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What's On in Shrewsbury this Weekend? May 20 - 22
18 May 2022

From Shropshire's first ever Party at The Quarry Park, to exhibitions, classical concerts, comedy and live music, we give you a host of events going on in Shrewsbury this weekend - May 20th-22nd. Get out there and enjoy! Pictured: Dirty Rockin' Scoundrels will be at Shropshire Party at the Quarry Park on Saturday at 5.45pm. 

Shropshire Party at the Quarry Park

Friday, May 20th & Saturday, May 21st

5pm - 10pm (Fri) or 11am - 10pm (Sat)

The Quarry Park, Shrewsbury

Tickets from £13.50 - £22.50 HERE 

Fabulous local food & drink, tasty street food and a live music stage in The Quarry with comedy, silent disco, ‘jamaoke’, hula-hooping, flower crown making and lots more! A new festival from Shropshire Festivals - the team behind the super popular Shropshire Oktoberfest. 

Shropshire Party at The Quarry Park


Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG)

The Old Market Hall

Until May 26 (multiple showings) 

Tickets: £8/£9 HERE 

The legacy continues as the beloved cast of Downton Abbey reunite for A New Era. When Lady Violet comes into possession of a luxurious villa, the Crawley family embark on a grand journey to the South of France to discover the mystery of her unexpected inheritance.

Downton Abbey film poster

ABBA Revival

Friday, May 20th

(doors open 6pm with Abba warm-up party, gig starts 8.30pm)

The Buttermarket, 8pm

Tickets £14-£39 HERE

Enjoy ABBA’s greatest hits courtesy of ‘Revival’ - recently voted the UK’s official no.1 ABBA tribute band. The show includes faithful choreography, spectacular and authentic costumes, stunning production and, most importantly, excellent musicianship.

Abba Revival


Shrewsbury Light Orchestra

Friday, May 20th

Christ Church, Bayston Hill SY30PZ, 7.30pm

Tickets £10 on the door or from 07932 694279. 

A concert for Christian Aid Week to raise money for women farmers in Zimbabwe - to include a selection of light music. The orchestra is joined by Jessica Johnson (soprano) and Andrew Murray (baritone)


Concerts in the Round

Friday, May 20th

St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury, 12.30pm

Simon Russell, organ (St Mary’s Nantwich)

Admisson free - light lunch after the concert in the hall


Sam Avery ‘ROLE MODEL’

Friday, May 20th

Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, 8pm

Tickets HERE (seats remaining)

In his new stand-up show, Sam explores what it means to be a role model in modern Britain, how the people he looked up to shaped his world, and how the struggle to help his kids find their moral compass often causes him to misplace his own.

Sam Avery


Wingwalkers

Friday, May 20th

Albert’s Shed, Barker Street, 9.30pm

General admission £5, pre-book HERE 

A five-piece, female fronted band bringing Motown, Soul, Funk and Rock to Shrewsbury. Expect major songs from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Lionel Ritchie, Diana Ross, Earth Wind and Fire and many more. 

Shrewsbury Farmers Market

Saturday, May 21st

The Square, 9am - 3.30pm

Discover some of the best produce that Shropshire has to offer. Bring your own bags as you'll want to take away lots of fine produce and come hungry, as there are some wonderful street food offerings too! 

farmers market

Explore the River Tern by Canoe

May 21st & 22nd

Attingham Park

With Shrewsbury Canoe Hire

10am to 4pm

£25 per boat for one hour BOOK HERE 

Experience the history of Attingham Park from the river. Non National Trust members can gain access to the park at a reduced cost. 


Bongo’s Bingo

Saturday, May 21st

The Buttermarket, from 5pm 

SOLD OUT

Swan Lake: Royal Opera 

Saturday, May 21st

On screen at The Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, 7pm

Tickets £12.50/£16/50 HERE 

(seats remaining) 

Swan Lake film poster


Paul Merton’s Improv

Saturday, May 21st

Theatre Severn

SOLD OUT


The SKAstuds

Saturday, May 21st

Albert’s Shed, Barker Street, 9.30pm

Time to get those knees up with The SKAstuds playing all the 2-Tone classics.

General admission £5 prebook HERE 

Les Musicals

Sunday, May 22nd

Auditorium, Theatre Severn, 7.30pm

Tickets £28.50-£61.50 HERE 

Join Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Winner of Britain’s Got Talent) for the ultimate celebration of Musical Theatre, performing the biggest hits from the West End and Broadway.  This vocally dynamic evening showcases smash-hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices.

Les Musicals poster


Jon Allen

Sunday, May 22nd

Henry Tudor House, 8pm

Tickets £15 HERE (few remaining) 

Jon’s fifth album ‘Meanwhile’ was released in summer 2021 under the UK Label Absolute. He’s a musician’s musician who was discovered by legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler who heard him sing at a party in West London. You might have heard his song ‘Going Home’ on a Landrover TV ad! 

Shall We Dance? 

Sunday, May 22nd

Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn

12pm (very few seats remaining) & 5pm (few seats remaining)

Tickets £12.50 HERE 

Celebrating their enjoyment of dance, the students of KC Dance Centre join together to perform in an exciting and uplifting dance spectacular.  A showcase performance of Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Freestyle Dance from children aged 3 years right through to adults.


Songs of Praise

Sunday, May 22nd

Shrewsbury Abbey, 3pm to 4pm

In aid of Dementia Awareness

The service will feature speakers from dementia charities, including Alzheimer’s Research

A dementia-friendly programme will include traditional, familiar hymns, to be followed by refreshments and a collection. 


Ongoing…

Stephen Michael Law (main hall), pictured below 

& Sheila Benson, pictured here (upper galleries) 

Exhibition at Bear Steps

Until May 28th, 10am to 4pm

Admission Free

Sheila Benson


A Bit Further Afield…

The Whittington Music Fesitval

May 19 -22

Seven concerts over four days in Whittington Church, with early evening 'taster' concerts on Thursday and Friday plus an early concert for families on Saturday. Plus song, from celebrated tenor Mark Padmore, and jazz, chamber music and a new piece by the Festival's composer in residence Jeremy Sams. For more information visit whittingtonmusicfestival.org.uk

The Jarualda Quartet 

Saturday, May 21st

All Saints Church, Wellington, 7.30pm

Tickets £10 on the door or 07729 362366

A joyous programme of music including Dvorak's 'American’, Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ and Schubert Op. 125 No.1, in aid of All Saints Church Organ Restoration Fund. With Alex Postlethwaite & David Joyce (violins), Jane Park (viola) & Ruth Henley (cello)

NB The Jarualda Quartet is next in Shrewsbury on June 18th at 7.30pm at St Julian’s Friars. 

Shrewsbury Cantata Choir

Saturday, May 21st

John Rutter’s Magnificat

Ellesmere College, 7.30pm

With Ellesmere College Choral Society. 

Tickets £10/£5 HERE  

Coming Up...

Tuesday, May 24th

David & Roselind Glossop (oboe & piano)

‘The Rosevaad Duo’

St Alkmund’s Church, Shrewsbury, 1pm

Free admission

Stephen Michael Laws artist