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Events UK : 2019/20

The following Jane Austen related events are offered by a range of organisations throughout the UK. They include lectures, informal talks, theatre productions and musical performances, together with various miscellaneous activities with a Jane Austen connection. Full details of each event (venue locations, dates and timings, ticket prices etc) are available via the link included within the individual entries below.

For information on a broad range of other literary events (not necessarily linked to Jane Austen), consult the websites of the Alliance of Literary Societies and the Royal Society of Literature, both of which are included within our Other Links page.


Events UK : 2019

Saturday 13 July
from 7.00 pm till midnight

Pride and Prejudice Regency Ball

This event begins with champagne and canapes in the Painted Hall with live entertainment from a Regency dance group. This is followed by an optional tour of the North Wing of the House prior to a 4-course dinner in the Carriage House restaurant. After dinner, enjoy a Regency Dance display.
Venue: Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.
Tickets: 95 per person.

Full details from the above link.


Saturday 20 July

Austenatious! An improvised comedy play

This performance stars a cast of the country's quickest comic performers. Every single show features a brand new 'lost' Jane Austen novel based on a title suggestd by the audience! Venue: The Grand Opera House, York.
Tickets: From 18.60

Full details from the above link.


Saturday 20 July

Regency Dancing at Apsley House, London

Full details via the above website.


Wednesday 24 July

Study Afternoon: Jane Austen's Maritime World

The sea was a recurring source of fascination and inspiration for Jane Austen, her brothers Frank and Charles being successful officers in the Royal Navy. This study afternoon (from 2.00 - 5.00 pm) includes three lectures and explores the range of Jane Austen's maritime connections, from the East India Company to naval warfare and even the sea songs in her music collection.
Venue: Queen's House, Royal Museums, Romney Road, Greenwich SE10 9NF.
Tickets: 25 (concessions 20).

Full details via the above website.


Saturday 27 July
from 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm

Regency Summer Ball with the Pemberley Players

No dancing experience required. (Dance practice session from 1.30 pm to 3.45 pm included in the ticket price).
Venue: Bankfield Museum, Halifax.
Full details and booking procedures via the above website.


Saturday 10 August

Jane Austen Festival, Bath

This ten-day annual event will celebrate all things Austen in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. Full details of this year's event will become available via the above website in the Spring.


Saturday 10 August
from 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm

Outdoor Performance of Pride and Prejudice

Performers: Chapterhouse Theatre Company.
Venue: Dunham Massey National Trust, Cheshire.
Tickets: 17.60

Full details from the above link.


Wednesday 11 to
Saturday 14 September

Performance of Emma by the Midland Players

This amateur production of Emma, adapted by Michael Bloom, is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd, a Concord Theatricals Company.
Venue: University of Sheffield Drama Studio.
Tickets: 10 (concessions 8).

Full details via the above link.


Friday 13 to
Sunday 22 September

Jane Austen Festival, Bath

This ten-day annual event will celebrate all things Austen in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath.
Full details via the above link.


Saturday 21 September
from 7.00 pm till midnight

Pride and Prejudice Regency Ball

This event begins with champagne and canapes in the Painted Hall with live entertainment from a Regency dance group. This is followed by an optional tour of the North Wing of the House prior to a 4-course dinner in the Carriage House restaurant. After dinner, enjoy a Regency Dance display.
Venue: Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.
Tickets: 95 per person.

Full details from the above link.


Thursday 26 to
Sunday 29 September

Stamford Georgian Festival, Stamford, Lincolnshire

This comprehensive 4-day event includes a range of performances, events and spectacles linked to life in Georgian England. Three events (on Friday, Saturday and Sunday) are specifically linked to Jane Austen.

Full details via the above link.


Sunday 13 October

Satire, Celebrity and Politics in Jane Austen

Talk by Professor Jocelyn Harris, University of Otago, New Zealand.
In her latest book, our speaker argues that Jane Austen was 'a satirist, a celebrity watcher, and a keen political observer'.
Venue: Chawton House at 2.00 pm.
Tickets: 15 (friends and members of the Burney Society, 12). Price includes tea and cakes.

Full details via the above link.


Thursday 24 October
at 7.30 pm

The Musical World of Jane Austen

This performance, in full period dress, by The Austen Trio (soprano, piano and harp) and joined by 'special guest' baritone Jamie Hall, will feature music loved and played by Jane, delivering a fascinating insight into her musical world which has come from detailed research into the Austen Family Music Books.
Composers of the period will include Handel, Burns, Dussek, Haydn, Piccinni and Dibdin.
Venue: The Lights Theatre, West Street, Andover, Hampshire SP10 1AH.
Tickets: 15 (7 for under 25s) at the door, or phone Membership Secretary on 0845 269 1812.

Full details from the above link.


Tuesday 19 to
Saturday 23 November

Performance of Pride and Prejudice

This classic comedy of love and values follows Elizabeth Bennet as she learns the error of making hasty judgements and comes to appreciate what really matters.
Venue: People's Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5QF.
Tickets: Full price 14, concessions 11.50.

Full details via the above link.


Events UK : 2020

Thursday 6 to
Saturday 8 February

Jane Austen and the Cheltonians

What happened when Jane Austen visited Cheltenham in 1816?
In this sparkling and witty comedy, the truth is revealed!
Venue: Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham: Irving Studio
Further details via the above link.