Theatre, Arts & Music
The Malvern Theatre often hosts first-run shows before going on to the West End and Huntington Hall based in Worcester has a varied events calendar with big name comedians often testing their new material out here.
The county’s market towns have given rise to a number of Food and Drink Festivals and Events and there are numerous Arts and Craft Centres where you can see craftsmen involved in glass blowing, silk making, pottery and painting.
The Hive, Worcester’s joint University and Public Library is also worth a visit, located in a new iconic building overlooking the River Severn which is a showcase for sustainability and houses the County’s archive and archaeology.
As the birthplace of Elgar, Worcestershire is well known for its Music Festivals. You can see a variety of young and old musicians perform at the Worcester Music Festival or see folk, jazz and blues played in festivals in Upton. The most famous county festival is the Three Choirs Festival, which takes place every three years in Worcester during the summer, and is one of the world’s oldest classical choral music festivals.
Art Gallery and Museum
Immerse yourself in the special exhibitions, events and activities throughout the year. The museum gallery has lots of amazing things to see including dinosaur footprints, Worcestershire Sauce archive and many more interesting objects from a real Roman mosaic to a Native American totem pole.
The Palace Theatre
The Palace is a 420 seat theatre with a Grade II listed auditorium, situated in the heart of Redditch’s town centre. Refurbished in 2005 it now boasts all the modern comforts you’d expect front of house. There programme reflects a wide and varied choice of entertainment, check out the What’s On Guide to explore forthcoming events.
Museum & Art Gallery in association with the Ashmolean
Housed in a beautiful 17th Century former coaching inn, Broadway Museum & Art Gallery opened in 2013. The Museum Collection includes fine old English furniture donated by the Keil family, and paintings, porcelain, glassware and other artefacts curated by the Ashmolean Museum Oxford. There are also three stunning special exhibitions every year. Please visit the site for more details:
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BewdleyWest Midland Safari Park has a great line up of fantastic family entertainment for the summer season this year.
WorcesterA ‘Capability’ Brown landscape with acres of parkland waiting to be discovered. Explore Croome Court which stands proudly at it’s heart or visit our restored wartime buildings now a RAF museum and Visitor Centre.
EveshamA 14th Century building, once part of the medieval Abbey complex, now home to a unique and eclectic collection that tells the story of the area from the prehistoric to the present day.
WorcesterWelcome to the Bank House, a unique vision of a classic hotel where traditional meets modern for a unique and memorable experience.
RedditchDonatello’s Ice cream is a small family business with over 30 years experience of putting smiles on faces.
MalvernThe Holywell Spring is the original and now only source of Malvern Water - records indicate that bottling production began on the site of the Holy Well as early as 1622.
BromsgroveBeautiful 200 year old barns converted into 12 craft studio workshops, plant shop, daytime farmhouse restaurant, craft gallery and gift shop. Superb landscape gardens with stunning views of the Malverns.
EveshamThe Quintessential English Pub, owned by the National Trust and run with a love of tradition.
Upton upon SevernA family run business based in Worcestershire. You can get our extensive range of British Puddings direct, from Farmer's Markets or a growing number of suppliers.
WorcesterThe Teme Valley Brewery opened in 1997 at The Talbot Inn, Knightwick next to the River Teme. Family owned and in The Heart of Worcestershire Hop Growing Region.
DroitwichWebbs, Wychbold is one of the biggest garden centres in the UK and has been awarded Garden Centre of the Year three times! Catering for all your garden and home needs.
LedburyWestons Cider is situated in the Herefordshire countryside on the A449 between Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye. Guided Mill Tours at 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm daily. Cider Shop open daily. Free Parking, Free Play Park.
Worcester100 acres of ancient woodland, 10 acres of wildflower meadow. 2 waymarked circular walks, children's play area. Visitor Centre and Cafe.
KidderminsterDiscover Worcestershire's story, explore the magnificent grounds, and follow in the footsteps of Royalty as you enjoy a visit to Hartlebury Castle and Worcestershire County Museum.
RedditchThis unique heritage site tells both the history of needle making in the listed Victorian water scouring Forge Mill and the story of the 12th Century Cistercian Bordesley Abbey ruins, in the adjoining Visitor Centre.