Picture this: It’s a beautiful summer’s evening, the sun’s low, giving out that glow that makes everyone look fabulous in photographs.

No filter required. You alight the stone stairs of a magnificent Victorian manor house and walk across manicured lawn, through an English country garden, down to a lake. A little further and a wooded glade appears. Take your seat, the show’s about to start.

Welcome to summer season at Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre. Though it could well be a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Known to be the only hotel with an outdoor theatre that produces West End standard professional productions – this is not village hall am-dram. An engineered sail-like canopy protects the audience against predictably unpredictable British weather.

As the curtain comes down retire back to the house, it really is magnificent. Opulent but relaxed, timeless design with contemporary ideals of luxury. Encore!


Need to Know


Check-in at 3:00pm


Check-out at 11:00am

Also Worth Knowing


Extra beds/cots are available (in Luxury Rooms only) for the duration of your stay £20.00 per bed. Cot free of charge. Children under twelve occupying their own Garden Room pay £180.00 per room and for a Luxury Room £255 or £280 per room with breakfast included. All other meals charged as taken.

Hotel Facilities

Parking for 140, children welcome, passenger lift, night porter, Wi-Fi, gym, croquet, beauty therapy rooms.


Take advantage of our expansive estate situated within thirty-eight acres of beautiful, rolling parkland. Explore the gardens and enchanting woodland area at your leisure or take one of our recommended walks, such as the original Victorian ladies’ walkway, and you will find yourself among a rich abundance of wildlife, including pheasant and muntjac deer. If you prefer, take a seat by our delightful lake to enjoy a quiet afternoon’s fishing or simply unwind by watching the swans glide effortlessly by. Our mini-gym includes a programmable treadmill, cross-trainer, life cycle, concept rower, free weights, multi-adjustable bench and free-standing pulley. There are also three golf courses nearby; Kilworth Springs, Lutterworth and Cold Ashby.


The Wordsworth Restaurant

The Wordsworth Restaurant is more than a room, it’s an experience that has been central to dining and entertaining for generations. This ornate restaurant is an instant spirit-raiser with domed ceiling, airy lantern, glittering chandeliers and fireplace. Even the double oak doors with stained glass are an invitation to sample the pleasures which lie beyond. This two AA rosettes restaurant is where guests can dine from our seasonal à la carte menu, with larger or smaller groups easily accommodated.

The Orangery

The glorious grade II star-listed Victorian Orangery has become a destination venue in its own right. Now fully restored, it is light and airy by day, and glitteringly romantic by night. Up to 130 guests can dine beneath the Orangery’s glass, timber and ornate wrought iron ceiling. The maximum table size is 14 and includes nearby easy seating if you wish to round off your Orangery meal with a pot of coffee.

Restaurant Dress Code

Smart. Jeans or trainers not allowed.

Room Service

24 hours.

Exclusive Use

Max Capacity: 150
Cost per night: £10,500 with minimum spend on food of £4,500
Min cost per person: n/a

All 44 bedrooms on a room only basis. The Orangery, The Cellar Bar, All lounge areas of the hotel, The Wordsworth Restaurant, 6 Private Rooms, Terrace, Courtyard and garden areas, Mini-gym, 2 Beauty treatment rooms.


From £145 per room per night

What the Experts Say

“Kilworth House is a total delight, perhaps the best-kept secret in British theatre. The hotel, a Grade II-listed 19th-century country house, looks fit for visiting royalty…the theatre, tucked away in a secluded area of woodland, is a stylish triumph.”

The Daily Telegraph



Kilworth House Hotel & Theatre

North Kilworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6JE.

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General Manager

Elizabeth Payne


Richard and Celia Mackay

Offers & Packages

Inclusive Packages

Kilworth House Hotel

Three For Two Weekend Breaks at Kilworth House

Enjoy our Three for Two Weekend Break offer with Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre…

Stay on any Friday and Saturday night on a bed and breakfast or dinner, bed and breakfast break and enjoy Sunday evening on a complimentary basis including breakfast.

