What's on inRushden


Welcome to Rushden

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

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Forthcoming events in Rushden

21
NOV
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Stantonbury Theatre

Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park presentsBy Robert Louis Stevenson Adapted for the stage by Nick Lane Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers hes close to a neurological discovery that…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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24
NOV
The Circus of Horrors - Voodoo
The core at the Cube

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo.The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre & fantastic circus acts acts all woven into a sensational…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01536 470470
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25
NOV
Christmas Craft & Food Fair
Stantonbury Leisure Centre

Back for another spectacular year our now annual festive craft and food fair is a fantastic showcase for artisan foods and gifts. With over 80 stalls Santas Grotto bouncy castle face painting a childrens show model train layouts free entry and free…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01908 324422
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25
NOV
Lost & Found
Stantonbury Theatre

Blunderbus Theatre Company PresentsBased on the book by Oliver JeffersWhat is a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up at his door Find out where it comes from of course and return it. The journey to the South Pole…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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26
NOV
Get Therapy
Stantonbury Theatre

Danielle Imara presentsInfused with hard‐hitting verbatim dialogue this uniquely theatrical autobiographical tale from a talented cast of five combines physical theatre humour and original music from dub to soul to electro.With a history of drug abuse chronic self‐sabotage and eating disorders Daniellle…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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01
DEC
Christmas at Boughton House
Boughton House

Visitors will have the chance to select from British‐grown hand‐cut Nordmann Fir and potted Omorika trees at the annual event at the home to the Duke of Buccleuch.Boughtons historic stable block gift shop will be stocking gifts for the whole family alongside…

Location: 10.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
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01
DEC
Robin Hood
Stantonbury Theatre

The wicked Sheriff of Nottingham has seized power all the way from Sherwood Forest to the tiny hamlet of Stanton‐on‐the Berry He hates fun hes allergic to laughter hes going to roast the towns prize pig... and hes fallen in love with…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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02
DEC
Christmas Tree Festival
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Our annual Christmas Tree Festival returns With festive food and music face painting and hair braiding stalls selling a variety of handmade gifts toys and edibles and Christmas Trees for saleFree entry and parking donations welcome.PLEASE NOTE This year because…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 767037
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02
DEC
Kingsthorpe College Christmas Fair 2017
Kingsthorpe College

The Kingsthorpe College Christmas Fair is back again for its fourth year. It will be taking place on Saturday 2nd December 12‐3pm. There will be over 60 stalls with a huge range of goods creating an exciting and diverse Christmas experience. It…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01604 716106
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03
DEC
Sunday Stroll
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

£1 per person. Meet at 10.15am.A light guided 2 hour stroll around the park. Pay the leader on the day. No need to book. Approx. 2 hours.For more info call 01234 767037…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 767037
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09
DEC
Dry Stone Walling Workshop
Marshwood House

These workshops are a practical introduction to the heritage and the craft of building walls using natural stone without mortar. In addition you also receive an extensive discussion overview packed with How to tips and information regarding the construction of other dry…

Location: 11 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07749 032680
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10
DEC
Castle Ashby World Christmas market
The Rural Shopping yard, Castle ashby

The Fabulous Market returns to Castle Ashby for their 11th visit. Set in the Northamptonshire countryside the Rural Shopping Yard is a fabulous venue for the market as it is surrounded by the permanent shops converted from the old farm yard which…

Location: 6.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07542 026035
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16
DEC
Christmas Party Night
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

Celebrate the festive season in style with a delicious 3‐course meal and DJ till late for only £29.95 a person7pm arrival Carriages at midnightFully Licensed Bar free parkingPrivate Party NightsIf you would like to book a private Christmas Party Night…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01234 767037
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06
JAN
Christina Marks School of Performing Arts
Stantonbury Theatre

Come and be taken on a journey through the world of dance showcasing a variety of styles for your entertainment.CMSOPA showcase is guaranteed to have you dancing in to the night and having a FAB‐U‐LOUS time. BOOK NOWVenue: Stantonbury Theatre Stantonbury…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01908 324422
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09
FEB
Foreverland comes to Northampton: Bass, Garage and
Roadmender

25 Cities : 30000 People : 1 Magical AdventureOur magical touring circus is coming to Northampton.. Join us on an adventure through music time and space as we discover a new realm of the surreal. Merging debauchery and the paranormal ‐ when…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07912 691842
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15
FEB
Oliver
Stantonbury Theatre

This hugely popular show tells the story of Oliver Twist the boy who asked for more and includes such brilliant toe‐tapping Lionel Bart songs as Consider Yourself Pick a Pocket or Two Reviewing the Situation…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

17
FEB
Stunt Fest
Santa Pod Raceway

An afternoon of awesome stunts and displays for all the family featuring some of the top UK stunt drivers and riders. The perfect high octane half term entertainment for kids in Northamptonshire Bedfordshire and the Midlands.Venue: Santa Pod Raceway Airfield Road Podington…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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22
FEB
Wedding Fair at the Forest Centre
Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park

An opportunity to take a look around the Forest Centre when fully setup for a wedding breakfast and ceremony to give you an idea of how your special day could look. Our Team will be on hand to guide you and answer…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01234 762615
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26
MAR
An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
Royal & Derngate

Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim from the Korean National Opera Seoul and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova.Winner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.Back by overwhelming public demand this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01604 624811
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30
MAR
Festival of Power
Santa Pod Raceway

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including European Nitro Funny Car Series Jet Car Show and National Drag Racing classes headlined by the MSA 200mph Pro Mods. Plus all things powerful off ‐track including monster trucks stunts air…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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15
APR
The Fast Show
Santa Pod Raceway

Featuring huge club stand displays Run What Ya Brung JDS Drag Racing Drifting Stunt Displays Jet Car Trade Village Caterers Fun Fair Rides and much more.Everyone is welcome at the Fast show including clubs individuals supercars modified cars hot‐hatches and retros. Whether…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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27
APR
Big Bang
Santa Pod Raceway

Big Bang VW festival is the first and friendliest VW festival on the calendar. Despite high‐octane racing the festival remains as laid‐back and family friendly as ever. All Vee Dubs welcome Three days of VW fun in the sun with great racing…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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17
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: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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20
JUL
Bug Jam 32
Santa Pod Raceway

The original and best VW festival with a vibrant and fun atmosphere bringing to life the very essence of VW culture. Europes largest VW event incorporates all things VW with drag racing RWYB nightlife Show & Shine comedy fun fair massive trade…

Location: 3.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01234 782828
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Tourist Attractions


Activity World Play Centres

Activity World Play Centres ‐ Amusement Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01536484838 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Alfred East Gallery

The Alfred East Gallery is one of the County's two major public art galleries, housing important collections by Sir Alfred East and Thomas Cooper Gotch, some of which have recently gone on display in the new Permanent Collection Room. Alfred East was an english painter and etcher,…

AMF Bowling

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

Bedford & County Golf Club

Bedford & County Golf Club ‐ golf course in Bedford, Bedfordshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01234 352617 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Bedford & County Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Billing Aquadrome

Billing Aquadrome Ltd ‐ Amusement Park in Northampton, . Contact venue on telephone number 01604408181 for opening times, entrance costs, and attractionsrides available at this park.…

Bodyflight

The World's largest and best indoor skydiving wind tunnel.Come and learn the fun and exciting sport of Bodyflying in the safety of a vertical wind tunnel. No heights or jumping involvedSkydivers use Bodyflight as a valuable training tool and we often have some of the world's top skydiving…

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