The safety and health of everyone – our guests, our team, our artists – is of the utmost importance to us. Please see our Covid-19 safety measures below, as well as the Terms and Conditions.
Our festival takes place in a completely uncovered environment and the performances may experience rain. You can view the forecast here, please prepare accordingly. Performances may start slightly earlier or later to avoid inclement weather; hence we ask that all attendees arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of the main performance.
The performance will go ahead in all weathers as long as it can do so safely. Customers will not be refunded in the case of rain or other inclement weather should a performance go ahead.
If there is no way for a public event to happen safely, VBF will film a complete performance in the main hall of the house and make this available exclusively to ticket holders shortly afterwards. All ticket holders will also be offered a refund, although VBF would be incredibly grateful to receive full or partial donations instead!
If you’re aged 35 and under, you’re eligible for our Under35 tickets!
These cost £25 for our 2022 opera Orphée. We kindly ask all Under35 ticket holders to bring photo ID along to the festival for our usher team to check at admission to the event.
Please note: this discount enables those who cannot afford full price tickets to attend Vache Baroque. If you have the means, please consider buying a full price ticket.
As we grow, we hope to offer a broader range of discounted tickets. Our open dress rehearsal is free to attend; please visit our Community page for more information. We are grateful for the generosity of our VBFriends in enabling us to operate ticket schemes.
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:
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
The Vache Baroque Festival 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.
Our team will wear personal protective equipment as appropriate. We will operate a cashless system to ensure minimum contact at points of payment. Our team will be monitoring guest activity and reminding guests to keep a safe distance from other groups. We will ask guests to take and vacate their seats via a one-way system in order to maintain social distancing.
In return, we would be grateful if you would also abide by Public Health England guidelines. Please keep at least one metre away from other groups of guests and staff wherever possible. Please wash your hands for 20 seconds after using our facilities and use hand sanitiser when necessary. We encourage guests to wear personal protective equipment if you feel the need to do so. Please do not bring any pets to the performances.
Following government guidelines, booking guests will have their contact details stored to assist NHS Test and Trace if necessary.
Once you have booked your ticket(s) online, you will receive a confirmation email. You will need to present this email on entering the grounds, either on your mobile device or printed out.
Please get in touch with our box office team who will gladly add your details to our returns list.
Children under the age of 8 will unfortunately not be admitted to the venue. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian in advance of purchase to make their own judgement as to the suitability of a show for their own child.
Children aged 8 and over shall require their own ticket. Anyone aged under 16 must be accompanied and by an adult and seated next to the accompanying adult during the performance.
What to wear
There is no dress code at The Vache Baroque Festival, but we would love to create a festive atmosphere for everyone, so we encourage you to wear your own version of “dressed up”, whatever that may be.
As the festival is held entirely outdoors, we highly recommend checking the weather forecast and, if necessary, bringing warm layers, a blanket, an umbrella etc.
There is plenty of opportunity to walk around the spacious grounds, so comfortable footwear is recommended.
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 email@example.com and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible in order to make special arrangements for your visit.