Film & Theatre

FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER: C&W Film Festival Screening of Hitchcock's 'Vertigo'

On Friday 13th of September, Severndroog Castle will be host to the Charlton & Woolwich Free Film Festival, showing an outdoor screening of Hitchcock's classic film Vertigo. We invite you to join us in the courtyard of the historic Severndroog Castle, the only place in the city you can enjoy a cocktail surrounded by ancient woodland and experience 360° views of London and its surrounding counties. Sit back, watch the sun slowly set and be thrilled by Hitchcock’s psychological thriller ‘Vertigo’ this Friday 13th. This year, the Charlton & Woolwich Film Festival has chosen to screen ‘Vertigo’, a 1958 American film noir psychological thriller directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock. The story was based on the 1954 novel ‘D'entre les morts’ (From Among the Dead) by Boileau-Narcejac. The screenplay was written by Alec Coppel and Samuel A. Taylor.   The film screening will start at 20:00 and will take place outside in our courtyard. Entry to the film screening itself is FREE and seats are issued on a first come first served basis. Food and drinks will be available to buy from Severndroog's partner The Terrace Tearoom. Their celebrated chef Christopher Hackett will be cooking up delicious food and cocktails, and providing wine and beer all evening. The Castle's Tea Room and Viewing Platform will be open from 18:30 and tickets for the viewing platform are £6 + booking fee. ​   Severndroog is a tower built in the 18th century situated in the Oxleas Woods in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Built on Shooters Hill, one of the highest points in the city, the viewing platform boasts some of the most spectacular views in London. A very limited amount of tickets are available for exclusive access to stunning twilight panoramic views of London from the viewing platform on top of the castle. Looking westward over the city on a clear day you can experience perfect sunsets.  If you simply wish to enjoy the film screening, entry is free and does not require pre-booking.     EVENT INFORMATION:Doors Open 6.30pm - 10:00pm, Screening starts at 8.00pm Film Screening is FREE Viewing Platform Ticket is £6 + booking fee,includes timed ticket access to the viewing platform (timed slots from 18:30-20:00, 15 min for each time slot). Access to the courtyard and film screening is FREE; seating is issued on a first come first served basis on the night. Please arrive early to get your seat in order to avoid disappointment. Seating will be provided by the C&WFF, so there is no need to bring your own. And food and drink are available for purchase from 6.30pm. Toilet facilities are also available on site. Entry does not include food or drinks; they are available for purchase on site.  Film Classification: PG (Parental Guidance) Free parking facilities are available at The Castle Wood Car Park; it will remain open for the duration of this event. Parking spaces are limited, so if possible, please travel to us via public transport.See below for information on how to find us.  GET YOUR TICKET HERE  

UPCOMING EVENTS Summer 2019

     Over the coming months, we have several 'Lates' evening events at Severndroog Castle for you to enjoy. Of course there will be entertainment, delectable food and cocktails; but unmissably, there will be access to our viewing platform's spectacular 360° views of London. Don't miss out!    

