Events Calendar

Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Terrible Tudors live on stage! From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the ... Read More

£20
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Northampton Castle and Heritage Park

Chalk Lane, Northampton, , Northamptonshire, NN1 2RW

Take a short tour of the site of Northampton Castle, one of the most important Mediaeval castles. Sadly most of the castle was lost when railway marshalling yards were built in the 19th century, but enough of the site remains to give a picture of this imposing; one of the biggest British castles At Northampton, there was once a massive ... Read More

Free Archaeological Archive Tour

Chester House Estate Irchester,, Wellingborough

This tour by the ARC Curator and/or our team of volunteers will show visitors the ARC building which stores the archaeological archives from excavations carried out in Northamptonshire and explain how we curate the objects. We will also show some highlights we have within our collections. Please be aware there is a chance you may see human remains during this ... Read More

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Northampton Castle and Heritage Park

Chalk Lane, Northampton, , Northamptonshire, NN1 2RW

Take a short tour of the site of Northampton Castle, one of the most important Mediaeval castles. Sadly most of the castle was lost when railway marshalling yards were built in the 19th century, but enough of the site remains to give a picture of this imposing; one of the biggest British castles At Northampton, there was once a massive ... Read More

Murdered to Death

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

‘Murdered to Death’, an hilarious comedy by Peter Gordon, is a spoof on Agatha Christie-style mysteries which introduces the hapless and incompetent Inspector Pratt as he is called in to solve a murder at a country house. When he arrives to meet characters that include the grieving victim’s niece, a stiff-upper-lipped Colonel, his wife, a French artist, a socialite and ... Read More

£17
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Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig - it’s going to be her best day ever! Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their ... Read More

Free – £18.50

National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again (12A)

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night),based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals. After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very ... Read More

£17

Best of Queen

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Get ready to Break Free with the UK’s biggest Queen Tribute band – Majesty, in a brand-new show – The Break Free Tour! Join Freddie, Brian, Roger and John as they take you on a magical journey performing The Best of Queen, whilst celebrating the music and showmanship of the UK’s favourite rock band. From Queen’s early beginnings with Bohemian ... Read More

£29

Spoon Carving Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Wooden spoons have been carved for thousands of years and, for most of the population, continued as an eating utensil until relatively recently. ‘Spoon’ was originally an Anglo-Saxon word that meant ‘a chip of wood’. Spoon carving requires only a few tools and within hours you can create a unique and practical item from a wooden log! On this one ... Read More

£95

The ELO Experience

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Greatest Hits and More Tour  Celebrating the great music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction - suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet! '10538 Overture' ... Read More

£27.50

Jap Show Finale

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

As the season closer Jap Show Finale is your last chance to get your car out there before winter draws in. We have something for everyone with the country's quickest cars competing in the Jap Drag Series, Show Paddock, public Run What Ya Brung open to everyone including bikes, Trade area, Show & Shine, Club displays, Drifting, Jet Car, Stunts, ... Read More

£5 – £32.

Autumn Food Fair

Abington Park Park Avenue South, Northampton

Our food fair at Abington park Museum is still one of the few food fairs in the region to have free admission for the public. Come along and discover new flavours and indulge in some tasty autumn treats. FREE entry

Free

The Ultimate Boy Band Party Show

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

With combined record sales of over 500 million The Ultimate Boy Band Party Show takes us to the naughty 90’s with ‘5 Bad Boys with the power to Rock You’ as they perform over 30 number one hits from all your favourite Boybands... and this time they’re ‘Back For Good’! Drenched in Joop Aftershave and with more key changes than ... Read More

£26.50

JapShow Finale

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

Sunday 9th October 2022 With RWYB on Saturday 8th October 2022 As the car show season closer Jap Show Finale is your last chance to get your car out there before winter draws in. We have something for everyone with Show Paddock, public Run What Ya Brung open to everyone including bikes, Trade area and more! So leave those winter wheels ... Read More

£17
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Waiting for God

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

A comedy by Michael Aitkens  All the favourite characters from the original TV series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Village, battle-axe extraordinaire, Diana Trent, conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with ... Read More

£13

Milton Jones – Milton: Impossible

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

One Man, One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really. Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo.  But this is also a story with the twist, or even a really bad sprain. Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there ... Read More

£29
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Waiting for God

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

A comedy by Michael Aitkens  All the favourite characters from the original TV series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Village, battle-axe extraordinaire, Diana Trent, conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with ... Read More

£13

Polly Paulusma: Little Embers Session

Oundle

Growing indie-folk legend, Polly, follows up her critically-acclaimed 2021 album ‘Invisible Music’ with ‘The Pivot On Which The World Turns’ (Wild Sound/OLI 2022), affectionately shortened to ‘Pivot’. Polly's thought-provoking music has earned her plaudits from international champions as far flung as Nic Harcourt at KCRW in LA and Michele Manzotti in Italy — as well as homegrown accolades from Mark ... Read More

£12

Carole – The Music of Carole King

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Carole - The Music of Carole King is a celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest songwriters Carole King. Following a fantastic debut tour in 2019 Carole returns to the stage with an even bigger production for 2021. With a cast of the UK’s finest singers, dancers and musicians this wonderful homage takes you on an incredible ... Read More

