Brigade Major’s Review tickets

We are offering a limited number of tickets to the Trooping the Colour rehearsal. This is an exclusive event taking place at Horse Guards Parade and includes an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Museum.

Thursday 30 May, 9.30am - 1pm

Thursday 30 May, 9.30am - 1pm

About the parade

The Sovereign’s birthday is officially celebrated by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour (King’s Birthday Parade). This impressive display of pageantry takes place on a Saturday in June by his personal troops, the Household Division, on Horse Guards Parade. Over 1400 officers and men are on parade, together with two hundred horses; over four hundred musicians from ten bands and corps of drums march and play as one. Some 113 words of command are given by the Officer in Command of the Parade. The parade route extends from Buckingham Palace along The Mall to Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall and back again.

Trooping the Colour reviewed by the Brigade Major is identical to Trooping the Colour, with the exception that it excludes the Guardsmen Street Lining on the Mall. The soldiers will be inspected by the Household Division’s Brigade Major, Lieutenant Colonel James Shaw LVO.

Timings- Thursday 30 May, 9.30am – 1pm

9.30am – Arrival to Household Cavalry Museum for a welcome talk

9.45am – Seated for the Parade

10am – Brigade Major’s Review begins

12.15pm – Parade ends and back to the Museum for a tour

1pm – event and tour ends

What’s included?

  • Personal tour of the Household Cavalry Museum
  • Ticketed seat to watch the Brigade Major’s rehearsal for the Parade

Dress Code
This is a formal military parade and those attending are encouraged to look smart, but dress for the weather.

A physical ticket will not be issued. An email with details of how to join the event will be sent to the purchaser’s email address provided with each order.

Discover the Household Cavalry Museum

10am – 6pm, April to October / 10am – 5pm, November to March / Last admission 45 minutes before closing.


In line with security protocol for the King’s Birthday Parade, the museum will be operating different hours during May. June and July.

Please check the link below before visiting:

Museum ceremonial operating hours