Subject to COVID-19 guidelines we plan outdoor entertainment including music, theatre, cafe, fairs and festivals, including a special focus on Year of Japan. Within the castle we hope to arrange music, food and learning events to reflect our history and collections. Please follow us on Facebook for updates.
2 May - 23 May
Landscape Painting with renowned local artist Larraine Shamwana
Create, learn and enjoy painting with Larraine Shamwana and a small group of like-minded artists in the beautiful grounds of Chiddingstone Castle. Wonderful Landscape. Choose one day or more Sundays if available. Suits all levels of skill and experience. Complete beginners welcome.
Sunday 30 May
Derek Nash’s Picante brings Latin to The Orangery. Think Buena Vista Social Club, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz, Astrid Gilberto and the Gypsy Kings. Mambo, Salsa, Samba and Bossa Nova styles. Dancing optional. Paul Malsom, guitar, will play an opening set. In association with The Listening Room Music Agency.
Sunday 20 June
Gypsy jazz, swing and blues comes to The Orangery with Mike Piggott and his Hot Club Trio featuring Mike on violin, Nils Solberg on guitar and Jerome Davies on double bass. Together they bring their own entertaining combination inspired by the Hot Club de France. Bring a picnic. Paul Malsom, guitar, will play an opening set. In association with the Listening Room Music Agency.
Sunday 27 June
Set sail for Treasure Island with open air theatre at The Orangery from This is My Theatre company. A swashbuckling tale is lifted from the pages of Robert Louis Stevenson’s much-loved novel and brought to life with sea shanties and sword fights galore! Bring a picnic.
Tickets available here soon.
Sunday 8 August
Summer Vintage Fair
All things vintage in the grounds - homewares, furnishings, fashion, jewellery and gardenalia. Refreshments available. Stay all day. Get 10% discount on tickets online here or buy on the day (subject to capacity).
Sunday 15 August
Stevie Wonder Celebration Live
Celebrating the life-time genius of Stevie Wonder, the mesmeric vocalist, Noel McCalla, and award-winning saxophonist, Derek Nash, with a band on top of musicians, play a wide-ranging catalogue of Stevie Wonder’s classic hits. From Signed, Sealed, Delivered through to hits from albums Innervisions, Songs in the Key of Life and Hotter than July.
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GROUNDS AND LAKE
Open daily 7am - 6.30pm
CASTLE, COLLECTIONS & TEA ROOM
CLOSED for the Winter Season
The Castle and Tea Room opens from Sunday 23 May 2021
(Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays)
WEDDINGS, EDUCATION AND BOOKINGS ENQUIRIES
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm