Newark Castle Events 2018

All events are subject to change


Haunted Happenings
Saturday 13 January, 7pm start



Tours restart - 3 March

Newark Advertiser wedding fair
Sunday 18 March

Newark's local wedding fair at Newark Castle, The Gilstrap Registration Office and The Ram.
With a wide selection of local exhibitors in a beautiful setting take time to tick things off your 'to-do list'. From creative wedding stationery to fantastic photographers, beautiful jewellery to personalised venue styling, delicious catering and vehicles to arrive in style! The exhibitor list is packed full of inspiring, creative businesses ready to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.

Free to attend.


Haunted Happenings
Friday 13 April, 7pm start


Civil War re-enactment
Saturday 5 to Monday 7 May, 10am to 4pm

Regia Anglorum: First siege of Newark re-enactment
Saturday 26 to Monday 28 May, 10am to 4pm


Ngrit and Guide Dogs charity event
Friday 8 June

Three Inch Fools - Hamlet
Wednesday 20 June, gates open at 6pm, performance at 7pm

The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors with all manner of musical instruments, travelling with set, props, costumes and camping gear. This year they will be performing a highly imaginative, witty and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare's tragedy.

Newark Town Council twinning event
Friday 22 June, 6pm to 11pm


Brass Band
Sunday 1 July, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Brass Band
Sunday 8 July, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Handlebards - Twelfth Night
Thursday 12 July, gates open at 6pm, performance at 7pm

The world's first cycling theatre company, The Handlebards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespear across the globe.

Join the all-male troupe at Newark Castle for a bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night like none other. In usual Handlebards style, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter.

And what's the play about? Well - Duke Orsino is in love with Lady Olivia, but she won't have anything to do with suitors. Viola is shipwrecked and believes her twin brother Sebastian to be dead. Meanwhile, a bunch of Olivia's servants plot to make a fool out of her pompous butler, Malvolio. There's drunkenness, frivolity and cross-dressing a plenty.

Tickets - call 01636 655 755

Book Festival
Saturday 14 to Sunday 15 July

The 2018 festival explores the theme of Landscapes in Literature - from gothic, to locations, the wilderness and magical worlds - programme details revealed in April.

Brass Band
Sunday 15 July, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Brass Band
Sunday 22 July, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Brass Band
Sunday 29 July, 2.30pm to 4.30pm


Brass Band
Sunday 5 August, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Brass Band
Sunday 12 August, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Hugs Cinema
Friday 17 August

Brass Band
Sunday 19 August, 2.30pm to 4.30pm

Little Blue Monster
Monday 20 August

Hugs Cinema
Friday 31 August


Haunted Happenings
Saturday 1 September, 7pm start


Friends of Newark Castle: Halloween Hullabaloo and Eerie Explorers
Friday 26 October (TBC)

Haunted Happenings
Saturday 27 October, 7pm start

Haunted Happenings
Wednesday 31 October, 7pm start



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