What's On in Shrewsbury - A Bumper Guide!
19 Oct 2022

It's a super-sized What's On in Shrewsbury Guide this week, as we give you the pick of events from now until Bonfire Night - see our Half Term Guide for ideas to keep the kids' entertained too! Photo: Steven Oliver. 

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

Old Market Hall - until October 26

The enchanting tale of a housekeeper who dares to dream of owning a couture Christian Dior gown. 

Tickets HERE 

Jan Gill Art Exhibition

At Bear Steps

Until October 29th, open 10am to 4pm

A mixture of paintings, photographs, digital works and wirework jewellery - you're sure to find a unique gift for your family, or yourself.

The Bavarian Village
The Bavarian Village

Open for one more weekend only!

Shrewsbury Castle

October 20 - 23

5pm to midnight (Thurs & Fri), 12 noon to midnight (Sat) or 12 noon to 8pm (Sun) 

A nod to our German friends over in Munich - it’s a beer festival under one roof with delicious bratwursts & other food from Dough & Oil, Daily Brews & Tutto Bene and taps, craft cocktails and German beers from bar OIL. Free entry, walk-ins only. 

October 21st

Shrewsbury Django Fest 2022

October 21 - 23

The UK Gypsy Jazz event of the year! 

Featuring the world's leading musicians playing the music invented by the greatest jazz guitarist of all time, Django Reinhardt!

For the full list of venues & times visit HERE

Martin & Eliza Carthy 

St Mary’s Church, 7pm. 

Martin is a legendary ballad singer and guitarist who has influenced generations of artists. His daughter Eliza is a multiple award-winner at the BBC Radio Two Folk awards.

Tickets £18 from 

Don’t Worry Darling

Old Market Hall, October 21 - 27

Alice and Jack are living in the idealised community of Victory, the experimental town housing the men who work for the top-secret ‘Victory Project’ - but all is not as it seems. 


Massaoke Sing The Musicals

The Buttermarket, 7pm

Back by popular demand, it’s the ultimate live musicals sing-a-long. 

Tickets HERE

Sleeping Beauty & The Nutcracker

Theatre Severn

October 21 & 22

Two beautiful ballets coming up from The Classical Ballet - The ravishing production of Sleeping Beauty on October 21 features a live orchestra of more than 30 musicians, as does The Nutcracker (October 22) - along with snow flurries, sweets, princes, magic and love!

The Nutcracker image
October 22nd

European Union Chamber Orchestra

The United Reformed Church, English Bridge, 7.30pm 

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vaughan Williams, also including music by Benjamin Britten, JS Bach, Gustav Holst, Edward Elgar and Mozart. 

Read our blog about this Shropshire Music Trust concert HERE

Or book tickets HERE

Take That - Rule the World

The Buttermarket, from 6pm

The award-winning No1 tribute band play Take That’s big hits. 

Tickets HERE 

October 23rd

The Big Night Out 

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

A fast paced variety show headlined by Legendary Comedian Mick Miller.

Book HERE 

Thea Gilmore

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

Globally acclaimed for making music of extraordinary beauty and rare honesty Thea is among the finest singer-songwriters of her generation.

Tickets HERE 

Micropubs: The New Local

Old Market Hall

As traditional pubs continue to close, this documentary shines a light on the one-room pubs that are shunning all technology.


Swan Song (12)

Old Market Hall

Retired hairdresser Pat Pitsenbarger escapes his small-town nursing home after learning of his former client’s dying wish for him to style her final hairdo.

Swan Song promo image


October 26th

The Pitmen Poets

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

From Billy Elliot to Auf Wiedersehen Pet, from When The Boat Comes in to the Likely Lads. Now be enthralled and entertained by The Pitmen Poets.

Book HERE 

The Ocean Film Festival

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

Dive into a night of mesmerising ocean adventure and a brand-new collection of the world’s most incredible ocean films!

Book HERE 

A seal from the ocean film festival

October 27th

Emma Kenny’s - The Serial Killer Next Door

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

In her 5-star rated show, Emma asks the question -"Would you know if you were living next door to a serial killer?" - and explores the ingredient list of experiences that turns regular people into murderous monsters…

Tickets HERE 

October 28th

Woman to Woman

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm. 

Last few tickets left for this unique collaboration between four of the UK’s most celebrated singer-songwriters, as Beverley Craven, Judie Tzuke and Julia Fordham are reunited. Book HERE

Bon Giovi

The Buttermarket, 8pm

A special night with the world’s premier live tribute band to Bon Jovi! 

Tickets HERE 

The Lost King (12)

Old Market Hall

October 28 - Nov 3

Based on real life events, The Lost King tells the story of Philippa Langley, an amateur historian who discovers the remains of King Richard III beneath a carpark in Leicester.

Book HERE 

October 29th

Late Night at The Market Hall

The Market Hall, Shrewsbury, 5pm

We all love the indoor market after dark, with its after-hours buzz, gin cocktails, funky bars and delicious street food. 

