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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 Races - The Showcase

Cheltenham Races - The Showcase

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The Showcase – 27th and 28th October 2017 Cheltenham’s season begins with a bang as we...

Free spooky activities for kids during October half-term

Free spooky activities for kids during October half-term

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Family fun and seasonal arts and crafts all through half-term. There will also be a new spooky...

Into the Breach

Into the Breach

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George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life so he decides to join the village Drama Club. What...

Twinkle Twinkle

Twinkle Twinkle

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A magical introduction to theatre for the very young. There are melodies that live in all of us....

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

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Adapted by Matthew Spangler Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini Directed by Giles...

Starlight Hike - A Night to Remember

Starlight Hike - A Night to Remember

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Walk with us on our Starlight Hike and experience a night to remember while helping to raise funds...

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

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Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky Featuring a live Orchestra with over 30 musicians After a successful...

Cheltenham Beery Walking Tour

Cheltenham Beery Walking Tour

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

All The Things I Lied About

All The Things I Lied About

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Presented by Paul Jellis and Katie Bonna in association with Soho Theatre Fringe First winner...

Cheltenham Microbrewery Tour

Cheltenham Microbrewery Tour

The Cheltenham Microbrewery Tour explores the art and science of brewing and the huge variety of...

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

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Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky Featuring a live Orchestra with over 30 musicians Christmas wouldn't...

Puppet Making Workshop

Puppet Making Workshop

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Be creative this half term holiday at our Puppet Making Workshop. Tuesday 24th October 10.00 - 12...

Scratch Night

Scratch Night

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This evening will be a double bill Whet your appetite at our Scratch Night, with two short...

Back to School for Grown Ups

Back to School for Grown Ups

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Back to School for Grown Ups is a selling exhibition of beautiful handmade leather goods, books and...

TAMED: WITH PROFESSOR ALICE ROBERTS

TAMED: WITH PROFESSOR ALICE ROBERTS

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How do you tame wildness? For hundreds of thousands of years our ancestors existed in a world where...

Coffee Concerts

Coffee Concerts

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For everyone! Short concerts followed by fresh coffee and homemade cakes. Entry by donation to...

Cheltenham Christmas Fair

Cheltenham Christmas Fair

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Christmas shopping starts here! More than 150 top quality companies selling an exclusive selection...

Halloween at The Cosy Club

Halloween at The Cosy Club

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This Saturday 28th October, enjoy a day filled with a cauldron's worth of ghoulish fun. We shall be...

Music at Stow - Toyah Willcox

Music at Stow - Toyah Willcox

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Toyah Toyah Willcox is one of the most versatile and popular personalities whose vibrance and...

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

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A musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD, based on the book by JUDITH KERR Direct from a...

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