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Horrible Histories at Hampton Court Palace

Horrible Histories at Hampton Court Palace

When

  • Start date: 26 May 2018
  • End date: 02 June 2018

Ticketing Information

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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!

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

Performances last one hour and take place in the truly horrible East Front Gardens of Hampton Court Palace.

All performances are open-air seated directly on the grass.

Please note that the performances on Tuesday 29 May at 12:00 and 18:00 will be British Sign Language interpreted.

Further information

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 four 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.

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Weather

Please note we will go ahead with the performance in the event of bad weather, unless there are exceptional circumstances. 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.

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