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What's On in Shrewsbury this Weekend? Jan 6th - 8th 2023
04 Jan 2023

Things are a little quiet in Shrewsbury post the festive madness, but there are still a clutch of shows to keep you entertained through the weekend, including a poodle walk in The Quarry! (pictured here). 


CINEMA 

The Old Market Hall:

Avatar: The Way of Water

Friday 6th - Thursday 12th Jan, Multiple showtimes

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), and the battles they fight to stay alive. Another feast for the eyes from beautiful blue people. 

Tickets £10/£9 HERE

Avatar poster

André Rieu in Dublin

Saturday 7th - Sunday 8th Jan, Multiple showtimes

André and his Johann Strauss Orchestra will delight you with romantic melodies, popular classics, party tunes and beloved waltzes. André Rieu in Dublin is the maestro’s first recorded concert in the Irish capital for more than 20 years – it is a truly special event not to be missed.

Tickets £18/£19 HERE

The Hive:

Fill The Void

Friday, 6th Jan, 8pm

A fascinating insight into the closed-off world of orthodox Hassidic Jews, this is a powerful story of the tensions between the desires of the heart and individual freedom set agains the social duties and family expectations. Presented by Shrewsbury Film Society.

Tickets £6 HERE

Fill the Void poster

THEATRE

Beauty and the Beast

Until January 8th

Theatre Severn, Multiple Showtimes

Last few tickets left if you still haven’t managed to catch the panto this year! You are missing a spectacular treat and it’ll send you laughing into 2023. See Dame Brad Fitt, Tommy J Rollason, Samantha Dorrance and crew in this fabulous production, written by Paul Hendy and produced by Evolution. (see ticket offer below)

Tickets HERE

Beauty and The Beast

SHREWSBURY PRISON

Prison Break

Saturday, January 7th, 11am and 2.30pm

Held on the first and third weekends of the month, these interactive events put contestants in orange jumpsuits and into the cells - see if you have what it takes to break out of a real prison! Tickets £69 HERE

There’s a Shrewsbury Prison Ghost Hunt too on Saturday, hosted by Haunted Happenings from 9.30pm (SOLD OUT) 

The next available Haunted Happenings ghost hunts at the prison are on February 24th, and March 25th 2023 - see HERE

Shrewsbury Prison Break

FRESH AIR

There’s a Poodle Walk in The Quarry on Saturday at 12pm for poodle dog owners, a leisurely Saturday run (5km or 10km) with MRC Shrewsbury from the House of Grain on Saturday at 1pm (and don't forget Parkrun in The Quarry at 9am!) or a Shrewsbury New Year Walk and Talk with Mental Health Mates at Haughmond Hill on Sunday at 10am. A bit further afield, you can still ice skate on the real 300sqm ice rink undercover at Alderford Lake (until January 8th). And there’s a Shropshire Mud Run at Eaton Mascott on Saturday from 10.30am too.

NEW YEAR NEW YOU

There are a lot of ‘rebooting’ activities going on this weekend in Shrewsbury!

Try AcroYoga at Yogalicious on Sunday at 11am, or write your New Year Resolutions in the Manifesting Workshop there at 2pm. 

And Jenna Blair Yoga in Belle Vue has lots of sessions including Reki training, a full moon yoga ceremony, pilates, running and yin yoga! 

LIVE MUSIC

Try The Ronaldos live at The Salopian on Saturday at 9.30pm, or dance away at the January Blues at The Bull Inn (Saturday, 9pm), or there’s the Watermelon Chronicles at Albert’s Shed (Saturday, 9pm). 

For classical, try Simon Clarkson (organ) in a Saturday at noon concert at Shrewsbury Abbey, 12pm. NB there are no lunchtime concerts at St Alkmund’s Church until February 14th, 2023 (pianist Maria Linares). The regular Friday lunchtime concerts at St Chad’s Church with free lunch will resume on February 3rd. See HERE

SALES

The Little Shop of Joy will be selling off samples and kaftans and other clothing from 10am to 4pm on Saturday in a pop-up at Gindifferent in Shrewsbury Market Hall. 

The Rocky Horror Show poster

Coming Up…

A few events to tee up in the calendar: 

Catch The Leopard presented by Shrewsbury Film Society at The Hive this Weds, Jan 11th. Tim Garland and Jason Rebello present ‘The Life to Life Tour’ at The Maidment Building, Shrewsbury School on January 27th. Prue Leith comes to town on February 1st and the big production this spring is The Rocky Horror Show at Theatre Severn.