Dygwyl y Meirw: Festival of the Dead

A spooky Halloween puppet show to send a tingle and a chill down your spine. Enjoy a new live show that explores the traditions of the Celtic Festival of the Dead. Suitable for ages 4 years and over at parents discretion.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Join Seren Ddu a Mwnci Theatre Company in the Grand Hall for a new and exciting puppet show with an opportunity to ask the performers questions afterwards.

PLEASE NOTE this a Welsh language performance that can be enjoyed by non-Welsh speakers due to the visual narrative of the puppet show.


Event ticket prices
  • All £2.00
    Show ticket
View admission charges
Penrhyn Castle and Garden


Castle and Garden
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.00 £12.73
Child £7.00 £6.36
Family £35.00 £31.82
Guided tour N/A £9.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.90
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.95
Garden only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.30 £8.45
Child £4.65 £4.23
Guided tour N/A £9.20

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...

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Suitable for ages 7 years and over
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
The puppet show will take place in the Grand Hall. Follow the signs from the Visitor Centre
What to bring and wear
Wrap up well as it can be cold in the Castle and Stables area. Don't forget your Halloween costume if you want to dress up!
The Castle is a 10 minute walk uphill from the Visitor Centre. A volunteer shuttle service may be available. Please ask the team for details when you arrive.
Suitable for ages 4 to 12 years at parents discretion, all children under 15 years must be accompanied to the performance by an adult.

Contact Info

Penrhyn Castle
Call 01248 353 084

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