Stages and areas
Browse the different stages, gardens and areas that make up Hampton Court Palace Festival
Base Court main stage
Located in the courtyard of Henry VIII’s awe-inspiring original Tudor residence, walk in the footsteps of royalty as you journey through the Palace before taking your seats in front of the intimate Base Court stage. Surrounded by stunning Baroque and Tudor architecture steeped in 500 years of history, this is your chance to spend an evening amongst the greats.
A uniquely intimate concert setting
With just 3,000 seats available for each performance, our Base Court main stage offers the unrivalled opportunity to get up close and personal with your favourite global superstars. Each headline performance begins at 9pm (The Rest is History Live Presents: The Tudors begins at 8pm) and lasts for approximately 1.5 hours, giving you exceptional facetime with your heroes in a uniquely intimate setting.
Soak up the summer feeling in the East Front Garden as our emerging acoustic acts perform two thirty-minute sets from the Garden Stage whilst you enjoy sumptuous food and drink. You may even see future Base Court main stage stars performing before they hit the big time..
East Front Gardens
Set in 750 acres of historic parkland and boasting 60 acres of formal gardens, the location for Hampton Court Palace Festival could not be more breathtaking. A verdant retreat from the bustle of central London, the East Front Gardens are at their most resplendent in June, with spectacular herbaceous borders, fountains and rows of architectural trees to explore ahead of the performance.
A superstar backdrop
The location of our festival is so spectacular, it also forms the backdrop of many successful films and TV shows. The Palace’s unique Tudor and Baroque architecture has been the setting for Bridgerton, The Favourite, Belgravia and The Great amongst others. Which character will you channel when you join us at the festival?
Make a day of it
Arrive early to explore Hampton Court Palace itself and immerse yourself in the Tudor world, admire Henry’s Great Hall, explore the infamous Haunted Gallery and the Tudor Kitchens. Discover the baroque State Apartments built for William III and Mary that rival the great palaces of Europe and enjoy the never-ending vistas, courtyards, ornamental gardens and parkland designed to impress all who visit.