If you can’t find the answer to your question, please email our box office team, who will be very happy to help: tickets@vachebaroque.com

GETTING TO THE VACHE

The Vache, Vache Lane, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks, HP8 4SD

There are two stations in close proximity to The Vache:

Chalfont & Latimer is easily accessible from London Marylebone station, with trains leaving every 30 mins (30 min duration). Chalfont & Latimer is also a tube stop on the Metropolitan Line (c. 45 min duration from Baker Street). We’re pleased to offer a complimentary shuttle from and back to Chalfont & Latimer station, see below.

Gerrards Cross is also easily accessible from London Marylebone station, with trains leaving every 25 mins (c. 25 min duration).

Due to popular demand, we are thrilled to announce that we will be offering our complimentary shuttle bus service for all Visionaries and Opera Festival audience members again this year. This is a more environmentally friendly and convenient method of getting to the festival and increases accessibility for those travelling by public transport.

Please leave the station through an open gate at street level on Platform 1. The shuttle bus will be waiting near this exit, outside the Craft Beer shop. Further details will be circulated to all ticket holders.

This service will run over the Visionaries performance weekend of 29 & 30 June. The bus will be leaving Chalfont & Latimer station at the following times on each day: 

12:00 hrs
14:30 hrs
15:00 hrs
17:30 hrs
18:00 hrs

The return service will be leaving The Vache at the following times on each day:

13:45 hrs
14:15 hrs
16:45 hrs
17:15 hrs
19:45 hrs
20:15 hrs

This service will also run over the Opera Festival performance weekends of 31 August/1 September & 7/8 September 2024. As in previous years, the shuttle bus will be leaving Chalfont & Latimer station at the following times on each performance day:

15:10 hrs
15:40 hrs
16:10 hrs
16:40 hrs
17:10 hrs
17:40 hrs
18:10 hrs

Relaxed Performance times tba

Return journeys will start immediately after the performance (c. 21:00 hrs).

We suggest following directions to ‘Vache Baroque’ on Google Maps.

If you are coming from the direction of Central London or Gerrards Cross, you will come to a double mini roundabout as you enter Chalfont St. Giles. Take the B4442 up the hill. Vache Lane will be the first left turn you come to. From here, our parking will be clearly signposted.

There will be free onsite parking clearly signposted on arrival to The Vache. We can make special parking arrangements for anyone requiring access assistance; please see the accessibility section below.

GX Cars 01753 668978 / 01753 887744

Chalfont Taxis 01494 875522

Clover Cabs 01494 875522

Tickets

Once you have booked your ticket(s) online, you will receive a confirmation email. Our team will just ask for your name and order number on the door, and you will be issued with a wristband.

Please see our terms and conditions for our policy on returning or exchanging tickets & get in touch with our box office team who will gladly assist you. 

Please get in touch with our box office team who will gladly add your details to our returns list.

ACCeSSIBILity

Our site for L’Olimpiade is outdoors and most of the terrain is flat. Unless the weather is particularly wet, this is suitable for wheelchair users. There are certain areas of the grounds that are more difficult to access but this would not compromise your experience substantially.

Our Visionaries performances will take place within the Vache hall, so the weather is not a concern. Please do get in touch with our box office team to detail your personal access requirements; we will do our very best to accommodate them.

We will endeavour to accommodate your accessibility needs wherever possible, i.e. special parking arrangements, use of a ground floor indoor toilet, reserved picnic area.

Please get in touch with us via tickets@vachebaroque.com and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible to make special arrangements for your visit.

FOOD & DRINK

No need to BYOB, the VB Bar will once again be serving a range of refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as sweet and savoury snacks. This should make for the perfect addition to any picnic before the show.

You’ll be able to pre-order drinks for the interval during L’Olimpiade performances.

We’re delighted to be partnering with critically-acclaimed independent businesses once again for our 2024 programme of events. 

Information about our food and drink partners is coming soon; watch this space!

What to wear

There is no dress code at Vache Baroque events. Having said that, we always strive to create a festive atmosphere for everyone, so if you feel like it, please do wear your own version of “dressed up”, whatever that may be.

VISIONARIES: KEY INFO

Saturday 29 June 2024
Sunday 30 June 2024

Tickets are prices for our Visionaries event are:

£45 Full Price
£25 Under 35

We kindly ask Under35s to bring photo ID along to the event for our usher team to check at admission.

Grounds will be open from 12pm until 8.30pm both days; the VB bar will be serving refreshments and guests are welcome to bring picnics. There will be three entry points into the house at 12.30pm, 3.30pm & 6.30pm. Guests will experience pre-show installations, followed by a multi-sensory blindfolded performance lasting c. 45 minutes.

First Entry Point:
12:00 – Grounds open
12:30 – Briefing & pre-show experience
13:00 – Main Performance Begins
13:45 – Main Performance Ends

Second Entry Point:
15:15 – Recommended latest arrival time
15:30 – Briefing & pre-show experience
16:00 – Main Performance Begins
16:45 – Main Performance Ends

Third Entry Point:
18:30 – Briefing & pre-show experience
19:00 – Main Performance Begins
19:45 – Main Performance Ends
20:30 – Grounds Close

Children under the age of 16 will unfortunately not be admitted to the main performances. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian in advance of purchase to make their own judgement as to the suitability of an event for their own child. Young people aged 16 and over shall require their own ticket. 

