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Winter Events in Inverness & What’s New for 2020

Planning on visiting Inverness in the first few months of 2020? You’re in luck because the city has some great entertainment in store for this winter! From musicals to murder mysteries, you’re bound to find something perfect for your Highland break on our list of things to do in Inverness. Read on to learn more about Winter Events in Inverness and what’s new for 2020!

Theatre – Winter Events in Inverness

The Snow Queen – 29th Jan – 1st Feb at Eden Court

Scottish Ballet presents this winter classic with a whole new production choreographed by Christopher Hampson. This tale of love and friendship in the face of adversity is a delight for all ages and is based on the same Hans Christian Andersen tale that inspired the hit film Frozen.

BUDDY – the Buddy Holly Story – 3rd – 8th Feb at Eden Court

Seen by over 22 million people all over the world, this hit musical brings to life Buddy Holly’s iconic music and rise to fame with the help of highly talented actors and musicians. Featuring evergreen hits like Rave On, That’ll Be The Day and Peggy Sue, the night will take you through Holly’s life from his early career to his last, legendary concert before his untimely death at the age of 22.

Oor Wullie – The Musical – 10th – 15th Feb Eden Court

Celebrating the 80th year of Scotland’s beloved comic strip, this brand new musical extravaganza sees Wullie and his friends search for his bucket. Combining rock, gospel and bhangra for a witty and very Scottish musical, you’re in for a treat with this one!

Frankenstein – 18th to 22nd February at Eden Court

This new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel gives the sordid tale a twist by placing the 18-year-old writer in the action of her story as she wrestles with her creation and the place of young women in her society. The perfect theatre experience for a dark winter night!

David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy – 26th – 29th February at Eden Court

Joe Spud is the richest boy in the country with pretty much everything you could possibly want, except for a friend. Follow Joe along his journey as he realises what money can’t buy. Sweet belly laughs are guaranteed with this theatre experience suitable for the whole family.

Concerts in Inverness

RSNO: Viennese Gala – 9th Jan at Eden Court

This concert focuses mainly on the music of Johann Strauss, the most famous of Vienna’s composers. What could be a better way to celebrate the new year? Featuring timeless favourites like Fledermaus, On The Beautiful Blue Danube and the Thunder and Lightning Polka, the evening is presented by beloved RSNO tenor Jamie MacDougall and conducted by Tianyi Lu.

The Classic Rock Show -16th Feb at Eden Court

Playing tribute to music legends like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and The Who, this new live production is a must-see for fans of classic rock. The show takes you through all the hits, the solos and the riffs for two and a half hours of iconic tunes that’ll have you singing along until your voice is hoarse. And it all culminates with an epic guitar battle that can’t be missed!

Inverness Music Festival – 27th Feb – 4th Mar at Eden Court

This music festival is by the local community and for the local community! During its week-long programme, there’ll be music classes and competitions in a variety of instruments and genres to drive home the festival’s central thesis: that performance is for everybody. So team up with friends and family or sign up on your own to learn new skills and see some local talent. From battle of the bands to classical, there’s something for everyone!

Other events in Inverness

Ben Hart – Wonder – 18th Jan at Eden Court

West End star and Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist Ben Hart brings magic alive for one night only at Eden Court on January 18th. Using only the simplest props and the minds of the audience, he’ll take you on a journey through the universe ad the darkest corners of your imagination through his mind-boggling illusions.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2020 – 22-23rd Jan at Eden Court

Comprising of a selection of documentary shorts centred around mountaineering and other outdoor sports, this inspirational two-day film festival will have you dusting off those hiking boots and planning your next Munro-bagging adventure! The life-affirming feats of human endurance and gorgeous cinematography will take your breath away.

Inverness Half Marathon 2020 – Sunday 8th March

Start your running season with a selection of races for all ages.  Choose from the Inverness 5k or Inverness Half Marathon.  Kids can also enter if they choose to run for their school or club!  It is a fantastic course through the city centre and down the River Ness and back again – see the route map


Booking your stay in Inverness

Looking for a hotel in Inverness? Here at the Palace Hotel, we offer stylish accommodation right on the River Ness with a mouthwatering pre-theatre menu that’s just what you need to add the finishing touch to your night out in Inverness. For a great deal on your stay, check out our Winter Escape offer with complementary wine on arrival and a generous breakfast buffet. To book, you can even use the promo code JAN SALE for the every best offerscall us on 01463223243 or Palace or use the Enquiry Form!


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