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The major venue for entertainment is the Everyman Theatre , which is the premier sightseeing attraction of Cheltenham. You'll find a lot more theater at the Playhouse, Bath Road (tel. 01242/522852; www.playhousecheltenham.org), which presents new local, amateur productions of drama, comedy, dance, and opera staged at the dizzying pace of every 2 weeks. Tickets are £6 to £25.

Otherwise, the best center for nocturnal affairs is The Place, 33-35 Albion St. (tel. 01242/570583; www.theplacenightclub.co.uk), which is entered from High Street. It offers three floors of fun, with loud music blaring everything from R&B to hits from the Reagan era. Cover ranges from £5 to £10, but it's most often free if you enter before 10pm. The Place is open Monday and Wednesday to Saturday 9pm to 3am.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.