Music and Arts Events

Listed below is a selection of Music, Drama and Arts events taking place at Shrewsbury School.  For a full listing of all events here, please see our Calendar.

Details of our 2016-17 season of events are also available to download in pdf format: 60th Season of the Performing Arts at Shrewsbury School - brochure

For further information and tickets to free concerts, please contact Juliet Young, Operations and Events Manager on 01743 280812 or jyoung@shrewsbury.org.uk.

Follow Shrewsbury Music and Arts Events on Twitter for regular news and updates: @ShrewsEvents

Forthcoming Music and Arts events for the current term

Friday 8 September 2017

  • 7:30
    Kit & McConnel - Musical Cabaret (Maidment Auditorium)

    Kit and McConnel have become firm favourites at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and throughout the UK, where their brand of sharply honed, observant and times wickedly funny song writing sets them apart from the ordinary.

    They are simply one of the most entertaining and hilarious duos currently on the UK comedy circuit. Come and enjoy the brilliance of Kit Hesketh Harvey's lyrics and rapier wit and also the wonderful piano playing and creativity of James McConnel.

    Their latest Festival show promises to be a treat to enjoy at Shrewsbury. Not to be missed!

    Suitable for ages 14+

    "Achingly funny" – The Times
    "Cabaret royalty" – Time Out
    "A national treasure" – The Telegraph
    "witty, topical, subversive and musically accomplished" - Evening Standard

    Tickets £15.00 each from www.ticketsource.co.uk /shrewsburyschool or Juliet Young on 01743 280812

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Monday 11 September 2017

  • 18:00
    Art: Exhibition Opening: Sixth Form Artists "Final Works" (Art School)
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Wednesday 27 September 2017

  • 18:00
    Chapel Choir sings Evensong at Keble College, Oxford

    All are welcome to attend this service of Evensong sung by our Chapel Choir in the splendour of the chapel of Keble College, Oxford.

    After the service, the Headmaster and senior members of staff will be hosting a reception at the nearby Pitt Rivers Museum on South Parks Road (postcode OX1 3PP) for all members of the congregation.

    We hope to run a Supporters' Coach from Shrewsbury to Oxford, returning after the reception.

    Please contact Nikki Bevan (nbevan@shrewsbury.org.uk) to confirm your attendance at Evensong or to book a place on the coach.

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Friday 29 September 2017

  • 18:30
    Art: Opening of exhibition by Jim Anderson (Art School)
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  • 19:30
    All the King's Men (Alington Hall)

    A multi-award-winning a cappella group based at King's College London, All The King’s Men combine tight vocal harmonies with mesmerising choreography presenting a highly entertaining show for any occasion.

    They are the voices that are defining a genre, and as we go to press have just risen to fame on BBC1’s Pitch Battle, making it through to the final of the show which is currently putting a cappella music back in the spotlight in Britain.

    With 5 stars and official sell-outs, their all-vocal covers from Bowie to Beyoncé are a must-see!

    The United States, Moscow, Milan, Cannes, Seoul and many more have enjoyed this slick 9-piece live on tour. Their albums and videos have received recognition as far as the Los Angeles A Capella Festival, making AtKM the most nominated British group in a cappella award history!

    "A cappella heavyweights" (The Telegraph)

    "Slick, charming, professional… fun!" ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com)

    "You'll love this!" (BBC Radio 2)

    We are really excited to welcome the boys back; All the Kings Men have a very special connection with Shrewsbury School as they were founded by OS Henry Southern and at the moment feature two more Old Salopians; George Fowler and Alfred Mitchell.

    This concert follows their sell-out performance in 2015 – early booking is advised!

    Tickets £15.00 each from www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or Juliet Young on 01743 280812

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Saturday 30 September 2017

  • 19:30
    Mr Darwin's Tree by Riding Lights Theatre Company (Ashton Theatre)


    Mr Darwin's Tree

    is a one-man play about Charles Darwin, written by noted playwright and director Murray Watts, and starring leading British film, TV and theatre actor Andrew Harrison.

    Mr Darwin's Tree has been described as “a brilliant, fast-paced and beautifully detailed performance” (Church Times). BroadwayBaby reported that “Mr Darwin’s Tree explores not only science, but religion, the divine intricacies of the soul, and what it is to be human…. A rare treat.”

    Hailed at the Edinburgh Festival as “an elegantly conceived, clever and highly informative performance, overflowing with gentle humour and charm” (Three Weeks), the play explores the life and work of Charles Darwin within the contexts of science, faith and family.

    Andrew Harrison has worked in film, TV, theatre and radio for over 30 years. His theatre credits include Glyn and It with Dame Penelope Keith on national tour, the premier tour of Peter Nichol’s Blue Murder and the West End Production with the late Sir Michael Hordern of Trelawny of the Wells.

    Andrew is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s drama department. His film credits include An Ideal Husband, The Sea Change, A Little Loving and Dorian Gray. For TV: Florence Nightingale, The Life of Pepys, Miss Marple, 2000 Acres of Sky, The Bill, Birds of a Feather, You Rang M’Lord?, Beyond Narnia and Summer in Transylvania.

    Tickets are FREE but must be reserved in advance, either online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/shrewsburyschool or from Juliet Young, email jyoung@shrewsbury.org.uk, tel. 01743 280812.

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Sunday 1 October 2017

  • 11:30
    Music: Sixth Form New Entrants' Concert (Alington Hall)
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Monday 2 October 2017

  • 19:30
    Art Society: "From Judge Dredd to The Walking Dead - 25 years in comic books": Charlie Adlard (OS) (Art School)
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Thursday 5 October 2017

  • 19:30
    Music: Concert at the Tabernacle, Machynlleth (depart at 4.45pm)
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Friday 6 October 2017

  • 19:30
    Drama: The Duchess of Malfi (Ashton Theatre)
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Sunday 8 October 2017

  • 19:30
    Music: Drapers Concert (St Alkmunds Church)
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Friday 13 October 2017

  • 18:30
    Music: House Singing Competition (Alington Hall)
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Friday 3 November 2017

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    Music: Prep School Choral Day (Chapel)
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Monday 6 November 2017

  • 19:30
    Art Society: "The Mediatisation of the Photographic Image and the Rise of the Photobook": Dr Jonathan Day (Art School)
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Tuesday 7 November 2017

  • 19:00
    Art: Opening of the Art Faculty Staff Group Exhibition (Art School)
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Sunday 12 November 2017

  • 11:30
    Music: Childrens' Concert (Maidment Building)
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Wednesday 22 November 2017

  • 19:30
    Senior School Play "His Dark Materials" (Ashton Theatre)
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Friday 24 November 2017

  • 19:30
    Music: Senior Recital (Maidment Building)
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Sunday 26 November 2017

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    Music: Piano and Brass Prize (Maidment Building)
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Friday 1 December 2017

  • 19:30
    Music: Christmas Charity Concert (Maidment Building)
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Thursday 7 December 2017

  • 19:30
    Music: Pearl of Africa (Maidment Building)
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