Cotswold Playhouse, Stroud
The Cotswold Playhouse is Stroud’s unique theatre venue. It is the home of the Cotswold Players, the area’s primary amateur theatre company. The Cotswold Players may not be a professional company but their productions are never amateur! The Players are the resident company – and owners – of the Cotswold Playhouse. If you like to act, sing or dance – or if you are interested in the myriad of backstage activities – why not do what you enjoy with them? The theatre is also available for hire.
Telephone: 0870 432 5405
Subscription Rooms, Stroud
The Subscription Rooms is a handsome late Regency building in the heart of Stroud and hosts year-round arts and entertainment, exhibitions, markets and meetings. Built in 1833 by public subscription, the venue still plays an important part in community events. It is now owned and managed by Stroud District Council.
The Ballroom seats up to 450 people and presents all kinds of popular and classical concerts and occasional theatre performances. The sprung dance floor makes it a popular venue for dances and dance classes. The George Room on the ground floor hosts regular exhibitions where you can see some of the wealth of local artistic talent. On the forecourt you can find regular street entertainment, markets and gatherings
The Subscription Rooms also hosts Stroud District Council’s Tourist Information Centre where you can purchase tickets for events at the Subscription Rooms and throughout the district.
Telephone: 01453 760 900
Painswick Rococo Garden, Painswick
Situated outside the beautiful Cotswold town of Painswick, and famous for its snowdrop display, the Rococo Garden is a fascinating step back to a flamboyant and sensual period of English Garden Design. This gem of a garden, which was originally laid out in the early 18th century, is set in a hidden Cotswold valley with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.
A magazine article of 1753, describing this style of garden, finished with the line …….You are taken to a pompous and gilded building, consecrated to Venus for no other purpose that the squire riots here in vulgar love with a couple of orange wenches from the local play-house.
It seems he was unimpressed with the frivolity of the owners of these gardens. We will leave you to judge for yourselves and we hope this site will help you plan your visit and give you an insight to our magical Garden.
Telephone: 01452 813 204
Museum In The Park, Stroud
The Museum in the Park is set in Stratford Park in the centre of Stroud, Gloucestershire.
The Museum is housed in a Grade II 17th century wool merchant’s mansion. Objects and colourful displays celebrate the rich history and heritage of the Stroud District. The modern extension houses our temporary galleries and visitor facilities.The Museum welcome families and children with something to offer visitors of all ages. Whether you are visiting the District or have lived here for many years, you are sure to find something that interests, inspires or amazes you.
They also offer a small gift shop and cafe within the museum foyer. Entrance is free but donations are welcome.
Telephone: 01453 763394
Stratford Park Leisure Centre, Stroud
The Stratford Park Leisure Centre is located within Stratford Park in Stroud and is managed by Parkwood Leisure. Please visit the Parkwood Leisure website for additional information.
The centre has a wide variety of facilities and activities, suitable for all ages and abilities.
Telephone: 01453 763394
Stroud Cycle Path, Stroud
The Stroud Valleys Pedestrian Cycle Trail runs from Stonehouse to Nailsworth along a disused railway line. This 6 mile route offers safe cycling with level gradients and several access points.
There are many published routes and designated trails to help you feel confident in exploring Gloucestershire by bike.
Telephone: 0117 929 0888