Delavals' Delight: Drama Week

The Delaval family loved a performance, staging events from rope dancers to masquerade balls and even their own lavish theatrical productions. Join us for theatrics and merriment throughout the week - it's the hottest ticket in town!

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

The Hall's former residents, the Delavals, were notorious pranksters and famed for their tomfoolery, lavish parties and playing practical jokes on their unsuspecting guests.

This summer, we're taking inspiration from the 'Gay Delavals' and you can enjoy pop up performances, have a go at a host of exciting new skills, and revel in the ridiculous! Each week has a different theme - come back each week to enjoy a different event.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Seaton Delaval Hall

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.95 £7.20
Child £4.00 £3.60
Family £19.50 £17.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.10

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Gift Aid entry ncludes a voluntary donation of at least 10% which will be put towards the restoration and upkeep of this place.  If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete a Gift Aid declaration which will allow the National Trust to claim an extra 25% from the Government on your total payment. 

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
15 August 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Available
16 August 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Available
17 August 2018 13:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Seaton Delaval Hall
Email
seatondelavalhall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 0191 237 9100

Upcoming events

Make & Do - Extra dates for School Holidays 2018

Wed 15 Aug 2018
11:00-13:00
In addition to our usual Sunday activities, our Make & Do team will be around on Wednesdays during the school holidays, and Monday to Friday during week commencing 27 August

Delavals' Delight Summer Trail

Wed 15 Aug 2018
11:00-16:00
Come and join the hunt with quizzes and activities as you search for the stories of the Delaval family. Find something new each week - there are prizes if you collect all six.

Front of Hall Talks

Wed 15 Aug 2018
12:30-13:00
Seaton Delaval Hall's expert guides invite you to discover the history of the flamboyant Delaval family and the tale behind Vanbrugh's architectural gem.

Delavals' Delight: Drama Week

Wed 15 Aug 2018
13:00-16:00
The Delaval family loved a performance, staging events from rope dancers to masquerade balls and even their own lavish theatrical productions. Join us for theatrics and merriment throughout the week - it's the hottest ticket in town!

Picnic in the Paddock

Sat 18 Aug 2018
13:00-15:00
The perfect backdrop to your picnic - live music featuring a range of styles from jazz to brass to steel pans.

Make and do: Every Sunday

Sun 19 Aug 2018
11:00-13:00
Come along to our free children's craft activity, where you can make interesting items for gifts for loved ones, a new toy to keep yourself or an exciting piece of artwork!