Hampton Court Palace Festival

An exciting line up of open-air summer concerts in the spectacular and iconic Tudor courtyard

An exciting line up of open-air summer concerts in the spectacular and iconic Tudor courtyard

Updated 25 March. In line with Public Health England guidance, we have taken the decision to close all six of our palaces and gardens until 31st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Please read our statement for further information. Read our statement


3-19 June 2020

Ticketing information

Tickets for the Hampton Court Palace Festival can only be purchased via the Festival website and are separate from palace admission tickets.

VIP and Hospitality packages are available — book your package here.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Buy tickets at the festival website

Taking place in the stunning Tudor Courtyard, the Hampton Court Palace Festival provides an incredible line-up, a spectacular setting and the beautiful East Front Gardens to enjoy picnicking before the concert. Artists include Bastille ReOrchestrated, Tom Jones, Rick Astley, Lionel Richie, George Benson, Dido and Bjorn Again.

VIP Concert and Dining Packages include exclusive after-hours access to the palace's State Apartments, a welcome drink and three-course dinner served where royalty once dined and entertained.

Picnic in the palace gardens

The Palace Gardens open at 17:30, so arrive early to make the most of your evening. Bars and food stalls will be available serving refreshing summer drinks, as well as a range of gourmet street food.

For a little extra luxury to your evening, enjoy a Fortnum & Mason Picnic or entertain in splendour in one of the Waterside Gazebos.

VIP and Hospitality Experiences

Are you celebrating a special occasion? Thinking of the perfect way to wow your clients or just fancy splashing out? Join us for a night you won't forget with a pre-concert dining experience inside Hampton Court Palace.

Before enjoying an intimate audience with our fabulous artists, you can experience the state apartments of Hampton Court after hours. We will open up the awe-inspiring King's State Apartments, giving you exclusive palace access.

Find out more about VIP and Hospitality Experiences
The hammerbeam roof was designed by King Henry VIII's Master Carpenter, James Nedeham, and originally would have been painted with blue, red and gold.
A music festival takes place in front of a huge crowd within the Tudor courtyard of Hampton Court Palace

Important information for ticket holders

The evening's concert will take place in a seated auditorium in Base Court, against the backdrop of the magnificent Tudor palace. All tickets are allocated seats and include entrance to the palace gardens.

You are advised to finish your picnic by 20:00, to leave time to make your way through the palace and into the auditorium. No food or drink can be taken into the palace. Picnic bags can be left in a picnic drop-off point for collection after the show.

Free car parking is available for all ticket holders from 17:00.

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Join us for a fun-filled celebration of summer in the stunning setting of Hampton Court Palace.

06-12 July 2020. Preview evening 6 July 2020

Hampton Court Palace

Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00-19:00; Sunday: 10:00-17:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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See the favourite sport of Henry VIII played out on the historic tennis court at Hampton Court Palace.


Hampton Court Palace

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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Events Families

Let the games begin! Bring the whole family to Hampton Court Palace this summer and take part in some exciting Tudor sports. Have a go at sword fighting, crossbow, 16th-century football, falconry and more.

25 July - 23 August 2020

Hampton Court Palace


Included in palace admission (members go free)

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