On 23 May 2018, last admission will be at 16:00 with the buildings and exhibitions closing at 16:30. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Follow Anne Boleyn through her imprisonment, trial and execution.
*There will be no performance on Friday 25 May.
Performances of Boleyn Beat the Block will replace The Last Days of Anne Boleyn on 09-17 June 2018 — please see below for more information.Included in palace admission Buy Tower of London tickets
05 May-28 August 2018, Friday-Tuesday*
11:00 and 14:00
This summer step into 1536 and follow the last 17 days of Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, in a new outdoor theatre performance on the South Lawn at the Tower of London.
The Last Days of Anne Boleyn explores her tragic final days at the famous fortress, from her imprisonment and interrogation, through to her trial and execution.
Suitable for all ages, the performance is a theatrical spectacle that tells the story of this extraordinary woman, who continues to fascinate us nearly five hundred years later.
This outdoor show runs for approximately 35 minutes with two performances per day Friday to Tuesday, 11:00 and 14:00 in the shadow of the iconic White Tower.
*There will be no performance on Friday 25 May. Performances of Boleyn Beat the Block will replace The Last Days of Anne Boleyn on 09-17 June 2018 — please see below for more information.
Performances are subject to weather conditions. In wet weather, performances will be cancelled.
Live performances within the Tower of London
09 May-30 August 2018: Wednesday and Thursday
11:00 and 14:00
21 and 22 May 2018
11:00 and 14:00
09-17 June 2018: daily
11:00 and 15:00
It's 1536 and there's more than just trouble at the Tudor Court. There’s much suspected treason. At the orders of the King, his Council have arrested Queen Anne Boleyn and seven others – men – from her circle. If any evidence of treason can be found, those charged will be put to death at the King’s mercy. The Queen is locked away and spied upon for evidence of betrayal; those close to her are questioned as to their part.
As a member of Court, you too are at risk – have you done or said anything that might incriminate you? If you are not prepared to assist in the prosecutions, you too may face the block.
Join Queen Anne’s friends and family and navigate your way through the trials as the events of 1536 unfold. Will you be able to help them escape the King’s justice? Or will you fall with the Queen? Face decisions and make choices that in the dangerous world of Tudor politics could lead to death.
On Fridays to Tuesdays, there will be performances of The Last Days of Anne Boleyn, following the Tudor Queen through her imprisonment, trial and execution at the Tower — see above for more information.
Between 09 and 17 June, Boleyn Beat the Block will take place daily but performance times are subject to change: please check before travelling.
Kazuma Andrew Costello
Michael Fentiman - Director/Writer
Gabriella Slade - Costume Designer
Lily Arnold - Set Designer
Barnaby Race - Composer
Paul Kieve - Illusionist
Soundintermedia & Richard Nowell Sound Services - Sound
Annelie Powell - Casting Director
Justin Allin - Costume Supervisor
Jimmy Jones - Hair & Make-up Designer
James Callás Ball - Assistant Director
Delyth Evans - Design Assistant
Simon Byford - Production Manager
Marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Norman architecture at the heart of the Tower of London.
Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture on the Yeoman Warder tours at the Tower of London.
Tours daily, every 30 minutes.
1 hour. Last tour of the day starts 15:30 (summer)
Henry VIII bear, named after Hampton Court Palace's notorious resident King Henry VIII, in a traditional Tudor costume. Suitable for little princes and princesses aged three years and above. Measures 28cm.
Anne Boleyn's 'B' initial necklace is arguably one of the most famous pieces of Tudor jewellery and is visible in many Anne Boleyn portraits. This exquisite stoneware mug features a unique interpretation of Anne Boleyn's 'B' initial pendant on a dramatic black glaze.