5th - 7th February 2021

We expect that there may be more people interested than we have spaces in the game, so we will be adopting the UK Freeforms process to assign initial places in the game and the waitlist. Comments on the process are welcomed to: 1897-Admin

To get an entry in the lottery for player spaces you must register your interest in playing 1897: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee :

1897 Registration

by Midnight GMT on 31st March 2020

Details of the lottery process can be found here

Game Costs

The standard game fee for 1897: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee is £ 110

Please do not make payment for the game until you have received an email from UK Freeforms confirming your place

The game fee does not include accommodation costs, but we have negotiated a discount rate with the hotel, please see the venue page for more details. You will need to settle your own hotel account at the end of the weekend.

If you successfully gain a place in the registration lottery; you must pay the game fee within 30 days of receiving the offer, or discuss a payment schedule with UKF, otherwise your place will be forfeited.

A limited number of reduced price places are available for children/students/pensioners/unwaged etc. Please confirm your applicability for such pricing when you register interest in the game

An online casting questionnaire can be completed here once you have a confirmed place

Our payment preference is for direct bank transfer - the UK Freeforms bank details are:

Sort Code: 30-99-52
Account Number: 00583360

If your bank gives you the option of including a reference with your payment, then something like 1897-YOURNAME would be immensely helpful. Please also e-mail 1897-Admin to let us know that you have made a payment and who it's for.

For alternative methods or staged payment, please email 1897-Admin


If you need to cancel your booking for any reason, please notify 1897-Admin as soon as possible. Cancellations received before casting is completed will receive a complete refund minus a £10 administration charge; cancellations after casting, but more than 30 days before the game will be refunded half the monies received; cancellations less than 30 days prior to the game will forfeit the entire game fee. The hotel has its own cancellation policy in respect of room bookings. Any charges made under this policy are your responsibility.

If, for any reason, it is necessary for us to cancel 1897: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee then all monies paid to us will be refunded in full

If you have any specific questions that aren't answered on the site please email 1897-Admin