The return of Chatsworth’s hugely successful ‘Proms Spectacular’ will complete an exciting line-up of outdoor events at the Peak District estate this summer, with entrance for Second World War veterans who turn up for their flag-waving favourites in uniform free of charge. 

An evening with Jools Holland and a romantic performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night makes up the roster of exciting outdoor events which promises something for everyone this year.

Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra (26 June)

Chatsworth dusts of its dancing shoes for one night only, as Jools Holland OBE & his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra perform a night full of hits, with special guests Marc Almond of Soft Cell, Gilson Lavis on drums and vocalists Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Mabel Ray. In the garden, guests will be able to enjoy lively renditions of all their favourites tunes, from radio hits to toe-tapping jazz and blues, as well as a bite to eat with one of Chatsworth’s pre-made picnic baskets.

Proms Spectacular (27 June)

Enjoy an unforgettable night of music and fireworks as celebrated conductor, Jae Alexander, and the amazing UK Philharmonic Orchestra brings the spirit of the Last Night of the Proms to Chatsworth’s garden.

Joined by special guest tenor John Pierce and soprano, Janet Mooney, guests can sing-along with patriotic fervour to all their best-loved classical works, from movie theme tunes to firm favourite, Nessun Dorma. The evening of music will be rounded off with fireworks and guests can also purchase pre-made picnic baskets at the event.

To get in for free, Second World War veterans must be wearing their uniform and accompanied by a paying guest. Tickets start from £28 for an adult. For more information or to book, please visit www.chatsworth.org

Twelfth Night Outdoor Theatre (12 August)

Get tangled up in one of literatures greatest love stories as The Lord Chamberlain’s Men brings Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Twelfth Night, to Chatsworth. Performed in the open air by an all male cast wearing full Elizabethan costume, the estate provides the perfect back-drop to this authentic play full of traditional music and dance. If a shipwreck, cross-dressing heroine and an endless search for love wasn’t enough, guests can also head over to Flora’s Temple for tea, coffee, snacks and ice cream or enjoy a hog roast and glass of champagne at the bar. 

For more information on all of Chatsworth’s summer events and to book, please visit www.chatsworth.org

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Notes to editors:

Chatsworth House Trust:  The Chatsworth House Trust is dedicated to the long-term preservation of Chatsworth House, the art collection, garden, woodlands and park for the long term benefit of the public.

The charity promotes the study and appreciation of Chatsworth as a place of historic, architectural and artistic interest and of natural beauty, and encourages the use and enjoyment of Chatsworth by visitors for education and recreation.

Chatsworth is a member of the Treasure Houses of England, 10 of the most magnificent palaces, stately homes and castles in England. www.treasurehouses.co.uk

Chatsworth is only 16 miles from the MI, 10 miles from Chesterfield, and 8 miles north of Matlock, in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park and is well served by transport links throughout the UK.

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