The Vache Baroque Festival

A new and exciting open-air opera venue in the stunning grounds of a stately home in the heart of the Chilterns

A bit about us

​The Vache Baroque Festival​, a new and exciting open-air music venue, will open its doors to the public on ​4 September 2020​ for the first time.  The festival aims to bring audiences first-class Baroque music in a stunning outdoor setting, with picnicking beforehand in the grounds of The Vache, a historic stately home ​located in the heart of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Striving to provide audiences and musicians with a much-needed cultural outlet, the VBF promises to showcase emerging talent met with a contemporary twist. By presenting multi-disciplinary productions from the known Baroque canon alongside more obscure works, the VBF hopes to attract a younger and more diverse audience to Baroque music.   

The festival will be launching this September with two performances of Purcell’s iconic opera, ​Dido & Aeneas ​ , which charts the tragic love story of the pair. Directed by critically-acclaimed 2007-​2009 Jette Parker Young Artist Stage Director​ ​Thomas Guthrie​, musically directed by ​Jonathan Darbourne​ and choreographed by ​Ukweli Roach, ​with members of his dance company ​Bird Gang​ performing, ​Dido & Aeneas ​ will enchant and inspire in this modern take on a well known Greek myth.   



  • The Vache Baroque Festival
  • The Vache
  • Vache Lane
  • Chalfont St Giles
  • Bucks
  • HP8 4SD


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