Smallhythe Place

Smallhythe Place

What's on

Upcoming events

Great Expectations

Sat 04 Jun 2022
19:30-21:30
Hotbuckle perform an adaption of Great Expectations at Smallhythe Barn Theatre.

E.15 Romeo and Juliet

Sat 11 Jun 2022
19:00-22:00
Romeo and Juliet is being performed by E.15 at Smallhythe Place's Barn Theatre.

Midsummer Nights Dream by E.15

Sat 18 Jun 2022
19:30-22:00
Midsummer Night Dream is being performed by E.15 at Smallhythe Place's Barn Theatre.

Archaeology on the Border – Excavations at Smallhythe Place in Kent

Thu 21 Jul 2022
19:00-20:30
Nathalie Cohen, National Trust Archaeologist, talks about last year’s exciting excavations at Smallhythe in Kent and throws light on what this years dig in August hopes to uncover .

Tai Chi in the garden

Sat 24 Sep 2022
11:00-12:00
Join us at Smallhythe Place for some Tai Chi in the garden on the last Saturday of every month through to the end of September.
The Barn Theatre at Smallhythe Place, the home of actress Ellen Terry from 1899 to 1928 at Tenterden, Kent

What to expect from your visit 

The garden, house and barn theatre are now open, read on to find out more about what to expect from your next visit. You no longer need to book your visits to Smallhythe Place.

The Church Scene in Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare depicting Ellen Terry as 'Beatrice' and Sir Henry Irving as 'Benedick'

'Much Ado About Something' at Smallhythe Place 

Ellen Terry was an A-list celebrity of the Victorian age. Costumes and memorabilia relating to one of her most acclaimed roles, in Shakespeare’s 'Much Ado About Nothing' in 1882, are on display together for the first time in the Costume Room at Smallhythe Place in Kent.

Detail of the Beetle Wing dress

'Beetle Wing Dress' 

Behold this dazzling, emerald-green dress embroidered with iridescent beetle-wing cases, worn by Ellen Terry in the role of Lady Macbeth. Smallhythe Place, Kent.

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History

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Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Smallhythe Place on the National Trust Collections website