What's on inDanbury


Welcome to Danbury

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Danbury - 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 Danbury to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Danbury

23
MAY
The Drifters
Cliffs Pavilion

American 'Doo‐wop'R&B group 'The Drifters' have had many different incarnations since their formation in the early 1950s. They are believed to have had in total 65 different members since 1953 The two most notable periods…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
MAY
Elf Lyons - Swan
Dixon Studio

The giraffe‐limbed clown and raconteur is delighted to present her Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show: a one woman production of Swan Lake. In an hour. Yes really. Matthew Bourne would be proud. Think big. Think weird. Its going to be fun. And…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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24
MAY
HEALING HEARTS PSYCHIC SURGEONS
Bulphan Village Hall

Healing Hearts Psychic Surgeons are a unique groupwho are leading the way in high energy spiritual healing. Each of our Psychic Surgeons has their own psychic surgeon guides who can work with them and independently. Our guides use techniques not available on…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07455 227100
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25
MAY
Thunderbards
Dixon Studio

Critically‐acclaimed sketch duo Thnderbards present an hour of the very best material from their four sell‐out Edinburgh Fringe shows from 2013‐2017.Their gag‐laden comedy is filled with their trademark off‐beat jokes fast‐paced sketches and overwhelming politeness. With a potent combination of heartfelt absurdity…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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25
MAY
Vinyl Fridays ft. Simon Webbe
Unit 7, Basildon

Introducing Simon Webbe formerly of boyband Blue Simon joins us in Vinyl for a DJ set at the biggest party in Essex on Friday 25th May at the new home of all your favourite retro and party classics with resident DJ Jammy.Venue:…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: n/a
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26
MAY
Some Guys Have All The Luck
Cliffs Pavilion

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons Rod Stewart ‐ from street busker through to international superstarPaul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of this…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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26
MAY
Suzi Ruffell - Keeping It Classy
Dixon Studio

Following a sell‐out run at the Edinburgh Festival Suzi Ruffell is taking her critically acclaimed show Keeping It Classy on tour. This thought‐provoking and hilarious show has nabbed Ruffell the working‐class comedy crown of her generation.Nominated Best Breakthrough Act at The Chortle…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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27
MAY
Walk Right Back
Cliffs Pavilion

From the Producers of Thatll be the Day comes Walk Right Back.Walk Right Back tells the story of the most successful duo of all time ‐ The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love All I Have To Do Is…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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27
MAY
Burnham - on - Crouch 10km
Burnham - on - Crouch

. A mixed ability race. All runners are welcome.Medal ‐ Pre Race Warmup ‐ Baggage Area‐ Changing‐ Showers ‐ Km Markers‐ Marshals‐ Water Station‐ Toilets…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02076 847185
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27
MAY
Pure House & Garage ft. Coldabank!
Unit 7, Basildon

Pure House & Garage in Arena ft. ColdabankAdmission Information:£7.00 entry £5.00 onlineVenue: Unit 7 Basildon Festival Leisure Park Pipps Hill Basildon SS14 3WBPriceprice 1: GBP 5.00Links: Booking: https:go.evvnt.com232292‐0pid269…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: n/a
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27
MAY
Vinyl Bank Holiday Sunday ft. Pat Sharp
Unit 7, Basildon

Introducing Vinyl the new home of all your favourite retro and party classics with resident DJ Jammy alongside our special guest on the night Pat Sharp FunhouseVenue: Unit 7 Basildon Festival Leisure Park Pipps Hill Basildon SS14 3WBPriceprice 1: GBP 5.00Links: Booking:…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: n/a
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28
MAY
Gareth Malone
Cliffs Pavilion

Get ready to sing from your seat as Gareth Malone invites you the audience to be part of his first ever live tour. This live tour and his new album follow a period of…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

28
MAY
Tiddler and Other Tales
Palace Theatre, Southend on Sea

. FOUR TERRIFIC TALES ONE SUPERB SHOWUnder the sea out on the farm and into the jungle these terrific tales are woven together with live music puppetry and a whole host of colourful characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Schefflers best‐loved…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01702 351135
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01
JUN
Showaddywaddy
Palace Theatre

The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decadesFormed in the 1970s in Leicester from several local bands they have sold more than 20 million…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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01
JUN
The Dreamboys
Cliffs Pavilion

The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK tour for 2018.The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UKs most famous and successful show of its kind in history. Their breath taking show…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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01
JUN
ADFAB Interactive Dinner Show with 3 Course Meal
Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea Hotel

Fabulous Absolutely Dining InvitationCome and Join Patsy Saffy and Eddie as they take you down memory lane the only problem is they are not invited but Patsy has a plan.Any One for Champagne.The girls are all attending a Gala Saffy having been…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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02
JUN
Kevin & Karen Dance
Cliffs Pavilion

