What's on

From fun events for children, live music and festivals to exhibitions, talks and tours, take a look at our events calendar and let Winchester entertain you.

Come to Winchester during the spring and summer and enjoy exciting arts celebrations of all kinds.

Highlights of the festival season include Winchester Film Festival, Winchester Fashion Week, Winchester Writers’ Conference, Hat Fair, Winchester Festival and Winchester Comedy Festival. If you’re a comedy fan, don't miss Winchester Comedy Festival which is hosted at several venues during the first week in October.

Visit the Festivals in Winchester website for more details. 


Fresh produce, gifts, antiques and fashion.

Look out for the largest farmers’ market in the UK as it brings fine local produce to the city on the second and final Sunday of each month.

The high street also hosts a weekly speciality food and produce market on a Wednesday – why not grab a freshly made crepe on the go? You’ll also find an eclectic mix of scarves, toys, books and value for money household goods at the general street markets running from Thursday through to Saturday.

And if you’re in the high street on a Sunday your visit might coincide with the Vintage & Retro Village and the Winchester Antiques & 20th Century Collectibles Market on the first Sunday of every month or the Art & Design Market (third Sunday of every month from March to December).

Outdoor Theatre Productions by Company in the Winchester Area



Danny Champion of the World

Sunday 26th 15.00pm June at the Holt, near Winchester



Gulliver’s Travels

Sunday 17th July at 2:00 pm(Avington Park, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1DB)

The Canterbury Tales

Friday 15th July at 7:00 pm (The Mill House, Odiham, Hampshire, RG29 1ET)
Friday 2nd September at 7:00 pm (White Hart, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 4EY)

Chapterhouse Theatre


Midsummer Nights Dream

Saturday 13th August at 7:00 pm (Highbridge Farm, 07402 924 437)
Saturday 3rd September at 7:00 pm (Basing House, 01256 463 965)
Wednesday 10th August at 7:30 pm (Osborne, 0370 333 1183)

Sherlock Holmes & the Hound of the Baskervilles

Sunday 28th August at 7:30pm (Gilbert Whites House, 01420 511 275)

Wuthering Heights

Thursday 11th August at 7:30 pm (Osborne, 0370 333 1183)

Rain or Shine Theatre Company


Midsummer Nights Dream

Friday 15th July at 7:30 pm (Bishops Waltham Palace, Winchester Road, Hampshire) 03306 600541 

The Villagers

Merry Wives of Windsor

16th July at 6.30pm (Hill Farm House, Droxford Road, Swanmore), 07803 299 973

Chesil Theatre

Robin Hood
by Jonathan Edgington

Tuesday 12th July - Saturday 16th July 2016 at 7.30pm nightly with a matinee at 2.30pm on 16 July (Gardesn of Wolvesey Palace)




Accommodation in Winchester area

  • Park Farm cottages
    Where to stay

    Park Farm Cottages

    Recently built architect designed 'ecobuild' in a peaceful location.
  • Mews House Interior
    Where to stay

    Mews House

    City centre
    Mews House is a very comfortable, modern, end of terrace cottage with a patio in an exclusive, quiet, cul-de-sac in central Winchester.
  • South Winchester Lodges Interior
    Where to stay

    South Winchester Lodges

    Around Winchester
    Award-winning, five star, Norwegian log cabins beautifully set in the centre of South Winchester Golf Club.
  • Wallops Wood outside View
    Where to stay

    Wallops Wood Escapes

    Sheardley Lane
    Newly opened Wallops Wood has five contemporary luxury holiday cottages situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park.