Special Events


Our Licensed Restaurant is situated in the 17th Century stable block, with views over the River Wye.

Guided Tours

On various dates from April to October

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 Our Exciting 2018 Season

From 24th March through to 30th September plus Autumnal and Christmas opening periods, Haddon Hall has many delightful activities for all the family to enjoy.

You can expect a brilliant musical programme, gifts galore at our Artisan Markets and other interesting events... 

. . . and for that very special event, why not come along to our special VIP Summer Artisan Market Event?


Haddon Hall will be CLOSED

 on 21st 22nd 26th & 27th June

On selected days through the year there will be Free Guided Tours, Archery and Estate Walks, please see the table below for more information.

 Please note, an admission ticket must be purchased so you can join a free guided tour.  These take place at intervals during the day, on a first come, first served basis.  We will do our best to accommodate you, but if a tour is full, you may be asked to join a later one.  

Archery Dates

FREE Guided Hall Tour

FREE Guided Garden Tour

FREE Guided Walks through the Haddon Estate


March – Friday 30th and Saturday 31st

March – Monday 26th



April – Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd

April – Monday 9th and Monday 23rd

April – Monday 2nd, Monday 16th and Monday 30th.


May - Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th and Monday 7th. Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th and Monday 28th.

May – Monday 14th and Monday 28th

May – Monday 7th and Monday 21st.

 May – Thursday 3rd - now fully booked

June - Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th.

June – Monday 4th and Monday 18th

June – Monday 6th through to Monday 11th and Monday 25th.

June – Thursday 7th.

July – Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th.

July – Monday 2nd, Monday 16th, Monday 30th.

July – Monday 9th and Monday 23rd.

July – Thursday 12th.

August – Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th.

August – Monday 13th and Monday 27th.

August – Monday 6th and 20th.

August – Friday 17th


September – Monday 10th and Monday 24th.

September – Monday 3rd and Monday 17th.

September – Saturday 29th.


Hall and Gardens Free guided tours



Artisan Markets 2018 Register of Interest




27TH, 28TH & 29TH JULY

with a special VIP Evening 26th July

This market is an outside event and the stalls will be lining our driveway and dotted in the wild flower meadow.

There will be an large marquee on the Chapel Field and we will be opening up our Gardener`s Cottage to create a cosy shopping area. On display will be over 80 Artisans selling beautiful things from fine art, textiles, ceramics, food and drink . For the first time this year we have specialist growers selling unusual plants.

Buy your ticket on the day from our Ticket Office - you can either just visit the Artisan Market itself, or have admission to the Market included within your Admission Ticket to Haddon Hall itself.

For a very special shopping opportunity why not join our VIP Summer Artisan Market Evening on Thursday 26th July from 5:30-8:00 pm.  You will be welcomed to this exclusive event with a glass of Prosecco, and then have the chance to browse and buy, discovering the beautiful products made by the wonderful makers joining our Artisan Market this year.  Numbers are strictly limited so don't delay if you wish to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity.

Admission to this event is by ticket only - please follow this link to purchase your ticket. 



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performance times at 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm



Sunday 6th May - South Derbyshire Music Centre Senior Clarinet Ensemble                                       

A vibrant expresssive youth group, aged 11 - 18. They have a wide range of contrasting repertoire from Mozart to Glen Miller, which they perform with style and ease under the direction of Peter Glenville.

Sunday 13th May - North East Derbyshire Music Centre String Quartet

This is a quartet of young musicians , all members of the Centre`s Chamber Orchestra. They will be presenting a varied programme of music in a range of styles. There will also be a selection of solos, duets and trios to delight our visitors.

Sunday 27 May - Elaine Chipchase - Singer and Guitarist

Elaine is a Nottinghamshire-based singer and guitarist.  With songs ranging from 16th to 18th century, she presents a programme of Tudor songs, traditional English folk songs and broadsides ballads with classical guitar accompaniment.

Bank Holiday Monday 28th May - De Mowbray`s Musicke

A costumed Tudor household band representing the rural court of the de Mowbray`s. Playing a bewildering array of historical instruments, singing multi part songs and showcasing and teaching English dances of the period. Visitors will be able to talk to the group about various aspects of Tudor life.



Saturday 2nd June - Kirsten Sheldrake & Richard Haslam

Kirsten is an American flautist currrently based in the UK. She is undertaking a PhD at Birmingham Conservatoire having previously studied at Northern Arizona University and the Royal Northern College of Music. Her wind quartet - North Winds have performed at the RNCM, Bridgewater Hall, Buxton Opera House and the Harpenden Music Festival. Kirsten will be accompanied by Richard Haslam, classical guitarist and regular duo partner and they will be presenting a diverse programme of flute/guitar music including works by Bach and Pazolla.

