Cheltenham is a cultural centre of international
repute, providing a wide range of entertainment to enjoy, including
excellent theatre, music, dance and comedy. Cheltenham has a lot to offer to visitors and residents alike. Cheltenham's three theatres provide a wide variety of stage productions ranging from West End shows, light comedies to amateur productions. Multi-screen cinema situated at The Brewery, recently built retail and entertainment centre, gives you chance to catch up with the latest in film. Cheltenham Racecourse offers an excellent sporting experience throughout the year and is the stage for large music festivals in the summer. Numerous venues for music, comedy, fairs and shows, as well as a rich cultural heritage, which is to be seen in Cheltenham Art Gallery and Holst Birthplace Museum - all that can be found in Cheltenham.
The youngest addition to Cheltenham's theatres, Bacon Theatre opened in 1991 as a result of a dream of one of the Dean Close School's headmasters. Its modern auditorium has the seating capacity of almost 600.
Situated in the newly developed Brewery retail and entertainment centre, this luxurious 11 screen cinema opened in 2005. Cinemagoers are able to enjoy everything from traditional blockbusters to UK independent productions.
One of the smartest venues in the country, The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse serves as a venue for concerts, fairs and shows. With the capacity of over 2,000 it's the largest auditorium in Cheltenham.