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Story: Queen Elizabeth's Master of Revels is in the middle of preparing the Chapel Royal Choir for a festive performance, when he suddenly finds out that the voice of his lead boy chorister has broken. In his desperate search for a solution he comes across a kitchen boy whose singing voice is pure and beautiful. He pulls him into the royal choir but this is against the rules...

A heart-warming Christmas story for all the family, set at the court of Queen Elizabeth I and performed around the palace.

22 to 23 December and 27 December 2017 to 1 January 2018

Hampton Court Palace

11:00- 15:30

Audience members at a palace event

Discover how a female queen in a man's world changed the state of power play at Hampton Court Palace.

28 November 2017

Hampton Court Palace

Doors open at 18:40 for a 19:00 start

Photo of an exhibition at the Young Henry exhibition at Hampton Court Palace

Meet the 'pin-up' prince before he became notoriously fat and tyrannical. The Young Henry VIII exhibition at Hampton Court Palace tells the stories of the people who knew him best.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace
A live interpreter dressed as a Tudor Lady and a Live Interpreter dressed as a Tudor Gentlemen are kneeling on either side of a padlocked chest in the Great Watching Chamber. They are arguing.

Step into the dangerous declining years of Henry’s VIII’s reign. Choose your enemies, choose your friends, but choose wisely.

30 October - 19 December 2017

Hampton Court Palace

One of the undoubted highlights of a visit to Hampton Court Palace is the sparkling re-creation of Henry VIII's crown on display in the Royal Pew.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Explore the King's State Apartments at Kensington Palace. Wander through a sumptuous set of rooms, each one grander than the last.

Open daily

Kensington Palace