Event details

Friday 9 August
Saturday 10 August

Adult: £25 | Child: £15 

6pm | Gates open 
6.30pm* | Austen talks (approx 40 minutes)
7.30pm |
Film starts

Have you heard the news? The 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice is returning to Chatsworth at last...

With Chatsworth House and Garden as your backdrop, rediscover this enchanting retelling of Jane Austen's beloved classic, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfayden (with a special guest appearance by Chatsworth House as Pemberley).

Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five daughters of a country gentleman, and her turbulent relationship with Mr. Darcy, a wealthy aristocratic landowner. 

  • 12A
  • Running time: 2 hours 7 minutes

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*timings may be subject to change

Austen talks

Two Austen-themed talks will be running in the garden before the start of the film each night. 

Tickets to the talks are only available to those booking a Pride and Prejudice outdoor cinema ticket, but 'make haste', they are complimentary and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Email chatsworth.events@chatsworth.org. with your name and the number of tickets required. You will be notified by email if you have been allocated a ticket.

Corsets, Cravats and Celluloid: Cinematic Controversy in Pride and Prejudice.

Emma Westwood delves into the three main motion picture adaptations of Pride and Prejudice to explore the reasons behind the discrepancies and alterations made from Jane Austen's novel, whether they be good, bad or bafflingly bizarre. 

Emma Westwood is the Chair of the Jane Austen Society Midlands, and has a background in literature and film. 

Jane Austen: two sides

Jane is often portrayed as a sharp-tongued spinster with little life experience, let alone a romance of her own. So how did she come to create Pride and Prejudice, the great love story between Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy? Actor and writer, Angela Barlow, reveals another, surprising, aspect to Jane Austen’s life and character. 

In addition to many UK theatre and television roles, Angela Barlow has performed her own one-woman plays about Charlotte Brontë and Olga Chekhov in venues around the country. Angela now regularly writes and speaks about matters Austen at literary events and for Austen groups in the UK and the US. Her chapter on Jane Austen and the Theatre can be found in Jane Austen and the Arts, to be published by EUP later this year.


The garden is accessible however, the screening is on the lawn which is sloping in places and can be quite slippery. The picnic area, on Salisbury Lawn in front of the Rose Garden, is flat. 


1. Will the show still take place if the weather is poor?

The show will take place whatever the weather, so please come prepared for all weather conditions.

2. Does my ticket include admission to the garden during the day?

No, tickets include admission to the garden from 6pm. You can also buy day tickets to the garden.

3. What refreshments are available?

There will be sandwiches and freshly made pasties, as well as tea and coffee available to buy on the night.

4. Can I bring gazebos, tents, barbecues or awnings?

Please bring along your own picnic rugs and chairs. Unfortunately barbecues, gazebos, tents, awnings and Chinese lanterns are not permitted.

5. Do children pay?

Children aged 3 and under get into the event for free and do not require a ticket. Children aged 4 and over will need to purchase a ticket for the event at the prices quoted above.

6. What's the last day for booking tickets online?

Online booking will be available until 2pm on the day of the show, after which tickets will be available on site at till points, and at the entrance to the event, subject to availability. Please note that this event is extremely popular and may sell out before the night of the performance.

7. Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

8. Can I take photographs?

Photographs are permitted for non-commercial purposes.

9. Can I bring a dog?

It is not suitable to bring your dog to this event.

10. Is there discount for groups?

There are no group discounts for the event.

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