Theatre Breaks in The Malverns

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Malvern Theatres exterior

Why not get a little something in the diary to look forward to this spring? A theatre break to The Malverns is a fun way to sneak in a little weekend away with a bit of entertainment, great food and luxe accommodation. We are spoilt for choice in the district with three theatres and two cinema complexes. Both Great Malvern and Tenbury Wells boast excellent entertainment hubs bringing you the latest in theatre, live music, comedy and more.

Great Malvern – The Malvern Theatres

Malvern Theatre outside

Make a weekend of your trip to Malvern Theatres by checking into a sumptuous hotel or hiring out your own luxurious apartment. Book one of the unforgettable suites at Stanbrook Abbey, a historic 16th century monastery which has been converted to an extremely high standard into a glam 70 bedroom hotel. Closer to the action is accommodation at The Abbey Hotel, The Great Malvern Hotel and The Mount Pleasant. If you want to live like a local in the centre of Great Malvern try the beautifully furnished apartment The Escape at Number 42 just 5 minutes walk from the theatre.

Based in the heart of Great Malvern the Malvern Theatres hosts world class theatre, an eclectic range of films as well as theatre tours, classes and talks. From incredible music tributes to Shakespeare to classic Gilbert and Sullivan operas you will find something to entertain you in this popular Victorian Era theatre. Grab a drink in the light and spacious theatre bar before, during or after your show or head into Great Malvern to augment your evening with a fantastic selection of bars and restaurants. Great Malvern’s restaurants are used to theatre bookings so will have you well fed and watered before your show and welcome you back for desert or to finish your bottle of wine afterwards. Continue your evening at art-deco style cocktail bar The Water Cure or make the most of the increasingly light evenings with a pint in The Weavers spacious courtyard.

Tenbury Wells – The Regal

Regal Cinema Exterior Ian Butler Photography crop
Regal Cinema Exterior Ian Butler Photography

Start your cultured weekend away by cosying into one of the comfortable self-catering accommodation options Tenbury offers. Spend your stay in a luxury grade II listed farmhouse, a fully kitted out award winning treehouse or a rustic converted hop pickers barn.

For evenings filled with comedy, theatre, music and much more head to The Regal in Tenbury Wells. The Regal has been entertaining the residents of Tenbury as well as those coming from far and wide to enjoy a show since the 1930’s. This year they are bringing a new Folk Festival to Tenbury Wells from 15 – 20 April 2024 with a strong line-up of folk musicians from Irish Bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell to folk duo The 4 of Us and Smith & Brewer.

For pre-show food taste the Teme Valleys local produce with fine dining at Herb at The Elms Hotel. In Tenbury town Unwined Bar & Bistro offers a relaxed atmosphere to have a glass of wine and sample some of their wide selection of tapas. Larger dishes like steak and paella are also on offer topped off with a delicious range of Mediterranean deserts. Not to be missed is the swish newly refurbished Market Tavern specialising in real ales and fresh pork pies and scotch eggs.

What’s on at The Regal

Great Malvern – The Coach House Theatre

Small theatre building with forest green woodwork and multi-coloured fairy lights

More of a cosy and intimate theatre showing family friendly, experimental and community led projects. The Coach House Theatre has a welcoming atmosphere and shows a huge variety of productions from French film to Pantomimes. Seating between 80 and 100 you get a much more involved experience with performances happening just metres away. Built in the Victorian era as stables for the adjacent house, The Grange, the building had a few lives as a garage for Malvern Hills Council and store for scenery and costumes for Malvern Theatres. However, with much community involvement, the building has been incrementally improved since the 1990’s into the professional theatre it is today.

Upcoming Film & Theatre Across The Malverns

Popcorn and clapper board on a red background, film

Kidnapped (12A)

Kidnapped follows the true story of six-year-old Jewish boy, Edgardo Mortara. Following claims that he was baptised by the family’s maid as a baby, Edgardo was taken by the Catholic…

Popcorn and clapper board on a red background, film

Kidnapped (12A)

Kidnapped follows the true story of six-year-old Jewish boy, Edgardo Mortara. Following claims that he was baptised by the family’s maid as a baby, Edgardo was taken by the Catholic…

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