Horrible Histories Live On Stage (Rock the Castle 2017)

"The Best of Barmy Britain"

16th July

Horrible Histories Live On Stage (Rock the Castle 2017)

Horrible Histories ‘Live On Stage’ The Best of Barmy Britain

 On Sunday 16th July 2017, Horrible Histories “Live On Stage” will be coming to Pembroke Castle with the hit show The Best of Barmy Britain.  This will be a fantastic finale to our ‘Rock The Castle’ weekend. 

You’ve read the books, you’ve seen the TV programme, now watch history in all its horrible glory come to life, live on stage!

It has been over twenty years since the Horrible Histories franchise catapulted itself into our schools and living rooms, making yawn-worthy yesteryear a thing of the past.  Since Terry Deary first penned The Terrible Tudors and The Awful Egyptians, Horrible Histories have gone from strength to strength, from sticker books to appearing on our TV screens in CBBC’s BAFTA Children’s Award and British Comedy Award-winning series, and a BBC six-part series aimed at adults and hosted by Stephen Fry, and Deary remains one of the most popular living children’s author.

Now see Birmingham Stage Company’s world-touring stage performance of two thousand years of British History, right here in Pembroke Castle!

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!

So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage featuring all your favourite characters from Britain’s barmy past!

Could you beat battling Boudicca? Will King John be a martyr for the Magna Carta? Will you lose your heart or your head to Henry VIII? Can Parliament survive gunpowder Guy? Light up your life with the great fire of London! Stand and deliver to dastardly Dick Turpin? Escape the clutches of Burke and Hare and move to the groove with party Queen Victoria!

It’s the history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!

 “As gleefully vulgar as a Roman poo stick!  It’s perfectly horrid and my daughter loved it” – The Daily Mail

“If lessons were always like this, kids would be queuing up at the school gates every morning.  Be thrilled!” – The Times

“Horrible Histories brings the bloody story of Britain throbbingly alive in this hilarious show from the excellent Birmingham Stage Company.  Bloody, marvellous stuff!” – The Daily Express



*please note that there are two separate performances


1st performance £14:00 per ticket (no concessions)

2nd performance £14:00 per ticket (no concessions)

Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are now only available from the Pembroke Castle Gift Shop.

All tickets purchased online after 5.30pm on Friday 23 June will ONLY be available to collect from the gift shop on the day of the concert purchased.



There will be two separate performances during the day and a ticket will allow access only to the performance you have selected.

1st Performance

Gates Open 11:00
Preseli Pete - 11:30 - 12:15
Horrible Histories - 13:00 - 14:15

Event Ends - 15:00


2nd Performance

Gates Open - 15:30

Preseli Pete - 16:00 - 17:00

Horrible Histories - 17:30 - 18:45

Event Ends - 19:30


Extra Information

This will be a ‘Picnic Style’ event.  So feel free to bring with you a folding chair, blanket, food and drink items.  There will also be a variety of food and drink outlets available throughout the day.  There are a number of prohibited items including tents and gazebos.  Please click here to read the full Terms and Conditions before purchasing.

Also note that this is an outdoor event and that it would be wise to dress appropriately for the weather.


Park & Ride

For info about parking please click here.


Disabled Viewing Area

There will also be a Disabled Viewing Area in view of the stage which will be available to registered disabled concert-goers plus one carer.  You may be asked to provide a blue badge to gain access.  Within this area will be a disabled toilet facility and folding chairs.


Security Advice

The safety and security of all of our visitors are our top priorities.  With the recent tragic events in the UK, we are continually reviewing our security procedures at the Castle.  We work very closely with Dyfed Powys Police, and our local partners to ensure that there is a coordinated and appropriate level of security in place for each and every event.  If you are coming to the Castle, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to pass through our enhanced security checks.  Our security and stewarding teams are there for your safety.  Please cooperate fully with all security personnel.

Our bag policy

Due to the current unprecedented security situation, it is better for everyone if you do not bring a bag at all. With the exception of the picnic event to be held on Sunday the 16th of July we will not permit large bags into the castle but you will be permitted to take small bags and handbags in with you.  We class small bags as no larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm or standard handbags.  There are no bag storage facilities available at the castle – please plan ahead if you intend travelling to Pembroke with a large bag.

Prohibited Items

In keeping with other places of entertainment and our existing terms and conditions there are a number of items that are prohibited.

  • On Friday 14th July and Saturday 15th July the following items are prohibited:  Any form of weapon, firework, illegal substances, glass bottles, cans or other form of sealed container, food and drink, (with the exception of that needed for medical purposes), seats, tables and any other form of furniture.
  • On Sunday 16th July the same restrictions will apply apart from food, drink, seats and furniture which will be allowed as it is a picnic style event.

Preparing for our search procedures

It's really simple.

  • Finish up any food and drink before you enter the castle as you’re not allowed to take these in with you.
  • Head to the castle main entrance, present your ticket to the steward and join one of the queues.
  • The bag search lanes are clearly indicated.
  • Please present yourself to one of our Search Stewards with your coat open (if you are wearing one) and be prepared for a body search and to answer any questions that you may be asked.
  • Once through the search procedure you will be able to enter the venue.  

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