Friday 3 April 2020

Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in Gloucestershire

The very latest news about the Gloucestershire events cancelled or postponed, and venues temporarily closed, due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak. Updated on an ongoing basis...

A huge number of spring events have been cancelled or postponed due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak – with all pubs, clubs, restaurants, theatres and gyms, as well as all non-essential retail shops, across Gloucestershire temporarily closing their doors to aid social distancing measures.

To keep our readers as informed as possible in this rapidly changing situation, SoGlos’s journalists will be updating this list of Gloucestershire events that have been confirmed as cancelled or postponed, and venues temporarily closed, because of the Covid-19 pandemic on an ongoing basis.

Following the government annoucement at 8.30pm on Monday 23 March 2020, effectively putting the UK in lockdown for at least three weeks, it is safe to assume that almost everything is shut until at least Monday 13 April 2020 and all events during these times will be cancelled or postponed.

This article will be updated on an ongoing basis…


Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in Cheltenham


Everyman Theatre Cheltenham - All activity at Everyman Theatre Cheltenham is suspended until Saturday 2 May 2020. Performances affected include Some Mother's Do 'Ave 'Em, The Birthday Party, The Habit of Art, A Bunch of Amateurs and Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever.



Cheltenham Racecourse - The April Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse due to be taking place from Wednesday 15 to Thursday 16 April 2020 and the Hunter Chase Evening due to be taking place on Friday 1 May 2020 has been cancelled.


Cheltenham's Three Peak Challenge – This event, due to take place on Saturday 6 June 2020 has been postponed until Saturday 5 September 2020.


Open-air cinema at Cowley Manor – The Alfresco Film Company screening of Rocketman due to take place at Cowley Manor on Saturday 2 May 2020 has been postponed until Sunday 30 August 2020.


Cosy Club Cheltenham – The Cosy Club in Cheltenham is closed until further notice.


Regent Arcade in Cheltenham – Regent Arcade in Cheltenham, which is home to H&M, River Island and Topshop, is closed until further notice.


Ellenborough Park in Cheltenham - Ellenborough Park in Cheltenham is closed until further notice, affecting the Wedding Open Day at Ellenborough Park.


The Great British Food Festival at Sudeley Castle – The Great British Food Festival at Sudeley Castle, due to be taking place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2020 has been postponed until 2021.


The Alchemist Cheltenham - The Alchemist in Cheltenham's Brewery Quarter, which was due to open on Friday 10 April 2020 has postponed it's launch. For more information see The Alchemist postpones Cheltenham launch.


The Find in Cheltenham – The Find in Cheltenham is closed until further notice.


Botanica Coffee Kitchen in Cheltenham – Botanica Coffee Kitchen is closed even for takeaways from Monday 24 March 2020 until further notice.


Brew and Bake in Cheltenham – Cheltenham’s Brew and Bake is now closed until further notice.


School House Cafe in Cheltenham – School House Cafe in Cheltenham is closed for the foreseeable future.


Archie's of Cheltenham – Archie’s of Cheltenham is closed until further notice, and is no longer providing a takeaway service.


Restaurant GL50 – Cheltenham’s Restaurant GL50 is closed and no longer providing takeaway food until further notice.


The Lion Inn Winchcombe – The Lion Inn is closed until further notice and is no longer providing a takeaway service.


The Gloucester Old Spot – The Gloucester Old Spot is now closed until further notice.


Simpsons Fish and Chips – Simpsons Fish and Chips in Chelteham is now closed until further notice.


288 Bar and Wok in Cheltenham – Cheltenham’s 288 Bar and Wok is now closed until further notice.


The Sober Parrot in Cheltenham – The Sober Parrot in Cheltenham is closed for the foreseeable future with all regular events cancelled.


The Five Alls in Cheltenham – The Five Alls in Cheltenham has closed until further notice and will no longer be providing a takeaway service.


The Lucky Onion venues - The Tavern in Cheltenham, No.38 The Park in Cheltenham, The Hollow Bottom in Guiting Power, The Wheatsheaf Inn in Northleach and The Crown Inn Minchinhampton are all closed for the foreseeable future. No 131 in Cheltenham remains open for takeaway food.


The Curious Cafe and Bistro – The Curious Cafe and Bistro is closed until further notice.


The Hive in Cheltenham – The Hive coffee shop in Cheltenham is now closed until further notice.


