Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Fairy Prince Lights Up Chatsworth

Magical illuminations will reveal Chatsworth in a different light for this year's Luminaire, 4 - 7 October 2014 inspired by famous drawings of Oberon, the Fairy Prince. Illuminated garden trails, atmospheric lighting and hundreds of candles combine for this special four night event taking place in the house and garden.

This unique Luminaire event features lighting effects, projections and music inspired by a selection of drawings by renowned English architect, Inigo Jones, which have not been seen in public for more than 40 years. A selection of his drawings will be displayed in the Great Chamber along with music to bring to the Baroque house to life. Jones’ drawings of costumes, actors and set designs were made as he worked alongside the playwright Ben Johnson on the ‘Masque of Oberon, the Fairy Prince’ in the early 1600s.

Making their way down the illuminated pathways, visitors will see the familiar landmarks of the 105-acre garden, from the Emperor Fountain to the Stables Courtyard, recreated in true theatrical style featuring moments from the Masque.

Flora’s Temple tea shop in the garden will be serving hot drinks and snacks, whilst those looking for something a little more traditional will be able to have dinner in the Carriage House Restaurant in the Stables, open each evening until 9pm.

Luminaire will take place from 4 October to 7 October 2014 with the house opening at 6.30pm and the event closing at 10.30pm. House and Garden tickets will only be available in advance and provide timed entry into the house. Tickets are also available for the garden only. For more information, opening times and ticket prices, visit

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