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A Choral Christmas At Hillsborough Castle

The Square, Hillsborough, County Down, BT26 6AG
Image shows Cappella Caeciliana, one of Northern Ireland’s most original choirs


This year, Historic Royal Palaces are delighted to welcome back the incredible vocal talents of Cappella Caeciliana, one of Northern Ireland’s most original choirs, in the sumptuous Throne Room at Hillsborough Castle. 

There are surely few things that create a more festive feeling than choral singing in a castle at Christmas time. With a specially created programme of festive readings, poetry and choral music, they’ll be sure to get you into the spirit of the season!

During the interval, enjoy a glass of bubbly or non-alcoholic alternative in the castle’s elegant state rooms.

Historic Royal Palaces' expert hosts will be on-hand to share the rich, inspiring, and often surprising history and stories of this working royal residence.


19.15 Arrival and bag search in Stable Yard

19.45 1st performance starts

20.30 Prosecco served in the castle's state rooms

21.00 2nd performance starts

21.45 Event ends

The event will take place in the Throne Room at Hillsborough Castle. Please use the Gate House entrance in The Square, Hillsborough, accessible off Main Street. You will then be directed to the State Entrance and asked to take a seat for the performance.


If you have any particular access queries, please get in touch in advance on 028 9268 1300 or email Customer Services.




  • Guide dogs permitted

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  • COVID-19 measures in place

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  • Indoor Event

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  • Booking Required

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

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  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

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  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

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Season (11 Dec 2021)

* 19.15 - 21.45

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