Tate Britain Festival

Tate Britain’s Winter Fair

Tate Britain main entrance

Photo © Tate (Matt Greenwood)

Step into a world of festive delights at our free Winter Fair

Discover unique gifts at Queer Fayre’s pop-up stalls, drop into a talk or tour and don’t miss English National Opera. With delicious festive food and mulled wine, this is the great seasonal treat for all.

The Winter Fair is also the perfect opportunity to see Turner Prize nominee, Monster Chetwynd’s, Winter Commission as she takes over the Tate Britain façade. You can also get discounted £10 tickets to see Edward Burne-Jones and the Turner Prize during the fair.


Wotever World's Queer Fayre

Sackler Octagon



Hosted by Wotever World, drop by the Queer Fayre for a range of unique crafts, illustrations, jams and more. Some stall holders accept cash only, please come prepared.


English National Opera

1840s Gallery



Nadine Benjamin from English National Opera will be performing Musetta’s Waltz from La bohème, in the heart of the 1840s gallery.​


Poette Yoga

Clore Studio

11.30–12.00, 12.30–13.00

Free – first in first served

A perfect way to start your weekend, join yoga and well-being practitioner Sahara Evans for a series of free yoga workshops. Suitable for all levels, no need to bring a mat just you and your good vibes.

Christmas Crafts

Manton Studio



Create Christmas crafts and gifts and add your hand-made decoration to a giant Christmas tree using recycled materials, with Millbank Creative Works.

Abundance Arts Drumming Workshop

Duffield Room

15.00–16.00, 16.30–17.30

Free – first in first served

This your chance to become the drummer you have always dreamed of being. Drop into the Duffield room for Abundance Art’s free workshop.


Winter Tour of Tate’s Collection

Meet at the top of the Manton Stairs



Join a special tour of Tate Britain’s collection. Inspired by Winter and the marvels that come with it, this tour will take you on a unique walk through British art.

Myths and Legends Tour

Meet in the Edward Burne-Jones exhibition


10.15–11.00, 12.15–13.00

Burne-Jones is famous for his sumptuous depictions of myths, legends and fairy tales, from Arthurian Romances to the stories of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Join artist Rebecca Leach McDonald for a tour of the Myths and Legends within the Edward Burne-Jones exhibition. Limited tickets are available.

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BSL Tour of Edward Burne-Jones

Manton Foyer



Join Deaf Guide Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq for a tour delivered in British Sign Language of the magical works in the Edward Burne-Jones exhibition.


Ten Minute Talks

1840s Gallery 13.00–13.10, 13.30–13.40, 14.30–14.40

1900s Gallery 14.00–14.10

Sixty Years Gallery 13.30–13.40

Turner Collection 14.30–14.40

Spotlights: Henry Moore 14.00–14.30


These short talks will reflect on the themes of the artworks in our free collection displays.

Collection Conversations

Turner Collection / Spotlights

12:30–12:50 / 15:30–15.50


Join us for an informal and open conversation about key artworks in our free collection displays, including Joseph Mallord William Turner's The Angel Standing in the Sun in the Turner Collection and Henry Moore's Family Group in the Spotlights Display.

Storytelling: The Fairytales of Burne-Jones

Taylor Digital Studio


Free, booking required

Join us to hear live storytelling of the fairy tales within Edward Burne-Jones's work, including the stories of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

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Gingerbread Man Decorating

Clore Schools room, off the lower Rotunda


£1 per child

Drop into the Clore Schools room to decorate delicious gingerbread men with lots of festive icing and edible decorations.

Eat and Drink

Grab a mulled wine and a mince pie from the Djanogly Café or head over to the Rex Whistler for a Christmas meal. Plus our prosecco and cocktail bar will be serving festive cocktails, craft beer and seasonal soft drinks.


Tickets for Edward Burne-Jones and Turner Prize 2018 will be at the reduced price of £10 between 10.00–18.00.

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

15 December 2018 at 10.00–18.00

  • Tate Britain

    Edward Burne-Jones

    24 Oct 2018 – 24 Feb 2019

    One of the last Pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne-Jones brought imaginary worlds to life in awe-inspiring paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries 

  • Tate Britain

    Turner Prize 2018

    26 Sep 2018 – 6 Jan 2019

    One of the best-known prizes for visual arts in the world

  • Tate Britain

    Tate Britain Winter Commission: Monster Chetwynd

    1 Dec 2018 – 10 Feb 2019

    The Turner Prize nominated artist has adorned the front of Tate Britain with two giant slugs