Member events

Member events

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As a member of Historic Royal Palaces, enjoy exclusive member-only events all year round.

Member events at Hampton Court Palace

Meet a State Apartment Warder in the Members’ Room
Dates: 17 December, 14 January, 10 February, 11 March and 6 April – tours start at 11.00 and 14.00 respectively.
Price: FREE for new members (suitable for children of all ages)
Members are lucky enough to have the services of a State Apartment Warder for one day a month in the Members’ room to show new members around, answer any questions or tell you about the ghosts and characters inhabiting the palace.

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Book club
Our next meeting dates are:
14 December, 18 January, 15 February and 15 March.
The meetings start at 18.30 and are held in the Clore centre at Hampton Court Palace. Please email if you would like to be part of the group and receive emails about the books we are discussing. No need for a ticket but please let us know you’re attending, £5 payable on the night. Find out more by visiting the members blog.

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Lunchtime lectures
These monthly lunch lectures are a favourite among many members and the staff who have taken part. We have some super lectures coming up, we hope you can join us.

23 January: Deirdre Murphy, Senior Curator, will be talking about Matters of national importance: clothing and textiles at the court of Queen Victoria at Hampton Court Palace, taking place in the Garden Room.

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6 February: Viola Niscastro, Treatment Conservator, will be talking about Conservation of the Queen Anne Throne Canopy at Hampton Court Palace, taking
place in the Garden Room.

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20 March: Ian Franklin, State Apartment Warder, will be talking about Behind the Scenes at Hampton Court Palace, taking place in the Garden Room.

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24 April: Polly Putman, Collections Curator, will be talking about Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, taking place in the Garden Room.

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All the lectures start at 12noon and tickets are £6, including a light lunch buffet. Please note these lunchtime events are extremely popular so please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Members’ Annual Carol Service in the Chapel Royal (sold out)
Date: 20 December starting at 19.30
Price: £10 for adults, £7.50 for children over 5
Firmly established as an annual tradition in the Historic Royal Palaces’ calendar, the Members only carol service is truly an occasion fit for a king – or queen! Join the choir of the Chapel Royal and warm up those vocal chords for a very special service in Christmas week. This event is extremely popular and the Chapel Royal has limited capacity. Booking is essential and the event is only open to Members of Historic Royal Palaces.

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For tickets please call 0203 166 6327 to be put on the waiting list


Partnership Events

(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: Christmas Oratorio Parts 1-3 (sold out)
Date: 9 Dec, 14.00-17.00
Price: Free, spaces are limited
Location: Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
This festive spectacular involves two big OAE firsts. It’s their first trip to gorgeous Cadogan Hall, and renowned Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki’s debut with the Orchestra. Performed over two nights, this monumental retelling of the Christmas story is Baroque music at its finest and most ambitious. Come and join us at the final rehearsal of Christmas Oratorio Parts 1-3 which the Orchestra will be performing later the same evening.

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.

Booking information

You can book tickets for members' events online or by calling 020 3166 6327 and press 3  (unless otherwise stated). Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9.00 - 17.00. If buying tickets online please use your login details and click 'buy member event tickets'.  

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