Queer Lives at the Palace

A new immersive tour exploring 700 years of LGBT+ history at Kensington Palace

A new immersive tour exploring 700 years of LGBT+ history at Kensington Palace

When

Selected dates from June - July 2020. 18:30, 19:30, 20:30

Approx. 1 hr

Ticketing information

Tickets £20


Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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Queer Lives at the Palace is part of Historic Royal Palaces’ dedicated programme of LGBT+ events in 2020 sharing the intriguing and little known stories of the royal courts.

Join us to explore untold stories of Kensington Palace through an immersive after-hours tour. 

Upcoming dates

  • Sunday 28 June 2020
  • Sunday 5 July 2020
  • Sunday 12 July 2020
  • Sunday 26 July 2020

BSL tours 

British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted tours will run on Sunday 12 July 2020 at the following times:

  • 18:30
  • 19:30 
  • 20:30

Share your experience on social media with #Queerlives

LGBT+ stories at other palaces

Queer Lives at the Tower will run at the Tower of London on selected dates in February. Hampton Court Palace will run their own series of tours at Queer Lives at Court, in April and May. 

Queer Lives at the Palace is written by Chris Bush and directed by Tom Latter.

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