Knight School: The Show


Start date: 29 May 2021
End date: 06 June 2021

Daily performances at 10.30, 12.00, 13.30 and 15.00

Ticketing information

Included in a palace admission ticket. Under 5s go free. 

Performances are aimed at families with children aged 5-12, but everyone is welcome.

The show takes place in the Tower moat and will go ahead in all weathers as long as it's safe.

Audience members will be seated on grass and the surface may be uneven. 

We recommend arriving no less than 20 minutes before the start of the performance.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Medieval adventures for everyone this half term

Budding knights can travel back in time to the Wars of the Roses this May half term for a chance to experience life as a medieval warrior at London’s most fearsome fortress, the Tower of London. Join the forces of Margaret of Anjou in a plot to free her husband Henry VI, imprisoned in the Tower in 1471, in this fun-filled performance of Knight School: The Show.

Set in the legendary open-air moat, enjoy a 30 minute fun-filled performance, offering the chance to uncover daring deeds, chivalrous conduct and superb swordplay. Find out what it takes to become a true knight from the comfort of your own socially-distanced area on the lawn, with performances delivered in the round to ensure everyone has a great view of the action.

After the performance, head inside the Tower of London itself to uncover the fascinating history for yourselves. 

COVID-19 safety measures

Unlike our previous Knight School events, this is a performance-only experience. Family bubbles will be designated socially-distanced spaces to watch from and all performances will take place outside in the Tower moat. 


The performance will take place in a step-free location.

Please note that audience members will be seated on grass and the surface may be uneven.

Knight School: The Show is a co-production between Historic Royal Palaces and History Riot.

A black and white logo spelling out the words 'History Riot - the past going forward'
Exterior view of the White Tower and the lawn taken from the south by the Wakefield Tower
Things to see

Shoot arrows, assemble firearms and brandish a sword in this exciting, hands-on experience in the White Tower.

Open 19 May

Tower of London

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Things to see

Walk the defensive inner battlements and huge towers that have guarded the Tower of London for centuries.

Open 19 May

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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