From behind-the-scenes tours, inspirational talks and outdoor cinema to internationally-acclaimed actors, authors and all things Jane Austen, you'll find something for everyone in Bath this September! We've compiled a snapshot of 10 things to do in Bath this September ... so you don't have to!
Bath's historic Theatre Royal welcomes Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon to Bath prior to the West End, in the world premiere of the classic Ealing comedy The Man in the White Suit.
The third annual Bath Dragon Boat race returns to Bath Riverside with teams going head to head on the water with family entertainment, food and refreshments available for spectators on the riverside.
The 19th Jane Austen Festival sees Ten wonderful days of celebrating all things Austen in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath. View the 2019 programme here.
20 venues across Bath and beyond - from Bath Abbey and Beckford's Tower to Cleveland Pools and Fairfield House - throw open their doors for specially organised tours and talks. View the programme here.
Looking for a family fun day out? Get ready for a colossal family adventure at Bath Racecourse’s brand-new Dino Family Raceday! Ideal for fun days out with the family near Bristol and Bath, get ready for some great racing and Jurassic family fun! More info and booking here.
This brand new festival will explore why health and wellbeing are essential parts of good placemaking and city design and management. It will bring together an inspirational set of speakers to share some of the best examples from around the world. Aimed at policymakers, place makers, health practitioners, residents or just interested in the quality of our environment then this festival is for you.
TEDxBath 2019 ‘Echoes of the City’ will see 10 speakers helping the audience discover the hidden treasures of history that can ignite people’s imagination and open them up new ideas. A recent call for proposals sought inspiring speakers with ideas from the fields of digital technology, business, eco-systems, inventions, education, creative arts well-being and beyond. For the full speaker line-up, click here.
Inspired by the antics of the infamous Bullingdon Club, the all-male dining club for Oxford undergraduates – of which David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson were members – Posh places the bad behaviour of the ruling elite under scrutiny as never before. Tyger Drew-Honey (Jake in Outnumbered, Cuckoo) stars in this provocative dark-comedy, making his stage debut. (Contains very strong language and mature themes.)
The open air cinema continues its UK tour, bringing A Star is Born, Mamma Mia! 2 and Bohemian Rhapsody to Bath, located on the Royal Crescent Lower lawn with the screen set against the backdrop of the Royal Crescent. More info here
Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival is returning this September with a vibrant array of talks and activities for children. See what's on here.
Plus, don't miss the brilliantly varied programmes at venues across Bath, including:
Chapel Arts Centre, Bath's Alternative Arts venue featuring music and film to dance and wine tasting!
The Forum, Bath's former Art Deco cinema and third largest auditorium in the South West
Komedia, the city's community-owned venue dedicated solely to live entertainment.
The Mission Theatre, Bath's popular city centre venue on the independent theatre circuit
Rondo Theatre, Bath's welcoming and adventurous fringe theatre
Widcombe Social Club, a relaxed meeting place featuring live music, classes, meet-ups and more.
And if it's some sporting action you're after:
Bath City FC have home fixtures on Tuesday 3 September (v Hampton & Richmond Borough) and Saturday 14 September (v Eastbourne Borough);
Bath Rugby open their home Premiership Rugby Cup campaign with their first home match of the season against Worcester Warriors on Saturday 28 September 2019.