What’s on in Bath? Reasons to visit in Summer 2018


at Theatre Royal Bath 

June 23rd – July 7th 

World premiere of new musical charting the life of one of Britain’s most successful and enduringly popular singers, Dusty Springfield.

The new musical charting the life of one of Britain’s most successful and enduringly popular singers is currently enjoying its world premiere in Bath with fantastic audience reactions and terrific reviews. Three time Olivier Award nominee Katherine Kingsley (Piaf, Singin’ in the Rain) stars in the title role. Actor, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound (What The Butler Saw, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Wind in the Willows) plays Dusty’s manager Billings and Roberta Taylor (The BillEastEnders) plays her mother Kay.

Torch lit summer evenings at The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths will be open until 10.00pm every evening from 16 June to 31 August (last entry 9.00pm). By the light of flickering torches, you can walk on 2000 year old pavements, providing a truly magical atmosphere. With its steaming waters and Roman artefacts this is an unforgettable and unique experience.

Torchlit Visit and Dinner Package

Purchase a special package including a torchlit visit to the Roman Baths and a three-course dinner with coffee or tea at the Roman Baths Kitchen. £44 per person. Buy tickets online(link is external), call 01225 614420 or email tourism@bathtourism.co.uk (link sends e-mail)

Minerva’s Owls of Bath Sculpture Trail

(at various locations)

A public art sculpture trail featuring a giant flock of individually decorated, super-sized owl sculptures.

Minerva’s Owls of Bath 2018 is a major public art sculpture trail featuring a giant flock of over 80 individually decorated, super-sized owl sculptures displayed across the World Heritage city of Bath and surrounding region from 25 June – 10 September.

Private Tour: Stand Up Paddle to Pulteney Bridge

at Bath Quay / Avon Street Car Park

A unique and fun tour of Bath by stand up paddle board. See the famous sites of Pulteney Bridge in a unique way with an instructor guide.

Now one of the most accessible and emerging sports, it combines surfing and paddling to create a fun and relaxed way to travel. We love SUP because no matter what your ability, balance or energy level there’s a paddleboard experience for you.

Your adventure expert will run you through the basics before you take to the water on your stand up paddleboard, standing up, keeping your balance and then the real adventure begins!

Prior Park Garden Tours – Tuesdays and Thursdays

at Prior Park Landscape Garden

Wander through historic Prior Park on this free and informative guided tour. The theme for 2018 is 25 years of garden restoration.

Bath Open Studios

at various locations throughout the city

Artists in Bath open their doors to the public for the annual Bath Open Studios.

Bath Open Studios is a collaborative group representing the Open Studios and Art Trails in Bath. While each trail has its own individual style all share a relaxed and friendly welcome. They take place in five areas of Bath, over five weekends in May and September.