Christmas in Rugby

Santa and the March of the Penguins

25 November to 8 January
Rugby town centre

Visitors to Rugby this Christmas can see a very special Santa and the march of the penguins throughout the town centre.

Collect a trail map from Rugby Visitor Information centre and make your way around the town and find the various models.

Rugby Open 2023

25 November to 3 February 2024
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Little Elborow Street

Rugby Open brings together a diverse range of high-quality contemporary art from emerging and established artists from the local area and includes dozens of pieces from across the arts, from paintings and prints to textiles and ceramics.

Artists from Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Coventry were invited to submit pieces for the exhibition, with a panel of judges selecting works to go on display.

Christmas Shows

The Man Who Wanted to be a Penguin

10 December - 7 January
Macready Theatre, Barby Road 

The story of an extraordinary explorer and pioneering problem-solver. Planning his latest mission to the Antarctic he is learning to speak Penguin and hopes that you will too.


22 - 30 December
£14.50 to £16.50
Benn Hall, Newbold Road, Rugby 

Join Aladdin, his Genie and a magical Spirit on a journey to fame and fortune, discovering a magic flying carpet, a beautiful Princess and lots of silliness along the way. Full of more glitter, magic and spectacle than ever before, this promises to be our best panto yet.


19 -28 January
Rugby Theatre, Henry Street, Rugby 

A family pantomime to delight audiences of all ages.