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.
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.
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.
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
27 OCTOBER - 4 NOVEMBER
12.00pm - 10.00pm
Having already celebrated its 40th anniversary in style with a record breaking summer festival, the full programme for the 8th Petworth Festival Literary Week will be announced on Friday 5th October.
7.15pm - 10.00pm
Live from the Vaudeville Theatre, London
A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.
25 SEPTEMBER - 13 OCTOBER
10.00am - 5.00pm
Naval engagements, lost treasure, Dazzle camouflage and a round the world record, this year's Maritime exhibition explores the different subjects that have inspired artists to paint the sea over the centuries.
5.00pm - 10.30pm
End of Season Fundraiser!
Join us for a night of great live music as 'Not The Beatles', The FOCs, Ben Pryer & The Lucky Dogs and Rosie Singleton take to the stage at Petworth Park Cricket Club.
7.15pm - 9.30pm
Come and enjoy the legendary last night of the BBC Proms on the big screen.
A minimum £5 donation to Leconfield Hall is required for entry to this event and you can enjoy a great atmosphere, a licensed bar and - of course - a union jack flag!
6.00pm - 7.00pm
It’s been a tremendous year for Petworth in Bloom and we hope to keep the momentum going next year. Lorraine and Ricia have very kindly offered to be at the Leconfield Hall from 6pm on Thursday 6th Sept to explain how we will be taking Petworth in Bloom forward.
6 SEPTEMBER - 20 OCTOBER
10.00am - 5.00pm
Ruth Barrett- Danes, Jill Bray, Polly Dutton, Frances Hatch, Jonathan Newdick, Naomi Rae and John Whittall will be showing a variety of works on paper using the Sussex landscape as their inspiration.
Wednesdays in August there’s a wave of activity with drop-in crafts all about water.
It’s also an opportunity to tick off an activity from the National Trust’s 50 Things to do before you’re 11 3⁄4