What's On

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.

Classic Cars Kent

SOLD OUT - Sunday 25 April

Classic Car Day - All historic marques welcome (pre-1980)

Join us between 11am and 4pm on National Drive It Day, Sunday 25 April 2021. Meet fellow enthusiasts and swap drive-it-day stories and piston advice while sampling delicious takeaway cream teas in beautiful grounds.  Park your motor on the lawn with Chiddingstone Castle as your backdrop.

Art Classes Kent

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 book all four Sundays. Suits all levels of skill and experience. Complete beginners welcome.

Latin live May Kent

Sunday 30 May

Latin Live

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.

Tickets available here soon.

Jazz live June Kent

Sunday 20 June

Jazz Live

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.

Tickets available here soon.

Outdoor theatre June Kent

Sunday 27 June

Theatre Live

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.

Vintage fair August Kent

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).

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Virtual Literary Festival 2020

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Opening Hours


Open daily 7am - 6.30pm



CLOSED for the Winter Season

 The Castle and Tea Room opens from Sunday 23 May 2021

(Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays)


Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm