Events highcliffe castle

Each year the Castle hosts an exciting programme of events that offers something for all tastes. Within the castle staterooms we offer talks, workshops, crafts fairs and evening concerts. Whereas outdoor highlights include car rallies, theatre and big band jazz and swing concerts.

Beastly Monsters and Monstrous Beasts

Date: 31/10/2019


An original show for children and young families

In this original theatrical show for produced for children and young families, we invite you to join Alice Quatermain as she recounts several of her daring escapades from the Edwardian era. Be thrilled as you encounter marauding monsters, deadly dinosaurs and fiendish fauna!

Suzy Celensu appears in this one-woman show. The high-energy steampunk yarn is written by Jonathan Goodwin, and directed by Gary Archer.

15 Mile Festival

Date: 24/11/2019

Time: 10:30 - 16:00

Food and drink. Art & textiles. Gifts & treats. Festive music.

The Snow Queen

Date: 01/12/2019

Time: 5pm

Quantum Theatre bring a second performance of their stunning production of The Snow Queen to Highcliffe Castle on December 1st at 5pm.

Michael Whitmore’s delightful adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s magical tale conjures up a captivating mix of fantasy, fable and love triumphing over evil in this ever popular Christmas favourite.

Quantum will bring their lively brand of comedy, music and magic to this timeless classic. The production follows the story of a young girl called Gerda and her search for her best friend Kay who is put under a spell by the Snow Queen and whisked away to her icy palace

Tickets: Adult £10

Child (4 and over) £5.00

Children under 4 are free

Family (2 adults +2 Children) £26.00

Wreath of Festive Frights

Date: 03/12/2019


Tickets £13.50/£12.50 Season Tickets

A Wreath of Festive Frights is the follow-up to our hugely successful show, Ghost Stories for Christmas. Join resting actor Alfred St John Merrimoon once again, as he regales his audience with more unsettling tales of seasonal spooks, winter wraiths and Christmastime horrors. Huddle closer to the fireplace and keep away from the shadows, for who knows what might be lurking just out of sight? An amusingly chilling way to see in this special time of year!

Jonathan Goodwin writes and performs in this original show. The play is co-directed by Goodwin and Gary Archer.


Twas the Night Before Christmas

Date: 04/12/2019



Dickens by Candlelight

Date: 05/12/2019


£12.50 or £13.50 Season Tickets

A light-hearted look at Victorian society as seen through the eyes of Charles Dickens and recreated by Barry North in a spellbinding performance.

Performed in our majestic Great Hall surrounded by beautiful candelabras, this is not one to miss!

Swing Unlimited Big Band

Date: 10/12/2019

End: 12/12/2019

Doors open 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start

Tickets £13.50 / Season ticker holders £12.50

Licensed bar from 6:30pm.

Back for the 10th year. The Swing Unlimited Christmas concerts in the Great Hall have been such a sell-out success we have extended to three nights!

Featuring Swing Unlimited’s own great arrangements of songs and tune for the season.

Buy Tickets for Tuesday 10th December HERE 

Buy Tickets for Wednesday 11th December HERE 

Buy Tickets for Thursday 12th December HERE 

Christmas with La Nova Singers – ‘Joy to the World!’

Date: 17/12/2019


Classical choir La Nova Singers are bringing their sparkle to Highcliffe Castle – in a glorious celebration of everything Christmas!

Tickets £13.50 / £12.50 Season ticket holders

For one night only, classical choir La Nova Singers are bringing their sparkle to Highcliffe Castle – in a glorious celebration of everything Christmas! Expect soaring voices, lush harmonies and heart-warming festive classics, with a few surprises along the way. The classically-trained singers have been bringing spectacular concerts to Highcliffe since 2006 and have also been heard on BBC Radio 3. Book early to secure your seat, as this event always sells out!

Musical Theatre and Christmas Songs performed by BMT

Date: 18/12/2019

End: 19/12/2019

A sensational selection of Musical Theatre and Christmas Songs performed by BMT ( Bournemouth Musical Theatre) over 2 nights.

Bournemouth Musical Theatre Productions (BMT) is a fresh, dynamic organisation rooted in a love for musical theatre.

Join us at Highcliffe Castle for a sensational selection of Musical Theatre and Christmas Songs. Amazing Harmony singing, with unique and wonderful arrangements, with true Christmas spirit!

Tickets £13.50 or £12.50 for season ticket holders

Wednesday 18th December
Click HERE to buy tickets for the 18th December.

Thursday 19th December
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