Community and groups

Community and groups


We work with the communities on our doorstep, throughout the tri-borough of Kensington and Chelsea, City of Westminster, and Hammersmith and Fulham, to create a shared sense of belonging and ownership of our palaces and help us stay better connected to our audiences and locality.

Please contact us if you wish to be involved in future activities and projects: Communities and groups local to the Banqueting House may also be interested in our work at Kensington Palace.

Past projects

Find out more about the range of projects and special events our team has hosted at Banqueting House in recent years.

Citizenship ceremonies

Since 2008, we have worked with registrar offices in Tower Hamlets, Richmond, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster, to host citizenship ceremonies in our palaces. It has been a privilege sharing these life changing moments and we have witnessed hundreds of people becoming new British citizens in our iconic spaces.

Court Whispering

Court Whispering was a collaborative performance project developed in partnership between English National Ballet, Historic Royal Palaces and Open Age.

Inspired by stories of ‘The Glorious Georges’ at Historic Royal Palaces, Open Age dancers worked with English National Ballet choreographers and composers to develop a creative performance that shared the sense of gossip and intrigue surrounding the Georgian Court at Kensington Palace.

Watch the video on YouTube >

West End Live

We took the Banqueting House to Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square and gave people a flavour of the palace’s history. Thousands of people visited our marquee to discover Banqueting House through costumes, crafts, drawing competitions, and more. 

Glorious Revolution storytelling

With the help ofmaster storyteller Diana Olutunmogun, we took this complicated story about constitutional change and wove together a tale which made the Glorious Revolution entertaining, accessible and informative. The revolution reached its climax in 1689 at the Banqueting House, so it serves as the ideal venue to host the storytelling sessions. Adult community groups and families were invited to Banqueting House to hear the story.

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