Festival opening times

The festival gardens open at 5.30pm for ticket holders

Base Court main stage opens at 6.30pm for ticket holders

The festival car park opens at 5pm and closes at 11pm

Performance timings

Base Court main stage performances start at 9pm, with concerts ending at approx. 10.30pm with the exception of The Rest is History Live Presents: The Tudors, which will start at 8pm.

Garden Stage acts begin from 6.30pm and perform two 30-minute sets

Street food opening timings

Street food traders will be ready to feed you as soon as the gates open from 5.30pm

Last orders for food are between 8.30pm and 8.45pm

Please note, no food and / or drinks are permitted to be takenin the Palace.

Picnic cloakroom

For conservation purposes, no picnics, picnic belongings, food or drink can be taken into the Palace.

If you’d like to save some of your delicious Best of British picnic for another day, please drop your basket off at our complimentary festival Picnic Cloakroom ahead of the performance. We’ll keep your treats safe for you whilst you dance away in front of the Base Court stage, and have it ready for collection for you to take home at the end of the night.

The Picnic Cloakroom opens from 8.15pm, to avoid the queues we advise checking in your belongs as early as possible.

Bars opening timings

Bars open for your arrival at 5.30pm

East Front Garden bars stop serving 30 minutes prior to the concert start time to allow you to make your way through the Palace to your seats.

Drinks for the performance can be purchased at the The Theatre Bar. The Theatre Bar and roaming sellers stop serving at 9pm, to guarantee you get your concert drink please allow plenty of time ahead of this for queuing as the bar is super popular.

Keep it green and leave no trace

As part of our sustainability pledge, we are no longer using harmful, single-use plastics and introducing reusable glassware. Please help us ‘keep it green’ and return your used glasses to the bars or place in the drop-off points provided. Protecting the beautiful surroundings and the wildlife inhabitants of Hampton Court is of the upmost importance, please take your litter with you or dispose of it in the bins provided – let’s leave no trace. Thank you in advance for your support.  

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