The Best of Barmy Britain at Hampton Court Palace

The Best of Barmy Britain at Hampton Court Palace

27 May - 3 June

Join us in the Gardens at Hampton Court Palace for an hour long stage show all about the horrible history of Britain!

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We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!

So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this special one hour production of Horrible Histories live on stage at Hampton Court Palace!

Could you beat battling Boudicca? Will you lose your heart or your head to Henry VIII? Can Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Would you stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!

Don’t miss this horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!


Why not make a day of it?

Visit Hampton Court Palace, the Maze and the Magic Garden at a discounted price when you purchase your Horrible Histories ticket. The Combination ticket costs £26 per adult (saving £4.20) and £13 per child (saving £3.10).  

To find out more about this offer please call 0844 482 7795. Alternatively you can purchase the Combination ticket onsite at the Ticket office by showing your Horrible Histories ticket. Unfortunately this offer is not available online.

Further Information

The show runs for one hour and is an outdoor performance in the gardens so please dress appropriately for the weather on the day.

Please note that umbrellas and folding chairs are prohibited as they may restrict the view for other guests. There will be cushions to hire onsite for the duration of the performance. These are priced at £1.50 per cushion or 4 for £5. Please bring cash as cards will not be accepted.

Refreshments will be available in the performance area or feel free to bring your own picnic with you if you wish.


Please note we will go ahead with the performance in the event of bad weather, unless there are exceptional circumstances (where the safety of the audience is at risk of being compromised). We will make cancellation announcements in the morning both through email to those who provided an address and via this webpage. 

If the forecast looks poor on the day of your show then please check online before arriving onsite to avoid disappointment.


For further information or frequently asked questions please follow the link below.





Downloadable Resources

Some files are provided in PDF format - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.

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    Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain FAQs
    (Adobe PDF, 60KB)

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