What's on inRetford


Welcome to Retford

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

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Forthcoming events in Retford

28
SEP
Habeas Corpus
Cast

Doncasters leading amateur drama company presents this brilliantly funny and sharply observed farce from one of Yorkshires greatest playwrights.…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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03
OCT
The Weir
Cast

Conor McPhersons chilling modern classic marks its 20th Anniversary year with a stunning new revival. In a small Irish town the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendans pub to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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05
OCT
Bin Laden: The One Man Show
Cast

Tonight Ladies and GentlemenI am going to show you how to change the worldThe worlds most notorious terrorist tells his remarkable provocative multi‐award‐winning story.After a critically acclaimed USA tour this incendiary intelligent show from Royal Exchange Supported Artists Knave Theatre provides a…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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05
OCT
Le Page Ensemble Concerts in Southwell - Frontiers
Southwell Library

Offering a unique perspective on the traditional Baroque trio violinist David Le Page guitarist Mark Ashford Vida Guitar Quartet and cellist Nick Stringfellow present an eclectic mix of the old and the new. They will take you on a musical tour of…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07903 020101
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06
OCT
We are Bronte
Cast

Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Bront myth presented in Publick Transports irreverent and playful style.Taking the real and imaginary worlds of Yorkshires literary siblings as their inspiration two performers combine rigorous physical theatre with anarchic…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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08
OCT
Jimmy Tarbuck
Cast

Jimmy Tarbuck OBE was once John Lennons school chum but found his own line of success in comedy and the variety form of entertainment. Tarbuck spent years successfully hosting variety shows such as the…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

11
OCT
Charge
Cast

Motionhouses incredible new multi‐media dance show is about energy.…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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11
OCT
You Have Been Watching
Cast

Find the body solve the murder get the girl stay on the show.A brand‐new comedy that features Dark Horses company of 8 exceptional professionally trained actors with learning disabilities.…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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12
OCT
Funhouse Comedy Club - Comedy Night in Southwell
Admiral Rodney

Funhouse Comedy Club returns to the Admiral Rodney Southwell for another great night of laughter.Headlining the night is Irish comedian Martin Mor. Starting out as a circus entertainer he then decided to turn to stand‐up. Having supported Frankie Boyle Jack Dee Lee…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07968 871568
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12
OCT
RAF in Concert
Cast

An evening of music and entertainment raising welfare funds for the RAF Music Charitable Trust.…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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13
OCT
Nocturnes
Cast

Following A Farewell to Arms 2014 and The Train 2016 imitating the dogs attention returns to the mid twentieth century and on this occasion the world of Cold War espionage. It is an imagined landscape we know well from the novels of…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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13
OCT
Sensational Schubert Festival
Cast

Our classical weekend is packed full of great music written by one of the all‐time masters of melody Franz Schubert.…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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17
OCT
Cockfight
Cast

Two blokes: one older one younger in a cross between The Office and an Australian style cage‐fight. Extreme physical risk‐taking graceful movement and slow‐mo fight sequences in a darkly humorous and surprisingly tender piece of dance theatre. Presented by Dance Touring Partnership.…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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22
OCT
Thoresby 10
Thoresby Hall

Set in one of the regions oldest and most scenic country estates the Thoresby 10 is set to be a fantastic eventThe trail takes you through fields forests past the lake and around the stately home. This race takes you right into…

Location: 6.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01159 627905
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17
NOV
A Christmas Carol
Trinity Arts Centre

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts who show him there is more to life than work and money slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

25
NOV
Absolute Bowie
One Call Stadium, Mansfield Town Football Club

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: 15.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01623 482482
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25
NOV
Haydn's Creation
Southwell Minster

Under the baton of Ellie Martin Mansfield and Bingham Choral Societies are looking forward to performing the whole of Haydns masterpiece The Creation in the majestic setting of Southwell Cathedral with the Lincoln Chamber Orchestra.…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07786 801088
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02
DEC
The Circus of Horrors
Majestic Theatre Retford

Circus of Horrors the show that rocked Britain's Got Talent is back with new shocks that you send a shiver down your spineFollowing the death of The Ventriloquist his demonic dummy seems to take on…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

14
DEC
Mansfield Choral Society - Christmas Carols
Queen Elizabeth Academy

Bring a picnic and enjoy us singing some carols and then join in and sing some yourself Ellie Martin will lead us and you in some new carols as well as some firm favourites.…

Location: 15.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07786 801088
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Tourist Attractions


Clumber Park

The park comprises over 3800 acres of peaceful woods, open heath and rolling farmland, with a superb serpentine lake at its heart and the longest avenue of lime trees in Europe. Part of Nottinghamshire's famed 'Dukeries', Clumber was formerly home to the Dukes of Newcastle. The…

Sherwood Forest Country Park

Browse around the Visitor Centre shops or relax after a stroll in the Forest Table Restaurant. Take a walk to the mighty Major Oak, pick up one of our fun family nature trails, or just stand and admire the weird and wonderful shapes of the ancient oak…

Wetlands Waterfowl Reserve

Wetlands Waterfowl reserve and Exotic Bird Park ‐ 32 acres of tranquil lakes and woodland. Wetlands primary objective is to enable people of all ages to view and get close to animals they wouldn't normally have the chance to see. Our 23‐acre parkland also provides a…

Avenue Discotheque

Avenue Discotheque Nightclub in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01909 531350 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Bawtry

Bawtry ‐ golf course in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01302 710841 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Bawtry golf courseclub.…

Bawtry Paintball Fields

Bawtry Paintball Fields ‐ Paintball in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Contact the venue on telephone number 01302 534688 for location, prices, equipment supplied, and availability for paintball games at Bawtry Paintball Fields.…

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