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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nov
    10
  • Jan
    7

The Festival of Light 2018

at Longleat

This year Longleat are inviting guests to join a thrilling expedition around the world, journeying through time and space with three new characters.

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  • Nov
    15
  • Dec
    22

Italian Aperitivo Nights

at The Italian Food Hall

Thursday-Saturday from 5:30pm. Festive drink and antipasti from just £10.

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  • Nov
    15
  • Jan
    7

Nordic Delights

at SouthGate Bath

SouthGate Bath has been transformed into a magical Festive Forest.

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  • Nov
    20
  • Dec
    24

Cycle of Lights

at Old Bond Street

Put in some pedal-power to light-up an innovative and interactive display.

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  • Nov
    22
  • Dec
    22

The Model Apartment

at Ustinov Studio

UK premiere of Donald Margulies’ brilliant black comedy, following two elderly retirees pursuing a new life in the Sunshine State of Florida.

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  • Nov
    22
  • Dec
    16

A Winters Trail

at The American Museum in Britain

Journey along the Winding Way following the trail map and uncovering stories and solving riddles to lead you on this fun family trail.

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