£26.50

The Greatest Love of All

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

A Tribute to Whitney Houston Whitney’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as 'mind-blowingly spot on'. Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids – a RiSA chart-topping artist in her home country of South Africa - who has performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Monica and featured on Fox TV’s Showtime ... Read More

£27.50
Recurring

Waiting for God

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

A comedy by Michael Aitkens  All the favourite characters from the original TV series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Village, battle-axe extraordinaire, Diana Trent, conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with ... Read More

£13

Bat Walk

Nene Park Trust, Discovery Den, Ham Lane, Peterborough PE2 5UU

Join our park rangers for an informative presentation on bats. Follow this with a walk in the park and using bat detectors try to spot and identify the bats that call Ferry Meadows home. Suitable for: 10yrs + Meeting point: Discovery Den Cost: £8pp

£8

Glenn Moore : Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me, Glenn I’m Sixty Moore

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Edinburgh Comedy Award "Best Show" nominee Glenn Moore is one of the best joke writers of his generation and is back on tour in Autumn 2022. Expect a "comedy masterclass" (The Times) and a high-energy barrage of the most jokes you've ever heard humanely fit into one stand-up show.

£13.50

The George Michael Story

Key Theatre Embankment Road, Peterborough

Welcome to The George Michael Story ‘FREEDOM’ Tour 2021 – featuring a full live band with video screens supporting the show, including footage of George and interviews with the man himself. The only truly accurate tribute to George Michael as seen on BBC & ITV. This touring show performs George Michael’s hits in chronological order. The George Michael Story tells in detail, the career ... Read More

£26.50
Recurring

Waiting for God

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

A comedy by Michael Aitkens  All the favourite characters from the original TV series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Village, battle-axe extraordinaire, Diana Trent, conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with ... Read More

£13

Run What Ya Brung

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

At Run What Ya Brung days you can take your car or motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it's performance limits in a safe and legal environment. You don't have to apply for a race licence or own a supercar, most drivers who come along will be racing in normal road cars and bikes. Some participants may ... Read More

£45

RYA Powerboat Level 2

Ferry Meadows, Overton Bank, Ham Lane, PETERBOROUGH, PE2 5UU

Power boat training is a key skill to know how to operate a powered craft safely and appropriately. To do this you can attend a course with us to achieve an RYA Level 2 Power Boat Certificate. During this 2 day course at Nene Outdoors, you will be trained to drive and manoeuvre the craft in a safe and controlled way. ... Read More

£274

Rustic Furniture Making Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Two day Introduction to Green Woodworking course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve. Make a rustic stool or side table using traditional tools and techniques. This introductory Green Woodworking course is an ideal opportunity to try a great traditional craft. You’ll start this course by being given a simple ash log and end it with your own unique piece ... Read More

£185

The Bon Jovi Experience

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Looking for the ultimate Bon Jovi tribute? Look no further than The Bon Jovi Experience, official tribute band to Bon Jovi, endorsed by the man himself! As the only Bon Jovi tribute band in the world to have performed live with Jon Bon Jovi, don’t miss this outstanding tribute, fronted by a lead singer so familiar, you won’t believe he’s ... Read More

£26
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Waiting for God

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

A comedy by Michael Aitkens  All the favourite characters from the original TV series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Village, battle-axe extraordinaire, Diana Trent, conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with ... Read More

£13

Sing-a-Long-a The Greatest Showman

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Look out ‘cause here it comes…. From the producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga GREASE, the smash hit film musical with lyrics on screen that everyone can’t stop singing. Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron , sing your heart out with our live host who will teach you some dance moves and show you how to ... Read More

£18

Sing-a-Long-a Grease

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

The sing along screening of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, ... Read More

£18

10cc

Royal and Derngate 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. The line-up features Graham Gouldman (bass, guitar, vocals), Rick Fenn (lead guitar, bass, vocals), Paul Burgess (drums, percussion) – both of whom have been with the band since the early years – Keith Hayman (keyboards, guitars, bass, vocals) ... Read More

£36.50 – £39.50

Al Stewart With His Band The Empty Pockets

Royal and Derngate 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Al Stewart reprises’ his 2019 touring line-up with The Empty Pockets. His first major tour since finding himself side-lined for most of 2020 due to the pandemic. Once again Al and the Pockets will be joined by saxophonist Marc Macisso. He will be playing his old favourites Year Of The Cat, Time Passages, On The Border, Nostradamus and Roads To Moscow along with selections from his deep catalogue. The Scottish-born ... Read More

£39.50 – £44.50

The Pundits

Royal and Derngate 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Come and join football punditry royalty. Host Jeff Stelling is joined by the ultimate panel of pundits including Paul Merson, Matt Le Tissier, Phil Thompson and Charlie Nicholas. The boys are really back in town! Jaw-dropping revelations and hilarity ensue as the quintet with an opinion on absolutely everything, do what they do best – talk football…from players to managers and everything in between. Anecdotal ... Read More

