'Mischief at the Mansion' Theatre & Performing Arts


Harewood House Trust presents Christmas 2024: ‘Mischief at the Mansion’: a magical festive world of light spectacles

This Christmas at Harewood there is mischief afoot with decorative angels coming to life, escaping from the Music Room’s Christmas tree and popping up unexpectedly throughout the HouseCakes in the Servants’ Hall banter gleefully about their beauty pageant bake-off, and Queen Victoria’s bust reminisces about her time at Harewood

These are part of a magical makeover by the internationally celebrated artists Studio McGuireRevealing Harewood’s history and mysteries, Studio McGuire uses lighting projection, storytelling and music to bring unforgettable cheeky characters, objects and artworks to lifeCommissioned by Harewood House Trust, Christmas includes an immersive Father Christmas experience and glittering Christmas shop

For 'Mischief at the Mansion', Studio McGuire worked with Curator Rebecca Burton to research and uncover more anecdotes about the House and its people throughout its 250-year historyScriptwriter Christina Lewis then developed the characters and scripts adding a new layer to the festive visitor’s experience of Harewood House

The popular ceiling projection from 2019 is coming back to the Yellow Drawing RoomComfy cushions and throws provide an unusual opportunity to lie down in a country mansion and watch the light show aboveNot to be missed is the quirky conversation between the busts of Queen Victoria and Prime Minister George CanningProjected with their faces, the busts reveal fascinating stories including how Queen Victoria slept in the State Bedroom as a young princess

This year Father Christmas at Harewood House will be a magical experience for groups and familiesTaking place in the Old Library, Princess Mary’s Dressing Room and China Room, this is an immersive, mini-theatrical production

Mischief at the Mansion is at Harewood in Leeds from Friday 15 November to 5 January 2024Admission includes access to Harewood House, Gardens and GroundsThe Artisan Winter Market runs from 7-10 NovemberFather Christmas requires separate tickets and pre-booking is essentialFor more information and tickets visit harewood.org

Opening times: From 10 am dailyCheck the website for detailsAdmission: From £24.95 adults, and £12.50 childrenConcessions available£2 Tickets are available for those in receipt of universal credit, pension credit and refugee status (check details for eligibility)Free for Harewood members and under 4sCar parking charge applies for non-members

About Harewood House
Harewood House is managed by the Harewood House Trust, an independent educational charity responsible for conserving Harewood House for public benefit and the futureThe Trust is leading the way to re-imagine what makes a historic house and its landscape relevant in the 21st centuryHarewood House is the Grade I listed historic home of the Earl and Countess of Harewood, welcoming around 250,000 visitors annuallyBuilding began in 1759 led by local architect John Carr, with interiors by Robert Adam and the largest single commission of Thomas Chippendale furnitureLancelot ‘Capability’ Brown designed the 100 acres of nationally significant gardens and landscapesInside the house, the collections include Renaissance masterpieces, family portraits by Reynolds and Gainsborough and fine Sèvres porcelain

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Harrogate Motel


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Date(s)15 Nov - 5 Jan 2025
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VenueHarewood House Trust,.
AddressHarewood House, Harewood, Leeds, Yorkshire,

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Event Details

Date15 Nov - 5 Jan 2025
Time(s)10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CostGeneral Admission Adult: GBP 24.95, General Admission Children: GBP 12.50, Car Parking: GBP 5.00
VenueHarewood House Trust,.
Harewood House, Harewood
Phone+44 (0)113 218 1010
CategoryTheatre & Performing Arts


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