Stowe House: The Great Auction

If you live in Buckinghamshire, or indeed, anywhere in England, and you haven’t been to see Stowe House, do yourself a favour and plan a little trip on the next sunny weekend you get (but be sure to check out the opening times).

Better still, open up your diary and mark off August Bank Holiday 2011 as the date to visit: we’re going to be there, and we’ve got something very, very special planned.

Since last Autumn, we’ve been working with the Worlds Monument Fund: Britain to come up with a way to open up this magnificent building and its grounds to the general public, and specifically to those who might not otherwise factor a trip to a country house into their holiday plans. We’re happy to announce that we are right in the middle of planning a great festival of theatre, music, dance a film with which to celebrate the long (and often hilarious, often tragic) history of Stowe House and its creators.

We’re keeping the details quite close to our collective chest for now, but I hope this will suffice to get you at least a little bit interested: it’s our largest project to date, we’ve got a raft of friends and associates already on board to work with us, and it’s going to be one of the most worthwhile days out you could take your family to.

Oh, and we’re doing a show in five of the most eye-popping state rooms you’ll ever see. Have a little look, then get that diary out.




We’re pleased to announce the online launch of our brochure for next year’s Great Auction event at Stowe House. Click here to see it.

The Stowe ‘festival’ is going to be a brilliant opportunity for families to come and see one of Britain’s true architectural and cultural treasures come to life. There’ll be drama, sport, workshops, music, dance classes, cabaret, and more. It’s going to be a great weekend and we hope to see you there.