Nocturne Live Concerts in the Great Court

15th - 18th June

Nocturne Live is a series of concerts combining the talent of a fantastic line-up of artists with the spectacular backdrop of the Great Court. 

Thursday 15th June: The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performing the Best of John Williams

Enjoy pieces from some of 22-time Grammy-winner John Williams' most famous film scores performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra including Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, E.T. and a spectacular Star Wars finale.

Friday 16th June: Max Richter

Award-winning composer Max Richter and the Aurora Orchestra will perform Vivaldi Recomposed, music from the 2016 blockbuster 'Arrival' and the World Premiere of Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works.

Saturday 17th June: Gregory Porter & Jamie Cullum with special guest Corinne Bailey Rae

Jazz superstar Jamie Cullum and Grammy award-winning Gregory Porter will join us for a co-headline performance. Singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae completes an incredible line up for this special evening.

Sunday 18th June: The Jacksons and Kool & The Gang with Andreya Triana

Iconic supergroup The Jacksons will perform their 50th anniversary concert at Nocturne Live 2017. They will be joined by special guests, R&B kings Kool & The Gang and soul singer Andreya Triana.


Nocturne Live Concerts in the Great Court
Nocturne Live Concerts in the Great Court

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Dining & Hospitality 

Enhance your visit to any of the Nocturne Live concerts and book a State Rooms Dining Experience. Enjoy pre, interval and post-concert drinks inside the Palace as well as a three course meal, tea & coffee and VIP parking. For more information and to book hospitality packages, visit

How will this event affect my visit? 

The Palace will be open to visitors, but some admission procedures will be affected by the activity in the Great Court around the time of the concerts.

“I look forward to once again opening the gates of Blenheim Palace to these brilliant musicians and singers. The Palace was meant to inspire as a location and the music in the Great Court will bring a new dimension of wonderment to our family’s history.” - The 12th Duke of Marlborough. 

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