Costume Tours

Delve into the store for a peek of the delicate and lavish costumes once worn by Ellen Terry and her actor friends. With fascinating stories attached to each garment, costume tours are an opportunity to discover a rich theatrical history.

  • Booking advisable
  • Admission applies

Costume tours take place on Saturday afternoons at 1.15pm. Timings may vary, so please make sure you call the property before your visit for further details and to book a place.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £3.50
View admission charges
Smallhythe Place

Prices

Whole Property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.25 £8.40
Child £4.65 £4.20
Family £23.15 £21.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.55
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.75

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

The basics

Booking details
Call 01580 762 334
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Visitor Reception

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 July 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available
4 August 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available
11 August 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available
18 August 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available
25 August 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available
1 September 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available
8 September 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available
15 September 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available
22 September 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available
29 September 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available
6 October 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available
13 October 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available
20 October 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available
27 October 2018 13:15 - 13:45 Available

Contact Info

Name
Smallhythe Place
Email
smallhytheplace@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01580 762334

Upcoming events

Triumphant Women

Wed 25 Jul 2018
11:00-17:00
New exhibitions, Edy Craig: Women, Suffrage and the Theatre and The Shakespearean Lectures of Ellen Terry will be on display at Smallhythe Place celebrating the women of Smallhythe in the Suffrage movement.

Kids' Summer Craft Activities

Wed 25 Jul 2018
14:00-16:00
Every Wednesday from 25 July - 29 August there will be kids crafts in the garden from2-4pm. Each session will have a different theme, come and get creative!

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thu 26 Jul 2018
19:30-22:00
The Summer Theatre Company brings you one of Shakespeare's most enduring and popular plays.

Costume Tours

Sat 28 Jul 2018
13:15-13:45
Delve into the store for a peek of the delicate and lavish costumes once worn by Ellen Terry and her actor friends. With fascinating stories attached to each garment, costume tours are an opportunity to discover a rich theatrical history.

Peter Pan (open-air)

Sun 05 Aug 2018
18:00-19:45
Performed in the open-air, Immersion Theatre invite you to soar away to Neverland as they proudly bring their trademark energy to their most magical musical to date, Peter Pan.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Fri 10 Aug 2018
19:30-20:45
This "Trivial Comedy for Serious People" is a fast-paced, one-act adaptation of Oscar Wilde's beloved play that will truly demonstrate "the truth is rarely pure and never simple."