Summer Events at Coughton Court

Enjoy a summer day out at one of Warwickshire’s most beautiful family homes suggests Abi Cole.

After a wet start to the year, the award-winning gardens at Coughton are flowering with abundance. Designed to complement the stunning Tudor house, a summer highlight is the walled garden offering a series of informal ‘rooms’, each with a different theme or colour, including hot and cool borders and a spectacular rose labyrinth displaying over 200 varieties.

 

Set against this beautiful backdrop, our summer of events offers something for everyone. The programme begins with our annual Village Fete including a range of food stalls, music and traditional games suitable for all ages.

 

On Friday 20th July the Lord Chamberlain’s Men will return with Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest. This award-winning, all male company perform Shakespeare as it would have been; in the open air, in full Elizabethan costume and with traditional music and dance.

 

On Sunday 12th August talented theatre company, Illyria, are staging their version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic story, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Sherlock Holmes, the original and greatest literary detective of them all, and his assistant Doctor Watson, will tackle the most baffling case of their careers in this faithful, cheeky but chilling adaptation. Seasonal refreshments and gifts will be available on both dates.

 

These popular events offer a unique opportunity to gather the whole family together for an evening of theatre, enjoy spectacular live drama and watch the sun set over the Tudor court. Book your tickets now… and don’t forget to bring your picnic!

 

For full details of opening days and times of the house, shop and restaurant please call

01789 400777 or visit our website.

 

 

Dates for your Diary:

 

Coughton Village Summer Fete

Sat 7 July, 12noon – 4pm. Traditional stalls, games and competitions on the lawn to raise money for local causes. Free admission to the gardens.

 

Outdoor Theatre:The Tempest

Fri 20 July, gates open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. The Lord Chamberlain’s Men perform this Shakespeare classic against the beautiful backdrop of Coughton Court. Adult £15.75, child £8.40, family £40.

 

The Duck Race

Wed 25 July,Wed, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 Aug, 2pm. Celebrate the summer holidays by getting all the family together to sponsor a duck on Coughton’s traditional duck race down the River Arrow, plus traditional games for families. £2.

 

Outdoor Theatre:The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sun 12 August, gates open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Join Illyria theatre company for this production of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale against the beautiful backdrop of Coughton Court. Adult £15.75, child £8.40, family £40.

 

Box office - 0344 249 1895

 

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coughtoncourt

Tel: 01789 400777

 

 

 

 

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