Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Thursday 2 June - Sunday 5 June
Old Royal Naval College
Come together with friends, family and neighbours to the beautiful riverside setting of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
There is a whole of host of activities taking place for everyone to enjoy – from free games on the lawns and Jubilee craft making, to a wonderful mix of food and drink stalls, theatre, spectacle, Royal tours and much more:
A Midsummer Faery Den | Saturday 4 June & Sunday 5 June
Titania and Oberon have been battling for days and have finally fallen out. It’s up to the audience to bring them back together. In this interactive performance the audience will help Oberon write a love song for Titania, create the most fearsome wings for Titania, and help Peta Quince act out the mechanicals hilarious scene. Expect fun, silliness and a heart-warming ending.
11am & 2pm | £5 children, £10 adults, £25 family online (£8 children, £12 adults on door) | King William Colonnades | Recommended for ages 5+
Submersion | Thursday 2 June & Friday 3 June
Thrilling for both adults and children alike, Submersion follows the Royal Navy capturing a pesky pirate. Can the pirate escape his fate? This self-contained show features silks, aerial hoop, and acro balance, and finishes with a nail-biting finale as a daring escapologist tries to free himself from a tank of water.
11am & 2pm | £5
Platinum Jubilee Tours | Thursday 2 June – Sunday 5 June
Join our special Platinum Jubilee Tour to discover how Greenwich and royalty have been linked for over 500 years from the Tudors to our Queen’s connection with our site over the 70 years of her reign.
The tour also delves into the many portrayals of the Queen and royal family members that have been filmed on our site from The King’s Speech to The Crown.
12pm & 2pm (plus 4pm on Saturday 4 June & Sunday 5 June), (duration 45 mins) | £7 (adults), U16 free
Royal Afternoon Tea | Saturday 4 June & Sunday 5 June
Indulge in an afternoon of deliciously delicate sandwiches, cakes, treats and teas. Celebrate the Queen’s jubilee on our iconic colonnades surrounded by the stunning architecture and incredible views. This exclusive outdoor dining experience is set where some of your favourite royal film and TV series have been shot including, The Crown, The Queen, Victoria and Abdul and most recently Bridgeton. For an extra special treat enjoy a glass, bottle or even flight of one of Britain’s leading sparkling wine producers, Nyetimber.
Queen Mary Colonnades | sittings between 12-3pm | from £47 per person
Nyetimber English Sparkling Wine Tasting with Canapes | Thursday 2 June
Raise a glass to Her Majesty in an exclusive wine tasting session on the colonnades including three glasses of English sparkling wine – Classic Cuvee, Rose and Blanc de Blanc – from one of the Nation’s leading houses. A member of the Nyetimber house will talk through just what makes this wine so special. Served with a selection of delicious canapes.
5.30pm | Queen Mary Colonnades | £50
‘The Queen Visits’ Display | Saturday 28 May – Mon 29 August
An exhibition telling the story of the Queen and her family’s links to the Old Royal Naval College through images, film clips and objects, such as a signed visitors’ book from 1955.
Mezzanine Gallery, Visitor Centre | Free | 10am-5pm
Family crafts | Saturday 28 May – Mon 29 August
If you’re looking for something creative to get involved in, come and make something for our Jubilee Gallery on the Mezzanine in the Visitor Centre. You’re all invited to join in the Jubilee spirit – have a go at making crowns and bunting in the activity area, contributing to a street party scene.
Mezzanine Gallery, Visitor Centre | Free (Just turn up)| 10am-5pm
Family Storytelling | Sunday 5 June
Join in with a special Royal First Sunday Stories in the Painted Hall. Find out how nursery rhymes you know and love have a royal twist, and hear about how the Queen (and her corgis) feature in one or two. Recommended for ages 3+
Painted Hall | Free (accompanying adults need a Painted Hall ticket) | 11.30am & 1.30pm (30 minute duration)
Painted Hall & 500 Years of History Tours
Be sure to pay a visit to the incredible Painted Hall and join one of our site-wide tours to discover over 500 years of history.
£12.50 advance (£13.50 on the door), children free | 10am-5pm
First Sunday | Sunday 5 June
Celebrate the Jubilee and the first Sunday or the month with our regular reduced entry price to the Painted Hall.
£5, children free | 10am-5pm
Sea Cadets Rowing Competition | Thursday 2 June – Sunday 5 June
London Area and Greenwich Unit Sea Cadets will be on site all weekend with their rowing competition. Potential new recruits can compete against the Cadets to win a fabulous waterborne experience prize.
11am-4pm | Free | Just turn up | Old Royal Naval College Grounds
Live Music | Thursday 2 June – Sunday 5 June
Enjoy a picnic on the lawns and soak up the atmosphere with live music to keep you entertained.
- LAZ (Thursday 2 June)
7-piece pop band with funk and jazz influences
- Commander Si & Jasper Nautical (Thursday 2 June)
Get in a nautical mood with shanties, jigs and reels.
- The Harrison Dolphin Trio (Friday 3 June)
An eclectic mix of straight ahead, bebop and modern jazz
- The Becky Alice Quartet (Saturday 4 June)
Becky Alice fronts singing a set of classic jazz standards
- Windy City Weatherbirds (Sunday 5 June)
Trad Jazz group specialising in Swing and Dixieland music
Across the grounds | Free | 12.30-1.15pm & 2pm-2.45pm
Food & Drink | Thursday 2 June – Sunday 5 June
Soak up the atmosphere and toast the Queen’s 70 year reign with delicious food and drinks being served both from the Undercroft Cafe, The Old Brewery and pop-up stalls.
- Gin & Pimms Bar (plus beers, wines, spirits & bubbles)
- Street food stalls – serving delicious food from around the world
- The Undercroft Cafe – light lunches, snacks and hot & cold drinks to eat in or takeaway, plus special Jubilee treats
- Ice cream, including classic British flavour and a special Rhubarb and Custard ice cream, available from ice cream vans and a trike on the grounds
- The Old Brewery: visit our on-site pub for drinks and food, with plenty of outside seating, plus there will be a live screen in the courtyard broadcasting Jubilee events.
The Undercroft Cafe: 10am-5pm | Street food vans: 10am-6pm | The Old Brewery: 12pm-10.30pm
Choose from three on-site shops selling a range of unique gifts, homewares, jewellery, stationery, books and souvenirs. Be sure to check-out our Jubilee range with a special 20% discount of these items over the bank holiday weekend.
Download a PDF of the programme – printed copies will be available on-site 2-5 June.
Illustration: Lindsey Spinks