Following their sell‐out debut tour last year Kevin and Karen Clifton are back with a brand new show. Featuring music that has inspired them to dance ‐ Roxanne Smooth Criminal Respect Jail House Rock and many more...Its a hip‐swinging journey with heart‐pounding…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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02
JUN
Daliso Chaponda - What The African Said...
Palace Theatre, 430 London Road

Britains Got Talent and Amanda Holdens golden buzzer act comedian Daliso Chaponda has announced his debut stand up tour for 2018 entitled What The African Said.... The Malawian born stand up was a stand out star from this years show capturing the…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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03
JUN
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Film Music
Cliffs Pavilion

From swashbuckling pirate ships to Gladiator battles audiences will be transported to the exciting world of the silver screen in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestras Film Music Gala. Perfect for new‐comers to classical music families and film fans this concert brings the action…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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04
JUN
Thriller Live!
Cliffs Pavilion

Direct from Londons West End where it is now in its record breaking 9th year Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the worlds greatest entertainer.Seen by over 4 million people in over 30 countries Thriller Live…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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06
JUN
The Exorcism
Great Baddow Parish Hall

Dan and Margaret have come to spend the weekend with Rachel and Edmund in their recently renovated seventeenth‐century labourers cottage.Later as Rachel plays the piano she suddenly gets a sinister feeling of dj vu. Shortly afterwards the electricity fails and the phone…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01245 472380
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06
JUN
The Blues Band
Palace Theatre, 430 London Road

2018 sees The Blues Band Celebrate their 39th year together.Many of the Blues Bands 21st century fans werent even born when these five virtuosos already music industry veterans decided to fly in the face of musical fashion in 1979 and form a…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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07
JUN
We Remember Joe Cocker
Palace Theatre

.Paul Cox his band and singers celebrates 50 years 1968‐2018 of Joe Cockers With a Little Help from my Friends recreating the Woodstock atmosphere whilst taking you on a passionate journey through all the hits and classic tracks in this full evening…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01702 351135
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08
JUN
Skamite
Touchline Live Music

SKA‐MITE an Essex Based Old Boy Band. The clue is in the Name. Covering the Traditional to the Modern SKA as they see itAs 70s Kids the Two Tone movement had a huge influence on the Magnificent Eight. This experienced 8 Piece…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07775 761406
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09
JUN
Essex Cross Country 10k Series - Danbury Park
Woodhill Road

. Prizes for the fastest 5 Male and Female competitors. Goody bag for every competitor. The race will be a chip timed event with results being posted online shortly after the race. The Danbury Woods 10k is part of the Essex 10k…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02076 847185
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10
JUN
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Cliffs Pavilion

The Worlds GREATEST Big Band transports you back to the heady days and music of the 1940s ‐ with the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders and the sublime vocals of Catherine Sykes and Mark Porter. Also featuring with the sounds of…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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16
JUN
Johnny Warman's Magic Bus
Touchline Live Music

Experience the two greatest decades in rock with the Total 60s and 70s Show by Johnny Warmans Magic Bus. Take yourself back to an era of big riffs timeless tracks and unforgettable anthems by artists including T Rex David Bowie Led Zeppelin…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07775 761406
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16
JUN
Inflatable 5k Obstacle Course Run
Chelmsford City Racecourse

Chelmsford we are coming back in 2018 Get ready to experience the ultimate 5k inflatable obstacle run in the UK. The course is packed with the some of the largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever created.Pit your wits against ten giant…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02033 717156
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27
JUN
Elvis Costello
Cliffs Pavilion

Regarded by many to be one of the more influential and creative musicians of his era Elvis Costello has consistently released his unique variety of music since the late 1970s. With an individual style that…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

28
JUN
The ELO Experience
Cliffs Pavilion

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…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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Tourist Attractions


Barleylands Farm

Barleylands Farm Centre is accessed from our large, free car park. Children of all ages can meet and feed our friendly farm animals, ride the mini tractors around the farm and let off steam in the adventure play area. Come along and visit the chicks in the hatchery,…

Ingatestone Hall

Open to the public on certain days during the summer, this 16th‐century building was built for Sir William Petre in 1558 and was visited by Elizabeth I in 1561. One of the finest Tudor mansions in the country and the seat of the present Lord Petre, it is…

Hyde Hall Gardens

RHS Garden Hyde Hall was donated to the Society in 1993. Nearly 40 years of work has brought it from a windswept hill with just six mature trees, to the present day Garden of 24 acres. The Garden contains the National Collection of Viburnum and an attractive plantsman's…

Reds

Reds Nightclub in Chelmsford, Essex. Contact venue on telephone number 01245 494600 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Zeus

Zeus Nightclub in Chelmsford, Essex. Contact venue on telephone number 01245 493400 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Megabowl

Bowling at Megabowl in Chelmsford, Essex. Contact venue on 01245 359249 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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