Whether it’s modern-day entertainment like crazy golf, trampoline parks and cinema complexes or more traditional entertainment like professional football and the theatre, Stevenage has it covered.
Entertainment in Stevenage
Stevenage Leisure Park
Within walking distance from our Stevenage Central hotel, Stevenage Leisure Park is the leading entertainment destination in the area, home to bars, restaurants, crazy golf, a cinema complex, trampoline park and more!
There are few better feelings in life than hitting a strike at bowling. It might not happen again for the rest of the game – it probably won’t – but that lingering euphoric feeling will keep your spirits lifted and give you vital bragging rights. Hollywood Bowl at Stevenage Leisure Park is open daily until 10pm, with dozens of lanes, a mini-amusement centre and a café and bar knocking out burgers, gourmet hot dogs, milkshakes and more. Plus, if you’re still feeling competitive after your bowling strike, you can carry on the fun and games at Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf or take a running jump at the Oxygen Freejumping centre nearby.
The main cinema in the region, Cineworld Stevenage is a 16-screen complex in the Stevenage Leisure Park that screens all the latest Hollywood action. The modern complex comes with a wide range of theatre options, including IMAX, IMAX 3D and the new 4DX screens that claim to stimulate all five senses, as well as Starbucks and Baskin Robbins in the main foyer. You can also easily make a night of it as well, with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby including Fire Jacks, Chiquito, Bar & Beyond, Nando’s and more.
Stevenage Leisure Park
One of the newest professional clubs in the English leagues, Stevenage F.C. were founded in 1976 and currently play in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football leagues. Impressively, the club were the first team to win a competitive game at the new Wembley Stadium in 2007 to win the FA Trophy, a feat they repeated again in 2009. Home games are played at the 6,722-capacity Broadhall Way (renamed for sponsorship reasons to the Lamex Stadium), a 10-minute walk south of Stevenage’s town centre. Due to its location on the edge of the town, there aren’t many nearby pubs and bars, but you will find several fast food outlets and coffee shops at the nearby Roaring Meg Retail Park.
Gordon Craig Theatre and Concert Hall
A mid-sized venue that packs a big cultural punch, the Gordon Craig Theatre and Concert Hall in Stevenage has hosted big-name stars like Jimmy Carr, Dionne Warwick and Lesley Garrett since first opening its doors in 1975. Comprised of a 501-capacity theatre and 1,200-seat concert hall, both venues have a broad entertainment remit spanning musicals, comedy, plays, family shows, opera, dance, live music and one of the longest-running pantomimes in the country. Located opposite the train station, and just a short walk from our Stevenage Central hotel, the theatre also has its own excellent café, bar, bistro and art gallery.