• Photograph by Mark Goodman

Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare    REOPENING 4th SEPTEMBER 2021

Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare REOPENING 4th SEPTEMBER 2021

GARRICK MUSEUM, CONCERT VENUE, EDUCATIONAL FACILITY & THEATRE

Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare on the Riverside at Hampton (TW12 2EJ) was built by the great 18th century actor-manager David Garrick in 1756 to celebrate the genius of William Shakespeare. The Temple is open to the public on Sunday afternoons (14.00-17.00) from Sunday 1st August 2021 until Sunday 24th October 2021. Admission to the Garrick Exhibition and most events is free. The Temple is available for private events. For any enquiries, please contact Rupert Nichol by email: rupertnichol@hotmail.com or telephone 07880 790 763.

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DAVID GARRICK: AN ACTOR OF HIS TIME
Lecture by Clive Francis
Thursday 21st October 2021

It is with great delight that we now welcome you to join us for the London Luminaries, taking in twelve historic locations to celebrate our local ‘Painters, Poets, Politician and Princes’.

The 12 lectures will take place across an autumn and winter series which will provide free lectures (or if possible, against a donation of £20 for each series, which is split between the 12 organisations) to celebrate our amazing heritage within the area.

Clive Francis's lecture 'David Garrick: An Actor of his Time' will be broadcast on Thursday 21st October 2021 via Zoom from Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton.
More information can be found on the website: www.londonluminaries.com

The London Luminaries is a group of historic organisations who collaboratively work together to share knowledge and ideas about heritage. London was the epicentre of commerce and wealth, thanks to the River Thames which attracted royalty, aristocrats, artists, writers and wealthy property owners. A legacy of these luminaries is an area exceptionally rich in heritage buildings, gardens and landscapes. Drawing on the success of our Thames and Twickenham Luminaries virtual lecture series, Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill, with other local heritage organisations, have organised a series of twelve free virtual talks over two seasons beginning in October. Acknowledged experts will explore, explain and offer insights about a luminary and their connection to Poets, Princes, Politicians or Painters. There will be talks about the occupants and their relationships with Kew Palace, Garrick’s Temple, Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, Ham House and Garden, Boston Manor, Orleans House, Pope’s Grotto, Chiswick House, Marble Hill, Hogarth’s House, Strawberry Hill and Turner’s House.

Each 20-minute talk will be delivered using Zoom and will begin at 7 p.m. They will be chaired by Professor Judith Hawley of the Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London. Time will be allowed for questions and answers at the end. The events will end at or before 8 pm. Attendees will be sent a Zoom link by email about an hour before each talk begins. Tickets are free but we encourage you to make a £5 donation for each talk, if you are able, which will be divided equally between the twelve participating organisations. You can book your place at TicketSource. You can book a bulk ticket for each set of six talks.

Choose a location
Head Office
Garrick's Villa, Hampton, Middlesex
Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare on the Riverside at Hampton (TW12 2EJ) was built by the great 18th century actor-manager David Garrick in 1756 to celebrate the genius of William Shakespeare. The Temple is open to the public on Sunday afternoons (14.00-17.00) from Sunday 1st August 2021 until Sunday 24th October 2021. Admission to the Garrick Exhibition and most events is free. The Temple is available for private events. For any enquiries, please contact Rupert Nichol by email: rupertnichol@hotmail.com
or telephone 07880 790 763.
EVENTS 2021

DAVID GARRICK: AN ACTOR OF HIS TIME
Lecture by Clive Francis
Thursday 21st October 2021

It is with great delight that we now welcome you to join us for the London Luminaries, taking in twelve historic locations to celebrate our local ‘Painters, Poets, Politician and Princes’.

The 12 lectures will take place across an autumn and winter series which will provide free lectures (or if possible, against a donation of £20 for each series, which is split between the 12 organisations) to celebrate our amazing heritage within the area.

Clive Francis's lecture 'David Garrick: An Actor of his Time' will be broadcast on Thursday 21st October 2021 via Zoom from Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton.
More information can be found on the website: www.londonluminaries.com

The London Luminaries is a group of historic organisations who collaboratively work together to share knowledge and ideas about heritage. London was the epicentre of commerce and wealth, thanks to the River Thames which attracted royalty, aristocrats, artists, writers and wealthy property owners. A legacy of these luminaries is an area exceptionally rich in heritage buildings, gardens and landscapes. Drawing on the success of our Thames and Twickenham Luminaries virtual lecture series, Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill, with other local heritage organisations, have organised a series of twelve free virtual talks over two seasons beginning in October. Acknowledged experts will explore, explain and offer insights about a luminary and their connection to Poets, Princes, Politicians or Painters. There will be talks about the occupants and their relationships with Kew Palace, Garrick’s Temple, Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery, Ham House and Garden, Boston Manor, Orleans House, Pope’s Grotto, Chiswick House, Marble Hill, Hogarth’s House, Strawberry Hill and Turner’s House.

Each 20-minute talk will be delivered using Zoom and will begin at 7 p.m. They will be chaired by Professor Judith Hawley of the Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London. Time will be allowed for questions and answers at the end. The events will end at or before 8 pm. Attendees will be sent a Zoom link by email about an hour before each talk begins. Tickets are free but we encourage you to make a £5 donation for each talk, if you are able, which will be divided equally between the twelve participating organisations. You can book your place at TicketSource. You can book a bulk ticket for each set of six talks.

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Choose a location
Head Office
Garrick's Villa, Hampton, Middlesex
Public opening times
Due to the coronavirus outbreak the Temple will be closed until further notice.

Normal opening hours: Sunday afternoons (14.00-17.00) from Sunday 25th March to Sunday 28th October 2018.
Garden: Daily throughout the year, 7.30am to dusk. Special group visits can be arranged at other times.

How to find us
The Temple is in Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2EJ. It is situated opposite Garrick's Villa in the public gardens (Garrick's Lawn) between the A308 (Hampton Court Road) and the banks of the river Thames. To find the Temple on Google Maps, search for ‘Garrick Temple, London’

CAR
A308 from Kingston via Hampton Court or from M3, Junction 1. Limited parking in nearby streets.

BUSES
The following buses stop close to the Temple at bus stop “Garrick Villa”.
R68 Richmond to Hampton Court.
111 Kingston to Heathrow.
216 Kingston to Staines.

TRAINS
From Waterloo and Clapham Junction:
To Hampton Court terminus, then walk or R68 bus.
or
To Hampton (on Shepperton line - not Hampton Wick)
then walk or 111 or 216 bus to “Garrick Villa”.

TUBE
District Line to Richmond, then R68 to “Garrick Villa”.
District Line to Wimbledon, then train and bus as above.

Bookings and Special visits
To book the Temple for private events or to arrange special visits, please contact Bill Weisblatt w.weisblatt@btinternet.com

Events
For events administration please contact Rupert Nichol at rupertnichol@hotmail.com or phone Rupert on 07880 790763

Charitable donations
To make a charitable donation please send cheques to: Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare Trust (Charity No 1107200) c/o 30 Langham Road, Teddington, TW11 9HQ

A Gift Aid Form is available on request.
GARRICK’S TEMPLE TO SHAKESPEARE TRUST
Registered Charity No. 1107200

Patrons: Sir Geoffrey Cass, Michael Frayn, Bamber Gascoigne, Sir Derek Jacobi, Robert Pennant Jones, Sir Ian McKellen, Prunella Scales CBE, Claire Tomalin, Timothy West CBE.

Trustees: Clive Francis (Chair), William Weisblatt, Councillor Suzette Nicholson, Ronald Smedley, Richard Parry (Treasurer), Clive Bradley CBE, Paul Velluet, Lewis Lloyd, Martin Harvey, Liz Crowther
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The line drawing of the temple in the banner is a detail from the drawing "Garrick's Temple of Shakespeare & Church at Hampton 1769" by Eric Fraser. Used here with the kind permission of Geoffrey Fraser.

Photograph 'Temple in Snow and Sunshine', Lewis Lloyd.

Photographs by kind permission of Mark Goodman www.moleseylife.co.uk and www.accomplish.co.uk
Home page: 'View of Temple, St Mary's Church, and Garrick's Villa',‘
History page: View from the Temple steps towards the the river Thames’ and ‘Path leading to the Temple’,

Two paintings by Johan Zoffany, 'The Shakespeare Temple at Hampton House, with Mr and Mrs David Garrick' and 'The Garden at Hampton House, with Mr and Mrs David Garrick Taking Tea' , reproduced by courtesy of The Garrick Club, London,
www.garrickclub.co.uk

‘Marble statue of Shakepseare by Roubiliac’, photograph reproduced by the kind permission of Calotype46.

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