Coming to Stay in Bath? How to Find Out What’s On in Bath
5 April 2018
If you’re coming to visit Bath for a weekend break, for a week away, or even just for an overnight stay, you’ll probably want to know what events are going on while you’re here. These are our top recommendations for the sites to visit to find out what’s on while you’re visiting Bath.
Bath Box Office: https://bathboxoffice.org.uk
Bath Box Office is the go-to website for tickets to the events taking place during Bath’s cultural festivals, such as the Bath Festival and Bath Comedy Festival. It’s a good site to check if you’d like to see what’s going on at the big music venues such as Komedia and The Forum without having to visit lots of individual websites.
Plus, going from big to small, it’s also the site to visit if you want an overview of what’s going on at Bath’s smaller venues. The ticketed events at St. James Wine Vaults (live music, film, and some intimate theatre performances), Chapel Arts Centre (they have an excellent programme of folk artists over the next few weeks), and the Mission Theatre (theatre performances, among other things…).
Visit Bath: https://visitbath.co.uk/events/
This is the events listing page to look at if you want to see what special events will be taking place at Bath’s museums during your stay in Bath. Listings from the Holburne Museum, the American Museum, and the Museum of Bath Architecture are on here, alongside listings for free events, details of the artisan and farmers’ markets which take place, and information about upcoming workshops. Some of the ones which will be coming up soon are “An Introduction to Carving” and “Making Fire Throughout the Ages”!
If you like the sound of doing a workshop during your weekend away, this is a great site to have a look at. Their events aren’t listed on the main What’s On pages on other sites, but they’re well worth looking at if you like the sound of a craft-based workshop. Popular workshops include drum lampshade making, a-dress-in-a-day, how to shabby chic furniture, and calligraphy with Meticulous Ink.
Demuths Cookery School: https://demuths.co.uk/cookery-courses/
If on the other hand you’re more of a foodie than a crafter, then the workshops from Demuths could be just what you’re looking for. The workshops vary in length from cookery holidays and longer courses, to half-day and day-long courses. Japanese cookery, Latin American cooking, salads, desserts, gourmet vegan; they do it all.
The Little Theatre: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/The_Little/Whats_On
The Little Theatre may not be the biggest cinema, but it’s worth seeing what’s showing during your stay in Bath because this cinema is a gem. In addition to showing classic films on the big screen on Sundays, art-house gems, operas from the MET, theatre from around the world and topical documentaries, the ambiance of this cinema is excellent. It’s a cinema lost in time with its tiny box office and plush curtaining and balcony seating.
Whatever you choose to do when you visit Bath, we wish you the happiest of stays!