Entertainment, arts and events
Theatre: Theatre on the Hill.
The Town Hall is often the centre of events, from annual flower & produce shows to weddings, plays, craft fairs and more. See events for schedule.
There is no dedicated cinema in Marlborough, but regular screenings of films and live theatre/opera broadcasts are held in the Town Hall, along with concerts and plays.
Several pubs have live music at weekends, and for late night revellers there is a nightclub in Hughenden Yard.
Annual events include local artists' Open Studios, Open Gardens, an international Jazz Festival, a Literature Festival, a Food & Drink Festival, Marlborough College's Summer School, and the town is a recent entrant into South West in Bloom. Twice a year in October the High Street is closed to traffic and transformed into a fairground for the traditional Mop Fairs - Little Mop and Big Mop - held the two weekends either side of Michaelmas Day. Gifford's Circus visits the Common every year in late summer, and there are funfairs held on the Common too. In late November there's the Christmas Lights switch-on event which includes the announcement of the Citizen of the Year, a Christmas market and carols.
There are occasional anniversary events, such as the celebration of 800 years since the granting of the town's charter, marking the centenary of World War I, and an English Civil War re-enactment in 2014. A festival is planned for July 2017 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Pelham Puppets.
For art lovers, as well as Open Studios there are occasional art exhibitions at St Peter's Church, Katherine House Gallery and The Mount House at Marlborough College, and an annual exhibition by local artists in the Town Hall.
Nearby annual events include: