Featured events

Quick guide to our 'not to be missed' events

Spring Arts and Crafts 

Looking for something to do this February half term? 

Why not come along to our free children's arts and crafts workshop. 

Celebrate our centenary at Newark Palace Theatre

Open Memory Mornings
February and March

This is your opportunity to share your memories of the theatre with our Palace experts. From appearances on stage, to your first theatre trip, stories of your favourite shows and star appearances to mishaps and cherished family moments, we’d love to hear it all and will be featuring some in an exciting exhibition.

Centenary Gala
Thursday 2 July to Sunday 5 July

Celebrating the theatre’s history at the heart of the Newark community, this variety spectacular will involve performance groups from in and around Newark as well as special guest stars!

Afternoon Tea and Theatre Tours
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August

Enjoy a delicious nostalgic afternoon tea on our beautiful stage followed by a chance to go behind the scenes of the theatre and learn more about its hundred-year history. Theatre tours with tea and scones will also be offered monthly.

Heritage Open Weekend

A free exhibition will be taking place on stage covering 100 years of Palace history and starring your cherished memories.

Spooks of the Stage – Haunted History Theatre Tour
Saturday 31 October

Experience a theatre tour like no other with this spine-tingling evening. Escorted by our ghostly guide you’ll uncover the haunted history of the theatre and might even meet some of the spirits who reside on our stage.

And more throughout the year!

Film Fridays in Lowdham

The very brilliant Lowdham Village Hall committee organise regular rural film shows in the village hall on the last Friday of the month.

Films start at 7.30pm and tickets are £6 or £5 for concessions.

There is a licensed bar at all the screenings, plus ice cream, popcorn, hot drinks and a delicious selection of home-made cakes.

Live and Local Nottinghamshire

For many years the brilliant Village Ventures scheme has toured the district providing drama, music, comedy and dance within our rural village halls and community centres.

The scheme has recently rebranded to Live and Local Nottinghamshire and the spring programme is out!

Villages in this year’s scheme include Gunthorpe, Maplebeck, Caunton, North Muskham, Norwell, South Clifton, South Scarle, Winthorpe, Coddington, Barnby in the Willows, Blidworth and Oxton.

The local programme includes comedy with spiltmilk dance, heart-warming drama with old herbaceous, and live music with Kelly Oliver. There really is nothing like a live show!

Find out what’s on this autumn near you…

Newark Farmer's Market

The best place to find excellent food is at a farmer’s market. This is where growers, bakers and all kinds of food and drink makers sell their produce direct to you.

And the good news is the NEW Newark Farmer’s Market is coming to the market place on the first Saturday of each month.

Visit the avenues outside the Town Hall between 9.30am and 3.30pm for the best seasonal produce that the region has to offer.

Products on offer will include locally sourced meats, sausages and bacons, award winning pastries and pies, renowned cheeses from Cropwell Bishop Creamery and Lincolnshire Poacher, delicious brownies and confectionary, international food and specialist coffees.

#LoveYourMarket #KeepingItLocal


Everyone is welcome on this free to enter 5k timed run.

There is a friendly atmosphere and loads of support so join us at your local parkrun Saturdays at 9am.

We have some brilliant parkrun venues in or around the district including Newark, Clumber Park and Sherwood Pines.

Forthcoming Events

All year round attractions

There is something for everyone in Newark and Sherwood:

Local towns

Newark and Southwell are both vibrant attractive towns with regular regular market days and special events.

Tourist Information Centres

For friendly specialist information on all local attractions and up and coming events visit one of our tourist information centres which are located in Newark and Southwell.

Local weather

If you're unsure due to weather conditions or other circumstances, please check with the tourist information centre before attending an event that it has not been cancelled. We try and keep our events lists as up to date as possible but events can be cancelled at the last minute.

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