What’s On

                                               May 2022

Rode Hall – Bluebell Walks

27 April – 7 May (closed 3 May)

11am – 4pm

 Adults £5.50* Children £2*

Under 5’s free. Booking fee applies. On the gate £6 and £2.50

Tearoom open for light refreshments

Museum Walk

Sunday 1 May – Throstle’s Nest by Tommy’s Brook 2pm start

All walks begin at the museum which is situated in Market Square behind the Town Hall.

Leader Ian Doughty

Further details 01260 276360

Adults £4 Children £1

Friends of Congleton Museum £2.50

Classic Car Show

Bank Holiday Monday 3 May

10am – 4pm

An annual event since 1998, the show takes place in the walled Elizabethan pleasure gardens.

Gawsworth Hall, Church Lane, SK11 9RN

Adult general admission (advance): £10.00
Adult general admission (on the day): £12.50

Child (under 16): £5.00



Comedy at The Lion and Swan

Wednesday 4 May door opens 7pm

for 8pm start (over 18s)

After its multi-million pound refurb, comedy returns to the Lion & Swan, Congleton.  Acts subject to change.  Fully seated.  Advanced swearing.

The Lion & Swan, Swan Bank, CW12 1AH

Tickets £15 + £1.50 booking fee available from


Gandey’s Circus     ROAR

Thursday 5 May – Sunday 8 May

Various times



It is thrills, excitement and laughter for the entire family, as you’re elevated to new heights of world class live entertainment. We look forward to welcoming you once again in 2022 with our brand-new production ROAR, from our family to your family.


Newcastle Road, nr Sandbach, CW11 2SN

All tickets £9.99 (Ringside + £2 supplement)

Available from:  quaytickets.com

Let’s Chat – Fridays

2pm – 3pm on the 1st Friday of the month. Congleton Library

Next date: 6 May

Do you like to chat? Do you like to meet people? Join us for a cuppa to talk about what is going on around the world and who or what is making the headlines.  


Contact the Library for dates.  Free, everyone welcome.

Rode Hall Farmer’s Market

Saturday 7 May 9am – 1.30pm

Local fresh produce and crafts. Over 70 stalls.


Rode Hall, Scholar Green, ST7 3QP

Buggy Walk in Congleton Park

Monday 9 May 1pm – 2pm



Join us on our free under 1’s Buggy Walks with a member of your Children’s Centre


Team. Meet new friends whilst getting some exercise and fresh air!

Please ensure you book tickets for each person attending, including children at www.eventbrite.co.uk

Keen Cooks

2.15pm – 3pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Next date: 10 May

Congleton Library

Storytime 10.30am – 11am weekly

Suitable for pre-school children


Join the tastiest book group in town! A different theme each month discussing ingredients, swapping recipes and sharing hints and tips over refreshments.

Congleton Library

Free for everyone

Tour – History of the Mansion

Thursday 12 May


Join one of our knowledgeable guides for a historical tour of the Mansion. Learn about the development of the Mansion over time, the lives of those who lived and worked here and of course, the stunning collection that remains resident for visitors to enjoy today.


Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN


Book on Tatton Park website:




Around the World in 80 Days

Thursday 12 May – Saturday 14 May

7.30pm & Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Congleton Amateur Youth Theatre’s production at Daneside Theatre, CW12 1DP

All evening performances £8

Matinee all tickets £7

Available from Congleton Information Centre

Tel: 01260 270350 option 1

Home to Roost

Saturday 14 May

10am – 12 noon



If you have ever thought of keeping poultry, or if you already do and just want to expand your knowledge, this is the course for you. Led by resident expert Hannah Booth, the course covers a range of aspects of care, from housing and feeding, to the buying, breeding and showing of adult poultry. You will also expand your knowledge on the incubation of eggs and the rearing of chicks.

Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6QN

£20 per person includes Parkland vehicle entry on the day of the event). Book ‘Home to Roost’ workshop tickets. 

