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Sat 27th June 2020 to Sun 28th June 2020
Postponed - The Brideshead Festival: 75 Years of Print and Screen
Event Type: Event for all

“In the interest of the health and the well-being of our participants,
visitors, employees and partners, given the current situation with COVID-19,
we have taken the decision to postpone The Brideshead Festival which was
scheduled for June 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation in order
to decide when the Festival will be reinstated. In the meantime, please
accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused, we are all disappointed
to have had to take this decision.” Vicky Howard, Castle Howard

For ticket holders, please note that York Theatre Royal, our ticketing
partner for this event, will be getting in touch with you to offer a full
refund. The Theatre itself has also had to cancel many upcoming productions
so the Box Office Team are working hard to reach all bookers as soon as
possible. We appreciate your patience in this and if you do need to contact
a member of the Castle Howard team please email [email protected]


As Evelyn Waugh’s seminal novel turns 75, we invite you to magnificent Castle Howard, for a celebration of this masterpiece of 20th century fiction and screen.

Waugh’s novel, an unforgettable exploration of youth, nostalgia, religion and class, set among the spires of Oxford and the immaculate lawns of one of England’s great country houses, is a classic of English literature.

Granada’s sumptuous 11 part adaptation takes its place among the greatest moments of TV history, shaped the fashion of the 1980’s, and transformed its stars – among them Jeremy Irons – into icons.

Featuring a stellar line up of writers, biographers, leading actors and crew, and including screenings, discussion panels, performances and exclusive tours, The Brideshead Festival will explore the ‘magic power’ and enduring nature of Brideshead Revisited. What makes the book a classic? Why have its adaptations captured the hearts, and imaginations of generations of viewers? Whatever happened to Aloysius?

Join us for a decadent weekend in the stunning setting which inspired writer and filmmakers alike.