The Sensational 60s Experience

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

The biggest and best 60s show returns to Theatre Severn with a brand new production for 2022 with a sensational line-up including: Mike Pender MBE (original voice of The Searchers), Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich, The Fortunes and Vanity Fare. 

Tickets HERE 

Coldplay Live from Buenos Aires

Old Market Hall

Experience the stunning spectacle of Coldplay’s record-breaking Music Of The Spheres world tour at the Old Market Hall with this spectacular worldwide live broadcast of the band’s sold out concert at Buenos Aires’ River Plate stadium. 

Book HERE 

October 30th

Fi Glover & Jane Garvey

Theatre Severn, 7pm

Award-winning broadcasters Fi Glover and Jane Garvey guarantee an evening of behind-the-scenes revelations.

Book HERE 

Leo Houlding - Closer to the Edge

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

One of the world’s best climbers; big walls, Everest, triple peaks in as many days, you name it, Leo’s probably climbed it! Book HERE 

Leo Houlding

In From the Side (15)

Old Market Hall

Mark, a new rugby club member, finds himself drawn to Warren, a seasoned first team player. When a series of happenstances at an away fixture lead to a drunken encounter, Mark and Warren embark on a romantic affair.


November 1st

Matt Cardle - Letters Anniversary Live

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

Matt Cardle makes his Theatre Severn debut to celebrate the anniversary of his 2011 platinum-selling debut album ‘Letters’. 

Love Around the World

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

From the Amazonian forests and remote villages in the Himalayas to the world's largest metropolises, this stunning documentary shows us 33 different stories about love.

November 2nd

Someone Like You

The Adele Songbook

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

Someone Like You - The Adele Songbook is an outstanding live concert performance featuring stunning vocals, a super-talented band and an incredible repertoire.

Mark Thomas

Theatre Severn, 8pm

Expect creative fun from one of our oldest surviving alternative comics. Last few tickets left! 

November 3rd

Leo Sayer

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

British music legend Leo Sayer comes to Theatre Severn in 2022 celebrating his 50th anniversary in music. Last few tickets left! 

November 4th

Shrewsbury Farmers Market 

The Square, 9am to 3.30pm. 

Pick up all you’ll need to stock the larders this weekend, with a dazzling array of local producers to choose from. 

French Classics at The Haughmond

The Haughmond, Upton Magna, from 6.30pm 

A French Classics Wine Dinner at The Haughmond. Six courses, six fine wines £150pp. To book email

Scott Bennett

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

Recently described by the Evening Standard as “Live Comedy’s best kept secret” Scott Bennett has been blazing a trail through the stand-up circuit for the best part of a decade. Last few tickets left! 

Counterfeit Stones

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

Billed as "The Most Famous Stones Band in England" by Sir Mick Jagger himself, The Counterfeit Stones perform faithful and faultless renditions of The Stones' greatest hits.

Counterfeit Stones

Jilted Generation - The Prodigy Tribute Band

The Buttermarket, 7pm

Special night dedicated to the world’s premier live prodigy tribute band. Tickets HERE

November 5th

Shrewsbury Winter Fair

St Mary’s Church, 10am to 4pm. 

The Magic of Motown

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

Celebrating the sound of a generation, get ready for the biggest party of the year as The Magic of Motown returns with all your favourite Motown songs.


Theatre Severn, 8pm

Multi award-winning Scottish supergroup Mànran have been at the heart of the Scottish traditional music scene for over a decade.

A Complete History of Dance

The Old Post Office, 7pm (main show starts 8pm)

Presented by Audio Visual Journeys - tickets HERE 

November 6th

Luxury Travel Discovery Event

St Mary’s Church, 10am to 4pm

Celebrating 30 years of Peakes Travel Elite, this fair is a chance to meet experts in handcrafting luxury travel experiences across the globe. 

Bonfire Nights

Bomere Heath Bonfire

November 5th

Hanwood Village Hall Bonfire & Fireworks, from 6pm (fireworks 7pm). Tickets £6/£2.50 Under 3s free. No tickets on the gate, book via

Alderford Lake Bonfire & Firework Extravaganza, fairground rides, stalls, bar, music, a sound sensitive display at 7pm and main fireworks 8pm. Tickets £12.95 adults, £9.95 children aged 2+

West Mid Showground Fireworks - double display - gates open 4.30pm, first display 6.15pm (less bang - for younger children), second display 7.45pm. Including musical entertainment from Bradley from S Club and The 90s Revival. Earlybird tickets £12/£5 (+family). Proceeds to the Shropshire and W Mids Agricultural Society’s Rural Charity. 

Bomere Heath Bonfire Night 2022 - Bomere Heath Cricket Club, 6pm - Stalls, Stephen Dobsons Fun Fair, bungee trampolines, Battlefield 1403 refreshments, outdoor bar and more. Tickets HERE