On 27 June the Magic Garden will close at 17.00. Last entry will be at 16.00.

When

  • Start date: 07 April 2017
  • End date: 21 August 2017
11:00 & 14:45

Important info

Thursdays to Mondays (excl. 1-5 June). Watch this space for more information about special evening performances on 28, 29, 30 August & 1 September.

Meet in the Great Hall.

Included in palace admission

It's the summer of 1533 and Henry VIII and his new, pregnant queen, Anne Boleyn, are arriving at Hampton Court to inspect the building works before the birth of their child who everyone is sure will be the long-awaited male heir.

In a new play, written for Hampton Court Palace by Sarah Dickenson and directed by Jo McInnes, you are invited to experience for yourself the hopes, dreams and fears of the Tudor dynasty and a nation.

Cast
Alice Bonifacio - Grace
Mabel Clements - Jane Seymour
JP Conway - Thomas Cranmer
Royce Cronin - Thomas Cromwell
Craig Fletcher - George
Timothy George - Edward Seymour
Polly Nayler - Bess, Lady Worcester
William Reay - Henry VIII
Hannah James-Scott - Mary
Morag Sims - Anne Boleyn

Creative Team
Sarah Dickenson - Writer  
Jo McInnes - Director  
Siân Williams - Movement Director 
Simon Slater - Music Director 
Amelia Jane Hankin & Claire Wardroper - Designers
Tom Latter - Associate Director 
Emily Jones - Casting Director

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Please note, on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, a revised Encounters With The Tudors schedule will be performed as part of the Hampton Court Tudor Joust weekend.

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Step into the dangerous declining years of Henry’s VIII’s reign.

11 April - 31 August 2017

40 minutes

In the grounds of Hampton Court King Henry VIII and his court take up residence for that most Tudor of royal sports: the joust.

15 July - 16 July 2017

A new digital adventure to uncover the hidden history in the heart of London.

Selected dates 11 July - 5 September

Banqueting House

Approx. 80 mins

Anne Boleyn’s famous B pendant necklace, worn throughout her marriage to Henry VIII is available with any initial.

Anne Boleyn initial necklace

Anne Boleyn’s famous B pendant necklace, worn throughout her marriage to Henry VIII is available with any initial.

£50.00

Tudor Rose Cushion - Perfect for a history lover, this Tudor rose cushion symbolises the joining of two rival houses, York and Lancaster.

Tudor Rose cushion

Perfect for a history lover, this Tudor rose cushion symbolises the joining of two rival houses, York and Lancaster.

£40.00

Inspired by the Chapel Royal's magnificent ceiling, this bone china trinket box features gold stars and gilded musical cherubs.

Chapel Royal bone china trinket box

Inspired by the Chapel Royal's magnificent ceiling, this bone china trinket box features gold stars and gilded musical cherubs.

£29.00