This year’s Ritzy Tea Party is held at the kind invitation of Dorset Opera Patron, Mrs Jennifer Coombs, at her stunning Grade I-listed home near Blandford Forum - which is not open to the public. Parts of the house date from 1634 and the 110 hectare park and pleasure grounds surrounding it - which were developed in the second half of the 18th century - include a delightful ornamental lake. There will be mountains of mouth-watering food including sandwiches, scones, clotted cream and preserves, cakes and gateaux, with a strawberries & cream and fizz finale!
As usual, there will be raffles and auctions - all aimed at having fun with good friends or new ones and to raise a few funds to assist with providing bursaries for some of this year’s young Dorset Opera Festival participants. Please note there is no opera entertainment at this event.
Tickets from £17.50 plus Eventbrite booking fee. The ticket price includes a charitable donation on which Gift Aid will be claimed. Although we rely heavily on our patrons' kind donations to keep on bringing you top class opera in Dorset, you are under no obligation to make one. If you prefer not to pay it please book by telephone, calling 01258 840000.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Call the Dorset Opera Festival office 01258 840000 (in office hours please) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org