Castle Howard Triathlon, 21st & 22nd July

Please note that the Castle Howard Triathlon takes place this weekend, 21st and 22nd July.

 A road closure will be in place on Saturday, between 2pm and 5pm. Car access from the A64 is unchanged. Car access from Malton and Slingsby will be via Terrington and Ganthorpe, with diversion signs in place.

For the Yorkshire Arboretum Newsletter – Summer 2018, click here.

Pet Service Cancellation (Sunday 8th July).

Regrettably the Pet Service, planned in collaboration with Slingsby School, has been cancelled.

It has become increasingly worrying about the current weather conditions and their possible impact on overheated pets and pet owners.

‘It’s probably the first time we have had to cancel an event because of the heat, but we don’t want to take any risks and are aware that there’s less shade on the Green since the pollarding of the trees.Thanks to everyone who was thinking of coming along, or firing up their ovens to bake some refreshments. We’ll try to rearrange the service for a slightly cooler time of year!’

Kate Giles

The Great Gatsby – Wednesday 11th July to Sunday 15th July

Originally created in York by writer and director Alexander Wright, this unique production has now performed to over 50,000 people in 8 locations across the UK and Ireland. As London’s longest running immersive theatre show, this is a rare opportunity to experience this cult piece of theatre as it visits Castle Howard for one week only.

It’s the roaring twenties – an era of bootleg liquor, red hot jazz and hedonistic pleasures. Jay Gatsby has invited you to one of his infamous parties and that’s not an invite you want to turn down.

Step into a heart-racing adaption of F Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal jazz-age novel which puts you in the heart of the action. Slip on your dancing shoes and watch the story unfold around you in this unique theatrical performance. The cocktails are flowing, the music is playing, the night is in full swing and there’s the chance of more than a little scandal.

Join the celebration of a lifetime with Jay Gatsby and immerse yourself in one of the greatest stories of the 20th Century.

***** British Theatre Guide
**** The Guardian
**** The Stage

“The conviction of the acting, the quality of the music and the frenetic explosions of flapper dancing distil the spirit of the book like liquor in a prohibition-era-teapot” The Guardian

“Extraordinary piece of immersive theatre” The Stage

“Exciting, free-wheeling and energetic…. sparkles with wit and charm” British Theatre Guide

Adapted and Directed by Alexander Wright. Created by Michael Lambourne, Hannah Davies, Amie Burns Walker, Holly Beasley-Garrigan, Thomas Maller, Oliver Tilney and Phil Grainger


The Great Gatsby will visit Castle Howard from Wednesday 11th July – Sunday 15th July, 7.30pm each day

To book tickets, or for more information, click here