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What's on in Cheltenham

Apart from horse racing, Cheltenham is renowned for its large number of events and festivals - the most famous being the Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals.  Hilden House is a keen supporters of all the Cheltenham Festivals and is a popular place to stay. We have put together the following list of what's on in and around Cheltenham, which we hope visitors to Cheltenham will find useful. Please click on the link in the "What" column for further details. Links to the venue websites are at the bottom of the page.


What Where When Details
Rodin's The Kiss The Wilson 14th Feb - 10th Aug Auguste Rodin’s The Kiss, returns to Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum 80 years after its initial display. Its display in 2014 celebrates the centenary of Rodin’s visit to Cheltenham. In 1914.
An August Bank Holiday Lark Everyman Theatre 27th - 31st May 2014 It’s an idyllic summer in 1914 rural Lancashire. Excitement is building for Wakes week; a rest from field and mill and a celebration of the Rushbearing Festival with singing, courting, drinking and dancing.
Brian Conley Everyman Theatre 26th May 2014 The multi-talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to the stage in this all-new touring show....
Giffords Circus Pitville Gardens 30th May - 2nd June 2014 The Famous circus
By George Playhouse Theatre 30th May 2014 ‘By George!’ was created in response to requests from a number of organisations, including the National Liberal Club in London, for a celebration of England and the English that was neither jingoistic or overly sentimental. 
The Times Cheltenham Science Festival Cheltenham Town Hall and Imperial Gardens 3rd - 6th Jun 2014 Without doubt the premier Sceince Festical in the country - Brian Cox
Politically Incorrect - The songs of Tom Lehrer Everyman Theatre 5th June 2014 Politically Incorrect is a 90 minute show of the best-loved songs of the master satirist Tom Lehrer, performed by Peter Gill.  Originally written over 50 years ago, Lehrer's satire is now perhaps darker and more politically incorrect that that which most of today's wits would risk.
That'll be the Day Everyman Theatre 6th - 7th Jun 2014 Back by popular demand, prepare yourself for a party as the legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nations favourite rock ‘n’ roll variety show, returns this Spring with its Brand New 2014 Production.
Black Coffee by Agatha Christie Everyman Theatre 9th - 14th June 2014 A quintessential English country estate is thrown into chaos following the murder of eccentric inventor Sir Claud Amory, and the theft of his new earth shattering formula
Food and Drink Festival Montpelier Gardens 17th - 21st Jun 2014 Held every year in the beautiful Montpellier Gardens, the aim of the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival is to showcase the very best of local and national food producers, giving Festival goers a chance to sample, enjoy and celebrate a fantastic variety of food!
The full Monty Everyman Theatre 17th - 21st Jun 2014 The Full Monty musical, adapted from the 1997 BAFTA Award winning film, retains the grittiness of the original Sheffield based story. Despite being a comedy, the show touches on subjects such as unemployment, fathers’ rights, depression, impotence, working class culture, homosexuality and obesity. Peppered with a spicy, toe-tapping musical score, this is the fun summer show not to be missed.
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas Everyman Theatre 24th - 28th Jun 2014 Both a play and a poem, written from the heart, it offers and unforgettabgle journey into the roots of language and the soul of Wales
A taste of Honey Everyman Theatre 1st - 5th July 2014 One of the most influential plays of its generation, A Taste of Honey was written when Shelagh Delaney was only 18. It burst onto the stage in 1961 in a production that took the West End by storm. Part of the post war kitchen sink movement, the play later became a classic of British cinema
The wizard of Oz Bacon Theatre 10th - 13th Jul 2014 To celebrate 30 years of Promenade Productions we're off to see the Wizard ……..
Will Harveys War Everyman Theatre 30th July - 2nd Aug 2014 This production marks the official launch of “Gloucestershire Remembers World War I” – a programme of work presented by the Everyman Theatre, The Wilson Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, The History Press, Gloucestershire Archives and the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.
DinosaurUs The Wilson 2nd Aug - 28 Sept 2014 Meet a life-size replica postosuchus, diplodocus and others, discover where they lived and what they ate, enjoy puzzles and games and test your knowledge about this ancient world through various video interactives.
Cheltenham Half Marathon Streets of Cheltenham 7th Sep 2014 Fantastic run through the Regency Streets
Pam Ayres Everyman Theatre 14th - 15th Sep 2014 Pam Ayres brings her latest show to the Everyman following the recent publication of her new book of poetry, YOU MADE ME LATE AGAIN!
Jon Richardson: NIDIOT Cheltenham Race Course 28th Sep 2014 Jon Richardson is checking his tyre pressures, hoovering his floor mats and putting an emergency packed lunch in the boot of his car, ready to hit the road again with a brand new tour ‘Nidiot
Calamity Jane Everyman Theatre 30th Sep - 4th Oct 2014 With an Oscar nominated score that includes The Black Hills of Dakota, The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away), Just Blew in from the Windy City and the Award winning songSecret Love, don’t miss this new production that blows into Cheltenham for one week only.
The Vamps Cheltenham Race Course 9th Oct 2014 Chart-topping boyband The Vamps play live at Cheltenham Racecourse as part of their UK tour. 
The Showcase Cheltenham Race Course 17th - 18th Oct 2014 Cheltenham’s season begins with a bang. As the leading horses, jockeys and trainers return to the spiritual Home of Jump racing, The Showcase provides the perfect opportunity to come racing with friends, family and colleagues.
Regeneration Everyman Theatre 21st - 25th Oct 2014 The World premiere of Pat Barker's Regeneration is programmed to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
Jeeves and Wooster in perfect Nonsense Everyman Theatre 10th - 15th Nov 2014 The hit West End comedy is now on tour. This adorable production layers joy on joy, joke on joke, in a delightful evening of theatrical absurdity featuring P.G Wodehouse’s iconic double act.
The Open Cheltenham Race Course 14th - 16th Nov 2014 Combining three days of top class racing, the joys of The Open Shopping Village and an electric atmosphere at Jump racing’s most famous arena, The Open makes for one of the highlights of the British racing calendar. Thousands of visitors flock to Cheltenham to watch their equine heroes fight it out up the famous Cheltenham hill to the Winning Post, against the stunning backdrop of Cleeve Hill. The second biggest meeting held at Cheltenham outside of The Festival, it also offers great value for money.
Sleeping Beauty Everyman Theatre 28th Nov - 11th Dec 2014 The Everyman's annual pantomine

Please find a list of the major entertainment venues in Cheltenham, click on the venue name to access their website


Cheltenham Festivals The site that brings together Cheltenham's Jazz, Music, Science and Literature Festivals
Cheltenham Racecourse Apart from the race course the Centaur Conference Centre hosts conferences, music festivals, comedy acts, parties and concerts
Cheltenham Town Hall This website covers events at the Cheltenham Town Hall and Pitville Pump Room
Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum: The Wilson Cheltenham's newly extended Art Gallery and Museum
Everyman Theatre Cheltenhams historic theatre, serving the county since 1891
Cheltenham Playhouse Cheltenham's intimate community theatre
Bacon Theatre Hosts the best in professional touring theatre, live music, dance, film and celebrity speakers at Dean Close School
Parabola Arts Centre Supports emerging artists from across the UK and inspires young audiences in Gloucestershire

 

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