Things to do

Entertainment and Night Life

Breckland has some great live theatre and music. From big, open-air stages, where you are able to see internationally renowned stars to some smaller venues where you may well get to see some stars of the future. There are also lots of pop-up events, put on by local groups, often with talent which would be at home in a West End Show.

Some of the big events throughout the year are held in Thetford Forest. Up-to-date information can be found on the Forestry England website. Some big names are always on the programme and this year is no exception, with some of the concerts sold out already.

To find out what else is going on in and around Thetford, Leaping Hare has listings which include talks, shows, etc. They are also the main box office, where you can purchase your tickets for most events in the area.


In Dereham, The Memorial Hall has regular shows and classes. The cinema shows the latest releases. Many of the pubs in and around the town have live music. One of Dereham’s regular events, gaining much notoriety, is The Blues Festival and more details about that, can be found here: (

 The other towns in the area have lots of different things going on too. There’s the Jazz Club in Swaffham, events in the Queen’s Hall in Watton and the Connaught Hall in Attleborough which has always got something happening too.