FAQs for Horrible Histories Live on Stage!

All the information you need about the performances, including accessibility and facilities on site

All the information you need about the performances, including accessibility and facilities on site

  • Who is this show aimed at?

    This show is aimed at families with children aged between 7 and 14.

  • Can children watch the show without parental supervision?

    We cannot let children watch the show without the supervision of an accompanying adult.

  • Can I attend without children?

    Yes, you can!

  • How long is each show?

    Each show will last for approximately 1 hour with no interval.

  • How much does a ticket cost?

    Tickets for the show cost £12 for an adult and £7 for a child. Show tickets do not include entry to the Tower.

  • Do I have to pay for children under 5 years old?

    No. Children under the age of 5 are free but they will still need a ticket. Please book your free tickets for your under 5’s when buying your tickets.

  • Do I collect my Horrible Histories ticket from the box office?

    No. You do not have to collect your ticket on the day. You can print it at home or show it on a mobile device. If you book via phone, you can also have your tickets posted to you. You can collect Horrible Histories tickets on the day from the Group Ticket office. 

    Please be aware that the ticketing areas will be busy so please allow upwards of 20 minutes to collect your tickets if you choose this option.  We would advise you to select print at home to avoid this.

  • Will I get a discount on Tower entry for going to Horrible Histories?

    Yes, your Horrible Histories ticket will provide you with a discount on Tower entry. By showing your Horrible Histories tickets at a ticket booth, you will be able to get a special price for Tower entry. The offer is valid for one discounted tower entry ticket per individual Horrible Histories ticket.

    You can also call us on +44 (0)20 3166 6000 to book in advance.

    A Horrible Histories discounted Tower entry Adult ticket is just £19.

    A Horrible Histories discounted Tower entry Child ticket is just £9.

    The offer is valid whilst Horrible Histories is on at the Tower of London from 25 May until 01 June 2019. Check the Tower opening hours over the half term period.

    This offer is subject to availability.

  • Can I buy additional performance tickets on the day?

    Yes, subject to availability you will be able to buy additional Horrible Histories tickets at the Group ticket office on Tower Hill. You will also be able to purchase tickets online up to 15 minutes before the performance.

  • How long before the show can I enter the Horrible Histories performance area?

    The outdoor theatre will be open one hour before the show starts so please feel free to come along and grab a spot.

  • How long can I stay in the performance area once the show has finished?

    In order to prepare for the next Horrible Histories show we ask that you leave the performance area once the show has finished.

  • If I have a Tower ticket, will I be able to access the Tower from the event site?

    Yes, there will be an entrance straight into the Tower from the performance area for those that have tickets.

  • If I exit the Tower, can I go back in?

    No, there is a no re-entry policy. Once you ticket has been scanned at the main visitor entrance, it will not work again. You will be able to enter the Horrible Histories performance area from the Tower and return into the Tower through the same way once the performance has finished. Tickets will be checked.

  • What happens if it rains?

    The Horrible Histories performers are on a covered stage and so if it rains the show will go ahead. The show will only be cancelled if weather conditions put the health and safety of the performers, visitors and staff at risk.

    Please ensure you bring appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.

    Please note that umbrellas are prohibited during the performance as they can restrict the view of the stage for others.

  • What should I wear?

    Please dress appropriately for weather conditions on the day. This is an outdoor show and runs for an hour. There is no cover available in the case of rain and very limited shade on the site. Also please note that the grass may be damp and so waterproof shoes might be preferable.

  • Can I bring something to sit on?

    Yes, please bring your own blankets and cushions into the outdoor theatre space. Please do not bring folding chairs with you as they restrict the view of the stage for others. There will be cushions to hire onsite for the duration of the performance. These are priced at £1.50 per cushion or 4 for £5. Please bring cash as cards will not be accepted.

  • Can I bring my buggy to the show?

    It is advised not to bring a buggy as the site is grassed terrain and accessed down a set of stairs. Buggies and pushchairs will not be allowed in the performance viewing area as they restrict the view of others watching the show. If you decide to bring a buggy, there will be a limited amount of space where buggies can be kept.

    Please read the information on buggies at the Tower.

    Please be aware that the buggy parks inside the Tower will only be accessible to those who have a Tower admission ticket for that day and will not be accessible from the Horrible Histories site.

  • Can I bring my own food?

    Yes, please feel free to bring your own picnic to the show. However, no glass is allowed in the performance area.

  • Can I buy food and drink during the show?

    Yes, there will be a catering tent located at the back of the performance area that will serve ice cream, hot dogs and popcorn amongst other things.

    In addition, there is the Wharf kiosk and Sergeants Mess Restaurant (booking may be required) which can be accessed without having a Tower ticket. Inside the tower there is also the New Armouries café and the outdoor Raven’s café.

  • What is in place for those with access requirements?

    The Horrible Histories Performance Area will be fully accessible; however please be aware it is a grassed terrain. If you have any particular access requirements please notify us in advance by contacting +44 (0)20 3166 6000 or using the form on our Contact Us page so we can ensure you have a great experience.

    Find out more information about the Tower’s accessibility.

    The performances on Wednesday 29 May will be signed by a BSL interpreter.

  • Will any theatrical effects be used?

    Yes, there will be some loud sound effects occurring during the show.

  • Can I take photographs or use video?

    You are welcome to take photographs providing these are for personal use. Please refrain from video recording the performance.

  • Are dogs allowed?

    Only registered and recognisable assistance, service or guide dogs are allowed inside the Tower of London. This is the same for the Horrible Histories Performance Area.

  • Can I leave my dog anywhere while I watch the show or visit the palace?

    There are no facilities for dogs to be left while their owners visit the Tower and they should not be left in cars (owners of any animals left in cars are libel to prosecution under the Animal Welfare Act and we are obliged to call the police to parked vehicles containing animals, especially dogs).

  • What is the policy regarding smoking?

    Please refrain from smoking both normal cigarettes and e-cigarettes/vaping in the Horrible Histories Performance Area. It is a no smoking zone.

  • Will there be toilet facilities?

    The will be facilities inside the performance area including an accessible toilet.

  • Where can I park?

    Parking is available at a nearby carpark, the Tower Hill Coach and Carpark which is owned by the City of London. The car park is fully accessible and has allocated Blue badge holder bays. For more information and current prices please visit the link below:


  • Where can I purchase a ticket?

    You can purchase a ticket online, over the telephone by calling +44 (0)20 3166 6000 or from the Group Ticket Office on Tower Hill just outside the Tower entrance.

  • How do I get to the Tower of London?

    For maps and detailed information about getting to the Tower by tube, train, bus, car, taxi, boat, coach or bicycle, visit our Getting here page.

    The entrance to Horrible Histories is on Tower Hill. There are stairs into the moat.

  • What other facilities are available on site?

    There are places to buy food and drink and gifts, souvenirs and merchandise at the Tower of London.


  • Any other questions?

    If you have any additional questions related to the Horrible Histories performance at the Tower of London you can contact us by:

    Tel: +44 (0)20 3166 6000

    Textphone users should call:  18001 020 3166 6000

    (09.00 to 17.00 GMT)

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