£31.50 – £51.50

Drift What Ya Brung

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

At Santa Pod Raceway Drift What Ya Brung days you can come along and learn or practice drifting in safe and legal conditions on some of the Pods 30 acres of open tarmac. There are beginners, intermediate and advanced tracks open at the same time each DWYB day. DWYB days are limited to 80 people per day to ensure maximum ... Read More

£110

Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

Royal and Derngate 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Will the recycling be put out on the right day?  Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine?  How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs? Watch Jon pretend that these aren’t his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one. Best known as a team captain on 8 Out of ... Read More

£25

Nene Wetlands Nature Journaling with Make and Do Crafts

Wildlife Trust Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre Rushden Lakes, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Join us in the stunning location of the Wildlife Trust's Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre and have a go at experimenting with collage, all under the guidance of Liz and Diane from Make and Do Crafts. We’ll be having fun with fungi and experimenting with collage. Booking essential All materials and refreshments included. Price £30

£30

Al Murray – Gig for Victory

Royal and Derngate 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton, Northamptonshire

As the dust settles and we emerge blinking into the dawn of a new year, the men and women of this great country will need answers. Answers that they know they need, answers to questions they never knew existed. And when that moment comes, who better to show the way, to provide those answers, than the people’s man of the ... Read More

£29.50
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Wood Carving Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Wood carving course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used ... Read More

£110

An Introduction to Portrait Painting in Oils

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery Crispin Street, Northampton

A one-day workshop based on a step-by-step process to create a portrait from a photographic reference. The process will cover: Using oil paints The typical proportions of the face Measuring and mapping out key features from the photograph The use of line, tone, and value to create the portrait Cordell is an experienced painter who will also provide supporting handouts ... Read More

£65

The Sixteen: An Old Belief

Peterborough Cathedral

The Sixteen's 2022 Choral Pilgrimage is centred around Hubert Parry's powerful 'Songs of Farewell'. Alongside this emotional work are three pieces by poet and lutenist Thomas Campion, Herbert Howells's 'Take him, earth for cherishing', and a new work by award-winning composer Cecilia McDowall.  Programme Parry Songs of Farewell medieval carol Deo gracias, Anglia medieval carol Saint Thomas honour we medieval carol O blessed Lord ... Read More

£12.50 – £30

Ultimate Commitments and Blues Brothers Experience

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

In a show that has been described as “absolutely amazing” and “truly authentic”, take a trip down memory lane as you hear the best songs from The Commitments and The Blues Brothers in a full live-band experience. Get your dancing shoes on, as Jake and Elwood meet Deco and Jimmy in a fantastic experience where Chicago Blues meets Dublin Soul. ... Read More

£23

Run What Ya Brung

Santa Pod Airfield Road, Podington, Wellingborough

At Run What Ya Brung days you can take your car or motorcycle out on the famous quarter-mile dragstrip and test it’s performance limits in a safe and legal environment. You don’t have to apply for a race licence or own a supercar, most drivers who come along will be racing in normal road cars and bikes. Some participants may ... Read More

£45
Recurring

Wood Carving Course

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Wood carving course in the beautiful Stanwick Lakes nature reserve! Have you ever wanted to learn the traditional craft of Wood Carving? This one day course is suitable for those just starting out and also for carvers who would like to develop their skills further. The day starts with the introduction of the tools and the techniques and materials used ... Read More

£110

Recall focused Pack Walk with Chasing Pawfection at Stanwick Lakes

Stanwick Lakes Stanwick, Wellingborough

Chris is a force free, IMDT accredited trainer who runs 'Chasing Pawfection'. On this pack walk we will be holding a small session at the start to go over some basic recall training. Chris will then be available throughout to answer questions, give tips and help people with some recall training on the go. About halfway, we'll take a small ... Read More

La Bohéme (Royal Opera House – Broadcast)

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Sung in Italian with English Subtitles  Recorded screening.  Paris, 1900. Penniless writer Rodolfo believes that art is all he needs – until he meets Mimì, the lonely seamstress who lives upstairs. So begins a timeless love story that blooms, fades, and rekindles with the passing seasons. But while the couple’s friends Marcello and Musetta passionately row and make up, a ... Read More

£17

80s Live

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

You may have heard of throwback Thursday, now it’s time for the ultimate throwback decade -80s Live! Join us as we travel back in time to one of the most iconic eras of music for an exciting night out – put your hands together and get into the groove as our live band ‘Electric Dreams’ perform over two dozen chart ... Read More

£28

Sir Bryn Terfel – Songs And Arias

Royal and Derngate 19-21 Guildhall Rd, Northampton, Northamptonshire

The Welsh bass-baritone, Sir Bryn Terfel performs an evening dedicated to the world of Songs And Arias. A concert that brings together some of his signature roles from opera along with famous tunes from musical theatre and music-hall. Bryn will perform songs and arias he adores to sing, accompanied by Annabel Thwaite on piano and Hannah Stone on harp. The personal playlist from one of the world’s ... Read More

£41.50 – £127

Legally Blonde Jr

The Castle Theatre Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Students of Lucie Downer Performing Arts, also known as LDPA perform the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde JR! The show is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humour, wit and sass – leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink and feeling instantly uplifted! Tickets £15

£15