Entertainment in Winchester
Our guide to theatre, music, visual art, sculpture, film and more entertainment in Winchester.
Visit our Festivals page for a schedule of some of the carefully curated programmes of music, street theatre, creative writing workshops and more.
Here are some of the Win Guide’s favourite entertainment venues:
Theatre Royal Winchester
Jewry St, Winchester SO23
Southgate St, Winchester SO23 9EG
3 St Paul’s Hill, Winchester SO22 5AE
9 The Close, Winchester SO23 9LS
Jewry St, Winchester SO23 8SB
The Minster Gallery
Great Minster St, Winchester SO23 9HA
The Broadway, Winchester SO23 9GH
Chesil St, Winchester SO23 0HU
Here are some of our features on arts events in the city:
March started with the Beast from the East and an Amber weather warning. We hope our fellow Wintonians managed to stay warm and dry in the snow. A big thank you to Trinity Winchester, local carers, emergency services, public sector staff and neighbours who cared for the vulnerable during an unexpected freeze. Read more
Donald Hutera talks to Kevin Finnan, the artistic director of Motionhouse
Given that creative energy is never in short supply Motionhouse, it may come as no surprise that energy is the core subject of the latest touring show by this long-established, UK-based company. But the production, entitled Charge, is nevertheless bound to offer visual thrills and kinetic surprises aplenty as it uses dance, acrobatics, digital projection and a galvanising soundtrack to probe the sources that activate life in the human body. Read more
Stick Man by Scamp Theatre and Freckle Productions is coming to the Theatre Royal Winchester, Fri 13 – Sun 15 October. Here’s an interview with a member of the cast, Christopher Currie.
Jasmin Vardimon’s Pinocchio comes to Winchester
by Donald Hutera
That question is the thematic core of Jasmin Vardimon’s dance-theatre take on Pinocchio, which is about to visit Theatre Royal Winchester for three performances (Oct 13 at 7.30pm, Oct 14 at 1.30pm and 7pm) as part of a big UK tour. Read more
Live jazz, live poetry, great food and delicious cocktails.
The festival takes place every year during the first weekend of July across the historic city of Winchester. Read more
Posted 28 April 2016: WinGuide editor Donald Hutera speaks to Yolande Yorke-Edgell, head of Yorke Dance Project, and YDP associate director and fellow choreographer Stephen Pelton about the company’s ambitious new project Dancing Sacred, to be presented at Winchester Cathedral on May 3. Read more
by Winchester Guide editor Donald Hutera
Posted 4 February 2016: mapdance, the University of Chichester’s MA touring company, is celebrating its tenth birthday with a richly mixed bill of works old and new by a gratifying range of choreographers. This enticingly varied programme lands at Theatre Royal Winchester on Feb 10 at 7.30pm. Read more
Interview by Winchester Guide editor Donald Hutera
Posted 3 February 2016: Peta Lily is one of my favourite performers, but also one whom I’ve known personally as both colleague and friend for thirty years. I’ve happily presented several of her self-written solo shows Read more
Posted on 13th October 2015 Attention film fans – it’s the sixth edition of The Winchester Film Festival from 15 to 25 October 2015 – providing a chance to watch classic films in unusual venues chosen to enhance Read more
Posted: 23rd July 2015 GOlive Winchester 2015: Friday, July 24 By Donald Hutera
Posted: 29th June 2015 It’s time again for Hat Fair and the chance for everyone who happens to be in Winchester to bask in some phenomenal busking. This year the newly-appointed artistic director, Michelle Walker, has Read more
Founded by the dancer and choreographer Read more
Posted 24th October 2014 The Watching and The Watched: Casting Traces at Guildhall, Winchester. Reviewed by Rebecca JS Nice on 23rd October.
Posted: 27th September 2014 Tipped by Dance Europe as one of 2014’s highlights on the Dance scene, GOlive made its way to Winchester for one night at Winchester University in what will be the first of many visits…
Posted: 12th September 2014 Donald Hutera introduces GOlive, making its way to Winchester on 16 September at 7pm.
Posted: 29th August 2014 There’s plenty going on in September to tempt city-folk out of the post-sunshine blues. Here’s a selection from the Win Guide…
Posted: 11th July 2014 Fortified by Bucks Fizz, Rebecca JS Nice braves the elements for Chesil’s Musketeers.
Posted: 9th July 2014 Donald Hutera talks about his Hat Fair experience.
Posted: 2nd July 2014 Winchester welcomes the UK’s longest running street arts festival this weekend from Fri 4 to Sun 6 July with its 45 companies, 12 commissions, 6 commissioning partnerships Read more
Posted: 27th June 2014 Rebecca Nice previews some of the Hat Fair events at the Great Hall and tells us a bit about its history.
Posted: 14th June 2014 Rebecca JS Nice previews choreographer Debbie Lee-Anthony’s piece A Nice Little Project.
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