Autumn Antics

Enjoy comedy and storytelling this autumn half term at Kew’s mini fringe festival.

Artistic drawing depicting Autumn Antics at Kew Gardens


Saturday 19 October – Sunday 3 November 2019


Daily, 10.30am to 3.30pm

Timed workshops and performances throughout the day

School of Comedy workshops: 45 minutes long

Storytelling: 25 minutes long

Places allocated on first come, first served basis


Kew Gardens


Included with entry to the Gardens

Join us for an array of fun-filled workshops, performances and storytelling this autumn half term. There is plenty for families to enjoy...

Discover the fascinating tales, legends and people behind plant names in a programme of storytelling.

From gods and goddesses to famous explorers and historical figures, there are centuries of anecdotes to be discovered with storyteller Rachel Rose Reid.

Kids will have the chance to get on stage with the School of Comedy and learn how to entertain a crowd, improvisation techniques and tips on how to write hilarious jokes.

Delve into the world of fungi names through interactive sessions and follow specially made trails to find fungi in the Gardens. Kew experts will share the meanings behind the nomenclature and have real-life specimens to examine.

We welcome you inside the festival tents to explore Kew’s wild stories and the discoveries that have shaped the Gardens.