Suitable for both adults and children aged 12 years old and above. Due to the nature of the event, children must be accompanied by an adult, who must also purchase a ticket. This event must be pre-booked and includes park entry admission on the day of the workshop.




Pinked Floyd

Daneside Theatre

Friday 20 May 7.30pm

The exciting Pink Floyd tribute band.

This is their annual visit to Daneside Theatre, CW12 1DP


Tickets available from The Congleton Information Centre Tel. 01260 270350 option 1. Adults £18.50 Concessions £15.70

Astbury May Day

Saturday 21 May  from 12 noon

Wonderful entertainment, fun, food, stalls, refreshments (including fully licensed bar) live music, dog show, interactive demonstrations and MUCH more! 


Glebe Farm, Astbury, CW12 4RQ

Audley Male Voice Choir

Saturday 21 May 7.30pm


Concert in aid of the car park refurbishment fund.

Trinity Methodist Church, Wagg Street,


Tickets £10 available from Congleton Information Centre.

50th Anniversary Celebratory Concert

Saturday 21 May at 8pm.

Sir Mark Elder and Halle Principals

Clonter Opera, Swettenham, Trap Road, Congleton, CW12 2LR

Tickets £30 (members £25) More details from www.themusicsociety.org.uk

Congleton Makers Market

Saturday 28 May 10am – 4pm

A monthly showcase of food, drink, art and craft in the Town Centre on the last Saturday of the month.


Bridge Street, Congleton, CW12 1AY

Follow The Music NOT the Crowd

Saturday 28 May 7pm

Congleton cricket Club

Adventurous music policy…. playing ‘Something a little different’ alongside those ‘Some New to Me Sounds’……. rare, rarely played

Congleton Cricket Club, Booth Street, CW12 4DG

Tel: 01260 275601

Details and tickets:  Soul Source

Paddling Pool Opens

28 May

Two sessions daily, 7 days a week 10am-1pm then 2pm-6pm

Park Road, CW12 1DP

Free, but by ticket only by downloading from website:   congleton-tc.gov.uk

Macclesfield Treacle Market

Sunday 29 May 10am – 3.30pm

Over 160 unique stalls of food, drink, crafts and vintage

Situated in the Market Place, Old Buttermarket,

St Michael’s Churchyard and surrounding streets.

Repair Café

Saturday 28 May 10am – 2pm

and last Saturday of every month

Bring your items to be repaired.  Follow us on Facebook. 

The Old Saw Mill, Back River Street, Congleton, CW12 1HJ


Hidden Talent Kids Workshops

Tuesday 31 May – Thursday 2 June


Free workshops with a medieval twist for 7-12 year olds.



Electric Picturehouse, Spindle Mill, Spindle Street, Congleton, CW12 1QN

Booking essential:

electricpicturehouse@gmail.com or

Tel: 01260 270908


Dates for your Diary


Hidden Talent Kids’ Workshops

Tuesday 31 May – Thursday 2 June

Free workshops with a medieval twist for 7-12 year olds. Booking essential – electricpicturehouse@gmail.com or Tel:  01260 270908

Congleton Food and Drink Festival

Sunday 12 June


Dogfest at Tatton Park 18-19 June



Platinum Jubilee Picnic and Music

Congleton Park, Thursday 2 June 1pm-5pm – free entry

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Comedy)

14-18 June at The Daneside Theatre



Royal Cheshire County Show

21-22 June, Tabley, Knutsford

Discount Tickets on sale at Congleton Information Centre





there are no booking or transaction fees on TICKETS bought through



Buxton Opera House


Victoria Hall, Stoke on Trent


Regent Theatre, Hanley


New Vic Newcastle Under Lyme



Gifts and Souvenirs on sale at the

 Information Centre








Monday – Friday



9am – 4.30pm

              10.15am – 1.45pm



All year




Town Hall, High Street, Congleton, CW12 1BN


TEL: 01260 270350








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