FRI 12 JULY Severndroog Lates Opera

Explore and enjoy the Castle after hours whist listening to enticing Opera arias at one of our summer late night openings. We invite you to join us in the courtyard of the historic Severndroog Castle, the only place in the city you can enjoy a cocktail surrounded by ancient woodland and experience 360° views of London and its surrounding counties. Sit back, relax as the sun slowly sets and listen to the sounds of 'Memories - From The Life of An Opera Singer' with Baroness Tamara von Stein zu Leitershofen (Soprano) and Richard Black on piano.   'Memories - From The Life of An Opera Singer' Opera Synopsis: Follow the Baroness' early life from a royal palace to the stage: all the highs (above the stave), the lows (below the stave) and every run, trill and quaver in between. With old and new-ish arias from the world of opera, musical, vaudeville and recital.  A show for the opera curious, classical music lovers and anyone in between. This show is for you!    Book a premium ticket and experience the sunset view from our rooftop in addition to our Live OPERA performance! Severndroog is a tower built in the 18th century situated in the Oxleas Woods in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Built on Shooters Hill, one of the highest points in the city, the viewing platform boasts some of the most spectacular views in London. A very limited amount of Premium Tickets are available for exclusive access to stunning twilight panoramic views of London from the viewing platform on top of the castle. Looking westward over the city on a clear day you can experience perfect sunsets.   Themed food and cocktails will be available to buy from Severndroog's partner The Terrace Tearoom. Their celebrated chef Christopher Hackett will be cooking up delicious vintage themed food and cocktails, and providing wine and beer all evening.   CLICK TO BOOK YOUR TICKET  Food Menu:Sweet Potato Wedges (served with BBQ mayonnaise) - £3.50 Potato Fries (served with garlic aioli) - £3.50 BBQ Grill Wraps - £4.80Wraps filled with fresh cherry tomato, hummus, lemon yoghurt, rocket and feta cheese, plus one of the following options:- Lamb Kofta- Chilli and Garlic Butterfly Chicken- Halloumi and Sweet Potato  Drinks Menu:WineGlass - £3.90, Bottle - £17.00Red - Trivento Reserve MalbecWhite - Mud House Sauvignon BlancRose - Oriel Coteaux Provence Rose Wine FizzGlass - £4.50, Bottle - £20.00La Marca Prosecco la ProseccoFreixenet Cordon Rosado CavaComte de Senneval Champagne Brut, AOP NV Beer & Cider - £3.50London AleGreenwich Meantime LargerHeinekenBulmers Soft Drinks - £2.00Bottled WaterCokeDiet CokeLimonataOrangeApple  Cocktails: £4.50The Quartet - Amaretto, Whisky, Orchard Apricot Liquor, Peach and Pink Cava The Opera Martini - Gin, Orange Bitters, Vermouth and Lemon   EVENT INFORMATION:Doors Open 6.30pm - 10:00pm Premium Ticket £13 + booking fee, includes courtyard access, Opera performance and timed ticket access to the viewing platform Court Yard Ticket £6.50 + booking fee, includes courtyard access and Opera performance onlyMinimum age 14 Ticket does not include food or drinks; available for purchase on site Free parking facilities available at The Castle Wood Car Park; it will remain open for the duration of this event. ​

THU 18 JULY Changeling Theatre Presents 'Nell Gwynn'

Enjoy the Castle and its outdoors after hours with Kent-based Changeling Theatre’s brilliantly funny production of ‘Nell Gwynn’ this July. We invite you to join us at the historic Severndroog Castle, the only place in the city you can enjoy a glass of wine surrounded by ancient woodland and watch a riveting play all at once. Sit back, relax as the sun slowly sets and watch this seriously fun suspenseful, intriguing and hilarious outdoor production of ‘Nell Gwynn’ by Jessica Swale. Severndroog's partner The Terrace Tearoom’s celebrated chef, Christopher Hackett, will be cooking up delicious food and providing wine and beer all evening, which will be available for purchase on the evening.   The Play: Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale - the smash hit musical comedy from the Globe  “They’ve disgraced our trade. Ruined our art. They put a woman on the stage!” London, 1660, King Charles II has exploded onto the scene with the love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. And at Drury Lane a young Nell Gwynn is causing stirrings amongst the theatregoers. Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley, to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard won place in the heart of the King. But at a time when women are second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? The British playwright Jessica Swale’s Nell Gwynn premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2015 and was nominated for five awards, winning a 2016 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.  Changeling’s creative director Rob Forknall says: “Every year we ask our audience to vote for their choice of plays the following year. We have a real connection with our audiences, and the vote is an important part of what we do. This year the people of Kent have spoken and voted for Nell Gwynn in last years audience poll, it’s the first time we have performed a play in the open air by a living, FEMALE playwright.  We are very excited.  I saw this show at the Globe and thought it perfect for our audiences, sexy and funny.”   This year’s Changeling Theatre outdoor tour is making the most of its talented cast, including new and returning faces. Former 2010 Rookie, Scott Ellis plays Leontes/Charles II and Jess Nesling, who was our green goddess, Elvira in last years Blithe Spirit, will be playing Hermione. One of our new faces, Beth Mullen, was recently part of Ricky Gervais’ 2018 hit comedy After Life, playing Hitler Mum. This year we have two fantastic Kent based apprentices, Layomi Coker from Gravesend and Tegan Steward from the Isle of Grain – this year the Apprentice Scheme is being supported by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND. As part of a summer-long tour, the company is performing Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale and Swale’s Nell Gwynn in a range of outdoor locations from 28 June to 18 August 2019, in venues as diverse as Margate seafront and Biddenden Vineyard to a wide range of public gardens, parks, amphitheatres and many of the county’s best-loved castles – including Severndroog Castle.  CLICK TO BOOK YOUR TICKET  Food Menu:SnacksPopcorn - £2.50Sweets - £2.50Ice Cream - £2.50Cakes - £2.50 Hot foodPotato Fries (served with garlic aioli) - £3.50Halloumi Fries (served with honey chilli sauce) - £3.50Buttermilk Chicken Burger with Honey and Chilli - £4.80Crispy Cod Goujon Burger with Lemon Mayo - £4.80Sweet Potato Burger with Feta and Sweet Chilli Mayo - £4.80Cumberland Honey Sausages in a Toasted Bun with Roasted Onions - £4.80  Drinks Menu:WineGlass - £3.90, Bottle - £17.00Red - Trivento Reserve MalbecWhite - Mud House Sauvignon BlancRose - Oriel Coteaux Provence Rose Wine FizzGlass - £4.50, Bottle - £20.00La Marca Prosecco la ProseccoFreixenet Cordon Rosado CavaComte de Senneval Champagne Brut, AOP NV Beer & Cider - £3.50London AleGreenwich Meantime LargerHeinekenBulmers Soft Drinks - £2.00Bottled WaterCokeDiet CokeLimonataOrangeApple Cocktails - £4.50SangriaAperol Spritzers   EVENT INFORMATION:Doors Open 7.00pm Tickets £25 Minimum age 14 Ticket does not include food or drinks; available for purchase on site. Free parking facilities available at The Castle Wood Car Park; it will remain open for the duration of this event.​

