington Opera past performances.


Because Garsington Studios should be enjoyed by all, we’ve ensured the space is a physically accessible and welcoming building.

  • A lift to all floors, with wide doors and corridors
  • a range of furniture to accommodate different needs
  • accessible toilets on all floors including a Changing Places bathroom with hoist and changing bed
  • level access from car park to building with accessible spaces.

The Studios enable us to increase our work with local schools, young people and the wider community from all backgrounds, but are also available for other local arts charities.

Four people having their meal at a picnic table on the upper terrace with the picturesque landscape of the lake and hills in the background


  • On target to achieve a Very Good BREEAM rating (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) and an Excellent rating for water efficiency
  • the surface water drainage strategy includes green roofs over the two main Studios, pervious paving, swales and soakaways discharging by infiltration
  • efficient air source heat pumps and low energy ventilation solutions
  • electric car charging points in the parking area
  • detailed Ecological Mitigation, Compensation and Enhancement Strategy, taking into account the natural world, biodiversity and nature which surrounds the site.