What's on inGretna


Welcome to Gretna

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Gretna - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Gretna to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Gretna

21
AUG
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Carlyle Court

A story of order and disorder reality and appearance and love and marriage. Theseus Duke of Athens and Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons are to be married and great celebrations are planned.Chaos Collective The Lake Districts newest Theatre Company showcasing contemporary…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01228 812611
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21
AUG
Bones
The Old Fire Station Carlisle

Mark 19 cares for his drug‐addict mum and her baby. He has to make a choice that could change things forever as he is living a life he never signed up for. But how far will he go A poignant emotionally charged…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01228 812611
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21
AUG
Give Me Your Love
The Old Fire Station Carlisle

Hot off their Edinburgh Fringe season Indie Theatre legends David Woods and Jon Haynes AKA Ridiculusmus are back with the the story of ex‐soldier Zach who has withdrawn into a cardboard box in a kitchen in West Wales. His friend Ieuan arrives…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01228 812611
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21
AUG
Poet of the Impossible
The Old Fire Station Carlisle

He also happens to write spellbinding poetry. Magic and verbal wizardry come together in Poet of the Impossible to give you a glimpse of the magicians secretive mind take you on a journey into Magics mysterious past and most importantly stun…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01228 812611
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21
AUG
Slapstick & Slaughter
Carlisle City Centre

Two men recklessly attempt to confront the absurdity of war in just 35 minutes using their bodies their voices and the surrealist toolbox of DADAism. Playful physical and blackly comedic our new show SLAPSTICK & SLAUGHTER examines how the barbaric chaos of…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01228 812611
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21
AUG
Urban Astronaught
Carlisle City Centre

Urban Astronaut provides a glimpse of a future that might be...where problems surrounding air pollution have grown to a crisis point is there any way back Combining stunning design and a unique travelling flying machine with simple storytelling and a moving dance…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01228 812611
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22
AUG
An Dah: Celtivation
The Old Fire Station Carlisle

Traditional and not‐so‐traditional folk music original tunes and the tales of the lives two musicians. Join multi‐award winning fiddle & cello folk duo An Dh as they explore and shape the roots of traditional music into their own unique style. Enjoy gorgeous…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01228 812611
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22
AUG
Cosmic
Carlisle City Centre

The faeries have been sent back from the moon to explore the City Centre. Help the faeries impress the moon by showing them your favourite thing about Carlisle. Together they might teach you their song. But can you find all four…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01228 812611
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22
AUG
Cracked Tiles
The Old Fire Station Carlisle

A year ago he inherited his fathers crumbling empire a run‐down Glasgow chip shop. The sale of the shop now looms but Riccardo isnt ready to leave; he has just discovered a compelling oddity in the family business records. Perplexed and burning…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01228 812611
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22
AUG
Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous
The Old Fire Station Carlisle

With confetti cannons puppets and sequins this Side‐splittingly funny extraordinary and of course fabulous camp show sees Alfie the son of a drag queen discussing his time at Madame LeCoqs Preparatory School For Fabulous Boys and specifically his friendship with with Jon…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Gay & Lesbian

TEL: 01228 812611
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22
AUG
Mr & Mr Burns
Carlisle City Centre

Meet Mr. & Mr. Burn an explosive chaotic offbeat double act with a touch of disaster about them. One part strange function room musician the other part the not so tuneful crooner. Listen as they fill the air with some sweet swinging…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01228 812611
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25
AUG
Open Mic Night
301 Miles From London

Join us in the 301 miles Bar as the monthly Open Mic Night express rolls up to platform 4. Join us between 5pm until 8:30pm as Cumbrias emerging and local talent take the stageall aboard the hype train…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01228 812611
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26
AUG
King Arthur
Carlisle Cathedral

The legend of King Arthur and the grim riddling baron Performed by Prism Arts Youth Theatre.Come and help the magnificent King Arthur battle to save the land in a story we will tell for generations to come.…

Location: 8.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01228 812611
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27
AUG
Patchwork Opera
301 Miles From London

The Patchwork Opera is a group of writers musicians and visual artists who believe that the diverse is ordinary and the ordinary is magical. Drawn from Speakeasy Wigton Writers Tolivar Productions and their friends The Patchwork Opera is liminal lyrical and louche.…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01228 812611
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02
SEP
The Comedy Club Cumbria
Greenhill Hotel

3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV TBCVenue: Greenhill Hotel Red Dial Wigton CA7 8LSPriceComedy Show & Buffet: GBP 23Links: Website: https:go.evvnt.com81186‐0…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01697 343304
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27
OCT
Absolute Bowie
Old Fire Station

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01228 598596
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08
NOV
Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast
Carlisle Sands Centre

Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast at Carlisle Sands Centre in Carlisle on Wednesday 08 November 2017. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports…

Location: 8.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

02
JUN
Blues Hall of FameĀ® British Legend Norman Beaker
The Old Fire Station Carlisle

June 2 2018 Blues Hall of Fame British Legend Norman Beaker and The Norman Beaker Band will be performing at The Old Fire Station Carlisle.In January 2017 Manchester native Norman Beaker became only one of eight 21st‐century British artists to be officially…

Location: 8.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: +4401228 598596
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Tourist Attractions


Carlisle Cathedral

Located in the far North of England, Carlisle is just a few miles from the Scottish border. This city has had a very turbulent history. The Romans built a wall through it, Vikings invaded it and the Scots and English fought over it for many years.…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at AMF Bowling in Carlisle, Cumbria. Contact venue on 01228 810310 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Annan Bowling Club

Bowling at Annan Bowling Club in Annan, Dumfriesshire. Contact venue on 01461202675 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Annan Swimming Pool

Swimming pool at Annan Swimming Pool in Annan, Dumfriesshire. Contact venue on 01461 204773 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle amply repays those wishing to explore its 900‐year history. Once commanding the western end of the Anglo‐Scottish border, the castle has witnessed, over the centuries, countless conflicts and sieges, as both the English and Scots laid claim to it. The original castle was an earth‐and‐wood construction,…

Club Concrete

Club Concrete Nightclub in Carlisle, Cumbria. Contact venue on telephone number 01228 527400 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Gretna? See our list of attractions in Gretna, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.