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Join us this August for our new and exciting live summer performances at Hampton Court!

Meet our characters from history as they pop up around the palace sharing funny and interactive stories for all the family.

Emilia Bassano Lanier and Alphonso Lanier
Join Emilia Bassano Lanier and her husband Alphonso Lanier, for music and singing.

Born into a family of Venetian-Jewish heritage, Emilia is a poet, teacher, and celebrated musician during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I during the 1600s. She is fiery, passionate, and well ahead of her time, but can she pull off her greatest performance so far? She needs your help!
Location: Great Hall
Time: 11.00 or 14.00
Duration: 15mins approximately

Abd al-Wahid bin Mas’ud bin Mohammed Al—Annuri
Join Abd al-Wahid bin Mas’ud bin Mohammed Al—Annuri as he meets Robert Cecil, Chief Advisor to Queen Elizabeth I, for the first time.

Al-Annuri is the Moroccan Ambassador to Queen Elizabeth I’s court in 1600. He is charming, charismatic, and clever, but can he persuade Cecil into an Anglo-Moroccan alliance?
Location: Council Chamber
Time: 11.45 or 14.45
Duration: 15mins approximately

Aura Soltana
Meet Aura Soltana, as she reclaims her story and empowers herself as the ultimate Tudor trendsetter and fashionista!

Aura Soltana is a slave of Muslim heritage who became a favourite of Elizabeth I around 1560, bringing new style and fashions to the English court.
Location: Great Watching Chamber
Time: 12.30 or 15.30
Duration: 15mins approximately

Catherine Duleep Singh and Lina Schäfer
Join Catherine Duleep Singh and Lina Schäfer in 1904, as they celebrate Catherine’s return following a long tour of her Punjab homeland. Neither feel that England is their ‘home’, but how will they decide where to go next?

Catherine and Lina are champions of women’s suffrage and Edwardian LGBTQ+ icons. Catherine was the second daughter to the Maharaja Duleep Singh, Goddaughter to Queen Victoria, who lived at Hampton Court Palace within the Grace-and-Favour apartments until 1908. Together with her life-long companion Lina, a German Governess, they were dedicated to the fight for women’s suffrage.
Location: Wine cellar, Henry VIII's kitchens
Time: 13.15 or 16.15
Duration: 15mins approximately

Guide Prices

Please see website for more details.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car:

The palace is located on the A308 and is well signposted from all the major local roads. From the M25 take either exit 10 on to the A307 or exit 12 on to the A308. From the A3 and then the A309.  


Car Parking

Limited parking is available. During our busy periods it is advisable to consider other means of travel.  


Accessible parking

There are 9 disabled parking bays available on site. Parking on site is free for Blue Badge holders.  



£1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only). Pay for your parking with cash or card.

Public Transport Directions

By Train:

South West Trains run services direct from London Waterloo to Hampton Court. The journey takes only 35 minutes and the palace is a 2-minute walk across the bridge from the station. Hampton Court station is in zone 6. Oyster cards are accepted on this route.  


By Bus:

From Kingston - 111*, 216*, 411*, 461, 513 From Richmond - R68* *These services accept Oyster cards, LT cards, bus passes, Travelcards, Freedom Passes and Saver Tickets.  


By Minibus/coach:

Drop-off and collection points: - Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance). - Hampton Court Station Coach Park (200 metres from entrance).  


By River boat:

From Richmond or Kingston with Turk Launches (April - mid September) and from Westminster with Westminster Passenger Cruises (April - September).  



£1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only). Pay for your parking with cash or card.  



Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance) - £1.50 per hour Hampton Court Train Station (200 metres from entrance) - For information about prices, please visit the National Rail website.  


Accessible by Public Transport.

Summer Live Performance at Hampton Court Palace

Type:Family Event

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, London, KT8 9AU

Tel: 0333 320 6000

Opening Times

Season (1 Aug 2022 - 26 Aug 2022)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00

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