Sunday 10th June - Cantabile Choir 

Cantabile are based in South Derbyshire and this year celebrate their 20th anniversary. The choir will perform a varied repertoire ranging from the standard choral classics through to lighter close-harmony pieces. Something to suit everyone in this splendid setting.

Sunday 17th June - B Natural Choir

B Natural Choir from Sutton Coldfield look forward to their second visit to Haddon Hall. The ensemble will perform a wide range of music including some well-known choral classics and lighter repertoire, all guaranteed to make your visit even more memorable.

Saturday 23 June - Cantiamo Choir

Cantiamo Choir was founded in Stone, Staffordshire by Stuart Johnson in 2011 with the intention of exploring the rich choral repertoire for small choirs.  Over the past seven years the choir has performed an eclectic mix of pieces ranging from sixteenth century polyphonic music to modern composers such as Eric Whitacre.  Many of Stuart Johnson's compositions and arrangements have also featured in the programmes.  Stuart's daughter, Harriet Johnson, now directs the choir who are all looking forward to their first visit to Haddon Hall.

Sunday 24th June - Laura Rose Gee

Laura Rose is a young Derbyshire award winning harpist. She has a keen interest in music therapy after performing to hospital patients and also teaches children from the age of 5.  A keen wedding and events harpist with a wide range of repertoire from classical to modern. After her performance, Laura Rose will invite adults and children to "have a go" and answer any questions.




Sunday 1st July - Derby Voices

A selection of choirs from The Voicebox in Derby. They will sing a wide range of music from Palestrina to Pop including madrigals, jazz, folk and songs from the shows. These choirs bring us a fabulous variety of sounds ranging from SATB mixed voice harmonies to the vibrant sounds of the upper voices.

Saturday 7th July - Richard Haslam

Richard is a Derbyshire  born classical guitarist and popular performer at Haddon Hall. His programme will be enhanced by a string quartet, with performances of Guitar Quintet in D major (Luigi Boccherini) and from Yesterday to Penny Lane - (Beatles arr.Leo Brouwer)

Sunday 15th July - Sophie Rocks

Sophie Rocks is a Scottish harpist based in Manchester. As a soloist, Sophie gives recitals around the country and has performed in venues including the Glasgow Burrell collection, the Shetland Museum, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The Gorton Monastery and Kings College Chapel. She has also featured as a soloist on BBC Radio 3 and was a finalist in the Northern College of Music`s 2017 Gold Medal competition, the highest award that the college gives.

Sunday 22nd July - The Sitwell Singers

Widely regarded as one of the foremost chamber choirs in Derbyshire, The Sitwell Singers have been making music together for 50 years. They have built a reputation for "stylistically spot - on" performances of a varied repertoire from the great choral masterpieces of European sacred music to folk, jazz and Billy Joel.

Sunday 29th July - Belper Singers

An established chamber choir of around 30 voices performing a wide range of sacred and secular music from the 16th to 21st centuries. Of last Autumn`s concert a reviewer wrote : "the energy and musicality of the choir gave the performance a vitality and depth fully in keeping with `Songs of Light` . For Haddon Hall the choir have chosen a programme of English songs and madrigals to compliment the historic and romantic setting.



Sunday 5th August - Musicwork Vocal Ensemble

Based in Chesterfield, this group of eight singers perform exclusively unaccompanied music ranging from authentic madrigals and part songs to folk song arrangements, sacred music and lighter close harmony songs. They were founded in 1996 and have a reputation for a superb blend of voices and wonderfully varied programmes.

Sunday 12th August - Ayres & Graces

Lute and Voice - A duo performing lute songs and solos in authentic costume. This will be their third visit to Haddon Hall and they look forward to sharing music and answering questions from our visitors.

Sunday 19th August - Laura Rose Gee

Laura Rose is a harpist with a wide range of repertoire, this will be her second performance at Haddon Hall this season.

Sunday 26th August - Richard Haslam

Classical guitarist Richard is very popular musician and will perform at Haddon Hall a few times this season. Currently bases in Manchester where he completed a post graduate degreee in music performance from the Royal Northern College of Music. His vibrant and colourful repertoire will include Spanish guitar classics, popular song arrangements, contemporary works and music from the baroque/renaissance era.

A daily music performance schedule is planned for our Christmas opening period and we will add this with details once musicians are confirmed.