What’s on in Cheltenham in early 2024

A hub for culture, creativity, sport and shopping, Cheltenham is buzzing with plenty of events and activities across the year making it a thriving place to take a break, explore somewhere new and experience what the jewel of Gloucestershire has to offer.

From January through to March, the area is a hive of events including the high-profile Cheltenham Gold Cup amongst other festivities. So what are you waiting for, it’s time to pack your diary full of fantastic upcoming dates. 

Events in Cheltenham in January 

Cheltenham Farmers Market – 12th and 26th – 0900 – 1400 – Indulge in local meats, cheese, fruit, vegetables, bread and more from the finest sellers and makers in the area. Find it on the Promenade.

Antiques and Vintage Market – 13th January – 0900 – 1600 – If you’re looking to invest in an item with a captivating history, this is your chance at the monthly antiques and vintage market on the Promenade. 

A Night of D&D, Improv and Comedy – 18th January – Opens at 1930 – An interactive, live, comedy Dungeons and Dragons show presented by Roll The Damn Dice for a night of magic. 

Moments of Pleasure Kate Bush – 19th to 20th January – Opens at 1930 – A musical journey of Kate Bush’s incredible catalogue of music. 

Hot Fuzz at Dunkertons – 22nd January – 1900 – 2100 – A cult classic film, get ready for this hilarious screening of Hot Fuzz at Dunkertons. Visit https://www.dunkertonscider.co.uk/ for tickets.

Howlers Comedy Club – 24th January – A chance to see up-and-coming talent from across the UK in Cheltenham. 

Belcea String Quartet – 25th January – Opens at 1930 – An evening of classical music featuring Bartok and Beethoven performed by the Belcea Quartet. Book via The Cheltenham Town Hall.

The World According to Kaleb – Shooting to fame following his appearance on the Amazon Prime series, Clarkson’s Farm, it’s time to get to know the real Caleb at The Cheltenham Everyman Theatre. 

Extreme Queen – 26th to 27th January – A tribute to the band Queen exploring their 70s and 80s rock legacy. 

Romesh Ranganathan at Cheltenham Town Hall: Hustle – 26th and 27th January – Looking at the human condition with his new comedy show, Romesh is back again after his 2022 sell-out tour. 

Festival Trials Day – 27th January – Kickstarting the Cheltenham racecourse events with the festival trials day, this is your opportunity to get an insight into this year’s festival contenders. 

SIX The Musical – Starting 30th January until 10th February – Based on the story of Henry VII’s six wives, this dynamic West End hit is one not to miss when looking for Cheltenham musicals. 

Events in Cheltenham in February 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Starting 6th February and ending 7th April – A two-month stint in the area showcasing the renowned photography exhibition just down the road from Cheltenham in Gloucester. Visit https://natureinart.org.uk/ to book tickets.

Cheltenham Farmers Market – 9th and 23rd – 0900 – 1400 – Another chance to stroll along the Promenade and get your hands on some of the finest local produce in the area. 

Antiques and Vintage Market – 11th February – 0900 – 1600 – Could you find yourself an item of interest with the monthly market on the Promenade, Cheltenham? 

Sleeping Beauty – 14th to 18th February – Cheltenham plays come to life at the Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre with this classic fairytale by Promenade Productions for their annual pantomime. 

Ross Noble: Jibber Jabber Jamboree – 19th February – Marking his 21st solo stand-up tour, Ross Noble is ready to entertain with an evening of nonsense. 

Howlers Comedy Club – 21st February – Fresh talent from across the country’s comedy scene, this is your chance to see future talent. Visit https://www.howlerscomedyclub.com/-howlers-comedy-club-whats-on to book tickets now!

The Extraordinary Life of Alan Turing – 22nd to 23rd February – Composed by Jan Osborne and Joel Goodman, this musical is a beautiful masterpiece bringing to life the story and journey of Alan Turing. 

A Night of D&D, Improv and Comedy – 27th February – Opens at 1930 – If you missed this captivating magic show in January, good news as there is another opportunity to get involved. 

Events in Cheltenham in March 

Lucy Beaumont: The Trouble & Strife – 3rd March – BAFTA-nominated comedian Lucy Beaumont shares her roller coaster life on stage. 

Dom Joly: The Conspiracy Tour – 4th March – Sharing strange and weird conspiracy theories following his travels across the globe, Dom Holy delivers this unique theatre tour with a difference. 

Cheltenham Craft Festival – 8th to 10th March 1000-1600 – Hosted in the Imperial Square in Cheltenham, now in its sixth year you’ll be able to explore 100 designers who have descended to Cheltenham from across the UK to showcase their jewellery, furniture, textiles and ceramics. 

Cheltenham Farmers Market on the Promenade- 8th and 29th March – 0900 – 1400 – Shop around with the satisfaction that you’re purchasing from local suppliers of scrumptious food and drink. 

Cheltenham Festival 2024 – 12th to 15th March – Always a highlight in the calendar year after year with famous faces and horse enthusiasts descending on the town, Cheltenham Racing for 2024 is going to be an epic week of events for one of the sport’s most prestigious jockeys and horses including the popular Best Mate and Kauto Star. Visit https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/cheltenham-festival/ for tickets today.

Best of the Blues – 16th March – Performed by the talented Alex Voysey Blues Band, their toe-tapping performance explores the genre with flare. 

Paul Sinha: Pauly Bengali – 17th March – Known for his quick-witted appearance in TV’s The Chase, Paul Sinha is bringing his show all about politics, plagiarists and pretenders to Cheltenham. 

Rosie Jones: Triple Threat – 21st March – No stranger to the comedy scene, Rosie Jones is ready to take her tour on the road with a stop in the regency town for this Cheltenham theatre show. 

I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue: The Official Stage Tour – 22nd March – Multi-award-winning panel game on the BBC, Jack Dee and a host of other comedians are bringing the radio show to the stage. 

Youth Champs: The National Youth Brass Band Championships – 23rd March – A room full of talented musicians, get ready to be inspired at the finale of the National Youth Brass Band Championship of Great Britain held in Dean Close School, Cheltenham. Get tickets at https://www.bbe.org.uk/civicrm/event/info/445  

Where do I stay in Cheltenham?

Stay in a beautifully renovated home away from home in the centre of Cheltenham at 5&6 North Place. Our sustainable serviced studio, one and two-bed apartments feature elegant decor and essential amenities providing everything you could need for a self-catered staycation. All throughout the year, Cheltenham events attract a wide range of visitors to the area and it’s important to have a comfortable, secure and centrally located haven to stay during your time in Gloucestershire.

Our Grade II listed buildings include WiFi, EV charging, 24-hour CCTV, parking and secure key entry with some pet-friendly options too. Just a stone’s throw from the finest restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment outlets that Cheltenham has to offer, make 5&6 North Place your first choice for accommodation. 


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