Events

July
pantaloons canterbury tales
Sunday 31st The Canterbury Tales 6pm Adults £14, Over 65s £12.50, 5 to 18 £10, Family £42, Under 5 £0

The wonderful and hilarious Pantaloons are back with their unique reinterpretation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The performance will take place in the open air in front of the Castle, in a truly magical setting. The performance starts at 6pm and will finish at approximately 8. The audience will be seated on the grass in front of the castle and should bring low camping style chairs or a rug to sit on. Do bring picnics if you would like to, and hot, cold and alcoholic drinks will be available from the cafe in the Keep before the performance and during the interval. Entry is from 5pm, but tickets for the performance will admit the holders to the castle and grounds throughout the day if you would like to come earlier.

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August
Gullivers Travels square
Sunday 7th Gullivers Travels 6pm Adults £14, Over 65s £12.50, 5 to 18 £10, Family £42, Under 5 £0

Continuing our season of outdoor theatre, the wonderful Pantaloons present Gullivers Travels.  The performance will take place in the open air in front of the Castle, in a truly magical setting. The performance starts at 6pm and will finish at approximately 8. The audience will be seated on the grass in front of the castle and should bring low camping style chairs or a rug to sit on. Do bring picnics if you would like to, and hot, cold and alcoholic drinks will be available from the cafe in the Keep before the performance and during the interval. Entry is from 5pm, but tickets for the performance will admit the holders to the castle and grounds throughout the day if you would like to come earlier.

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Classic and Vintage
Sunday 21st Classic and Vintage Car Show 10am to 5pm Adults £8.50, Over 65s £7.50, 5 to 18 £6, Family £25, Under 5 £0

A great day out in the company of some interesting, beautiful and strange vehicles – and their owners! And if you have a classic of your own, bring it along for free admission! (Pre-registration essential)! We’ll have food vendors and the Castle Bar, the Keep will be open and there some wonderful walks in the grounds. It’s not just a great classic and vintage car show, it’s a great day out for all the family!

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Wednesday 24th The Scarlet Pimpernel 6pm Adults £14, Over 65s £12.50, 5 to 18 £10, Family £42, Under 5 £0

Before Zorro, Batman and Superman there was the Scarlet Pimpernel. Paris, 1792. Each day scores of the French nobility are sent to the guillotine. They are trapped in Paris. There is no escape. But rumours whisper of a league of young English gentlemen of unparalleled daring who are risking their lives to spirit aristocrats across the channel. They leave no trace behind except a nor from ‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’. The ruthless spy master Chauvelin is determined to stop the rescuers by fair means or foul and, desperately outnumbered, the Scarlet Pimpernel and his men must use all their wits to evade capture and stay alive. With original songs, spectacular sword fights and a little bit of romance there is something for the whole family to enjoy in this exciting and swashbuckling musical adventure.  The performance will take place in the open air in front of the Castle, in a truly magical setting. The performance starts at 6pm and will finish at approximately 8. The audience will be seated on the grass in front of the castle and should bring low camping style chairs or a rug to sit on. Do bring picnics if you would like to, and hot, cold and alcoholic drinks will be available from the cafe in the Keep before the performance and during the interval. Entry is from 5pm, but tickets for the performance will admit the holders to the castle and grounds throughout the day if you would like to come earlier.

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Jousting with Destrier
Sunday 28th and Monday 29th Jousting with Destrier! 10am to 5pm Adults £14, Over 65s £12.50, 5 to 18 £10, Family £42, Under 5 £0

Real chivalry returns to Hedingham as the Knights of Destrier, in full metal armour, compete for glory! Jousting with Destrier is as close to the real thing as it gets, in a truly authentic setting! They test their skill in the Hunting Games, they arm themselves, they fight! Surrounding the arena will be craft stalls, a wide range of fabulous food and a host of entertainment! Coda Falconry will put on two flying displays and you can meet the birds in between the jousting! The Norfolk Longbow Men will be demonstrating the art of Archery – have a go! Our Official Jester, Jonathan de Hadleigh, will cause his usual mayhem with his long suffering wife, Judy, but she gives as good as she gets! Musicians, Donkey Rides, a Maypole, Coconut Shies and Face Painting provide fantastic family entertainment all day long!

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September
Porsche Classics at the Castle
Sunday 4th Classics at the Castle

The Porsche Classics at the Castle event will not take place as planned in 2016. The event has become biennial, and the next Classics at the Castle day will be in 2017.

October
jekyll and hide
Wednesday 19th Jekyll and Hide 7pm Adults £14, Over 65s £12.50, 5 to 18 £10, Under 5 £0

The Pantaloons pay their last visit of the year to present their production of Jekyll and Hide. The performance will be inside the Castle, and seated.

November
Minstrels Gallery
Sunday 13th Wedding Open Day 11am to 4pm Free admission

A Wedding Open Day at Hedingham Castle provides the perfect opportunity to look round this most romantic of venues. In 2016, for the first time ever, couples will be able to hold their entire day within the majestic medieval grandeur of the Castle itself, from the Ceremony in the stunning Banqueting Hall, wreathed in candlelight, to the last dance in one of the most unique spaces in England. For more traditional receptions our permanent Marquee on the Tulip Lawn behind the Mansion House will be dressed and full of our selected suppliers. Discuss menus and flowers, photographers and favours, with our wedding coordinators on hand to answer any of your questions.

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