Current normal visitor opening times:

Wednesday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm

Please note that the Chapel’s opening times can sometimes change at short notice.

Chapel closures

      • Wednesday 29th November (open 12pm-3pm)
      • Wednesday 27th December – Tuesday 2nd January
      • Saturday 3rd February (all day)

There will be no services in Chapel on Sunday 31st December.

Please check our website before your visit for confirmed timings.

Usual Sunday Services

8.30am - Holy Communion
11am - Sung Eucharist or Matins
3.30pm - Evensong

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Music for November-December 2023

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Visiting the Chapel Royal

The Chapel Royal is a living, vibrant church with heavenly music, located at the heart of the historic palace. Everyone is welcome to attend the sung religious services at the Chapel Royal or to visit the place where Kings and Queens have worshipped for centuries.

The Chapel is located on the ground floor and has level access so should not present problems for visitors with mobility difficulties. Wheelchair hire is available

If you are concerned about accessing the Chapel then don’t hesitate to let us know that you will be coming, and we can help you make necessary arrangements.

The Chapel will usually be open from Wednesday-Saturday between 10am and 4pm. Please be aware that this occasionally may be subject to change at late notice.

On the main HRP website, you can read more details on accessibility at Hampton Court Palace.

Advent and Christmas Services 2023

Queuing Information

Nine Lessons and Carols - queuing is permitted from 4.30pm. Doors open at 5pm.
Christmas Eve Midnight Mass - queuing from 10.30pm doors open at 10.45pm.

Tickets are not required to attend any services apart from Bitesize Carols on 2nd December.

Bitesize Carols 2023

Date: Saturday 2nd December 2023

Time: 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Join the Hampton Court choristers for a bite-sized,
family-friendly service in the Chapel Royal. Come and sing your favourite
congregational carols and hear some lessons as we explore the Christmas story

Entry to Bitesize Carols is included in the Palace entry ticket. Please click the button below to visit the HRP Festive Fayre website and to find out more information.

Visiting Choirs

We are delighted to welcome the following visiting choirs to sing Evensong in the Chapel Royal this term:

  • Saturday 27th April 4.30pm – The Charter Choir of Homerton College, Cambridge
  • Wednesday 1st May 4.30pm – The Choir of Godolphin & Latymer School
  • Wednesday 12th June 4.30pm – The Choir of King’s College School, Wimbledon
Doors will open half an hour before the service.
The service is included within the Palace entry ticket, or alternatively the Chapel can be accessed without a ticket 30 minutes before the service, in this case with entry via Tennis Court Lane.


Support the Choir

The Choral Foundation preserves and promotes the unique heritage of English choral music at the Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace and makes it accessible to all.

By making a gift to the Choral Foundation you will ensure that music, 500 years in the making, is kept alive for future generations.

Click here to read about how you can become part of this living history.

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