A summer evening of live music and movie magic under the stars
Enjoy exclusive access to the Garden from 6pm, followed by live music and open air cinema on the South Lawn, set against the magical backdrop of the Elizabethan Mansion. A selection of pop-up food stalls include drinks, ice-creams and pre-bookable Sourdough Pizzas – all you need for a great night out.
Don’t forget to bring a deckchair, or book a Premium Ticket which includes a deckchair and blanket ready for you at the front of the screening area.
Miss Jones at the movies, featuring Rufus Quickenden – 7.00pm
The evening kicks off with live music from the talented Miss Jones and Rufus, taking us on a nostalgic journey of classic film soundtracks from Bond’s Goldfinger to Dirty Dancing. Miss Jones is a vintage-style singer and multi-instrumentalist and is collaborating with pianist Rufus Quickenden this summer to bring film soundtracks to life as part of Borde Hill’s Music & Movie Night.
The Movie: Rocketman (15) – starts at 8.45pm, run time 2 hrs
Join us for the incredible hit movie Rocketman. An epic musical fantasy, this multi-award-winning tale follows the fantastical journey of transformation of shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. The BAFTA-winning Taron Egerton is incredible as the world-famous music star, and the songs and stunning visuals lift the story into the stratosphere!
Tickets (advance booking required)
Child: £12.50 (the film is not suitable for anyone younger than 15 years)
Premium: £25.00 (includes a deckchair and blanket at the front of the screening area)
- Entry: to the South Lawn where the event is taking place is via Reception located at the top of the drive. The gates open at 6.00pm. The live music begins at 7.00pm and the film at 8.45pm, finishing at 10.45pm (timings are approximate and subject to weather conditions on the night).
- Tickets: Please bring a printout of your booking confirmation, receipt or e-ticket(s) with you, or show it on your phone on arrival.
- Parking: Please park your car in the visitor car park. The event will take place on the South Lawn, which is approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight. Disabled bays are available in the visitor car park.
- Food and Drink: A selection of barista coffee, loose lead tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area. There will also be a selection of pop-up food vans (to be confirmed) and guests are welcome to bring picnics. Normal licensing rules apply, no alcohol to be drunk by or supplied to under 18s. Please do not bring glasses or glass bottles to the event, only plastic and cans.
- Premium Seats: If you have booked a Premium Deckchair Seat, this will be located at the front of the screening area right up until the start of the film. You will be given a blanket to use for the evening. Please leave this on your seat at the end of the show.
- General Entry Seats: Please remember to bring your own picnic rug, beanbag, low-backed camping chair or deckchair to the screening. Rugs and beanbags will be located near the front, with camping chairs and deckchairs behind, so that everyone gets a good view. Guests arriving with high-backed chairs may be asked to sit at the sides or rear.
- Toilets: Toilets, to include an accessible toilet, located at the Reception building and the Biomass building.
- Other Useful Info: please bring practical, warm clothes and footwear, plus blankets to keep warm. Please respect the venue and take your litter home.
- Weather: screenings proceed in all weathers, including rain, screenings are only stopped or postponed if the weather is deemed to be making the event unsafe. No umbrellas are allowed in the screening area once the film begins. In the event of needing to postpone or cancel a screening (due to prolonged, heavy rain, high winds or thunderstorms), we’ll e-mail all customers and post on social media. Please look out for this information on the day of the screening if the weather is looking dodgy!
- Terms and Conditions: management reserve the right to refuse entry. Customers are requested to respect their fellow audience members by not making unnecessary noise or disturbing those around them during the screening. Usual film certification rules apply. Smoking and vaping is not permitted in the Garden.
- Directions: Car – Borde Hill is 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath off Borde Hill Lane, (SatNav RH16 1XP). Rail – the nearest train station is in Haywards Heath Taxi transfers are available from the station
Wood-fired Sourdough Pizza
Pre-order in advance so that your Pizza is ready for collection on the night. SOPI is a Sussex-based, family-run mobile pizzeria serving wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. Their handmade, hand-shaped pizzas are stretched to between 11 and 12 inches before being cooked in a specialist wood-fired oven at 450°C. This is what gives the bases their distinctive charring and light texture. SOPI use a combination of high-quality Italian and local ingredients and keep the toppings simple, honouring the classics.