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Bath serves as a stage for a packed calendar of events throughout the year, giving you even more reasons to visit this alluring city.

There’s lots for culture vultures. With 160 events spread out over more than two weeks, the multi-arts Bath Festival is the perfect excuse for a longer stay in the city. The huge bill features rock, classical and world music from a host of global performers like Robert Plant, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. For bookworms, there’s also an encyclopaedic literature programme of talks and Q&As from top writers.

And you can immerse yourself in the world of Bath’s most famous literary resident at the Jane Austen Festival, featuring elegant masked balls, walking tours and talks (many staged in locations straight out of Austen’s stories).

There’s more music at Mozartfest and Bachfest, when the cream of the international classical music scene descends on the city for performances of pieces by (of course) Mozart and Bach plus other legendary composers. The venues – including the Assembly Rooms and Bath Abbey – are pretty legendary too.

Indulge your sense of fun at the Bath Comedy Festival, nearly three weeks of shows at venues everywhere in the city. Expect to see comedy legends like Barry Cryer and Paul Merton, plus a host of rising stars.

Get in the festive spirit at our famous Bath Christmas Market. Even the hardest-hearted Scrooge won’t be able to resist this Christmas shopping experience, the most magical in Britain. Browse pretty wooden chalets packed with one-of-a-kind gifts and seasonal surprises, plus plenty of warming winter food.

Bath is fizzing with festivals and events 12 months of the year. We’ve only scratched the surface here. Use the events search to find out what’s on and start planning your trip now.

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  • Mar
    19
  • Jan
    1

A History of Fashion in 100 Objects

at The Fashion Museum

This exhibition celebrates fashion throughout history, from the 1500s to the present day.

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  • Feb
    3
  • Apr
    28

Royal Women at the Fashion Museum

at The Fashion Museum

Royal Women examines how the roles of the female figures of the monarchy influenced their choice of dress.

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  • Feb
    10
  • Jan
    1

Women’s Suffrage 100

at Bath Preservation Trust Museums

Pioneering Bath women are celebrated at No. 1 Royal Crescent, MoBA, the Herschel Museum and Beckford’s Tower.

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  • Mar
    24
  • Jan
    1

The Wonder Women of Space

at The Herschel Museum of Astronomy

The history of astronomy is filled with amazing women like Caroline Herschel, who discovered comets and mapped the stars.

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  • Jul
    4
  • Nov
    30

Architectural Photographer of the Year Competition 2018

at Museum of Bath Architecture

Submit your architectural photograph - of Bath and/or world architecture, online in the senior or junior category.

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  • Aug
    29
  • Jan
    1

Temples of Minerva: A Play of Ladies of Protest

at No. 1 Royal Crescent

An imagined conversation between Bath suffragette Mary Blathwayt and Elizabeth Montagu - a famous social reformer from 150 years earlier.

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  • Aug
    29
  • Nov
    25

Building Memory – The Architecture of Death and Burial in Bath

at Museum of Bath Architecture

From high Victorian cemeteries to sombre war memorials, architecture commemorates the dead and captivates the living.

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  • Sep
    8
  • Nov
    25

Making Art Matter 1931-85: Clifford and Rosemary Ellis

at Victoria Art Gallery

This exhibition celebrates the work of Clifford and Rosemary Ellis, whose artistic partnership spanned five decades.

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  • Sep
    15
  • Nov
    25

‘Human Nature’ Sculpture Trail

at The Bishop's Palace, Wells

A stunning new sculpture trail in the atmospheric gardens of The Bishop’s Palace! Curated by Gallery Pangolin.

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  • Oct
    2
  • May
    1

Local Photography Exhibition

at Green Park Brasserie, Bath

Bath photographer James Markham exhibits his landscape works of Bath and the South West.

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  • Oct
    5
  • Jan
    20

Gainsborough and the Theatre

at Holburne Museum

A celebration of the stars of the Georgian stage.

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  • Nov
    1
  • Dec
    31

Christmas Party Night

at Bailbrook House Hotel

Bring 'your party' to Bailbrook for a superb evening of festive fun at Bailbrook House Hotel in Bath.

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  • Nov
    2
  • Jan
    27

Rodin: Rethinking the Fragment

at Holburne Museum

Display celebrating Rodin's art with the iconic work The Thinker at centre stage.

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  • Nov
    2
  • Jan
    27

Visiting Masterpiece

at Holburne Museum

Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy by David Hockney is one of the nation's best-loved paintings.

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  • Nov
    6
  • Jan
    30

Texas Holdem Poker Nights

at Century Casino Bath

Weekly Texas Hold'em Poker cash games every Tuesday and Wednesday from 7pm until 5am.

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