Let there be light at Chatsworth
Hundreds of candles, illuminated garden trails and atmospheric lighting will transform Chatsworth into an even more magical place to visit.
The Duke and Duchess’s stately residence will be shown in a different light for this year’s Luminaire, which runs from October 4-7.
The event features lighting effects, projections and music inspired by a selection of drawings by renowned English architect, Inigo Jones, which have not been seen in public for more than 40 years.
Jones’ drawings of costumes, actors and set designs were made as he worked alongside the playwright Ben Johnson on the ‘Masque of Oberon, the Fairy Prince’ in the early 1600s.
Several of his drawings will be displayed in the Great Chamber at Chatsworth along with music to bring to the Baroque house to life.
Making their way down the illuminated pathways, visitors will see the familiar landmarks of the 105-acre garden, from the Emperor Fountain to the Stables Courtyard, recreated in true theatrical style featuring moments from the Masque.
Flora’s Temple tea shop in the garden will be serving hot drinks and snacks, whilst those looking for something more traditional will be able to have dinner in the Carriage House Restaurant in the Stables, open until 9pm.
The house will open at 6.30pm and the event closes at 10.30pm.
House and garden tickets will only be available in advance and provide timed entry into the house. Tickets are also available for the garden only.