Forthcoming special events at Appleby Castle
Saturday 16th September 2017
Doors will open at 12:00 until 16:00.
Situated among the natural beauty of the Lake District and the Pennines, Appleby Castle is the most romantic venue to host your wedding celebrations.
Free entry and a complimentary glass of Prosecco!
Paranormal evenings take place on Saturdays – 11th March, 15th April, 9th September and 4th November.
Stay in the Castle’s accommodation and the paranormal evening is included free as part of your package.
Non-residents £45 per person.
TELEPHONE: 017683 30318
Our Saturday evening Comedy Nights are terrific fun!
8th July 2017
Appleby Castle is delighted to host the
2017 Appleby Town Carnival.
15th July from 7.00pm
New Year’s Eve band, Helena and the Hotshots will be performing 3 sets interspersed with comedians introduced by John Lebbon.
Lead singer Helena Lockwood is a renowned singer from Carlisle who has appeared on John Barrowman’s Saturday night TV show, Tonight’s The Night. She is joined by local musicians including Jake Steels a saxophonist recently graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire. The band will be playing a mixture of traditional jazz music from New Orleans, also showcasing jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. They will also be playing Pop, Blues and Funk tunes from artists such as: Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Wilson Pickett and Amy Winehouse.
Tickets on sale soon
All proceeds will go to St Lawrence’s Church Appeal.
Friday 4th August
The comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream was written between 1590 and 1597 around the time George Clifford became Queen’s Champion. A story of order and disorder, reality and appearance and love and marriage performed outdoors in the Inner Bailey. An evening for the whole family to enjoy.
Food and beverage available.
Tickets on sale soon!
Camping and Non-Camping tickets available.
Camping will be available from 12pm for two evenings.
GLAMP IT UP: We are happy to be teaming up with Belle Hotel at Appleby Castle, who will be offering a more luxurious version of camping. 4metre Bell Tents will be pitched and ready for you on the cinema site. They sleep up to 4 and come in a variety of different furnishing levels either complete with 1 or 2 double airbeds bedding, rugs, cushions and lanterns or just bare if you’d rather bring your own equipment. You must purchase a Shakepeare ticket and or a Picnic Cinema ticket prior to booking your Bell tent.
Saturday 5th of August
This year we’ll be bringing the Picnic Cinema party to Appleby Castle.
Don your aminal masks, dig out your best tweed, meet us at the glorious setting of Appleby Castle this summer for a screening of the cult classic The Wicker Man (15).
Tickets on sale now. – www.picniccinema.co.uk/
Camping and Non-Camping tickets available.
GLAMP IT UP: We are happy to be teaming up with Belle Hotel at Appleby Castle, who will be offering a more luxurious version of camping. 4 metre Bell Tents will be pitched and ready for you on the cinema site. They sleep up to 4 and come in a variety of different furnishing levels either complete with 1 or 2 double airbeds bedding, rugs, cushions and lanterns or just bare if you’d rather bring your own gear. You must purchase a Picnic Cinema ticket via the picnic cinema website prior to booking your Bell tent.
Full info on the website: www.picniccinema.co.uk/
Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th August
Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present an all new production of Peter Pan. Join Wendy, Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter, far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the enchanting mermaids, magical fairies and the cruellest pirate of them all, Captain Hook.
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French and in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, J. M. Barrie’s timeless classic is brought to life in a brand new adaptation by award winning writer Laura Turner, with beautifully designed costumes, music and songs. Join Peter and his friends for what promises to be the most magical evening of the summer.
Saturday 19th August
Steve Brookstein is an English singer/songwriter and the first ever winner of The X Factor with a record 6 million votes in one night that resulted in both a number one album and single. He has completed three UK tours including an arena tour with The X Factor and two theatre tours, one of which was with the award-winning musical Our House Musical. He has duetted with multi Grammy Award winner BeBe Winans, reggae artist Maxi Priest and jazz award winners Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll.
“F***ing Brilliant!” – Sir Tom Jones
‘Steve, totally mind blowing… any big name comparisons, he is right up there with them.’
Liane Carroll, Multi-Jazz Award Winner
‘His short-noted delivery recalled the late Otis Redding.’
The late Jack Massarik, The Evening Standard
“I have been waiting to hear a voice like Steve’s for some time to be reassured there are singers around who possess a real voice as well as a commanding presence. In other words someone who is the real deal.” – Sir Michael Parkinson
Saturday 9th of September from 21.00 until very late
Led by psychic medium Glenn Forbes, we will the 900 year old castle which includes the 13th century round tower, dungeon and 12th century basement at Appleby Castle.
Much activity has been found inside this Norman castle which is one of only a few in England to have been lived in continuously since its construction.
On Saturday the 11th of March we had an amazing paranormal evening at Appleby Castle. We first used the rods and crystals to answer questions and then we began to use the message board. As the group was small we were able to go to the old chapel in the castle where we were contacted by Lady Anne Clifford’s veterinarian and his underling who confirmed that Lady Anne was a very kind lady and could recall the stables being built. The original stables apparently had six arch ways in them. We also ventured into the Keep for the first time. No sooner had we placed the message board on the floor than the glass began to move and we were contacted by five people who were buried underneath the keep. There was a young girl of 21 and four children. These people must have lived in the 12th century. At the end of the evening our psychic medium read everyone’s personal aura and reported to them.
23rd September from 6.30pm
Hosted by John Lebbon, join us for a comedy night that is guaranteed to have you in stitches.
Laughter is good for the soul! Relax and unwind, the bar is open and food is also available.
Reserve you place.
Saturday 4th of November at 21.00
Led by psychic medium Glenn Forbes, we will investigate some of the oldest part of the castle including the Dungeon and 12th century Keep.
Sunday 31st December
What better way to bring in the New Year
Bagpipes will be played throughout the castle starting at 6pm whilst guests can enjoy a buffet that will tantalise your taste buds.
At 8pm, Helena and the Hot Shots will entertain in the Great Hall followed by bagpipes. Banquet guests will enjoy access to the Great Hall throughout the evening.
At 9pm, the Malice Scourge will open where Helena and the Hotshots will play until 11.45 pm interspersed with bagpipes.
At 12pm, the bagpipes will bring in the new year followed by fireworks from the Keep.
After the fireworks, there will be a disco until 2am.
Banquet tickets available soon and will include the party in the Malice Scourge.
Tickets for the party downstairs will be on sale from 1st of August.