AUG 6TH - 11TH CANCELLED Groundlings Theatre presents ‘Shakespeare In The Sun’

  Groundlings Theatre have just announced they are CANCELLING ALL their performances of Shakespeare plays 6th-11th of August here at the castle due to the illness of their lead actor. We are very sad and disappointed to bring you this news and are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you. However this is something completely out of our control. If you have tickets please contact Groundlings Theatre for refund info@groundlings.co.uk/023 9273 7370    Open air at Severndroog Castle, the company will perform two Shakespeare classics, Romeo & Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing performed in turn over a week. Tuesday 6th August - Romeo & JulietWednesday 7th August - Much Ado About NothingThursday 8th August - Romeo & JulietFriday 9th August - Much Ado About NothingSaturday 10th August - Romeo & JulietSunday 11th August - Much Ado About Nothing  Severndroog's partner The Terrace Tearoom’s celebrated chef, Christopher Hackett, will be cooking up delicious food and providing wine and beer all evening, which will be available for purchase on the evening. Please note this is an open air event, patrons are welcome to bring picnics and their own seating. Please dress appropriately according to the weather. Only in cases of extreme weather will a performance be cancelled and no event will be cancelled before the performance is meant to start.  THE PLAY: Groundlings Theatre return to their touring roots and are experts in bringing to life the birth of British drama with both productions being presented in traditional Tudor dress with Romeo & Juliet also played by all male cast as it would have been in Shakespeare's time. Artistic Director of Groundlings Theatre, Richard Stride, who is also directing these productions commented, “19 years ago, Groundlings Theatre Company first started as a Shakespeare touring company and in the years after we travelled the UK performing to some wonderful audiences. This summer we are proud to return to our roots and go back on the road and are looking forward to sharing summer nights this year with new audiences and some beautiful venues.”   Tickets: £16 Adults | £14 Concessions | £12 Child | Family of four £48 | Groups/Socs (10+) £8.00(Prices for tickets purchased in advance) Tickets available at:Box Office: 02392 737 370 | www.groundlings.co.uk CLICK HERE FOR 'ROMEO & JULIET' TICKETS CLICK HERE FOR 'MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING' TICKETS   EVENT INFORMATION: Doors Open 7.00pm; Performances Start at 7.30pm Minimum age of attendees: 14 Venue: Severndroog Castle, Castle Wood, Shooters Hill, London SE18 3RT Please find information on how to find us below. Free parking facilities available at The Castle Wood Car Park; it will remain open for the duration of this event. Ticket does not include food or drinks; available for purchase on site. Performances will continue in all but the very worst weather. On very rare occasions, it will not be possible to complete the performance, but we will never cancel a performance before the advertised start time.  

SUN 23 JUNE Summer Solstice Yoga & Gong

- SOLD OUT -  On the Sunday evening of June 23rd, join us to celebrate the Summer Solstice with a Yoga and Gong session at Severndroog Castle. With the guidance of yoga teacher and sound healing therapist, Kallie Schut, we will help restore your energies. During this session we will hold: Sun salutations with a mantra in the CourtyardRestorative Yin in the CastleSound healing with Gongs and Himalayan bowlsEssential oils with Doterra  Booking Your Ticket: Invest in yourself with this £25 sessionThere are currently only 5 spaces left, so be quick to book! Purchase your ticket directly with the instructor Kallie Schut by contacting her on kallie.schut@severndroogcastle.org.uk.  SUNDAY 23RD JUNE 2019 AT 5PM-7PMPre-booking required.Please find information on how to find us at the bottom of this page.  

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