An Audience with Simon Reeve

British television’s most adventurous traveller” (BBC), Simon Reeve is about to embark on his first ever live tour. 

The world-famous journalist and presenter will recount tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet. From being chased by pirates, hounded by the Mafia and bombed by Colombian drug barons, Simon will take you on a fascinating journey through over 120 countries, with the help of gripping multimedia footage.

Dear Esther Live

A deserted Hebridean landscape, memories of a fatal crash, a book written by a dying man – explore a haunting, deserted, island shrouded in mystery in a live performance of Dear Esther.

Starting on a small beach, only brooding cliffs and a small lighthouse in sight, BAFTA-nominated narrator Oliver Dimsdale takes you through the game, journeying from a desolate Scottish island, to a car crash on the M5, to the crisis of  a guilty heart, to the lost shores of a dreamed coastline.

Basingstoke Tappers and Jazz Dance Co.

A Christmas spectacular guaranteed to get you in the seasonal mood. Jam-packed with scintillating dance routines, dazzling costumes and superb singers.

Exciting choreography to 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast, Trolls and Half a Sixpence makes this show a treat for all the family. Plus a magical visit from Santa Claus!


Everybody cut loose and kick off your Sunday shoes!

This sizzling rock ‘n' roll musical explodes on to The Haymarket stage for the first time ever! City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he’s forced to move to a rural town where dancing and rock music are banned. Ren rebels – and soon has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet.

Based on the 1984 film, Footloose features hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Let's Hear It for the Boy and the unforgettable title track.

British Natural Bodybuilding Federation

Bringing together the best natural bodybuilders from all over Southern England, including men and women from teenagers to the over 60s, this competition sees them all battling to see who will be crowned this year's British Natural Bodybuilding Federation Southern Champions.

Basingstoke Variety Show 2017

This annual event, featuring over 300 local performers, showcases an excellent variety of talent from soloists to schools and groups.

Featuring music, dance, theatre and more, this is a programme that will appeal to all.

Proceeds will go to the Mayor's Charity Appeal.

Exit 6 Film Festival

Exit 6 Film Festival is back for a second year, screening short films from around the world.

Open the door to a new kind of cinema experience, and celebrate exciting and original films from across the globe with this screening finale and awards ceremony. Featuring the Top 6 short films of the festival and the award for Best Film, presented by a special guest judge, grab a snapshot of the best of the independent short film scene.

Rushmoor Epics: SF Cody

composed by Nathaniel Mann
performed by Nepali & English Joint Traditional Musical Band

This project is a collaboration between Rushmoor’s First Naumati Baja Gulmi UK band, consisting of ex-Gurkha officers and experimental folk composer and performer Nathaniel Mann. The result is a spectacular blend of Nepalese and British music.

Rushmoor Epics celebrates moments in the area’s rich history and includes new compositions which draw on the life and times of local aviation legend and cowboy, SF Cody.

Tamed: with Professor Alice Roberts

How do you tame wildness? For hundreds of thousands of years our ancestors existed in a world where they depended on wild plants and animals. They were hunter-gatherers - consummate survival experts, but taking the world as they found it.

Then a revolution happened: we started to domesticate wild species and they became crucial to our own survival and success.

Lucy Worsley

This event has now sold out. Please call the box office on 01256 844244 to be added to the waiting list. 

Jane Austen 200

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