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Historic Royal Palaces joins the Royal Family and millions of people across the country in mourning the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page.

 

 

Horrible Histories Live on Stage!

9 April 2021. Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page

When

Start date: 29 May 2021
End date: 05 June 2021

One hour performance daily at 12.00 and 15.00.

Where

East Front (open-air and seated directly on grass)


Ticketing information

Tickets will go on sale soon.

Tickets do not include palace entry. Every performance is socially distanced and seated directly on grass.

Prices:

Adult £14

Child £8 (Children under 18 months sitting on an adult lap do not need a ticket.)

Both shows on Wednesday 2 June will have a BSL interpreter.


Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Learn about the truly Terrible Tudors at Hampton Court Palace

From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legend (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors at Hampton Court this summer.

Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Have a sizzling time with Queen Mary and meet the Groom of the Stool!

Will you whip the whipping boy or save poor King Ed? Can you survive the Spanish Armada as they launch their attack?

It’s history with the nasty bits left in!

Location: East Front (open-air and seated directly on grass)

Duration: 1 hour

COVID-19 safety measures: Performances of Horrible Histories are socially distancedHouseholds and bubbles will be seated in clearly marked and socially distanced seating squares within the performance area.  

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.  

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. Contactless is preferred as payment method. 

Please note that performances on Wednesday 2 June will have a BSL interpreter.

Further FAQs will be uploaded closer to the event.  

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 as soon as possible, both through email to those who provided an address and via this webpage.  

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