Smallhythe Place

Smallhythe Place

What's on

Upcoming events

Archaeology on the Border – Excavations at Smallhythe Place in Kent

Thu 21 Jul 2022
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 .

Celebrating Shakespeare

Thu 28 Jul 2022
'Celebrating Shakespeare' - a romp with The Bard performed in the Barn Theatre on 28 - 31 July.

Tai Chi in the garden

Sat 24 Sep 2022
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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Art and collections

Our collections

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