Included in palace admission.
About the event
This July, the grounds of Hampton Court Palace will once again ring out with the sound of charging horses and the clash of cold metal, as King Henry VIII and his court are entertained by that most Tudor of royal sports: the joust.
Join Henry VIII, Katherine Parr, Lady Mary and other members of the King's inner circle for this ultimate display of Tudor power and performance.
Cheer on the rival knights as they compete for glory, and soak up the thrill and spectacle of the joust as guests of the King.
11:00: Royal Procession (15 minutes)
Horse and riders exchange greetings with the King.
11:30 and 14:30: Sword Fighting Display (15 minutes)
Courtiers practice the art of defence.
11:45 and 14:45: Arming of the Knights (30 minutes)
Watch the brave knights prepare for the joust.
12:30 and 15:30: The Joust (45 minutes)
Immerse yourself in the thrill and spectacle of the joust.
14:00: Tudor Music (30 minutes)
Meet some of Henry's court musicians and hear them play their wonderful instruments.
Official Link: https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/explore/tudor-joust-weekend