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

31
AUG
NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy
The McMillan Theatre

The story of a family and a company that changed the world told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award‐winner Sam Mendes Skyfall The Ferryman directs Simon Russell Beale Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers their…

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06
SEP
Leather & Lace: Rock Anthems and Power Ballads
The McMillan Theatre

Presented by a 7‐piece rock band featuring some of the finest musicians & singers on the circuit today you can expect to hear classic tracks from artists such as Journey Bon Jovi Heart Queen Whitesnake Europe Boston Cher Foreigner Bryan Adams Alice…

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20
SEP
Money For Nothing
The McMillan Theatre

Money For Nothing is a tribute to the Dire Straits like no other before. Prepare to be captivated by the authentic sounds of one of the most successful rock bands of all time.Money For Nothing is a show of the highest quality.…

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21
SEP
Griff Rhys Jones: All Over the Place
The McMillan Theatre

Following sell out performances of his previous one man entertainments Jones and Smith and Where Was IIts time to join one half of Smith & Jones one quarter of Not the Nine OClock News and one third of Three Men In a…

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26
SEP
Don’t Tell I, Tell ‘EE
The McMillan Theatre

The Brand New Tribute Show celebrating the Life of West Country Legend Adge Cutler the King of the Wurzels as seen through the eyes of West Country Comedy Star and Panto favourite ANDY FORD.The show is bursting with all the popular…

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27
SEP
NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors
The McMillan Theatre

Featuring a Tony Award‐winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show James Corden the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Lives 10th birthday.Fired from his skiffle band Francis Henshall…

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28
SEP
Dave Johns: Byker to Baftas
The McMillan Theatre

Dave johns has been a stand up comic for nearly 3 decades touring his one man shows world wide along side this he is also a multi award winning film actor accomplished stage actor and respected stand‐up comic.He is perhaps best known…

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01
OCT
Placido Domingo: 50th Anniversary Concert
The McMillan Theatre

For one very special night the legendary Plcido Domingo returns to the breath‐taking Arena Di Verona amphitheatre 50 years after his debut to revisit three of his greatest ever roles.With an illustrious career spanning five decades: over 150 stage roles 11 Grammy…

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04
OCT
Cloudbusting: The Music Of Kate Bush
The McMillan Theatre

Cloudbusting have been championed by BBC ONE as one of the most authentic tributes in the world. Their passion for Kates music has won over sceptical fans everywhere challenging perceptions of what a tribute band can be and resulting in sell‐out performances…

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07
OCT
NT Live: Fleabag (screening)
The McMillan Theatre

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller‐Bridge Fleabag Killing Eve and directed by Vicky Jones Fleabag is a rip‐roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.Fleabag may seem oversexed emotionally unfiltered and self‐obsessed but thats just the tip of…

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10
OCT
Paul Zerdin’s Puppet Party
The McMillan Theatre

Dont miss out on your chance to see the winner of Americas Got Talent and one of Britains finest entertainers. Paul Zerdin and his dysfunctional puppet family are back by popular demand with a brand‐new UK tour.As well as starring everyones favourites…

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11
OCT
Jive Talkin’ perform the Bee Gees
The McMillan Theatre

Renowned as the original and very best Bee Gees tribute show and THE ONLY Bee Gees tribute show that have actually performed with the original Bee GeesIn 1997 Gary & Darren from Jive Talkin performed LIVE on HEART FM with THE BEE…

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12
OCT
The Ballroom Boys - Ian Waite & Vincent Simone
The McMillan Theatre

Argentine Tango legend Vincent and King of the Ballroom Ian will be joined by two professional female dancers and a wonderful vocalist. The night will be packed with dances songs and loads of banterExpect dances like the Waltz Quickstep Paso Doble Foxtrot…

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13
OCT
Turin Brakes Acoustic
The McMillan Theatre

The band ‐ founder members and former primary school friends Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian along with longtime bandmates Rob Allum and Eddie Myer ‐ are one the finest indie bands of the last two decades.This is a chance to see the…

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14
OCT
The Met Opera: Turandot
The McMillan Theatre

