Your Guide to What's on in Penrith

We’ve a busy and varied calendar of events and activities to enjoy in and around Penrith throughout the year. From theatre productions and concerts, to festivals and fun days, specialist markets, talks and conferences, there are options to suit all ages and interests. Why not plan your visit around an event, or see what’s on while you’re here.

Christmas Is Coming

This year Christmas comes to Town on Saturday 1st December.  Find out all you need to know at Christmas In Penrith

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Royal Shakespeare Company presents - TROILUS AND CRESSIDA

Royal Shakespeare Company presents - TROILUS AND CRESSIDA

14th November 2018, Alhambra Cinema Penrith

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.

Category: Arts

Grand Armistice Poppy Dinner

16th November 2018, The George Hotel

The much awaited Grand Amistice Poppy Dinner will be held in the ballroom of the George Hotel on 16th November.

Category: Food

Acoustic Vandals Live at Foundry 34

17th November 2018, Foundry 34, 34 Burrowgate, Penrith

Steve & Jimmy as The Acoustic Vandals Formerly the Dead Heads, come on down and join in with some good old Cumbrian Banter and a Sing along with Steve Ivo and Jimmy Brown for a bit of Cumbrian banter and some great live covers.

Category: Arts

Wine Tasting Evening

23rd November 2018, North Lakes Hotel & Spa, Ullswater Road,Penrith,Cumbria, CA11 8QT

Let our chef create tasty canapés whilst our wine connoisseur pairs them up with fine wines. Informative, fun, tasty and well worth making a reservation.

Category: Food

Big Fish Little Fish - Festive Family Rave!

Big Fish Little Fish - Festive Family Rave!

24th November 2018, Rheged, Redhills, Penrith CA11 0DQ

Big Fish Little Fish family raves are returning to Cumbria for a festive family rave! They'll be kicking off Rheged's Christmas season with a Christmas party like no other.

Category: Family


24th November 2018, Low Hesket Village Hall

Ceildh with Eden Valley Ceilidh Band. Fundraiser for Cumbria Overseas Aid Trust (COAT). Pie and peas supper, raffle, second-hand book sale.

Category: Arts

Paul Day Live at Foundry 34

24th November 2018, Foundry 34, 34 Burrowgate, Penrith

Paul Day BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND... The quiet office man by day to the super rock star by night. Join Paul Day for a night of full on rock and roll.

Category: Arts

The King and I

The King and I

29th November 2018, Alhambra Cinema Penrith

★★★★★ "Five stars for a sumptuous King and I." The Times ★★★★ "Looks and sounds ravishing. Complete rapture.

Category: Arts

Christmas in Penrith

Christmas in Penrith

1st December 2018, Penrith Town Centre

Penrith Town Centre will come alive on 1st December when we switch on our beautiful Christmas Lights.

Category: Arts, Family, Food, Promotion

Christmas Open Day

1st December 2018

Join us for our Christmas Open Day - nibbles and decorations. Pop in or give us a call for more information and times.

Category: Family, Food

Penrith Repair Cafe

8th December 2018, Eden Arts, The Old Fire Station, Bridge Lane, Penrith CA11 8HY

If it's broken, don't bin it - fix it - at the free Penrith Repair Café. Our volunteers will try to repair your item if possible - and hopefully show you how to do it.

Category: Family, Promotion

Suicide Alertness Training 

10th December 2018, Penrith Fire HQ.

A Suicide Alertness – Living Matters training session will be taking place on Monday 10 December, 9:30am at Penrith Fire HQ.

Category: Promotion

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