Member events at Banqueting House
Member-only tours of the Banqueting House
Date: 24 March starting promptly in the Undercroft at 10.00 and 12 noon (sold out, please call 020 3166 6327 to be put on the waiting list) 5 and 20 May, 10 and 23 June and 8 July starting promptly in the Undercroft at 10.00 and 12 noon
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.
Tickets and more information
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
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.