Kensington Palace Is Staging Its First-Ever Theatrical Production: ‘United Queendom’

Alert the royal guards, because we finally found a way to visit Prince William and Kate Middleton’s home without getting arrested for trespassing.

Kensington Palace is staging its first-ever theatrical production, titled United Queendom, which will offer a glimpse into what life was like in Georgian England. The self-proclaimed “after-hours show” will make its debut in February 2020 and will take place on the same grounds where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live. (Don’t get any ideas.)

To no one’s surprise, tickets for United Queendom are selling out fast, so keep reading for everything you need to know about the production and how to buy tickets.

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1. What Is 'united Queendom'?

United Queendom was created by Les Enfants Terribles, a U.K.-based theater company. The story focuses on two of the palace’s former residents: Queen Caroline (the wife of King George II) and Lady Henrietta Howard (her husband’s mistress).

Although the pair’s relationship was never documented in history books, the production sheds light on the (almost) forgotten tale.

2. How Do I Buy Tickets?

All you need to do is visit the official ticketing website and select the date(s) you’re interested in attending. There’s a handy calendar, so you can easily tell which ones have a high volume of available seats.

There are three different time slots to choose from—7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.—though each show lasts 90 minutes. Since the production is immersive, there will be no physical stage. Instead, we think it will take place in more than one area of the palace, which is why the time slots are staggered. (You know, kind of like The Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland.)

Prices range from £35 to £49 (about $46 to $65). Still, each ticket includes a complimentary drink, so we’ll take what we can get.

3. When Is It Performing?

Much to our delight, United Queendom has a month-long residency at Kensington Palace. However, keep in mind that the production schedule mainly takes place on the weekends:

February 28
February 29
March 1
March 2
March 6
March 7
March 8
March 9
March 13
March 14
March 15
March 16
March 20
March 21
March 22
March 23
March 27
March 28
March 29
March 30

Come March 2020, you know where to find us. Oh, Will and Kate?!


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