Member events at Banqueting House
Member-only tours of the Banqueting House
Date: 11 and 24 February, 11 and 24 March starting promptly in the Undercroft at 10.00 and 12 noon (all dates are sold out, please call 020 3166 6327 to be put on the waiting list)
What happened to Henry VIII’s great Whitehall Palace and what did the early Stuart kings do at the Banqueting House, its last remaining part? Although intended for plays and masques, this building is more famous as the place of execution of King Charles I. Explore its colourful and turbulent history with Siobhan Clarke and climb to the viewing gallery (not open to the public) for a closer look at the magnificent Rubens ceiling – the only one of his works in the world still in its original location.
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The Execution of King Charles I
Date: 28 Jan, two tours starting promptly at 10.00 and 12 noon in the Undercroft (all dates are sold out, please call 020 3166 6327 to be put on the waiting list)
The Banqueting House at Whitehall was central to the Stuart dynasty, its magnificent painted ceiling by Peter Paul Rubens celebrating a monarch’s Divine Right to rule. Join Siobhan Clarke to learn more about the war between King and Parliament and the execution of King Charles I at the Banqueting House on 30 January 1649. Find out what happened to the regicides – the men who challenged Divine Right and dared to kill a king.
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Please note, Banqueting House is guaranteed to open from 10.00 until 13.00 Monday to Sunday, but we often close in the afternoon at short notice for functions and events. Please do check here or call 020 3166 6155/6154/6152 for upcoming closures and updates.
(all rehearsals are sold out, please call 020 3166 6327 to be put on the waiting list)
For more information about the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment please visit their website
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment rehearsals (sold out)
We are delighted to be able to offer the following two Open Rehearsals to HRP members. They are very different programmes and fall in the first and second half of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s (OAE) season. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Open Rehearsal: Faust and the Mozart Concertos (sold out)
Date: 18 April, 14.00-17.00
Price: Free, spaces are limited
Location: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XX
International star violinist Isabelle Faust wowed audiences in her “Look! No Conductor!” concert in 2012. She’s back for more with a double dose of Mozart at this concert. Isabelle also explores a Haydn symphony, La passione, with a lightness of touch and emotional depth that make for compelling listening. Come and join us for one of the final Open Rehearsals of the season at OAE residency: The Royal Festival Hall.