The Meadow Cafe in Cheltenham – The Meadow Cafe has now closed its doors and is no longer serving takeaways until further notice.


Rob Brydon at Cheltenham Town Hall – This event, due to take place on Tuesday 21 April 2020 has been postponed following the closure of all Cheltenham Trust Venues.


Laura Leigh Hair and Beauty – The salon in Cheltenham is now temporarily closed until further notice.


*Easter Egg Hunt at Glenfall House – this event, due to be taking place on Monday 13 April 2020 has been cancelled.


KlubKidz at Pittville Pump Room – This event, due to take place on Saturday 11 April 2020 has been postponed until August 2020.


The Great Easter Egg Trail at Sanford Park – this event, scheduled to be on Saturday 11 April 2020 has been cancelled.


Easter Egg Hunt at Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate - This event, due to be taking place from Friday 10 to Monday 13 April 2020 has been cancelled following the closure of all National Trust parks and gardens. For more information see National Trust is no longer keeping parks and gardens open.


Hidden Cheltenham Easter Trail – this event, scheduled for Tuesday 7 to Saturday 18 April 2020 has been cancelled.


Billy Bonkers Chocolate Garden at Regent Arcade – This event, due to be taking place from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 April has been cancelled.


Sudeley Castle - Sudeley Castle and Gardens is closed until further notice, affecting The Great Little Chick Hunt at Sudeley Castle which has been cancelled.


Cheltenham park play areas - Play areas in Pittville Park, Montpellier Park and Sandford Park have all been closed from Sunday 22 March 2020. See Cheltenham park play areas closed during Coronavirus crisis for more information.


Nuffield Hospital Cheltenham - Nuffield Hospital Cheltenham is temporarily closed to new referrals as it has made itself available to support the NHS during the Coronavirus outbreak, affecting its Hip pain information event, Q&A about shoulder pain, Hand & wrist conditions event and Let's Talk About Hernias event.


The 2 Pigs - The 2 Pigs in Cheltenham is closed until further notice.


The Frog and Fiddle – Cheltenham pub and live music venue, The Frog and Fiddle is closed until further notice. Gigs that were due to take place have either been postponed until a later date or cancelled, in which case ticket refunds will automatically be issued.


The Ivy - The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie in Cheltenham is closed until further notice.


Muse Brasserie - Muse Brasserie in Cheltenham has closed its doors until further notice.


Memsahib Gin and Tea Bar - Cheltenham's Memsahib Gin and Tea bar is closed until Sunday 5 April 2020.


The Botanist - The Botanist at Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter is closed until further notice.


Sandford Parks Lido - Sandford Parks Lido is delaying opening until further notice.


Bill's Restaurant - Bill's Cheltenham is closed until further notice.


Brewhouse and Kitchen - Brewhouse and Kitchen Cheltenham and Brewhouse and Kitchen Gloucester Quays is temporarily closed until further notice.


Real China Restaurant - Real China Restaurant in the Brewery Quarter Cheltenham is closed until further notice.


Prezzo - All UK Prezzo restaurants are temporarily closed, including Prezzo Brewery Quarter, Prezzo on the Promenade in Cheltenham and Prezzo Gloucester.


Cheltenham Festivals - Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Cheltenham Science Festival have been cancelled for 2020.


Urban Outfitters Cheltenham - Urban Outfitters in Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter will remain closed until further notice, as part of a national closure.


Craft Festival Cheltenham at Cheltenham Town Hall – This event has been postponed from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 March 2020 to the new date of Friday 14 to Sunday 16 August 2020.


The Vine Cheltenham - The Vine and Chai Yo Kitchen in Cheltenham has closed until further notice.


The Swan - The Swan in Cheltenham is closed for the foreseeable future.


Cineworld Cheltenham - Cineworld Cheltenham is closed until further notice, as part of nationwide closures.


The Railway - The Railway in Cheltenham is closed until further notice.


Escape Rooms Cheltenham - Bookings have been temporarily suspended at Escape Rooms Cheltenham until July 2020.


Bacon Theatre - Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham is closed until further notice, affectings it's performance of Horrible Histories at Bacon Theatre due to take place on Wednesday 1 April 2020.


The Cheltenham Trust - As of Tuesday 17 March 2020, Cheltenham Town Hall, Pittville Pump Room and The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum are closed until further notice. From Wednesday 18 March 2020 Leisure at Cheltenham and the Prince of Wales stadium are closed.


