What's On 2018


Sunday 21st to Wednesday 24th October

Spooktacular Halloween Half Term Fun


Creep down into the cellars and meet a coven of witches, and A few wizards too.

Snap a magical selfie with our Wizard and his spectacular owls in the Great Hall. Cosy up and enjoy spooky stories from Cassandra, the friendly witch.

And what is Halloween without pumpkins? Get creative carving scary faces into Jack o' Lanterns (for a small witchy fee to cover costs).

Slurp delicious pumpkin soup – there will be tasty hot-dogs and other Halloween treats as well - in our Halloween Snack Shack.

Pull on your wellies and set off on a spooky adventure around the grounds, hunting down our Halloween themed decorations. Then swap your adventure stories over toasted marshmallows in the Wild Play area.


Sunday 16 December 2018 at 6pm (Reception from 5pm)

Annual Christmas Concert


Ticket price: £42 (including reception with wine, mince pies and other festive fare). There are no concessions.

Musicians: Orchestra Pro Anima directed from the violin by Michael Bochmann


Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor Op 6 No 8 (Christmas Concerto)
 Telemann Concerto in D for four violins alone
 Bach Violin Concerto in E
 Mozart Symphony No 30 in D K202
 Mendelssohn Song without words
 Bizet Extract from Carmen
 Anderson Sleigh Ride

Now in its seventeenth year, this event continues to bring its seasonal magic to delighted audiences. The concert in the magnificent Great Hall will be preceded by a reception from 5pm in the lovely Long Drawing Room where you can enjoy wine, mince pies and other festive fare by the roaring log fire. The programme comprises beautiful music from the baroque, classical and romantic periods.

Orchestra Pro Anima, directed by Michael Bochmann, was launched in January 2017 and is formed of musicians who have played together over a long period as members of the English String Orchestra and who have a real affinity with one another, forged over time. Indeed, they have performed in this marvellous annual Christmas Concert for the past sixteen years.


Tickets at £42 include the reception and further refreshments in the interval and can be obtained from the Roses Theatre Box Office, Tewkesbury on 01684 295074 and online.



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