PERGOLESI'S L'OLIMPIADE: KEY INFO

Saturday 31 August 2024
Sunday 1 September 2024
Saturday 7 September 2024
Sunday 8 September 2024

Our Relaxed performance will take place on the morning of Saturday 7 September.

Ticket prices for our 2024 opera are:
£90 Inner Circle
£70 Middle Circle
£50 Outer Circle
£30 Under 35

We kindly ask Under35s to bring photo ID along to the event for our usher team to check at admission

Ticket prices for our 2024 Relaxed performance are:
£20 Adult Ticket
£12 Under 18 Ticket
£1 Under 5 Ticket
£1 Carer Ticket

For our four main performances of L’Olimpiade the timings will be as follows:

15:00 – Grounds open
19:00 – First act
19:50 – Interval
20:10 – Second act
21:00 – Performance ends
21:30 – Grounds close

For our Relaxed performance on Saturday 7 September, timings will be as follows:

10:30 – Grounds open
12:00 – Performance starts
13:00 – Performance ends
13:30 – Grounds close

Children under the age of 8 will unfortunately not be admitted to the main performances. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian in advance of purchase to make their own judgement as to the suitability of an event for their own child. Children aged 8 and over shall require their own ticket. Anyone aged under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times and seated next to the accompanying adult during the performance.

There is however no age limit for our Relaxed Performance! Please see below for further details.

This performance has been specially curated for those that would benefit from a more ‘relaxed’ experience. Everyone is welcome to attend, including families with babies or very young children and those with learning disabilities, neurological conditions or movement disorders.

Noise and movement from the audience is fine by us! We want everyone to feel relaxed and able to respond to the singers and players on stage in their own way.

The performance will feature musical highlights with narration, as well as introductions to the orchestral instruments. The audience experience will be a specially adapted by:

  • A reduced running time of 1 hour
  • Late morning start time for easier travel
  • Grounds will open 90 minutes prior to the performance, allowing guests time to settle in, enjoy the grounds and interactive activities
  • Wheelchair spaces and extra front of house staff on hand to assist
  • Lower capacity to allow everyone extra space
  • Quiet areas available for those that become overwhelmed by the performance

Getting to THE VACHE

The Vache, Vache Lane, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks, HP8 4SD

There are two stations in close proximity to The Vache – ‘Gerrards Cross’ and ‘Chalfont & Latimer’.

Chalfont & Latimer is also accessible from London Marylebone station, with a trains leaving every 30 mins (30 min duration). Chalfont & Latimer is also a tube stop on the Metropolitan Line (45 min duration from Baker Street). 

We will offer a complementary shuttle bus for August and September 2021 events – please see below for details.

Gerrards Cross is easily accessible from London Marylebone station, with trains leaving every 25 mins (25 min duration). A taxi can be booked with GX Cars, Chalfont Taxis or with Uber and should be around £15.

The Vache Baroque Festival provides a complimentary shuttle bus service from and back to Chalfont & Latimer station (Metropolitan line Zone 8 and Chiltern Railways from Marylebone). Anyone making use of the service to arrive at The Vache Baroque Festival will be issued with a return ticket.

As in 2021, the 2022 shuttle bus will be leaving Chalfont & Latimer station at the following times on each performance day:

15:10
15:40
16:10
16:40
17:10
17:40
18:10

Please leave the station through an open gate at street level on Platform 1. The shuttle bus will be waiting near this exit, outside the Craft Beer shop. Please wear a mask to use the service.

Further details will be circulated to all ticket holders.

GX Cars 01753 668978

Chalfont Taxis 01494 875522

Clover Cabs 01494 875522

To navigate to The Vache, we advise you to use the co-ordinates (51.6374, -0.5614). 

If you are coming from the direction of Central London or Gerrards Cross, you will come to a double mini roundabout as you enter Chalfont St. Giles. Take the B4442 up the hill. Vache Lane will be the first left turn you come to. From here, the parking for VBF will be clearly signposted.

There will be free on site parking clearly signposted on arrival to The Vache.

We can make special parking arrangements for anyone requiring access assistance; please see the accessibility section below.

Covid-19 Safety Measures

Vache Baroque pledges to adhere to the latest guidelines from Public Health England. Any changes in guidelines will be reflected on this section of our website as they occur.

We ask all guests to please stay at home if you have any symptoms of COVID or feel unwell.

We will have masks and hand sanitiser available to use in the lobby area. We encourage all guests to respect other peoples personal space while moving around the venue, especially in congested areas.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we try to keep the live music & entertainment industry open!

Accessibility

The site is outdoors and most of the terrain is flat. Unless the weather is particularly wet, this is suitable for wheelchair users. There are certain areas of the grounds that are more difficult to access but this would not compromise your experience substantially.

We will endeavour to accommodate your accessibility needs wherever possible, i.e. special parking arrangements, use of a ground floor indoor toilet, reserved picnic area.

Please get in touch with us via tickets@vachebaroque.com and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible in order to make special arrangements for your visit.

Map of the Grounds