Suffolk Rock - Cheltenham's Suffolk Rock is closed for the foreseeable future.


Well Walk Tea Room - Well Walk Tea Room in Cheltenham is closed for the foreseeable future, but will be offering a collection and delivery service with sister venue Once Upon A Tea Room.


Cheltenham Wine Festival – This event, due to take place on Saturday 4 April 2020, has been cancelled.


Andoversford Races - Race Day at Andoversford Races due to be taking place on Sunday 5 April has been postponed.


Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, which runs between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway, has cancelled all train services until further notice.


Giffords Circus - Giffords Circus have paused rehearsals for The Hooley, affecting Giffords Circus at Sudeley Castle, Giffords Circus at Daylesford Organic Farm and Giffords Circus in Stroud.


Fresh: Art Fair - Fresh: Art Fair at Cheltenham Racecouse due to be taking place from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 April has been postponed until Friday 19 to Sunday 21 June 2020.


The Play Farm - The Play Farm in Cheltenham is temporarily closed until further notice.


The Kings Arms – The Kings Arms in Prestbury is closed for the foreseeable future.


Brasserie Blanc - Cheltenham's Brasserie Blanc is closed until further notice.


Cheltenham Poetry Festival – This event, scheduled to take place from Thursday 16 to Saturday 25 April 2020 has been postponed until September 2020.


Smokey Joe's Cafe Bar and Diner - Smokey Joe's in Cheltenham is closed for the foreseeable future.


The Beaufort Arms - The Beaufort Arms in Cheltenham has closed its doors until Monday 6 April 2020.


Cotswold Baby and Toddler Show – The Cotswold Baby and Toddler show, due to be taking place at Pittville Pump Rooms on Sunday 26 April 2020 has been postponed until Sunday 11 October 2020.


Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in the Cotswolds


Eastnor ChilliFest – Eastnor ChilliFest at Eastnor Castle, due to be taking place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May 2020 has been cancelled.


Longborough Festival Opera – The 2020 Longborough Festival Opera season has been cancelled, affecting all performances.


The Kings Arms Didmarton – The Kings Arms in Didmarton is now closed until further notice and no longer offering takeaway food.

The Stump in Cirencester – The Stump has closed its restaurant and The Stump Shack takeaway for the foreseeable future.


Coach House Coffee in Stow-on-the-Wold – Coach House Coffee is now closed for the foreseeable future.


Easter at Eastnor Castle – Eastnor Castle has cancelled its OlympEGG Hunt and will instead operate a simple ‘Spot the Eggs’ treasure hunt around the grounds with the castle closed to visitors.


Westonbirt Arboretum - Westonbirt Arboretum is now closed until further notice, affecting Scent-sational Spring at Westonbirt Arboretum due to be taking place from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 April 2020 and Spring Symphony at Westonbirt Arboretum due to be taking place from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 April 2020.


Cotswold Clubhouse - Cotswold Clubhouse will be closed for the foreseeable future, with all classes and events cancelled, including Activity camp at Cotswold Clubhouse.


Royal International Air Tattoo - The 2020 Royal International Air Tattoo due to take place from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 July 2020 at RAF Fairford, has been cancelled.


International Centre for Birds of Prey - The International Centre for Birds of Prey is temporarily closed, with all experience days and events postponed.


Chippenham Vegan Chocolate Festival and Eco Art and Craft Fair – This event, due to take place on Saturday 21 March 2020 has been postponed.


Cotswold Farm Park - Cotswold Farm Park is closed from 5pm on Friday 20 March 2020 for the foreseeable future, meaning Easter Eggstravaganza at Cotswold Farm Park due to be taking place from Saturday 4 to Sunday 19 April 2020 is cancelled.


The Barn Theatre - The Barn Theatre in Cirencester is temporarily closed until further notice.


Wedding Show at The Kings Head Hotel - Due to be taking place on Sunday 26 April 2020, the Wedding Show at The Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester has been postponed until Sunday 7 June 2020.


Chipping Norton Literary Festival – This event scheduled for Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 April 2020 has been cancelled.


Open day at Westonbirt School – This event, scheduled for Saturday 21 March 2020 has been postponed.


The Straw Kitchen – The Straw Kitchen at Whichford Pottery is closed until further notice, but will have a trailer in their car park serving seasonal soup, bread and coffee to take away.


Robert Dover's Cotswold Olimpick Games – This event scheduled for Friday 29 May 2020 has been cancelled.


