Looking forward to Pride and Prejudice Day!

Pride and Prejudice was first published 210 years ago on 28 January 1813. Join us for our annual celebrations of this beloved novel - at Jane Austen's House in Chawton, here online or put on your own event at home!

Pride & Prejudice is one of the world’s most popular and beloved novels. First published on 28 January 1813, 210 years ago, it continues to delight readers around the world. Our annual celebrations for Pride and Prejudice Day bring a welcome cheer to the depths of January, and give us all a welcome opportunity to celebrate our favourite lines, moments and characters!

Title page of the first edition of Pride and Prejudice

Image ©Jane Austen’s House

Events

Why not visit Jane Austen’s House in Chawton on P&P Day, and see the rooms where Jane revised the novel for publication and read aloud from her first printed copy. Book tickets!

We’re looking forward to our marathon screening of the classic BBC miniseries! Starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, Andrew Davies’ sumptuous TV miniseries first aired in 1995 to huge acclaim, and is still a favourite Austen adaptation for all ages. We’ll be showing all six episodes back to back in one epic, full-day screening! Drop in for as long as you like, or stay all day!

Head of BBC History, Robert Seatter says: “The BBC is delighted to be supporting this celebration of the much-loved Pride and Prejudice with an open invitation to revel in Andrew Davies’ enduringly popular TV adaptation. You can also find that famous wet shirt on our BBC Objects Collection it’s that significant to the story of the BBC!”

In the evening we’re running a candlelit tour of the House. Join us after dark for a special version of our popular Pride and Prejudice tour, complete with candlelight and live piano music from Jane Austen’s music books.

If you can’t make it to Chawton, why not join us online for a virtual P&P Tour. This special virtual guided tour of Jane Austen’s House will reveal the themes, characters and events of Jane Austen’s beloved novel.

Our Pride and Prejudice Treasures event sold out quickly so we have added another date for this very special event on 18 February. In this exclusive session, enjoy unique access to treasures from our collection up close – from first editions to personal letters.

We can’t wait to settle down to watch the full BBC adaptation! 

Image courtesy of the BBC.

Resources

Download our printable resources for libraries, schools, community centres and anyone looking to celebrate  P&P Day at home!

If you join in, please do share your plans and activities with us on our social channels!

Pride and Prejudice first edition, three volumes with marbled paper covers

Get up close with precious P&P objects including a first edition of the novel in our Pride and Prejudice Treasures event.

Image ©Jane Austen’s House

Social

Join us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok – and help to spread the Pride and Prejudice Day love! Join in using #PrideandPrejudiceDay