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  • Start date: 28 October 2017
  • End date: 29 October 2017
Overnight (18.30 to 10.00)

Ticketing information

Tickets are £145 per person and on sale online and via the Contact Centre from 4 September 2017.

Over 18s only

Separate fee (advanced booking required)

‘By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes…’

The year is 1603, the old Queen is dead, and King James I rules over the realm. Superstition and fear is brewing. Witches and all things wicked have cast their spell over the land, and to the King and his subjects, this is the work of Satan and it must be stopped.

On 28 October, dare to spend a night at Hampton Court Palace. Immerse yourself in the 17th century and delve into the dark past of witchcraft and sorcery. Explore the palace by night and learn about this frightening time in European history.

Upon arrival at 6:30pm, settle in with a refreshment, meet James I, his Queen Anne and Shakespeare and indulge in a three course meal, (details of the menu available on request). Your evening with us will include an exclusive programme of games, a special talk, tours that explore the supernatural elements of Shakespeare’s plays and take you to the heart of where they were performed and a bedtime ghost story (to help you sleep!)

Awaken on Sunday morning, and be seated for breakfast before you can finally return to the 21st century. Enjoy the palace at your own leisure with our complimentary ticket.

The sleeping arrangements are communal on the floor of the Cartoon Gallery. We will provide you with a sleeping mat but encourage that you bring your own air bed, camp beds, sleeping bags, duvets, etc. It can get quite chilly so cosy pyjamas and socks are highly recommended! We will also provide you with a complimentary set of earplugs, we know you don’t snore… but others have a cheeky habit of it!

As this is a special evening, guests are invited to arrive in historical costume if they wish, but ask that your outfit has returned to the 21st century for Sunday.

We politely request that no alcohol, professional photographic equipment or ghost hunting apparatus are brought to this event.

Minimum age 18.

A new play, written for Hampton Court Palace by Sarah Dickenson and directed by Jo McInnes.

Daytime: Thu to Mon until 21 Aug 2017. Evening: 28, 29, 31 Aug & 1 Sep 2017

Hampton Court Palace

Daytime 11.00 & 14.45. Evening 19.30

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