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

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Ticketing information

Tickets £20

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Unfortunately 'Queer Lives at the Palace' has been cancelled, with plans to reschedule for a later date. If you have already purchased tickets, we will be in contact to issue a refund.

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.

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.

Events Tours and talks

A new immersive tour exploring 700 years of LGBT+ history at the Tower of London.

Selected dates in February 2020

Tower of London

17:30, 18:30, 20:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

The Tudor buildings of Base Court at Hampton Court Palace, facing towards Clock Court, under a blue, partially cloudy sky with sunbeams stretched across the image. Anne Boleyn's Archway is also pictured.
Events Tours and talks

A new immersive tour exploring 700 years of LGBT+ history at Hampton Court Palace.


Hampton Court Palace

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

NEW View of numbers on the wall of the real tennis court at Hampton Court Palace
Events Member only

A special members' session for children, demonstrating Henry VIII's favourite game.

4 July 2020

Hampton Court Palace

Doors open at 11.30 for a 12.00 start

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Vintage style ovals engraved glass champagne saucers, set of 2 (30169555)

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