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9 Nov – 2 Jan, Wed-Sun

Additional dates Tue 27 Dec and Mon 2 Jan (Closed 24-26 Dec)
From dusk until 6pm

This is a past event

This Christmas we’re bathing the outside of the house in a light and sound show every 15 minutes from dusk.

From dusk each day during the festive season the outside of the house is bathed in light while the ‘Lafite’ candlestick sculptures by Joana Vasconcelos are lit from within.

The light and sound show animates the façade of the house with rainbow colours. Created by Woodroffe Bassett Design, the four-minute performance runs every 15 minutes.

The shows, and the lighting which connects  them, are choreographed to music which has links to the collections or is by composers with Rothschild family associations. Some of the music also has a Christmas theme.

We suggest that you wrap up warm for all weather conditions and wear outdoor footwear.

Please be aware that the show contains short periods of flashing lights.

The Music

On the hour
CPE Bach Magnificat Wq215, Chorus: Magnificat anima mea Dominum
Chopin Étude Op.25, No.11 in A Minor Winter Wind

15 minutes past the hour
Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty Op.66, Act 1. Pas d’action (Adagio)

30 minutes past the hour
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Op.71, 1. Miniature Overture
Schumann Kinderszenen Op.15 No.9, Knight of the Rocking Horse

45 minutes past the hour
JS Bach Christmas Oratorio BWV248, Jauchzet, frohlocket!

Transformation on video

Get a glimpse of a previous Transformation sound and light show filmed here over Christmas.