Franco Zeffirellis spectacular production returns to cinemas with powerhouse soprano Christine Goerke taking on the titular role of the sharp Princess sworn never to be possessed by a man.Calaf an unknown suitor played by tenor Roberto Aronica who sings the famed aria…

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16
OCT
Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages
The McMillan Theatre

Hailed as the UKs most influential comedian of all time legendary Scot Billy Connolly is coming to cinemas with this brilliant show from his final stand‐up tour.Recorded in 2015 during the Australian leg this whip smart routine is a riotous journey filled…

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17
OCT
NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The McMillan Theatre

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles mistaken…

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19
OCT
Purple Zeppelin
The McMillan Theatre

In a full on show with costume changes youll hear more than 30 classic songs basically THE BEST BITS ALL OF THE TIME as Purple Zeppelin take you back to the magic the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by…

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20
OCT
The Scarecrows Wedding
The McMillan Theatre

This epic love story promises wit drama and wedding bells Packed with live music and laughter this is one hours magic that you and your children will never forgetThe team behind Stick Man present the best wedding ever the best wedding yetBetty…

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25
OCT
The Greatest Movies Show
The McMillan Theatre

Bringing you all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood with this all singing all Dancing production Presenting songs from the greatest movie musicals of all timeIncluding...... The Greatest Showman ‐ Mary Poppins ‐ Bohemian Rhapsody ‐ Dirty Dancing ‐ Moulin Rouge ‐…

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26
OCT
Pirate Adventure
The McMillan Theatre

From the producers that brought you The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz and last years fabulous production of Dick Whittington James & Murphy Productions are bringing their spectacular Swashbuckling family pirate show for a one off specialAhoy There Me Hearties Climb aboard the…

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27
OCT
Sou'westers Ring Out!
The McMillan Theatre

The Souwesters present music from the shows Gilbert and Sullivan and the classics as well as music written specially for handbells.If youve never heard music played on handbells now is your chance. Its a surprisingly mellow and pure sound and…

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28
OCT
The Met Opera: Manon (screening)
The McMillan Theatre

Laurent Pellys enchanting production starring exhilarating soprano Lisette Oropesa in the effervescent title role explores the devastating consequences when excess and passion collide.Maurizio Benini conducts Massenets sensual score with tenor Michael Fabiano as the besotted Chevalier des Grieux whose desperate love for…

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05
NOV
Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker
The McMillan Theatre

Be swept away on a magical adventure in one of the most famous classical ballets of all time The Nutcracker.Set to Tchaikovskys sumptuous score The Nutcracker tells the story of Clara and her enchanted nutcracker doll. Their adventures see them combat…

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07
NOV
Wilderland Film Festival
The McMillan Theatre

Wilderland is a brand new film festival bringing important breathtaking stories from the natural world to the big screen made by independent filmmakers from around the globe.These ground‐breaking short films will offer audiences unparalleled insight into some of the worlds most incredible…

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08
NOV
The Counterfeit Sixties
The McMillan Theatre

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era.The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that were…

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10
NOV
The Met Opera: Madama Butterfly (screening)
The McMillan Theatre

One of the most frequently staged operas of our generation Madama Butterfly follows the story of a young Japanese girl Cio‐Cio San who falls in love with Pinkerton an American naval officer. Tragedy unfolds in this sweeping production which is a perennial…

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15
NOV
Hormonal Housewives
The McMillan Theatre

Join Suzanne Shaw HearSay Dancing On Ice Emmerdale and the Hormonal Housewives in a hilarious no‐holds‐barred romp through the joys of being a fabulous 21st century womanWeight gain weight loss mood swings men zumba men bikini waxes online shopping chocolate wine…

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19
NOV
Chess
The McMillan Theatre

This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East‐West political intrigue.The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster the earnest Russian champion and the Hungarian‐American female chess second…

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24
NOV
The Met Opera: Akhnaten (screening)
The McMillan Theatre

Director Phelim McDermott whose productions include the hugely successful Satyagraha by Philip Glass returns to the Met to bring this contemporary production to life with a virtuosic company and dramatic staging that features acrobatics and juggling.The striking soprano JNai Bridges makes her…

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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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