What's on inBridgwater


Welcome to Bridgwater

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

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Bridgwater

22
FEB
Centre Stage Variety Show
The McMillan Theatre

Centre Stage is a modern take on the classic Variety Show combining Live Music Comedy Illusion and moreCome along for an evening pack full of talent to excite and amaze as well as having you laughing in your seats. The show will…

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02
MAR
Andrew Maxwell: Showtime
The McMillan Theatre

With SHOWTIME Andrew continued his long run of domination of the Edinburgh Fringe. A memorable cocktail of personal stories astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos it won yet another barrage of five‐star reviews for one of the…

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02
MAR
Andrew Maxwell | 'SHOWTIME' Tour
McMillan Theatre

With SHOWTIME Andrew continued his long run of domination of the Edinburgh Fringe. A memorable cocktail of personal stories astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos it won yet another barrage of five‐star reviews for one of the…

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02
MAR
ANDREW MAXWELL – ‘SHOWTIME’ TOUR 2019
The McMillan Theatre

Channeling the spirit of his breakthrough award winning show This is my Hour ‐ Showtime matches that burning sense of urgency that we deserve entertainment in the times we live in. If weve learned anything over the last year or two…

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07
MAR
Spring Forward 2019
The McMillan Theatre

Spring Forward is the blazing heart of the Somerset dance calendar bringing together hundreds of dancers of all ages from across the county to perform on one of three professional stages.Enjoy a kaleidoscope of styles and choreography including Jazz Contemporary Street Dance…

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08
MAR
Comedy Live at the McMillan with Charlie Baker
The McMillan Theatre

Charlie Bakers versatile talent as a stand‐up comedian actor and highly acclaimed jazz singer has seen him earn a reputation as a superior take on the modern showman The Guardian.Comedy Live at The McMillan welcomes Charlie Baker alongside an MC and 2…

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09
MAR
The Met Opera: La Fille du Regiment (screening)
The McMillan Theatre

Full of wit and invention Donizettis comic opera is a delight. The famous aria Ah Mes Amis with its nine high Cs is one of operas most show‐stopping numbers.Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks…

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15
MAR
YMTC present: Peter Pan
The McMillan Theatre

Featuring music and lyrics by the award‐winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe we join Peter and the Darling family as they are whisked away to the famous land full of colourful characters including the Lost Boys Tiger Lily and of course…

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23
MAR
Cirque Enchantment
The McMillan Theatre

With an eclectic musical soundtrack including pop rock and classical. Cirque Enchantment is a stunning family show that will delight everyone from young to old and all ages in between.…

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28
MAR
VERVE: Mixed Bill
The McMillan Theatre

Adventurous. Athletic. Absorbing. In 2019 VERVE presents an ambitious programme of bold new dance work created by internationally‐acclaimed and award‐winning choreographers Joan Clevill Catalonia Maxine Doyle UK and Ben Wright UK alongside a restaging of Shutdown by Noa Zuk Israel.Experience an evening…

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31
MAR
The Met Opera: Die Walkure (screening)
The McMillan Theatre

Featuring some of the most glorious music ever writtenincluding of course the Ride of the ValkyriesDie Walkre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagners Ring cycle a story of monsters gods and humans on a superhuman scale.www.metopera.orgseason2018‐19‐seasondie‐walkure…

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04
APR
A Wild Life with Martin Hughes Games
The McMillan Theatre

Wildlife TV presenter Martin Hughes‐Games is one of the UKs most popular and respected naturalists and zoologists loved for his knowledge and passion for wildlife. Step into the wild world of this much loved television presenter and producers life. From his childhood…

Category: Lifestyle

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05
APR
Toyah: Up Close And Personal
The McMillan Theatre

This is a unique chance to experience Toyah in an intimate setting where music and stories take centre stage. This lively entertaining and revealing show comes in the form of Toyah performing an unplugged set of her well‐loved hits and classic songs…

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07
APR
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
The McMillan Theatre

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I dont know why she swallowed a fly...But The Peoples Theatre Company doAnd now you can too as they bring one of the worlds best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time…

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10
APR
Somerset County Youth Concert Band
The McMillan Theatre

With its large range of woodwind and brass instruments and exciting percussion section this award winning band presents a diverse and challenging repertoire of original concert band music hits from the West End shows classical repertoire and swing.…

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11
APR
NT Live: All About Eve (screening)
The McMillan Theatre

Gillian Anderson X‐Files NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire and Lily James Mamma Mia Here We Go Again lead in All About Eve broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend.…

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14
APR
A 60's Night Extravaganza
The McMillan Theatre

Its Time to sit back and enjoy the music of the 50s 60s and 70s The Fortunes are one of the UKs premier harmony groups.with a string of hit records including Youve Got Your Troubles Here It Comes Again and Freedom Come…

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17
APR
RSC Live: As You Like It (screening)
The McMillan Theatre

