Dame Penelope Keith in conversation with Mel Giedroyc

A special guest event

Dame Penelope Keith in conversation with Mel Giedroyc

Fundraising for our Play Your Part Campaign

We're delighted to welcome our patron and iconic Olivier and BAFTA Award winning actor, Dame Penelope Keith, to the Yvonne Arnaud stage for a special fundraising event in aid of our Play Your Part campaign.

Dame Penelope Keith in the Yvonne Arnaud Auditorium sat on a red seat

Dame Penelope is particularly well-known for popular television series including The Good Life and To The Manor Born. Recent theatre credits have included The Importance of Being Earnest (West End and tour) and The Chalk Garden (Chichester Festival Theatre). Since 2014, she has presented three series of Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages for Channel 4.

Image Credit: Steve Porter

Dame Penelope will be joined in conversation by fellow TV favourite, Mel Giedroyc.

Mel Giedroyc is a TV presenter, writer and actress. She is known for her work alongside Sue Perkins in shows such as the multi Bafta-winning Great British Bake Off (BBC) and Light Lunch (Channel 4), which made them household names. Mel has appeared in sitcoms and panel shows, as well as on stage, most recently in Stephen Sondheim’s Olivier Award winning Company at the Gielgud Theatre in the West End.  Mel is currently in The Crown Jewels with Al Murray.

Proceeds from the event will support our Play Your Part campaign to transform the theatre. You can find out more about our project here

Don’t miss this unrivalled opportunity to see great artists up-close, and support the theatre!

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VIP Tickets

Join us at 6.15pm for pre-show canapes and a glass of bubbles. 

Then have exclusive access to our post-show reception at which Dame Penelope Keith and Mel Giedroyc will make an appearance.

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Click Here to Support the Campaign


Tickets £45
Concessions £40

VIP Tickets £100

The following concessions apply on standard tickets:

  • Access


Venue: Main House

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours, including a 20 minute interval.

Show Times

Wed 6 Dec 2023, 7pm


To book accessible tickets and discuss your access requirements, please contact our Box Office.
For more info on Accessibility, click here.