What's On in Shrewsbury - July 15th – 17th 2022
12 Jul 2022

Here's our roundup of this weekend's events in Shrewsbury – July 15th-17th, including pop royalty Madness in The Quarry, Let's Rock and the launch of the Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival, with stand-up action across town all weekend!

On All Weekend

Shrewsbury Arts Trail

July 1st – August 31st


Various locations around the town, including exhibitions at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, Theatre Severn, The Parade and a big Andrew Logan sculpture trail (you can’t miss it!).

Shrewsbury Arts Trail has curated an exciting and eclectic show 'Be Inspired' which opened on July 9 at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery, running until August 31, with FREE entry. Exhibits range from an early work by Turner, through to contemporary artworks by internationally-acclaimed artists. Don't forget to visit the balcony exhibition from Angela Gladwell RA

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Shrewsbury Arts Trail Andrew Logan sculpture in The Darwin Centre

Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival

July 14 – 17

Various venues and times across town

Shrewsbury's biggest comedy event is back with a bang! 

After a two year Covid-induced slump, Shrewsbury International Comedy Festival is raring to go with their star-studded Gala Show at Theatre Severn, along with great live comedy events and a fabulous compere. Get your tickets now whilst they last, or you might miss out on the 'Summer of Fun!'

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Comedy Festival      



July 8th – 21st

Old Market Hall

£7 - £10

This epic, big-screen spectacle directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, explores the life and music of Elvis Presley through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

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Friday, July 15th 

Madness in The Quarry

Friday, July 15th

The Quarry, 5pm-10pm

Classic Pop royalty Madness will be performing a major outdoor summer show at The Quarry on Friday, with support from The Zutons and The Hoosiers.

Riding into 2022 fresh from their overwhelmingly popular 'The Ladykillers Tour', the original kings of Camden will be bringing their House of Fun to this unique space for what promises to be a riotously entertaining headline set to remember.

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Pancake Band

Friday, July 15th

In Good Hands, Frankwell, from 8pm

A 5 piece band playing cool jazz, Latin American and an eclectic mix of styles. They love to create an infectious groove playing a mixture of pieces from the standard repertoire. This will be the band's last event before the summer. 

Saturday, July 16th

Rhythm of the Dance

Saturday, July 16th

Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

Last few tickets left for this extravaganza of Irish dance and music. It's a thrilling 2-hour trip through hundreds of years of Irish dance and music, featuring 22 award-winning world and Irish dance champions with 25 dazzling costume challenges!

Tickets from £24.50 HERE

Rhythm of the Dance poster

Shropshire Produce Market: Summer Fair

Saturday, July 16th


Shrewsbury Town Square, 9am – 3:30pm

The Shropshire Produce Market is one of Shrewsbury's many gems, bringing bountiful produce from the fields of Shropshire to the town square.

Come along on the 16th July and experience the plethora of tempting food and drink that Shropshire has to offer - it's sure to warm the heart and stomach of even the pickiest of eaters!



Preloved Kilo Shrewsbury

Saturday, July 16th

St Mary’s Church, 10am – 5pm

Shop through over six tonnes of preloved, vintage and retro clothing and pay by weight - all £20 per kilo. You’ll find men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from the 1950s to early 2000s.

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Let’s Rock

Saturday, July 16th

The Quarry, 11am – 10:30pm

The UK's largest retro festival returns to The Quarry. The amazing line up includes Billy Ocean, Wet Wet Wet, Berlinda Carlisle and many more.

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Let's Rock

Shrewsbury Choral Society Concert

Saturday, July 16th

Shrewsbury Abbey, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

A performance of Feel the Spirit by English composer John Rutter and Misa Criolla by Argentine composer, pianist and music director Ariel Ramirez.

Both compositions will be performed by Shrewsbury Choral, accompanied by distinguished tenor Jonathan Cooke and highly renowned mezzo-soprano Felicity Buckland, with the performances conducted by the urbane Dr Martin Cook.

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Saturday, July 16th

Oil, 7pm - late

Oil promise stripped back, soulful sounds from their East London lady. Partnered with acoustic, jazz guitar. Their soothing sundown set will be upstairs.

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Bongo's Bingo & After Party (Live)

Saturday, July 16th

The Buttermarket, from 5pm



Saturday, July 16th

The Old Post Office, Shrewsbury, 8pm

Sunday, July 17th

Severn Hospice Open Gardens - Bicton

Visit the hospice's award-winning gardens in Bicton Heath (SY3 8HS) - this is the tenth year the hospice is opening its beautiful grounds for the day. 

Bring your family, friends and dogs and explore walks and wildlife with bug hotels and hidden treasures. There will be refreshments, stalls of crafts and goodies and even alpacas! Children under 16, free. Entry on door £3.50. For more information see

Esme's Garden

Open garden in Church Row, Meole Village SY3 9EX, 1-5pm

Combined admission with Nancy's Garden, £6 (children free), with light refreshments in Peace Memorial Hall

Part of the National Open Garden Scheme. To download the Shropshire leaflet click HERE

In the Spotlight

Sunday, July 17th

Walker Theatre at Theatre Show, 7pm

The Viv Kelly School of Dance and Theatre continue their celebration of dance, theatre and community in this uplifting, joy filled show, featuring performers of all ages.

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Recital at Shrewsbury Cathedral

Sunday, July 17th

Professional cellist Joseph Dawson gives a free lunchtime recital at 2pm


Join the fun, free game 'Beat the Street' in Shrewsbury. It's a free, fun initiative that has turned Shrewsbury into a giant game. See how far you can walk, cycle, run, scoot and roll before August 10. There are prizes up for grabs! To find out how to sign up and see the 'Beat Box' map of Shrewsbury, visit

Beat the Street logo


  • On Monday, July 18, the Queen's Baton Relay flies in (literally - on a helicopter!) to Shrewsbury, with a civic welcome at Shrewsbury Castle, a tour of the streets, a trip on a riverboat and in a rowing boat on The Severn, finishing with a big, free celebration in The Quarry, from 4pm and you're all invited! 

For more details see HERE

  • French Horn ConneXion will give a free open air concert (weather permitting) at St Alkmund's Church on Tuesday, July 19 from 1pm.