Smallhythe Place

Ellen Terry's early 16th-century house and cottage gardens

Smallhythe Place

Things to see and do

Find out what you can do when you visit

Smallhythe Place

What's on 

Conserving the unique artefacts of Ellen Terry

Coming up this year 

The house has been put to bed for the winter whilst we work on conserving the unique artefacts and costumes of Ellen Terry, but watch this space for information on all the events coming up in 2016. Expect another jam-packed year of family fun, outdoor exploration and a diverse theatre programme for everyone to enjoy.

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Eating and shopping

A close up of a traditional cream tea, served in the café

Our tearoom and gift corner 

We have a characterful vintage tearoom and a new gift corner, so pay us a visit and enjoy a scrumptious slice of cake and a browse of the jams and books available to buy.

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Smallhythe Place at the time of Ellen Terry's occupancy

Discover our past 

Delve into our long and varied past and learn about our most famous residents Ellen Terry and Edith Craig.

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A group visiting in the summer

Visit with your group 

Get some inspiration for your group's visit and plan your time with us accordingly - you could even arrange your own show at our charming Barn Theatre.

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Venue hire

Hire the barn theatre for any occasion

Hire the Barn Theatre at Smallhythe Place 

The Barn Theatre is a fully operational and well-equipped theatre which you can hire to host an event or function.

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The bride and groom in the gardens at Smallhythe Place in Kent

We'll help make your day special 

Find out how you can hold your wedding at our Barn Theatre and what we'll do to make your day special.

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Get involved

The garden and early sixteenth-century half-timbered house at Smallhythe Place

Tenterden and District Association 

The Tenterden Association has supported the National Trust's work at the White Cliffs of Dover and beyond.