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Holkham Hall & Estate - What's On this month?

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Holkham Estate



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Tel: 01328 713111




Saturday 1st August - 7pm

Diva Opera – Lucia di Lammermoor

Join Diva Opera, one of the country’s foremost chamber opera companies for their magnificent performance of Lucia di Lammermoor. Gaetano Donizetti’s darkly romantic tale of family honour, betrayal and madness. This tragic opera concerns the emotionally fragile Lucia who is caught in a feud between her own family and that of the Ravenswoods. Forced by her family to marry against her will, Lucia descends into madness, culminating in a chilling, blood-spattered wedding reception, one of the most iconic scenes in all opera. A tour-de-force of Italian Romantic opera at its most powerful and dramatic, Lucia di Lammermoor is the gleaming jewel in opera’s bel canto crown.

Tickets £80 to include a glass of champagne during the interval served in the Saloon. Tickets available via telephone and online from 11th May.


Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th August - 10am & 1pm

Walled Gardens Discovery Day

A great activity for families to enjoy together. Join our education team to explore the beautiful walled gardens and discover the wildlife and plants that live in this unique habitat.

Included in standard admission. Hall and Walled gardens. Adult: £12.00 Child (5-16 yrs): £6.00. Family Ticket (2+3): £33.00. Walled gardens. Adult: £2.50 Child (5-16 yrs): £1


Tuesday 4th August - 10am

Walking Women

Do you love walking but don't like to venture too far alone? Would you like to be sociable while enjoying the spectacular Holkham Estate? If so, come and join Holkham’s monthly walks.

This walk takes place in the walled gardens at Holkham and includes a guided tour with the landscape department.  Each walk will last approximately 1.5 hours. Well behaved and sociable dogs on leads are welcome on the walk.

If you are interested in joining these walks please email [email protected]


Wednesday 5th August - 6.15pm

Outdoor Theatre – The Three Musketeers

What better setting to enjoy a summer evening's theatre than our beautiful walled gardens. Join young D’Artagnan on his quest to become a musketeer. He meets the evangelical Aramis, the glutton Porthos and the quiet Athos. They become the best of friends and work together to protect the interests of the King and Queen, from the scheming Cardinal Richelieu. When the Cardinal sends his agent Milady out to embarrass and discredit the queen, she goes too far and it falls to D’Artagnan and his new found friends to save the day. Featuring original songs and spectacular, swashbuckling swordfights and the fast pace will keep you on the edge of your seats to the very end! All for one and one for all!

Adult: £13, Child (2-16yrs): £9, Family: £40. Tickets available by telephone and online.


Thursday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th August - 10am & 1pm

Park Discovery Day – Pond Dipping

Join our education team in Holkham park for some hands on, fun family activities exploring the wildlife you can find here. Fancy a dip? Have a go at pond dipping and discover what lies beneath the water in Holkham lake.

Tickets are available on the day at £2.50 per child.  No need to book, just drop in.


Thursday 11th August - 11am to 4pm

Gamekeeper Discovery Day

A wonderful opportunity for all ages to meet our gamekeepers and to find out about the work of a modern day gamekeeper on the Holkham Estate.

Included in standard walled gardens admission. Adult: £2.50 Child (5-16 yrs): £1


Wednesday 12th August - 6.15pm

Outdoor Theatre - The Secret Garden

What better setting to enjoy a summer evening's theatre than our beautiful walled gardens. Enjoy Chapterhouse Theatre's adaptation of this most enchanting story, loved by children and adults alike. Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncle’s house deep in the Yorkshire countryside, where unexpected friends and very magical creatures help her unlock the mystery of the secret garden. Alive with music and song and an array of especially designed puppet creatures, Mary’s story and The Secret Garden promises to capture the spirit of summer in our very own 'secret garden' at Holkham.

Adult: £13, Child (2-16yrs): £9, Family: £40


Tuesday 18th August - 10am

National Nature Reserve Guided Walks

Join us for a series of short, gentle walks around the Holkham National Nature Reserve taking in the diverse habitats and seasonal highlights of the wildlife. From nesting lapwing in the spring to pink footed geese and fungi in the autumn, whatever the time of year there’s always lots to see.

The walk will last for approximately 2 hours. We meet and start at Lady Anne’s Drive, Holkham Beach. Due to the walks being wildlife centred, unfortunately dogs are not able to join us. Parking is available at Lady Anne’s Drive where standard parking charges apply.

Tickets: £5 available by telephone and online.


Wednesday 19th August - 7pm

Outdoor Theatre - Twelfth Night

What better setting to enjoy a summer evening's theatre than our beautiful walled gardens. Join the Lord Chamberlain's Men to see Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. A joyous tale of love, longing, laughter and mischief, mayhem and mistaken identity, set in fair Illyria. With identical twins separated by shipwreck, a cross-dressing heroine and everyone in search of love, Twelfth Night is one of the most famous and tangled love stories in literature.

Adults: £15, Child: £10 (2-16yrs), Family: £45. Tickets available by telephone and online.


Tuesday 25th & Thursday 27th August - 7.30pm

Bat Walk

As the sun sets there are few places in Britain that are host to such a wide variety of bat species. Fascinating for young and old alike, let us take you on a guided walk in the dusk of beautiful Holkham park as you learn about the different species and their habitats and use our bat detectors.

Tickets: Adult: £3.50, Child (5-16yrs): £2.50 available by telephone and online.


Wednesday 25th August - 6.15pm

Outdoor Theatre - Robin Hood

What better setting to enjoy a summer evening's theatre than our beautiful walled gardens There is perhaps no more iconic tale set in the English countryside than that of Robin Hood and his band of merry men. Join Cambridge Touring Theatre as Robin as seeks to restore the rightful balance and thwart the Sheriff of Nottingham! Will he capture Maid Marion’s heart and save the people of Sherwood Forest?

Adult: £13, Child (2-16yrs): £9, Family: £40. Tickets available by telephone and online.


Saturday 29th August - 4.30 for a 7.30 start

Outdoor Concert – Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Featuring Marc Almond

Set out your picnic in the beautiful setting of Holkham park as Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra return for a fantastic night of jazz and blues music. Along with Jools’ special guest, Marc Almond, the 20-piece orchestra will be accompanied by the astounding vocal powers of Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Mabel Ray, as well as drummer and original Squeeze member, Gilson Lavis. The evening promises to be a boogie-woogie party not to be missed!

Tickets: £39.95 available by telephone.


Saturday 30th August - 4.30 for a 7.30 start

Outdoor Concert – Last Night of the Proms hosted by Fiona Bruce

Last Night of the Proms returns to Holkham for an evening of stirring and popular classical music, with compere Fiona Bruce. Let the National Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Ben Crick enthral you with some of the country’s favourite patriotic pieces, with performances from mesmerising soprano Claire Ormshaw and acclaimed tenor Lee Bradley. Bring your picnics along for a fantastic evening’s entertainment concluding with a spectacular display of fireworks over Holkham park.

Tickets: £29.50 available by telephone.









If you haven't already done so, make sure you check out our review of Holkham Hall & Estate, and also Holkham Beach for a detailed first hand experience and images.

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