What's on in Guildford

Guildford has a rich and varied cultural scene with first-class venues offering quality entertainment throughout the year, from drama and dance to exhibitions and lectures. Guildford is fortunate to enjoy a wide range of musical events, from classical recitals to jazz bands, folk singers to pop groups.

The hugely popular Festive Family Fun Day take place in Guildford on Sunday 19 November.  A fun day for all.  The Giant Snow Globe makes a welcome return to Phoenix Court – a fantastic free photo opportunity!  Grab Experience Guildford’s Little Book of Offers for a range of discounts.  Interact with walkabout elves and enjoy a superb array of food, drink and gifts on sale at the Christmas markets on High Street.  Take a look at our Christmas page where you'll find a great selection of festive events and activities that will be taking place in Guildford.

The Yvonne Arnaud theatre hosts national touring productions. At G Live you can find international music and dance shows, world famous comedians and classical concerts.   Whilst at the intimate The Electric Theatre you will be entertained by family shows, music events, one nighters, cabaret shows, comedy nights, informative talks and community theatre

All year-round, the cobbled (always referred to as cobbles but they are officially setts) High Street plays host to a monthly Farmers' Market which is held on the 1st Tuesday of Every month and several other markets including vintage, craft and food & drink.   Take a look at our Market's in Guildford page.

Please check the event, venue or organiser websites before you travel to avoid disappointment, as opening dates and times may change.

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