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Events at the Old Hall

Archers at the medieval fayre-David LawlessThe Old Hall and its grounds make it an ideal place for historical re-enactment and living history events.

Its ‘big’ event is the Medieval Fayre held every year in June when it recreates a holiday fair from the past of travelling traders and victualers. With the fayre comes a motley collection of entertainers, falconers and ne’er-do-wells as well as knights, men-at-arms and their ladies.

Visitors can experience living history groups and crafts people showing their particular interests and skills, armed combat and archery tourneys, sometimes loud bangs, sulphurous flame and smoke from musket and cannon and the battle finale. Known throughout the re-enactment world as the ‘one to come to’, competition for space at the Medieval Fayre is fierce and standards are high.

Viking Sunday, is a popular re-enactment event which portrays the life and times of a fierce (or were they?) group of invaders who settled in the North-West of England. 

If, as a re-enactor, you feel you have something to offer, please let us know by calling 01625 374432.

In the summer the Old Hall welcomes a travelling troupe of actors for the ‘Theatre at the Old Hall’ season. The Old Hall makes an atmospheric backdrop for this entertaining
theatrical programme, predominantly staged in the grounds.

For details of events at the Old Hall please visit our ‘What’s On’ page. The Old Hall is also open on special opening days throughout the year for guided tours.