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Seasonal Offers

Theatre Breaks – Carousel (24th May – 3rd July) & Half a Sixpence (19th July – 28th August)

Theatre Breaks start from £345.00 based on 2 people sharing, this includes Accommodation in a Garden King Room or Twin Room with Breakfast, 2 Pre-Theatre Dinner tickets and 2 tickets to the Show.

Luxury and Four Poster Supplements apply.


Carousel 2022 | Kilworth House Theatre


Half A Sixpence 2022 | Kilworth House Theatre


Theatre Breaks can only be booked direct with the hotel


Available until 26/08/2022

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By Road

Kilworth House is on the A4304, four miles east of Junction 20 of the M1, and is also easily accessible from the M69, the M42, the M6 and the A14.

By Air

45 minutes from East Midlands and Birmingham International airports. Helipad on site N052 degrees 26'45", W001 degrees 07'03".

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Attractions Near Kilworth House Hotel & Theatre

Warwick Castle

Just over 40 minutes away by car, Warwick Castle is the ultimate day out. Visitors are surrounded by history, magic, myth and adventure. You can plan your day around shows, battles, the stunning scenery and refresh yourself with the food and drink facilities. Book in advance to save on ticket prices.

Rutland Water Nature Reserve

This internationally famous nature reserve provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain, regularly holding in excess of 20,000 waterfowl.

The reserve occupies shoreline and shallow water lagoons along 9 miles of the western end of Rutland Water reservoir and covers a total area of 1000 acres. It was created in the 1970s with the construction of the reservoir. There are currently 31 bird watching hides and nature trails from two visitor centres.

Rutland Water is a great destination for a day of activities for the whole family, including water sports, cycling, zorbing, walking trails, wildlife workshops and many more. is free to visit, with hiring of equipment and activities priced.

Gliding at Husbands Bosworths

Situated in the heart of England, on the beautiful Leicestershire / Northamptonshire border, the Gliding Centre is one of the UK’s premier gliding clubs, offering a fantastic opportunity to see the hotels stunning surroundings from the air.

Lamport Hall

A Tudor founder, blind book collector, wayward 17th century grand tourist, eccentric Victorian, Hollywood actor, commanding wives and dedicated daughters – Lamport is full of characters. As home to the Isham family for over four centuries, the fortunes, interests and trials of each generation have left their mark.

Weddings at Kilworth House Hotel & Theatre

Need to know

Facilities & Features

Whether it is small and intimate, or you invite over a hundred friends and family, Kilworth House has the facilities and choice to help tailor for your individual needs. We pride ourselves in offering a bespoke service to every bride and groom.

Our civil wedding license means you can choose from a variety of rooms at Kilworth House Hotel to hold your marriage ceremony as well as your wedding celebrations.

Rooms available

  • Shakespeare Room – This room brings intimacy and grandeur to a marriage ceremony and can accommodate both marriage ceremonies and subsequent celebrations. Available for up to 20 guests
  • Wordsworth Room – With its domed ceiling and glittering chandeliers it’s a perfect venue for a wedding ceremony. Available for up to 40 guests
  • Orangery – Our fully restored Victorian Orangery is an awe-inspiring wedding venue. With glorious rural views and a vibrant natural light, the Orangery will cast its magical spell over you. Available for up to 130 guests

Menu Options

Our menu options are a four course menu with a choice of wonderful dishes from our banqueting selection. Additional options – canapés, fish course, sorbet course and cheese course.


We also have an ‘Exclusively Yours’ package where you can have the whole of Kilworth house Hotel set aside just for you, your family and your guests on this special day.

Exclusive use is available on 3.00pm on the day of arrival to 9.00am the following day. This package include four rooms the night prior and 40 rooms on your wedding night.

Civil Ceremonies

Kilworth House is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Planning Services

Planning services are available.

Meetings at Kilworth House Hotel & Theatre

Day delegate rate: from £40 + VAT
24-hour delegate rate: from £140 + VAT

Maximum number of delegates:
30 (boardroom style)
80 (theatre style)
35 (cabaret style)