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).

Many of the local attractions play host to outdoor theatre performances during the summer months, some of these include:

The Wind in the Willows, The Hawk Conservancy, Andover
Dates: 25, 26, 27 June
Website: www.hawk-conservancy.org 

Much Ado about Nothing, Mottisfont, Romsey
Dates: Friday 10 July at 7pm
Website: www.thepantaloons.co.uk

The Tempest, Bishops Waltham Palace, Bishops Waltham
Dates: Thursday 16 July at 7:30pm
Website: www.rainorshine.co.uk/summer_201...

Pride & Prejudice, Avington Park, nr Winchester
Dates: Sunday 19 July at 2pm and 7pm
Website: www.thepantaloons.co.uk

The Tempest, Hill Farm House, Swanmore
Dates: Saturday 25 July at 7:30pm
Website: www.willagers.hampshire.org.uk 


Treasure Island, Mottisfont, Romsey
Dates: Sunday 26 July at 4pm
Website: www.thepantaloons.co.uk

The Three Musketeers, Winchester Cathedral
Dates: Friday 21 August at 7pm
Website: www.illyria.uk.com 

The Taming of the Shrew, Winchester Cathedral
Dates: Saturday 29 August at 7pm
Website: www.illyria.uk.com

Pride & Prejudice, Gilbert White's House, Selborne
Dates: Sunday 30 August at 6:15pm
Website:www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

Recommended

Festivals

Accommodation in Winchester area

  • Park Farm Cottages
    Where to stay

    Park Farm Cottages

    Avington
    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.