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D'Oyly Carte


D'Oyly Carte Music will preserve the islands musical heritage with a limited number of intimate performances in the grand ballroom by a few of the world’s top performing artists and attended by 50 of their friends and celebrity guests.


In summer these intimate concerts will be held outside on the islands gardens to audiences of 500 - 1,000 guests. 

These relaxed, insightful, and exclusive performances will be shared with global audiences streamed live over the internet.

In June 2023 D'Oyly Carte Music live streamed a production of Gilbert & Sullivan's greatest hits (A La Carte) in the world beating Dolby Atmos audio quality. 

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Musical Heritage

It is difficult to appreciate the significance of this Victorian trio. In the 1890’s Sir Arthur Gilbert, Sir William Sullivan and Richard D’Oyly Carte were as famous, talented and celebrated as Adel, Ed Sheeran and Simon Cowell are today!


It is important to compliment a venue with so much music heritage with other music memorabilia from that time and we are delighted to confirm an agreement with Melvyn Tarran, the founder and owner of the Gilbert & Sullivan Museum, for D’Oyly Carte Island to house some of the most important pieces from this unique and invaluable collection. 

Best of British in 1800's
Best of British in 2000's
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Music lovers

A WS Gilbert grand piano bought for his American mistress, an oil painting of the magnificent dress from Pirates of Penzance painted by the well-know American artist James Montgomery Flagg and elaborate costumes from Savoy Theatre productions of Gilbert & Sullivan works are just a few items in this collection. 

They will be displayed in the same ballroom used by Gilbert & Sullivan to write, create and perform those memorable intimate performances in the 1890’s.     


A magnificent ballroom in a Grade 2 listed historic house with deep music traditions, invaluable music memorabilia, set on a private island 30 minutes from central London sets the scene. 


Used by the greatest British musicians of their time and now hosting the best contemporary musicians of the day will deliver breath taking creativity and performances that will be shared with music lovers around the world using the latest streaming technology. 

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