3 - 25 NOVEMBER
11.00am - 3.00pm Wed to Sat
11.00am to 1.30pm - Sunday
Private view on Sunday 4th November is from 11.00am to 3.00pm
Our Winter Exhibition comprises a stunning collection of paintings, print-making, sculpture and ceramics. Highlights include Oona Campbell’s remarkable series of snow paintings created last winter.
5 - 30 NOVEMBER
11.00am - 3.30pm
In the North Gallery, to mark the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary, Petworth House are highlighting ten works of painting and sculpture by founders and members of the Royal Academy such as Reynolds, Turner and Flaxman.
13 - 24 NOVEMBER
10.00am - 6.00pm
This exhibition features works by Emily Lamb, David Shepherd, John Cyril Harrison, Keith Shackleton and others along side scultures by Domenica de Ferranti, Camilla Le May, Pascal Chesneau and Malcolm Stathers.
10.30am - 12.30pm
Fascinating walk through the Park trees from 350-800 years old. Petworth's ancient trees walk is dotted with magnificent oaks, limes, beeches and chestnuts, and pass the Beelzebub Oak which has its own plaque in the wall behind it
Please come and support us with our very first Christmas fair! There will be a raffle with great prizes, Santa's grotto, craft & gift stalls, lucky dip, cakes & refreshments, face painting.
1 DECEMBER - 1 JANUARY
11.00am - 3.30pm
Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.
11.00am - 8.00pm
Petworth Town Council Christmas Lights Event Committee have joined forces with both St Mary’s Church, Petworth and the National Trust at Petworth House to present a spectacular Lantern Procession and Live Nativity to celebrate the switching on of Petworth Christmas Lights every December.
The fun starts at 11am and continues through the day with carol singers in Market Square and an amazing array of stalls and festive food and drink from local providers all day. There is a Santa’s Grotto and lots children’s activities available inside the Leconfield Hall all day.
The Lantern Procession, lead by St Mary’s Church Choir in full robes, will accompany the Holy Family, the Wise Men and the Shepherds complete with the donkey and goats (for sheep!) as they perform a live Nativity along the town’s streets from St Mary’s Church from 5pm. The procession travels down pretty cobbled Lombard Street and into the Market Square where the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on at 6.30pm by Lord Egremont followed by the Live Window Competition prizes and the Petworth Town Band leading us in Carols and music.
7.15pm - 10.15pm
Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Contrary to popular myth, the Victorians thoroughly amused themselves and particularly at Christmas. With this lecture we will revel in their celebrations.
Time: Matinée at 2pm-3pm
Evening Concert at 6.30pm – 8.30pm
The Leconfield Singers’ seasonal offerings on Saturday 8th December at St Mary's Church Petworth will be packed full of Christmas favourites along with a selection of surprises.
7.30pm - 9.30pm
83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late - packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.
10 - 12 JANUARY
7.30pm - 9.30pm
2.30pm - 4.30pm
This years Pantomime production is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Told in true pantomime style, with plenty of laughs, this superb new adaptation puts the sparkle back into the classic tale.
6.30pm - 10.20pm
Alfredo Germont and the courtesan Violetta Valéry fall in love at a party in Violetta's Paris salon. Alfredo is determined to cure Violetta of her tuberculosis, and the couple leave Paris and begin a contented life in the country.
6.45pm - 10.15pm
The penniless soldier Gherman has fallen in love with Liza, even though she is engaged to his friend Yeletsky. Gherman learns that Liza's guardian the Countess knows a winning three-card formula.
26 JANUARY - 24 MARCH
10.30am - 2.15pm
The Trust cares for one of the largest and most significant collections of art in the UK including many important seventeenth-century Dutch paintings acquired by country house owners for over 300 years.
7.15pm - 10.00pm
Don Quixote and his servant Sancho Panza set out to have a chivalrous adventure. They meet Kitri and Basilio, a young couple who cannot marry because Kitri's father is determined to marry her off to the wealthy Gamache. Don Quixote decides to intervene.
6.45pm - 10.30pm
Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him. The devil Méphistophélès appears and strikes a bargain with the philosopher: he will give him youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite, if Faust will hand over his soul.
7.15pm - 10.30pm
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today's leading choreographers. Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bossi and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.
7.15pm - 10.30pm
Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love, but their families are caught up in a deadly feud. They marry in secret, but tragic circumstances lead Romeo to fight and kill Juliet's cousin Tybalt. As punishment, he is banished from the city.
7.00pm - 11.30pm
Be among the first to taste the long, hot summer of 2018 in a bottle. We have obtained a limited supply of this iconic, fruity vin primeur and we will be serving it along with a bespoke set menu, including some very special painted bottles.
2 - 3 NOVEMBER
9.15am - 4.00pm
Jonathan Gibbs will present an introduction to wood engraving. Lemonwood blocks and tools will be supplied, including, scorpers, spitstickers, gravers, burins and tint tools, with a demonstration of engraving methods and how to make a hand-burnished print