Talks and debates

Talks and debates


Come along to our unique programme of talks, debates, and study days to learn more about the intriguing Kensington Palace.

Brunch time lectures

This season, our brunch time lectures focus on Victorian leisure time. Ticket includes entry to the talk and a glass of Bucks Fizz.

Panto and performance

Saturday 14 January
11:00 - 12:30

£15 / £12 members and concessions (includes glass of Bucks Fizz)

He’s behind you! Join us for an insight into the world of Victorian pantomime, music hall, theatre and performance. Find out more about cross-dressing actors and backstage shenanigans in an era that brought entertainment to the masses. Hear from Kate Howard, historian and Creative Director for the UK's oldest professional costumed historical interpretation company, Past Pleasures Ltd. 

Please note, this is a reprise of the talk given in December 2015 - back by popular demand!

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Hear our talks and debates again, listen to a collection of podcasts from our adult learning programme.

Listen to the podcasts


Unless otherwise stated, our events are fully accessible to all. If you have any particular access requirements please notify us in advance on +44 (0)20 3166 6646 or



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