Three Counties Showground - The Three Counties Showground in Malvern has cancelled Countrytastic, RHS Malvern Spring Festival and Royal Three Counties Show, but organisers are hoping the Malvern Autumn Show 2020 will go ahead as planned.


New Brewery Arts - Cirencester's New Brewery Arts is closed for the foreseeable future with all activities cancelled or postponed.


The Big Batsford Bunny Hunt - Batsford Arboretum have cancelled The Big Batsford Bunny Hunt due to take place between Saturday 4 and Sunday 19 April 2020.


Cotswold Tipis Spring Open Day - The Cotswold Tipis Spring Open Day has been postponed.


Great Shires Game Fair - The Great Shires Game Fair due to be taking place at Three Counties Showground on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April 2020 has been postponed.


Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in Forest of Dean


Forest of Dean Spring Trails Half Marathon – This event, due to take place on Sunday 29 March has been postponed.


Dean Heritage Centre - The Dean Heritage Centre is closed from Friday 20 March 2020 for two weeks.


Gruffalo Spotters at Forestry England Beechenhurst – Forestry England has postponed the opening of its Gruffalo Spotters trail at Beechenhurst until further notice.


Dean Forest Railway, Lydney - The Dean Forest Railway is closed until the end of April 2020.


Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in Gloucester


Robinswood Hill Country Park car park – The car park at Robinswood Hill Country Park is closed to the public as Gloucester City Council remind residents not to drive to the location for daily exercise. Residents who can reach Robinswood Hill Country Park on foot will still be allowed to exercise there while following social distancing advice.


Open-air cinema at Over Farm – The Alfresco Film Company screenings of Joker and The Greatest Showman due to take place at Over Farm on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 May 2020 have been cancelled.


Gloucester Cathedral – Gloucester Cathedral is now closed until further notice.


Gloucester Car Boot and Flea Market – Gloucester Car Boot and Flea Market is closed until further notice.


Eastgate Market Gloucester – Gloucester’s Eastgate Market is closed until further notice.


The Fairview Gardener – The Fairview Gardener in Glouceser is now closed until further notice and no longer providing takeaways.


Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling – The annual event due to take place on Monday 25 May 2020 at Cooper’s Hill has been cancelled.


Roots Coffee and Community – Roots Coffee in Gloucester is now closed until further notice.


Westzone Tribute Night at Hatherley Manor - this event, due to take place on Friday 3 April 2020 has been postponed following the closure of the restaurant, bar and spa at Hatherley Manor.


Tiger's Eye, Gloucester - Tiger's Eye in Gloucester is closed until further notice.


Cafe Rene, Gloucester - Cafe Rene in Gloucester is closed until further notice.


The Fountain Inn, Gloucester - The Fountain Inn is closed until further notice. The popular pub in offering a beer and lager colletion service. See Gloucestershire businesses launching beer wine and gin delivery services for more information.


Nature in Art, Gloucester - The museum and art gallery dedicated to nature, Nature in Art in Twigworth, is closed for the forseeable future, affecting Tom Van Herrewege Hit List exhibition at Nature in Art which has been postponed following the venue’s closure.


Nike Store, Gloucester Quays – The Nike store at Gloucester Quays is closed, as part of store closures in selected countries.


The North Face, Gloucester Quays – The North Face at Gloucester Quays has been temporarily closed until further notice.


Gloucester Rugby - The premiership rugby season at Gloucester Rugby has been postponed with no matches taking place at Kingsholm Stadium before Monday 20 April 2020. Home fixtures affected are Bristol Bears on Saturday 28 March 2020, Leicester Tigers on Sunday 19 April 2020 and RAF v Army match on Saturday 4 April 2020.


Open Morning at The Crypt School – This event, which was due to take place on Wednesday 25 March 2020, has been cancelled.


City of Gloucester 10k – The City of Gloucester 10k has been postponed from Sunday 5 April 2020 until Sunday 29 November 2020.


Bangkok Canteen - Gloucester's Bangkok Canteen is closed until further notice.


Cineworld Cinema, Gloucester Quays - As part of nationwide closures, Cineworld Cinema at Gloucester Quays will remain closed until further notice.


Gloucester Cathedral Cloisters Challenge - The Gloucester Cathedral cloisters sleepover challenge due to take place on Friday 20 March 2020 has been postponed until Friday 9 October 2020.


Gloucester Brew Week – The event scheduled to take place from Monday 30 March to Sunday 5 April 2020 has been postponed.


