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A lived in historic house, Gawsworth Hall is owned, run and much loved by the Richards family. Built in 1480, the Tudor manor house features fine paintings, furniture, sculpture and an ancient pleasure garden.

Here lived Mary Fitton, Dark Lady of Shakespeare's sonnets and maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth I, whose family spent vast sums in the hope of procuring a royal visit.
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Opening Times

Sundays: 3 May to 20 September, 2pm-5pm
Daily: 29 June to 30 August, 2pm-5pm

Adult: £7.50
Children (under 16): £3.50
Coach Parties (20+): £6.00

Theatre Since 1969

In the decades since the theatre began, with a Shakespeare play in the historic Tilting Ground, the summer performances have become a huge part of the Gawsworth calendar, and now take place in the Hall's pretty tudor courtyard.

There is a fully covered, all-seater auditorium for the audience. Performances take place in July and August.
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