The Friends of Burton Constable are delighted to announce ‘Live On The Lawn’ - a series of spectacular summer shows!
Throughout August and September we will be bringing you live entertainment form our North Garden, with performances from both local and national acts.
After several months of isolation, we’re excited to be welcoming you back outdoors to enjoy some quality time with family and friends.
We’ve been working with a local events company to set-up a temporary stage in a delightfully scenic and secluded part of our Grounds. All entertainment will operate from the North Garden lawn (unless stated otherwise). Here, we have enough outdoor space for around 200 people (socially distanced).
Entertainment will vary, with acts and performances for all audiences and age groups throughout the daytime and evening.
By visiting our Events page, you can find all of the relevant information for each event. Be sure to read each event carefully, before booking. More and more events will be added over the coming weeks, so be sure to follow our social channels and keep an eye on our website for any updates.
How do you book tickets?
The easiest way to book your tickets is to visit our ‘Live On The Lawn’ ticketing page. From here, you can select the performance you wish to see and purchase tickets.
Quantities of tickets will be limited to 6 per person, (unless stated otherwise), and should only be booked in households or social bubbles. Any children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. There are limited spaces per event and tickets, in most cases, will have to be booked in advance.
How will it work?
There will be a general rule of thumb for all of the events but it’s best to read the information provided on the event you wish to see.
For any daytime shows, it’s likely that your ticket will include Grounds admission. This means that you can come up early and explore or enjoy an adventure afterwards. You would still enter via the main drive, head beyond the Stable block and make the most of our free parking. From here, report to the Ticket Desk and show your proof of purchase to be allocated with a wristband which will grant you access to the event. The main entrance to the North Garden will be situated on the West Front of the House.
For evening shows, you should still enter via the main drive.There will be a station here to collect your wristbands from before entering the North Garden. Early arrivals will be able to park outside the House until overflow is required into our original car park. The car park is a short walk to the House.
What will you need to bring with you?
Firstly, remember to bring your proof of purchase. Although we will have a record, the process will be more swift if you have a print out or digital copy.
Like any outdoor event, we strongly advise preparing for all weather scenarios. Waterproofs, blankets, sunscreen and sun hats may all be required within a one hour window! Please, no umbrellas as they will block the view of others - bring a poncho instead!
What about seating?
To ensure the best viewing experience for all of our visitors, we are asking that you bring appropriate seating for sitting down on the lawn - ground seating in the form blankets and cushions is advised.
If you or, one of your guests has difficulties with mobility and comfort, chairs can be brought with you. However, please be aware that you will be allocated a spot towards the back of the lawn. We have also reserved spaces for those with disabilities.
Upon arrival, depending on the amount of tickets sold for each event, you will be given an element of freedom to fill up the lawn and sit where you wish. Although, there will be staff on hand ensuring that you are appropriately distanced and not impacting the views of others.
Can you bring food & drink?
Yes. We want you to enjoy the experience and have all of the refreshments you require to do so. However, please read each event carefully, as elements of this may be subject to change.
We will also have Stables Kitchen on hand offering a range of drinks and food available to purchase throughout the event and at intervals. Remember, this will be a cashless operation.
Please, respect our premises and take any litter away with you. There will be bins on our premises too, to help with keeping it all tidy.
What about toilets?
Our main toilet facilities will be open in the South Stable Block. We would encourage you to use these before entering the show. However, we will also have some temporary toilet facilities at the location itself.
What about car parking?
For all events during normal opening hours (10am-5pm) we ask that you park in the main car park as normal - it's free. For evening events, you will be able to park in front of the Hall, until it's at capacity and then overflow into the main car park. Again, free of charge. Disabled parking is available outside the Hall for all events.
If you intend on leaving your car over night, you will need to park in the main car park.
Taxis: we are working with local taxi company 41 cars to provide shuttle services and cheaper rate taxis, so we would encourage booking with these.
In the midst of the current pandemic climate, we are constantly assessing the risks involved. Currently, having had our Grounds open from mid-June, receiving the ‘We’re Good To Go’ kitemark and passing our spot check with East Riding Council, we are confident that we have the space and facilities to offer an enjoyable experience.
We will be working with each artist and their risk assessments, as well as applying our own and the events company's, to ensure we have thoroughly planned for each event.
The events company will also be prepared with a range of specialist PPE equipment to help reassure our guests, as well as ensuring social distancing measures are in place at all times.
We politely ask that you follow the procedures and guidelines we have in place at all times and be patient with regards to queuing.
In the event of a COVID-19 pandemic update, all events may be cancelled at short notice. We are working with artists and performers to ensure refunds can be issued. Alternatively, we may rearrange the event for a later date.
In terms of poor weather conditions, the show must go on! If the events company or Burton Constable feel adverse weather is impacting the safety of our guests and performers, again, we may have to cancel at short notice.