The Family Haven - Day centre The Family Haven in Gloucester is closed until the end of April 2020.


Gloucester City Council - Gloucester City Council has closed Gloucester Guildhall and Blackfriars Priory for the foreseeable future.


Sherborne Cinema - Sherborne Cinema is closed until further notice.


Eggsplore Easter at Gloucester Cathedral - Eggsplore Easter at Gloucester Cathedral on from Thursday 2 to Sunday 19 April 2020 has been cancelled. The Mini Gardens event due to be taking place on Wednesday 8 April 2020 and Bug Hotels and Mini Beasts event scheduled for Wednesday 16 April 2020 have also been cancelled.


Llanthony Secunda Priory - Llanthony Secunda Priory in Gloucester have suspended all public events and activities until mid-July 2020, including the Easter Trail at Llanthony Secunda which has been cancelled.


The Museum of Gloucester - The Museum of Gloucester and tourist information centre is closed until Friday 17 April 2020, with all events postponed.


Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in Stroud


Simpsons Fish and Chips in Stroud – Simpsons in Stroud is now closed until further notice.


Slimbridge Wetland Centre - Slimbridge Wetland Centre is closed to members of the public from 21 March 2020, affecting their Easter Duck Quest which has been postponed. See Slimbridge Wetland Centre closes to the public during Coronavirus crisis for more information.



Cattle Country Adventure Farm Park - Cattle Country Adventure Farm Park is closed from Saturday 21 March to Friday 3 April 2020. It's PAW Patrol at Cattle Country Adventure Farm Park event, scheduled for Saturday 28 to Sunday 29 March 2020, has been postponed until further notice.


Woodchester Valley Vineyard - All tours, tastings and events taking place at Woodchester Valley Vineyard until Sunday 5 April 2020 have been postponed.


Easter Trail at Rococo Garden – This event, due to take place from Saturdy 4 to Sunday 19 April 2020 has been postponed.


The Pulse leisure centre – The leisure centre in Dursley is closed until further notice.


Stratford Park leisure centre in Stroud – The Stroud leisure centre, which is operated by Everyone Active, is closed until further notice.


Museum in the Park in Stroud – The museum in Stratford Park is now closed until further notice.


Birch Restaurant – Birch Restaurant in Stroud is temporarily closed until further notice.


Vue Cinema at Five Valleys – Vue Cinema at Five Valleys in Stroud is closed for the next four weeks.


The Sub Rooms – The Sub Rooms is temporarily closed until further notice, with all events to be rescheduled.


The Garden Cafe at Miserden Nursery - While Miserden Nursery remains open, The Garden Cafe is closed until further notice.


Hope for Tomorrow’s Birthday Party at The Malthouse Collective – This event, due to be happening on Thursday 19 March 2020, has been cancelled.


Museum in the Park - Museum in the Park and the walled garden are closed until further notice.


Berkeley Castle - Berkeley Castle, which was due to reopen on Sunday 29 March, will remain closed until further notice, and Easter at Berkeley Castle events have been cancelled.


Elmore Court - All weddings and other functions from Monday 23 March to Thursday 29 July 2020 at Elmore Court have been postponed.


Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in Tewkesbury


App Fest in Tewkesbury – This event, scheduled for Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July 2020 has been postponed until Friday 23 to Sunday 25 July 2021.


Tewkesbury Medieval Festival – this event, due to be taking place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June 2020 has been cancelled.


The Hide in Tewkesbury – The Hide Coffee and Tea House in Tewkesbury is now closed until further notice.


Roses Theatre - All shows and activities at the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury have been postponed from Tuesday 17 March 2020 until further notice.


As part of SoGlos’s #InThisTogetherGlos campaign, we are sharing positive news stories from across Gloucestershire at this tough time, as well as joyful photos taken by readers in our Coronavirus lockdown diary. Share your stories and pictures by using the #InThisTogetherGlos hashtag.


Also see the following SoGlos articles on the Coronavirus crisis in Gloucestershire:

Practical ways to support Gloucestershires small businesses during the Coronavirus crisis

Gloucestershire businesses hosting virtual entertainment

Coronavirus event cancellations and venue closures in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire businesses doing something special during the Coronavirus crisis

Independent Gloucestershire restaurants offering takeaway services during Coronavirus crisis

Gloucestershire businesses launching beer, wine and gin delivery services

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Thursday 02 April 2020

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