Ballet Under The Stars 2024

The unmissable summer event in the heart of Wiltshire, with internationally acclaimed dancers in the magical setting of Hatch House.

Ballet Performance
3 course gourmet dinner
wines served with dinner
additional food and drink

The performance will take place in the walled garden of Hatch House, which offers incredible views across the Vale of Wardour in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. This garden has been specially designed as a 430-seat dinner theatre.

"Ballet Under The Stars 2024" will present three performances featuring world-class ballets, each consisting of four short works. The program includes a mix of classical, neo-classical, and contemporary styles, performed by some of the world's greatest dancers.

During the ballet performances, guests will enjoy a delicious three-course gourmet dinner with paired wines from a set menu. Please note that tables accommodate 10-12 guests, so you will likely be sharing your table with other attendees.

Dress Code: Chic and elegant. While the garden is covered, please remember that this is an outdoor event.

Important Information
Is the theatre covered?

The entire walled garden is covered for the event and the Champagne Cocktail Bar is also a fully enclosed structure. We do advise everyone that even on the hottest of summer evenings, it can get chilly after dark, so we strongly recommend that everyone brings warm clothes in case of inclement weather or chilly evening breezes. ‘Please dress for the weather as well as the occasion’.

What time do the gardens open?

Gardens open strictly at 5.30pm each evening and we request that guests do not arrive before that time. Guests generally arrive at 6pm- 6:30pm. The beautiful themed wine bar and café offer a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks with seating. Guests generally then take in the views from the upper lawns before being shown by hostesses to their tables at 7pm.

What time does the event finish?

The show and dinner finish at around 10:30-11pm and guests are invited to continue their evening in the Champagne cocktail/wine bar where there is music and dancing until 1am. Gardens shut at 1:30am. All tickets are all-inclusive of performances, dinner with wines and entry to the Champagne Cocktail Bar.

When and where do we eat?

Everything takes place within the two tiered 17th century walled Dutch garden. We create a 450 to 430 seat dinner theatre consisting of 45 tables of ten places. (we can go up to 12 places with advance notice). Once seated, your started is served. After the starter, at around 7:30pm, the first section of performance is introduced. Each section of the performance comprises four short works (classical/neo-classical and contemporary), each work lasting between 3-7mins. Each of the three courses is followed by a 30-40 minute section of performance.

Do we have to book a whole table of ten?

Absolutely not. We cater for single ticket purchases and smaller parties, which are numerous. However, if you wish to have the whole table for your party, then the minimum booking is ten (up to twelve). We can accommodate larger parties with notice. We make great efforts to try to seat everyone with care and attention and in 14 years we have only had to move someone once. We encourage a friendly and warm atmosphere and many friendships (and even the occasional relationship) has had its genesis at Hatch.

Is there parking on site?

Yes, the parking is directly in front of the Grand Drive at the bottom and is a short walk (100 metres) to the garden entrance and ticket gate. If it is wet weather, we would suggest making sure you have appropriate shoes to get from car park to gardens. For ladies with heels we recommend heel stoppers:

Is there disabled access and loos?

We provide disabled loos on site and the bar and theatre are on ground level. The upper dining areas are accessible for wheelchair users, but with prior arrangement as they have to be accessed from back stage which is easily arranged.

What is the dress code?

Chic and elegant. What does that mean? It means that some parties like to wear black tie, others like to wear jacket and tie, ladies wear evening dresses and the form is in general to dress up for the evening. We do ask that people avoid wearing shorts or very casual clothing. We encourage you to dress to impress.

Is the walled garden heated?

No, the garden is covered, but please do treat this as an outdoor event. If it is inclement weather, we do ask everyone to use their common sense and dress for the weather as well as the occasion. Please make sure you bring enough clothes to keep warm as you will be sitting for 3+ hours.

What are the menus and can I see the menu before we arrive?

The menu is either a three-course set dining menu or a gourmet hamper for two, with wines. We do of course have vegetarian and various gluten free and coeliac options. If you would like to know the menu in advance, then please email:

What if I have dietary requirements?

You need to let us know in advance of any dietary requirements or allergies to anything. Please email us on

What is the address for Hatch House?

The address is: Hatch House, West Hatch, Nr Tisbury, Wiltshire. SP3 6PA. The venue entrance is just opposite Pythouse Kitchen Garden restaurant walled garden.

Where is the nearest Train Station?

The nearest train station is Tisbury Station which is on the Waterloo to Yeovil/Exeter line. Tisbury is about 1 hour and 40 from London and about 1 hour and 35 from Exeter. The performance finishes at 10:30pm, which is after the last train leaves, so you will need to book accommodation overnight.

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