Royal Pavilion, Christmas, decorations, Brighton,  2016

Christmas at the Royal Pavilion

Christmas at the Royal Pavilion

18 November 2017 to 2 January 2018

During opening hours, Free with Royal Pavilion admission, members free, drop-in. All ages

Experience a magical Christmas at the Royal Pavilion. The fires are lit, the candles are flickering, the spectacular Banqueting Room table is laid for a Christmas feast and the building is transformed with festive decorations and glittering trees. Dragons, birds and flowers bring sparkle, glamour and Christmas cheer for all the family. Create your own Christmas photos in the magical Music Room, spot George the playful Christmas cat, and make your own decorations in our weekend drop-in activities.

Christmas Banquets
Fridays 8 & 22 December
6.30-11pm £99, members £89, book in advance
Once again the Royal Pavilion invites you to celebrate Christmas in regal splendour. Step into the past and join us for a drinks and canapé reception followed by a three course dinner with wine and coffee in the palace’s magnificent Banqueting Room.
Catering is supplied by JRC Events, menu available on request from the bookings office or from our website. Private tables of 10 available; smaller groups will be asked to share a table.
Dress code: Black tie or optional period dress (Georgian/Regency).

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 December
Doors 7.30pm, performance 8pm, £22.50, members £20, book in advance
(includes an interval glass of white wine/soft drink in the Banqueting Room). Not suitable for children under 10 years.
A Christmas Carol
 was the first public reading Charles Dickens gave of his own work. In November 1861 he came to the Royal Pavilion to read in the magnificent Music Room, and this Christmas you can experience what it must have been like to have been there.
Actor John O’Connor is faithfully recreating Dickens’s famous performance of his best-loved ghost story in the historic Music Room itself. Using Dickens’ own performance script and a faithful recreation of his set, this is a wonderfully evocative evening and an acting tour de force. Come and enjoy a seasonal treat in the spirit of Christmas past, present and future…
Following on from last year’s sell-out tour, European Arts Company presents a captivating and heart-warming evening in aid of the children’s charity Barnardo’s.