“Cheshire’s Gawsworth Hall, built in 1480, is an Alice in Wonderland fever-dream of black and white timber dotted with clubs, its garden stage resembling a marquee on a particularly posh village green.”
The Observer, Culture Section
Tudor Manor House
Held by only five families since Norman times, the domain of Gawsworth has long been wrapped in romance, intrigue and great charm. Featuring in Sir Simon Jenkins’ historical bestseller, England’s Thousand Best Houses, the author says: “The Hall is a star, a superb example of Cheshire black and white architecture.” And on a tour of this historic house you will see fine paintings, sculpture and stained glass. The grounds are no less impressive with an ancient pleasure garden, tilting ground and rookery.
The Hall, Our Home
A lived in historic house, Gawsworth Hall is owned, run and much loved by the Richards family.
Built in 1480, here lived Mary Fitton, Dark Lady of Shakespeare’s sonnets and maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth I.
Welcome to one of Britain’s most picturesque theatres, with performances taking place in the Hall’s pretty Tudor pleasure garden. Established in 1969, seating is uncovered, with visitors bringing their own garden chair.
Acts performing this June, July and August include: Kate Rusby, The Magic of Motown, Michael Portillo, Henning Wehn, Talon, and The Yorkshire Shepherdess. Book online via our Theatre page, or telephone 01260 223456.
Saturdays and Sundays:
25 June to 7 August 2022
2pm to 5pm
Groups at other times by request
Entry to Hall and Grounds:
Child (under 16 years): £5.00
Coach Parties (20+): £8.50