theatre encourages wellbeing 2020

"regular theatre attendance promotes flourishing and meaningful social interaction, psychological stimulation, and positive emotions" 

Russell Vandenbroucke and Suzanne Meeks 

As part of a recent study funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), ‘Psychological Aspects of Theatre Audience Engagement' surveyed single and season ticket buyers at a major regional theatre in America. The study found that attending theatre contributes to a shared sense of community as well as having positive impact on personal emotions.

So with that in mind why not book a theatre break in Winchester and catch one of the excellent performances at the Theatre Royal in 2020.

To find the full list of What's On at the Theatre Royal Winchester and to book tickets head to their website here


31 January - Comedy String Quartet

12 February - The Music of Marvin Gaye

23 February - Fairport Convention

26 February - Ronnie Scott's All Stars

11 March - John Illsley (from Dire Straits)

26 April - The Chicago Blues Brothers


12 February - OperaUpClose presents Madame Butterfly

11 June - Welsh National Opera presents Cosi Fan Tutte

18 June - The Opera Boys


1-2 February - Raymond Briggs' "The Bear"

8-9 February - Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday

15 February - Adventures of Pinocchio

7-8 March - Peppa Pig's Best Day Out Ever

15 March - Morgan and West: Unbelievable Science

6 April - Jack & The Beanstalk

7 April - Puss in Boots

10 April - Comedy Club 4 Kids

13 April - Sooty's Magic Show

17-19 April - The Tiger Who Came to Tea

15-17 May - Room On The Broom


28-29 February - The Black Veil

12-14 March - Revenge

19-21 March - Jane Eyre

15-16 April - Crimes, Camera, Action

30 April - 2 May - Helen Forrester's By the Waters of Liverpool


3-4 February - Alexei Sayle

8 February - Phil Wang

14 February - Ardal O'Hanlon: The Showing Off Must Go On

27 February - Jo Brand - Work in Progress

7 March - Winchester Comedy Festival: Spring Gala 2020

For the ultimate theatre break why not stay just around the corner in one of our two Tower Street Properties. No.79 Tower Street is a charming period property with two generous sized bedrooms. No.81 Tower Street is a highly attractive, well proportioned three bedroom period house behind a pretty victorian facade set back from the street with a beautiful front garden. 

Tower Street is in the heart of city centre meaning all the shops and restaurants are in walking distance. The Theatre Royal is a stones throw away just around the corner so a perfect base for that theatre break.

All our properties include WiFi so you can post your beautiful holiday property photos online. Remember to tag @AD8Winchester!