Cambridge Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Cambridge? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Cambridge with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Cambridge and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Cambridge, featuring the best of things to do in Cambridge – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Cambridge fundraisers and charity events.


Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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April 2022

Uncomfortable Cambridge walking tour

23rd April 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 30th July 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Central Cambridge, King's Parade
Cambridge, CB2 1ST Cambridge
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£15

See the most iconic views of Cambridge, while discovering the 'uncomfortable' histories that shaped them through this unique walking tour experience.  Uncomfortable Cambridge is a social enterprise which aims to generate discussions about contested histories. Their ‘uncomfortable’ walking tours of the city explore histories and legacies of empire, tensions between ‘town and gown’, racial inequality, and gender and LGBTQIA+ discrimination.  The Uncomfortable Cambridge tour guides lead participants around the city and facilitate respectful conversations inspired by the built environment. Some…

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December 2022

Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight

4 December @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
St Andrew’s Church, St Andrew's Church, Wimpole, Royston, SG8 0BW
Wimpole, SG8 0BW Wimpole
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£10.50 – £20.50

We are delighted to return to the atmospheric surroundings of St Andrew’s Church, Wimpole for a festive performance of Handel’s Messiah. This exclusive event will feature an intimate chamber performance of Handel’s Messiah by candlelight in a perfect setting in the run up to Christmas. Hear some of Handel’s greatest music performed by professional singers and on period instruments.* Book now to avoid disappointment! Doors open from 2pm with the concert starting at 2:30pm. Dedicated nearby parking will be available for…

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Trinity Chapel Choral Concert

4 December @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Trinity College Chapel, Trinity Street
Cambridge, CB2 1TQ Cambridge
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£10 – £20

Join us at this stunning venue for a concert in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, featuring the St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir with special guest vocalist Gemma Alexander, along with the Portobello Road Acapella Quartet and members of the Trinity College Choir. By kind permission of the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, and generously sponsored by Bidwells LLP, Aristo Caters and Lodge Tyres.

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Handel’s Messiah

16 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Church of St Andrew and St Mary Grantchester, The Church of St Andrew and St Mary, 44 High St, Grantchester, Cambridge CB3 9NF
Grantchester, CB3 9NF Grantchester
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£10.50 – £20.50

Eboracum Baroque are delighted to present Handel’s Messiah on period instruments in Grantchester Church. This exclusive event will feature an intimate chamber performance of Handel’s Messiah by candlelight in a perfect setting in the run up to Christmas. Hear some of Handel’s greatest music performed by professional singers and on period instruments.* *This performance is with reduced forces due to space restrictions.

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January 2023

Philip Selway plays The Junction, Cambridge

31st January 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge
Cambridge, CB1 7GX Cambridge
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£25.00

Philip Selway is a member of Radiohead. As a solo artist, he has released and toured three albums, ‘Familial’, ‘Weatherhouse’ and ‘Let Me Go’, the latter being the official soundtrack from the film of the same name. He also scored soundtracks for the independent film ‘Carmilla’ and ‘Sea Longing’, a play for BBC Radio 3. In 2014, he was commissioned by Rambert Dance Company to write the music for the first reinterpretation of choreography by Merce Cunningham, the influential American…

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February 2023

English Teacher plays MASH Cambridge

5th February 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MASH, 15 Market Passage
Cambridge, CB2 3PF Cambridge
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£10

“A Leeds post-punk four-piece who take their place in the front rank of great new British bands” The Sunday Times “The fierce and magnetic draw of a future punk great” NME “Leeds post-punkers with an eye for a cutting one-liner” DIY “One of the very best new bands around” Dork “They could be your new favourite band” The Line Of Best Fit “A decidedly cool emerging punk band” So Young Magazine   “Matching barbed, often hilarious lyricism against bundles of askew guitar pop riffery” Clash “Post-punk’s latest…

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April 2023

English Touring Opera: Guilio Cesare

13th April 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre 6 St Edward's Passage Cambridge CB2 3PJ
Cambridge, CB2 3PJ Cambridge
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£25

English Touring Opera returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre with three great operas encompassing love and war, comedy and epic tragedy. One of Handel’s most celebrated works, Giulio Cesare, is a majestic opera in which the characters are driven to extreme feelings and actions, and in which the music strikes the heart. A story of passion and revenge, featuring a treasure trove of great arias with immense dramatic intensity, the opera follows the events surrounding Julius Caesar’s conquest of Egypt, as…

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English Touring Opera: Il Viaggio a Reims

14th April 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre 6 St Edward's Passage Cambridge CB2 3PJ
Cambridge, CB2 3PJ Cambridge
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£25

English Touring Opera returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre with three great operas encompassing love and war, comedy and epic tragedy. In a provincial hotel, guests from all over Europe are stranded on their way to a great coronation. Intrigue, politics, romance and lost luggage all play their part in Rossini’s last Italian opera, Il viaggio a Reims. Each opera is performed on period instruments in partnership with the much-praised Old Street Band.

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English Touring Opera: Lucrezia Borgia

15th April 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre 6 St Edward's Passage Cambridge CB2 3PJ
Cambridge, CB2 3PJ Cambridge
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£25

English Touring Opera returns to Cambridge Arts Theatre with three great operas encompassing love and war, comedy and epic tragedy. Lucrezia Borgia is a tragedy of great pathos. Donizetti created in Lucrezia one of his greatest roles – known as one of history’s most famous poisoners, she is a cunning strategist and a loving mother at the same time, a complex woman in a dangerous situation. Each opera is performed on period instruments in partnership with the much-praised Old Street…

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