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Whats On in Cheltenham

Cheltenham is the Cultural Centre for the Cotswolds, where festivals and events in particular are a huge part of what Cheltenham is all about, seeing visitor flock to the town from across the world to see headline acts, famous faces and world class entertainment. 

The annual calendar of what’s on in Cheltenham is packed full of a wide range of fantastic events covering every season, adding to our status of a year-round destination, with events catering for all ages and interests.

Most notably Cheltenham is known for the Racecourse, hosting the annual Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup every March, and the annual Cheltenham Festivals series, with the Jazz Festival in May, the Science Festival in June, followed by the Music Festival in July and Literature Festival in October .  Each of these events creates a fantastic buzz around the town, with an eclectic mix of culture, music, poetry and dance, with many famous faces certainly gracing the festival series stage.

Many other festivals also take place in and around the town throughout the year, with 2018 dates already announced for the key festivals.

Cheltenham also plays host to many theatrical performances at The Everyman, The Playhouse and The Bacon Theatre.  From ballet to Shakespeare and panto to proms, we are lucky to be able to boast about many fantastic shows and stars that grace the stage and add to Cheltenham’s appeal as a year-round event destination.

With a notable brewing history and wide range of places to eat and drink, look out for the various food and brewery tours and events, and festivals celebrating gin, beer and even tequila!

Cheltenham Town Hall, The Wilson – Cheltenham’s Museum and Art Gallery, and Leisure at Cheltenham put on a full calendar of annual events too, including many events for children throughout the school holidays.

For sports enthusiasts, you can’t go wrong on a summer’s day by visiting the Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival, or maybe take in a day’s horse racing at any time from Autumn through to Spring.  

Close by, you will be able to visit many of the well-known county shows, including RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Three Counties Show, Cotswolds Show and Moreton in Marsh Show, with a selection of first class agricultural, equine displays and events, and trade stands displaying arts, crafts and a selection of locally made food and drink.

Each autumn, Cheltenham is on the programme for the Heritage Open Days, where many of our historic buildings open their doors to the public.  Guided Walking Tours are also available from sprint to autumn.

Cheltenham is now seeing many of our local pubs and cafes hosting gigs and live music, which are becoming ever popular across the town.

Add to this the many other events throughout the year for children and adults alike, whatever time of year you choose to visit Cheltenham, there will be something to keep you entertained.

What's On Highlights

This Month

Cheltenham Independents Shopping Sale

Cheltenham Independents Shopping Sale

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Some of Cheltenham’s best-loved independent retailers are coming together for a major sale this...

Cheltenham Races - Festival Trials Day

Cheltenham Races - Festival Trials Day

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The last Saturday in January provides racegoers with the chance to savour great racing action, as...

Gin Making Experience

Gin Making Experience

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Become a Distiller for an afternoon in Brennen and Brown's Ginspiriational Experience Lab. This is...

Jubilate lunchtime classics choral recital

Jubilate lunchtime classics choral recital

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Happy New Year! We kick off 2018 with a lunchtime recital at Gloucester Cathedral on Saturday 20th...

Burns Night at Jessop House

Burns Night at Jessop House

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Combining our passion for food and barrel ageing, we are joined by good friends Murray McDavid on...

Noël Coward's Private Lives

Noël Coward's Private Lives

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By Noël Coward Presented by London Classic Theatre A major new production of Noël Coward's...

Wedding Open Day at Ellenborough Park

Wedding Open Day at Ellenborough Park

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We invite you to explore Ellenborough Park in all its glory and fully dressed for a wedding at our...

Circus Of Horrors - Voodoo

Circus Of Horrors - Voodoo

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After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns...

The Stylistics

The Stylistics

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The Stylistics ~ With instantly recognisable hits such as Betcha by Golly Wow, I can't give you...

New Year, New Member: Helen Foot - Textiles

New Year, New Member: Helen Foot - Textiles

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To help us launch 2018, new Associate Member, Helen Foot will show a collection of her handwoven...

Hanna

Hanna

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Presented by Papatango Theatre Company "The only words are to do with adoption. But that's not...

The Stylistics at Cheltenham Town Hall

The Stylistics at Cheltenham Town Hall

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The Stylistics was formed in Philadelphia, PA in 1966 from two groups, "The Percussions" and "The...

Music at Stow - Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

Music at Stow - Paul Jones and Dave Kelly

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THE BLUES BROTHERS Paul was the original front-man with the group Manfred Mann, and co-composer of...

The Play That Goes Wrong at The Everyman Theatre

The Play That Goes Wrong at The Everyman Theatre

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Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy. Returning to...

An English Celebration 1

An English Celebration 1

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Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra Conductor: David Curtis Fenella Humphreys, violin Holst: Somerset...

Nature Knows Best

Nature Knows Best

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TicTac Theatre (which stands for Two Is Company, Three's A Crowd Theatre) specialises in...

Cotswolds Wedding Fayre

Cotswolds Wedding Fayre

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Cotswolds Wedding Fayre A weekend full of wonderful wedding inspiration at Glenfall House! This is...

Dance to the Music at Cheltenham Town Hall

Dance to the Music at Cheltenham Town Hall

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Dance to the Music is a new exciting "must see" dance show like no other! Created by and starring...

Circus of Horrors at Cheltenham Town Hall

Circus of Horrors at Cheltenham Town Hall

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After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns...

Cheltenham Beery Walking Tour

Cheltenham Beery Walking Tour

The Cheltenham Beery Walking Tour explores the brewing industry and the 'beer scene' through a...

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