We are hoping for a fine summer evening! However, if the weather is unfavourable the whole event will take place indoors, but the plan is that the first half will move between the outer bailey, the orchard and the inner courtyard. Following the interval the second half will be upstairs in the Great Hall and/or Solar.
If you choose to picnic, please bring everything you need with you, including all drinks. There will be no bar facilities. The English Heritage site shop will be open both before the concert and during the interval to provide their usual range of souvenirs and refreshments including hot drinks and ice creams.
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR TICKET HOLDERS
Tickets for this unique and exclusive event are
available in advance only.
There will be no tickets available the gate.
Tickets can be ordered on line -see link below
or purchased in person through Forum Books
8, Market Place, Corbridge
The concert will begin at 7.30 p.m.
No audience seating will be provided, so you
may want to bring your own folding picnic-type
chairs which can be carried easily between the
different performance areas.
Car parking will be available in the castle car park, and also on the grass in the lane leading from the car park to the castle entrance. There will be additional field parking nearby, by kind permission of Matfen Hall Estate. Stewards will direct you to this if necessary.
The castle and grounds will be open exclusively to ticket-holders from 6.15 p.m. onwards for picnics, exploring and socialising. There will also be the opportunity to observe (and possibly learn) the ancient English art of change-ringing with the help of bell-ringers from the Durham and Newcastle Guild.
Please note that access to the upstairs area is only possible via staircases. There are no lifts or other practical means of providing universal access to this area. Please also be aware that the inner courtyard has an uneven cobbled surface. There are two on-site toilets, one of which is wheelchair friendly.