“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.”

Jude Rogers
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.

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Theatre Season

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.

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Summer 2024

The theatre brochure is now available. Acts include Russell Watson, The Shires, Michael Portillo, Newton Faulkner, Rob Lamberti and many more. Book online with us on the Theatre page or telephone 01260 223456 or 223440​.

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Opening Times

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays:
21 June to 4 August 2024
2pm to 5pm
Groups at other times by request 

Admission Tickets

Entry to Hall and Grounds:
Adult: £10.00
Child (under 16 years): £5.00
Coach Parties (20+): £8.50 

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