What's On

FRI 21 JUNE Severndroog Lates Vintage Jazz

Explore and enjoy the Castle after hours whist listening to the soulful and sassy tones of Vintage Jazz Singer Jess DeGiudici 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 1940s/50s Jazz from Jess DeGiudici.  Book a premium ticket and experience the sunset view from our rooftop in addition to our Live Jazz 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  EVENT INFORMATION:Doors Open 6.30pm - 10:00pm Premium Ticket £13 + booking fee, includes courtyard access, Jazz performance and timed ticket access to the viewing platform Court Yard Ticket £6.50 + booking fee, includes courtyard access and Jazz 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.​

SUN 21 JULY Yin Yoga & Sound Immersion

  5 - 7 pm Contact ​instructor Kallie Schut on kallieb.schut@icloud.com or on https://www.instagram.com/kallie_gayatri_yogin for booking details     

SUN 23 JUNESummer Solstice Yoga & GongSOLD 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.  

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  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 '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  EVENT INFORMATION:Doors Open 7.30pm 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.​

Groundlings Theatre presents... ‘SHAKESPEARE IN THE SUN’.

This year, summer nights will be brought alive with Shakespeare’s most famous story of love at first sight and his sparkling comedy of misunderstandings. Exploding onto the stage with passion and verve, Groundlings Theatre Company brings together a thrilling ensemble in classic dress to present the trials and tribulations of love.Tuesday 6th August Romeo & JulietWednesday 7th August Much Ado About NothingThursday 8th August Romeo & JulietFriday 9th August Much Ado About NothingSaturday 10th August Romeo & Juliet Sunday11th August Much Ado About NothingBox Office: 02392 737370 | www.groundlings.co.ukPlease 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.

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