With her cousin by her side she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes Dido Queen of Carthage directs a riotous exhilarating version of Shakespeares romantic comedy.www.rsc.org.ukas‐you‐like‐it…

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26
APR
Sentimental Journey
The McMillan Theatre

This brand new production for 2019 is guaranteed to have you singing along from start to finish with over 60 all time favourite songs that have been the time lines of our lives bringing back so many happy memories of golden days…

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10
MAY
Sweet Caroline: Neil Diamond tribute
The McMillan Theatre

The good times never seemed so good introducing Sweet Caroline the ultimate tribute to Neil Diamond featuring Gary Ryan as seen on Stars in Their Eyes.Taking it back to where it began this musical journey celebrates 50 years of a legend. From…

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11
MAY
RADIO ACTIVE with ANGUS DEAYTON
The McMillan Theatre

Angus Deayton Have I Got News For You One Foot In The Grave Nighty Night Helen Atkinson Wood Blackadder The Young Ones QI Michael Fenton Stevens Benidorm My Family and Philip Pope Who Dares Wins Chelmsford 123 Only Fools & Horses reunite…

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12
MAY
The Met Opera: Dialogues des Carmelites-screening
The McMillan Theatre

Met Music Director Yannick Nzet‐Sguin leads Poulencs masterpiece. As the French Revolution begins shy Blanche sung by mezzo‐soprano Isabel Leonard becomes a novice nun under an elderly prioressMet legend Karita MattilaBlanches aristocratic family flees the Terror but she remains behind struggling between…

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18
MAY
The Adam Riches Experience
The McMillan Theatre

From edge of your seat audience participation to masterful character creations no two shows are alike.Nominated for The Times South Bank Show Breakthrough award three Chortle Awards and also named Time Out Comedys Person of the Year Adam has appeared in Detectorists…

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23
MAY
Hormonal Housewives
The McMillan Theatre

Join Vicki Michelle and the Hormonal Housewives as they blast their witty way through a catalogue of womens bits: weight gain weight loss mood swings moody teenagers men zumba therapy housework homework electrolysis men sex working out staying in going out bikini…

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24
MAY
Broadway Spectacular Returns
The McMillan Theatre

ITS BACK....ON Friday 24th May 2019. Due to the immense popularity of their last performance here at The McMillan theatre the production team behind the wonderful Broadway Spectacular show have managed to confirm a date in 2019 to bring a new revised…

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30
MAY
The New Jersey Boys..
The McMillan Theatre

out show at the McMillan Theatre the New Jersey Boys return with their sensational tribute to the unforgettable songs of the Four Seasons. The packed two‐set programme featuring the amazing falsetto voice of Einar Vestman and the humour of Gary Gouldincludes all…

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01
JUN
Mark Watson: The Infinite Show
The McMillan Theatre

Cluster‐bombed with yoghurt on Taskmaster half‐killed on Bear Grylls Celebrity Island Watson returns to what hes best at: being indoors.Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in and a genuine urgent desire to do something…

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02
JUN
The Amazing Adventures of Pinocchio
The McMillan Theatre

Based on Carlo Collodis fantastical childrens book this magical story leaps off the page and onto the stage in a vibrant re‐telling of Pinocchios extraordinary adventures. Packed with comedy audience interaction and a completely original score guaranteed to have you singing along…

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09
JUN
NT Live: All My Sons (screening)
The McMillan Theatre

Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London Academy Award‐winner Sally Field Steel Magnolias Brothers & Sisters and Bill Pullman The Sinner Independence Day star in Arthur Millers blistering drama All My Sons.America 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks Joe…

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16
JUN
RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew (screening)
The McMillan Theatre

Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert Snow in Midsummer The Jew of Malta turns Shakespeares fierce energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal…

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Tourist Attractions


Hestercombe Gardens

Visit Hestercombe and step back in time as you savour the delights of the unique gardens.Hestercombe is unique in having three complete period gardens. The Georgian landscape, Victorian terrace and the formal Edwardian gardens combine to create one of Britain's premier garden sites widely recognised as being of…

Much Wenlock Priory

Much Wenlock Priory is the ruins of a large Cluniac priory are owned by the immense Abbey of Cluny in Burgundy, part of a Europe‐wide network. The ruins include a lavabo and decorative chapter house. Toilets: Portaloos, including portaloos for disabled visitors. Shop: Level access.…

Willow and Wetlands Visitor Centre

Introducing our stunning collection of willow designs and willow products, all hand made in Somerset, England. Our collection includes traditional and contemporary willow baskets, garden structures, exclusive willow gift ideas and practical additions for your home.Based in the Somerset Levels, the heart of the willow industry, P H…

Aura

Aura Nightclub in Taunton, Somerset. Contact venue on telephone number 01823 256161 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Life Bar

Life Bar Nightclub in Taunton, Somerset. Contact venue on telephone number 01823 254903 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

The Palace

The Palace Nightclub in Bridgwater, Somerset. Contact venue on telephone number 01278 434507 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 Bridgwater? See our list of attractions in Bridgwater, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.