Events

Each year the Castle hosts an exciting programme of events that offers something for all tastes. Castle State Room events include live music, creative fairs and evening performances. Whereas outdoor highlights include open air theatre suitable for families, plus big band jazz and swing concerts for all on the lawns.

Five Pounds for Families Day
family in front of castle

Date: 15/08/2022

10.00am to 3.00pm

On this day only, you can buy a
family ticket for £5 instead of £15
and get exploring! Booking not necessary.

Awful Auntie
Awful Auntie Outdoor Theatre Performance poster

Date: 14/08/2022

5:30pm

Running time: 2 hours + interval

Theatre Company: Heartbreak Productions

“Awful Auntie” – by the UK’s most loved children’s writer – David Walliams.
The play presented by Heartbreak production tells the story of Stella Saxby, who is tormented by her awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl. The dastardly duo will stop at nothing to take her inheritance from her. This performance takes place on the Castle lawns, so bring a picnic and something to sit on.

Age suitability:  7+

 

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny
The tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin BunnyOutdoor Theatre Poster

Date: 28/08/2022

5:00pm

Running time: 2 hours + interval

Theatre Company: Quantum Theatre

Quantum Theatre are coming to Highcliffe Castle once again with their brilliant take on the tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. This performance takes place on the Castle lawns, so bring a picnic and something to sit on.

Age suitability: 0-100!

 

Swing Unlimited Big Band
saxaphone player

Date: 04/09/2022

1.00pm

Running time: 3 hours + interval

Swing Unlimited Big Band

The South Coast’s foremost big band will be returning to the Castle lawns with their mix of swing, jazz and contemporary music.

Bring a picnic and something to sit on. There is no entry fee but donations will be collected on the day.

Age suitability: All ages

 

Twelfth Night

Date: 15/09/2022

7:00pm

Running time: 2 hours + interval

Theatre Company: Three Inch Fools

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s rib-tickling good comedy of old-fashioned trickery and mistaken identity. This performance takes place on the Castle lawns, so bring a picnic and something to sit on.

Age suitability: 12+

 

Become a Highcliffe Castle Member and receive a discount on selected event tickets, plus 10% off in our shop, and unlimited entry to the Castle for a year.*

*Subject to Castle opening hours