What's on inNorthampton


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

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Forthcoming events in Northampton

02
MAY
the lady boys of bangkok
The Lighthouse Theatre Kettering

Sexy funny feisty eye opening and totally entertaining ‐ East meets West and Cabaret meets spectacular West End musical as the party explodes into life in a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour.The entertainment is fast and unrelenting as the eclectic mix of music…

Location: 12.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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04
MAY
Microsoft Power BI - 'Build a Dashboard in a Day'
Holiday Inn Express - Kettering

In this workshop you will learn various key features of the Power BI service. This is an introductory to intermediate course intended to learn how toauthor reports using Power BI Desktop and create operational dashboards via the Power BI Service.At the end…

Location: 14.5 milesaway
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07770 385157
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12
MAY
Soul Night
Holiday Inn CMK

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01908 698555
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14
MAY
FakePunch: Unarmed Combat Masterclass
Stantonbury Theatre

This masterclass is open to anyone interested in learning the basic but constantly used hand‐to‐hand combat techniques both on stage and screen. Participants will learn how to slap punch kick grapple and strangle one another whilst gaining an understanding of fight rhythm…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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20
MAY
Race, Rock 'n' Ride
Santa Pod Raceway

All things on 2 wheels with motorbike only RWYB ACU National Championships stunt bikes wheelie machine wall of death free live music show bikes and loads more. Testing for the Main Event welcome limited availability. Day Entry: 8am ‐ 6pm. Tickets from…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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21
MAY
Cut&Thrust: Single Sword Masterclass
Stantonbury Theatre

This one‐day masterclass will introduce participants to the 16th Century Renaissance European Rapier a style of swordplay known for for its fast paced exciting combination of cut and thrust techniques. Made popular in such films as The Princess Bride Pirates of the…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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26
MAY
FIA Main Event
Santa Pod Raceway

FIA EUROPEAN DRAG RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS inc FIM DRAG BIKES.Santa Pod Raceway the home of European drag racing gears up for one of Europes most prominent Drag Racing meetings The Main Event. Taking place over Spring Bank Holiday weekend this hugely popular televised…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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03
JUN
Northampton Pretty Muddy 5K
Abington Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 10:00 am Last entryAdult entry 16…

Location: 1.8 milesaway
Category: Sports

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04
JUN
Northampton Race for Life 10K
Abington Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 11:00 am Last entryAdult entry Women…

Location: 1.8 milesaway
Category: Sports

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04
JUN
Northampton Race for Life 5K
Abington Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 14:00 Last entryAdult entry Women aged…

Location: 1.8 milesaway
Category: Sports

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11
JUN
Milton Keynes Race for Life 10K
Campbell Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 10:00 am Last entryAdult entry Women…

Location: 15.2 milesaway
Category: Sports

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11
JUN
Milton Keynes Race for Life 5K
Campbell Park

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 11:00 am Last entryAdult entry Women…

Location: 15.2 milesaway
Category: Sports

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16
JUN
Absolute Bowie
MK11

There 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 Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 14.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01908 262924
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16
JUN
Fawlty Towers
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you the only way they no how. Chaos and mayhem are served in…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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16
JUN
One Heart One Soul
Cornhill Manor

Two days with a festival feelOne site two days and many people from a wide variety of community traditions. Worship speakers workshops and food.Building relationshipsTake the opportunity to connect with people like you and with people very unlike youEnjoying God & one…

Location: 6.3 milesaway
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: +441327 344511
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17
JUN
The Comedy Club Northampton
Aspers Casino

The Comedy Club Present 3 Top Comedians as Seen on TV.Venue: Aspers Casino 6 Commercial Street Northampton NN1 1PJPriceComedy Show Only: GBP 16Comedy Show & 3 Course Meal: GBP 35VIP 3 Course Meal Comedy Show Glass of Bubbly£5 Bet: GBP…

Location: 0.5 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01604 623580
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18
JUN
Retro Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Retro Show is the annual family event for all those supporters of the pre 1980 vehicles that like a bit of fun in their lives. All makes and models of bikes and cars are welcome to this celebration of a time when…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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24
JUN
Summer Nationals
Santa Pod Raceway

This National Drag Racing Championship round features over 25 car and bike classes with some real crowd favourites. Things are hotting up too in the MSA British Drag Racing Championship with the UKs Andy Robinson currently sitting in 2nd place. Dont miss…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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25
JUN
Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival
Willen Lake

Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today ‐ as well as the most fun Up to 16 people paddle each 40 boat with a drummer at the front beating time and our…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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30
JUN
LEGENDS SHOW featuring The Jets
ThePicturedrome

The Legends Show THE JETS performing their Kings of Harmony LEGENDS SHOW will be returning to The Picturedrome Northampton once again on Friday 30th June 2017 . Appearing with the three Cotton brothers will be the fantastic vocalist Titine Lavoix. The LEGENDS…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01604 230777
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02
JUL
BMW Show
Santa Pod Raceway

The BMW Show at Santa Pod Raceway will be back for 2017 with a new summer date and all BMWs are welcome‐ race cars show cars modern retros classics new minis and BMW bikes.BMWs have all the right elements to make great…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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09
JUL
Dogs Don't Do Ballet
Stantonbury Theatre

The very funny tale of a small dog with big dreamsBiff is not like other dogs. He doesnt do dog stuff like weeing on lamp posts or scratching his fleas or drinking out of the toilet. No Biff likes moonlight and music…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324466
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09
JUL
JapShow
Santa Pod Raceway

JapShowIt doesnt matter whether you drive a Nissan Micra or a race spec Evo ride a GSXR or a Yamaha R1. All Japanese cars and bikes are welcome at Jap show. No matter what you like about the scene there is something…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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13
JUL
Hairspray
Stantonbury Theatre

Its 1962 in Baltimore and the lovable plus‐size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire ‐‐ to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her…

Location: 13.7 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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14
JUL
Dragstalgia
Santa Pod Raceway

Santa Pod goes back to the way we were with Dragstalgia a weekend dedicated to drag racing hot rods and bikes from a bygone era with classic dragsters and funny cars altereds hot rods American muscle and more.There will be Championship Drag…

Location: 12.5 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01234 782828
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16
JUL
Rotary Clubs of Northampton Dragon Boat Event
Billing Aquadrome

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and our…

Location: 3.8 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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21
JUL
Fawlty Towers Interactive Dinner Show
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Join us for the dinner event of the year which combines fine food and classic comedy action as Basil Sybil and Manuel do their very best to look after you the only way they no how. Chaos and mayhem are served in…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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01
SEP
Allo Allo
Holiday Inn Milton Keynes

Listen very carefully ‐ we shall say ziss only once...Welcome to Rene and Ediths restaurant ‐ but you may have chosen a bad night.Rene has agreed to look after the painting of the Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies in the cellar…

Location: 15.3 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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03
SEP
Rotary Clubs of Nene Valley Dragon Boat Event
Wicksteed Park

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and our…

Location: 12.9 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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09
SEP
Milton Keynes Pretty Muddy 5K
Willen Lake

Cancer Research UKs Race for Life. A series of women‐only events raising money for research so that we will beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.Run jog walk or even danceLink to sign up: po.stRFLcenStart Time: 10:00 am Last entryAdult entry 16…

Location: 15.4 milesaway
Category: Sports

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Tourist Attractions


Althorp House

Althorp has been home to the Spencer family for nearly 500 years. It became the focus of world attention following the tragic death of Diana, Princess of Wales in September 1997.Like many great country houses, it has benefited from the discriminating and varied collecting of generations…

Northampton And Lamport Railway

The Northampton & Lamport Railway is a steam and heritage diesel operated tourist railway located in the Northamptonshire countryside just 5 miles from Northampton, within easy reach of the motorway network.A number of special events take place throughout the year, including three visits from Thomas the Tank Engine,…

Abington Park

Abington Park bandstand us the venue for performance by brass and wind bands from across the region.Make the most of your Sunday, bring a picnic, enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Abington Park and listen to great music.Open:30 May ‐ 15 August.…

Abington Park Museum

An exhibition of work by local children is displayed in the Park's Museum.Open:17 July ‐ 22 AugustTuesday ‐ Sunday, 1pm ‐ 5pm.…

AMF Bowling

Bowling at AMF Bowling in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.Contact venue on 01933 441020 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Barry Road School Baths

Swimming pool at Barry Road School Baths in Northampton, Northamptonshire.Contact venue on 01604 633148 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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


Updated: 30/04/2017 17:06:34