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Please scroll down beyond the event listing for more information about what to expect when you arrive at the Wight Proms, and to find out about our associated charity, Independent  Arts.

Watch out Cowes, HORRIBLE HISTORIES is bringing the Terrible Tudors to the Wight Proms!


Henry VIII along with his many wives and Queen Elizabeth I are all on their way to Cowes!


They all feature in HORRIBLE HISTORIES – TERRIBLE TUDORS which calls in at the Wight Proms on 16th August. This hilarious hit show is a gag-filled gallop through one of the most famous and bloody eras British history with two amazing actors playing multiple historical roles!


From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as they launch their attack!


These are just some of the fascinating true stories audiences will discover in this splendiferously funny hour long show– it’s history with the nasty bits left in!


Terrible Tudors is written by Terry Deary and Neal Foster from Deary’s bestselling Horrible Histories books. Terry Deary is the world's bestselling non-fiction author for children and one of the most popular children’s authors in the country. He has written 200 books which have been translated into 42 different languages. His 50 Horrible Histories titles have sold over 35 million copies worldwide from China to Brazil!

This fantastic show will entertain all ages with its hysterical historical journey through the terrifically terrible Tudors!


Perfect entertainment for those aged from 5 to 105!


  • Due to the licensing at the venue, you can not bring your own alcohol, as only alcohol purchased on site can be consumed. There will be a bar on site with a range of tipples, as well as non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks for you to purchase. Please note that all monies from drinks sales go directly to Northwood House Charitable Trust to help maintain its grade II* listed Georgian manor house and its gardens. You can also pre-order drinks when you buy tickets.

  • We have as list of FAQs here.

opening times

  • Our gates will open at the times stated above, at which time you can visit the bar and our food stalls, and there will usually be entertainment on the outdoor stage before, and in some cases after the main shows as listed above.

  • There is an on-site car park (entrance on Ward Avenue) which costs £3.50 per vehicle and must be paid in cash on the day, or you can pre-order a voucher when buying your tickets.

Please note

  • These are outdoor concerts. Only 'table & chairs' tickets include seating, and other ticket-holders are expected to sit on the lawn or bring their own blanket or chair. For those bringing seating, you may be asked to position yourselves in a designated area to avoid blocking the view of those behind you, so we advise bringing a blanket to sit on if you want to be close to the stage. Please do not bring gazebos or tables!


Our associated charity

  • When you buy tickets you can donate to our associated local charity Independent Arts who use the arts to improve well-being, quality of life and to reduce social isolation on the Isle of Wight, since 1987 (Charity No. 297474).


  • The shows will take place no matter what the weather, and ticket-holders will only receive a refund if the concert itself is cancelled by the organiser.

  • The published line-up and venue may be subject to change. Your ticket admits to a festival, not a specific artist or location. Tickets are sold subject to the organiser's right to alter or vary the published event programme and venue, which may result in changes to the performance line-up, playing times or any other aspect of the event. The organiser reserves all rights in this regard. Any published start and finish times of a performance at the Event may be subject to change. The organiser shall not be liable for any change to the venue or the programme of a published start or finish time.