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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

Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt (photo Paul Box)

Westonbirt - The Enchanted Christmas

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A wonderful illuminated celebration of Westonbirt’s trees in winter. Westonbirt’s signature winter...

Cotswold Christmas Day Lunch

Cotswold Christmas Day Lunch

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Cotswold Christmas Lunch 25 December 2017 Forget peeling the spuds, and worrying about whether...

Cheltenham Races - The International Meeting

Cheltenham Races - The International Meeting

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It's always a festive Friday at The International as racegoers are treated to the finale of...

Cotswolds Guided Tours

Cotswolds Guided Tours

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Cotswolds Guided Tours Tour the Cotswolds for £45 per person. Cotswolds Guided Tours offer 6...

The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

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An Everyman Theatre Production in association with Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company "Life itself is...

New Year's Eve - Prohibition Party at Cheltenham Town Hall

New Year's Eve - Prohibition Party at Cheltenham Town Hall

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Shimmy your way down the dimly lit passages of Cheltenham Town Hall's underground speakeasy as we...

Christmas at The Cosy Club

Christmas at The Cosy Club

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Looking for something rather splendid this Christmas? 2017's Festive Feast will feature 3...

GLoucestershire YFC Glitter Ball at Cheltenham Town Hall

GLoucestershire YFC Glitter Ball at Cheltenham Town Hall

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Gloucestershire Young Farmers Presents ******GLITTER BALL****** The biggest young farmer's party...

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...

Cara Dillon - Christmas Concert

Cara Dillon - Christmas Concert

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If you don't know the voice of Cara Dillon, you're in for a treat. If you are already among her...

Sudeley Castle - Spectacle of Light

Sudeley Castle - Spectacle of Light

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Explore the new illuminated trail around Sudeley Castle's stunning grounds, marvelling at the...

Narnia afternoon tea at Cheltenham Town Hall

Narnia afternoon tea at Cheltenham Town Hall

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Enter through a magical wardrobe and be greeted by Mr Tumnus and the White Witch before meeting...

Betwixt & Between at the Greenway Hotel & Spa

Betwixt & Between at the Greenway Hotel & Spa

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Escape and unwind with a fantastic post-Christmas break in Cheltenham. Rates from £209.00 per room...

Cheltenham Beery Walking Tour

Cheltenham Beery Walking Tour

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

Private Christmas Parties at Ellenborough Park

Private Christmas Parties at Ellenborough Park

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You will be presented with a crisp, cold glass of Prosecco on arrival to set the scene for the...

Gin Tasting

Gin Tasting

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Ginformational journey will take you and your taste buds through the history of Brennen & Brown and...

Christmas Play zone

Christmas Play zone

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For the first time EVER, we are excited to say that we are hosting a Christmas Play Zone! This will...

Christmas Parties at Revolution Cheltenham

Christmas Parties at Revolution Cheltenham

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Enjoy Christmas in style at Revolution Cheltenham. Perfect for an xmas meet up with friends or a...

Arts & Crafts Market

Arts & Crafts Market

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Enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping during the Arts & Crafts Market on the Promenade this December.

New Year's Eve at Ellenborough Park

New Year's Eve at Ellenborough Park

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Feast on fabulous food, dance the night away to live music and we'll see you on the sweeping...

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