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Join us within the historic setting of

Seaton Delaval Hall for a special screening of 


Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Directed by Stephen Frears

Written by Christopher Hampton

The Marquise de Merteuil (Glenn Close) and the Vicomte de Valmont (John Malkovich) display the petty jealousies and jaded insouciance of life in France's royal court in the 18th century, casually ruining the lives of de Merteuil's young romantic rival (Uma Thurman), the music teacher (Keanu Reeves) for whom she secretly pines and the upstanding Madame de Tourvel (Michelle Pfeiffer). But when actual romantic feelings begin to surface, their games take on a more treacherous air.

A bar providing refreshments will be available before the film screening and classical musician Andrew Soulsby will pay tribute to the Delavals’ love of theatre and music with a programme of harpsichord music by some of the finest eighteenth century composers including Bach and Avison, situated in the Central hall.

When: Thursday 6th October

Doors open 7.30pm

Music from 7.30pm and refreshments available.

Film starts at 8.15pm

Where: Seaton Delaval Hall

The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay NE26 4QR

Tickets: £15  (CERT 15)

See important venue information below before booking.

Tickets available HERE

Tickets will also be available from the Customer First Centre, (Library), York Road, Whitley Bay shortly.


Seaton Delaval Hall – Venue information


Due to the location and historic nature of this fantastic venue we ask that before booking tickets for this event, please see the information below -

Seaton Delaval Hall is a Grade 1 Listed building and we are keen to ensure that we follow all guidance as provided by the National Trust.

Please enter via the main car park entrance where you will be greeted by festival staff.

The screening itself will take place in the Saloon (south / gardens side of the main Hall) and is accessed via 17 steps.  

There will be a bar and harpsichord music from Classical musician Andrew Soulsby in the Central Hall before the screening.

Due to its rural location, patrons are advised to bring a torch - (the walk from and to the entrance/car park to the Saloon will be dark). Stewards will be on hand to help with directions.

It can get cold, so please wrap up well. Seating is provided. 


Seaton Delaval Hall is one of the most important historic houses and designed landscapes in Britain. This Grade 1 listed building was designed by renowned 18th century playwright and architect Sir John Vanburgh, who also designed Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. Seaton Delaval Hall was the theatrical backdrop for one of the most notorious of all Georgian families. The Delaval family were famous for their love of acting, hosting big parties and playing wild tricks. Seaton Delaval Hall has just completed a four-year £7.4m regeneration project, which captures the theatrical and flamboyant essence of the notorious’gay Delavals’. 

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