6 of The Best - 7-8 October

We've got a little bit of everything in our latest edition of your what's-on guide for this weekend in Doncaster. Whether you're a sports fan, a theatre-goer, a history buff or you fancy some live music and comedy, we've got it all covered in this week's SIX of The Best.


1. Monster Comic Con

Monster Comic Con – The UK’s Brand New Popular & Alternative Culture Show

Meet special guests from your favourite films and T.V. shows, voice actors from cult games and comic book artists at Doncaster Racecourse this Saturday from 11am–6pm  and Sunday from 11am–5pm.

There will be a wide range of activities and events, for fans to enjoy throughout the weekend including:

Autographs and photo shoot opportunities with guest stars, merchandise on sale from film and TV exhibitors, Cosplay, FREE PLAY Gaming Lounge, movie car displays, prop and costume displays, competitions, tattoo area, talks and panels, authors, artists and much more.

For tickets and more information visit the Monster Comic Con website.


2. DRFC vs. Southend United

Let's get behind the mighty Rovers this Saturday afternoon as they welcome Southend United to the Keepmoat Stadium for a 12th vs. 19th clash in the EFL League One.

3pm kick off, Saturday 7th October. For tickets click here.


3. James Paine celebration at The Mansion House

A Celebration of the Work of James Paine.

Celebrate Doncaster's revered architect James Paine at an open morning with guided tours of the Mansion House. A series of talks about his life and work will take place in the afternoon from 1:15pm.

Open morning and tours are drop-in sessions but prior booking is required for talks.

10:00am - 12:00pm: Open morning with guided tours of the Mansion House (Drop-in session).

1:15pm - 5:00pm: A series of talks about the life and work of James Paine (Free admission by ticket)

To book or for further information contact Doncaster Heritage Services on 01302 737414 or email peter.clegg@doncaster.gov.uk


4. The Weir

In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer and whisky flows, the arrival of a young stranger, haunted by a secret from her past, turns the tales of folklore into something more unsettling. One story, however, is more chilling and more real than any of them could have ever imagined...

Come along and discover the mystery at Cast, with tickets still available for Saturday, 7th October. With fantastic reviews already pouring in for this production, it's one not to be missed for any theatre fan.

Saturday 7th October at 7:30pm, 1:30pm (audio description showing) and 2:30pm matinee. 

£18.50 (£16.50 concs and matinees) 


5. Jimmy Tarbuck

Top television comedian Jimmy Tarbuck swaps The London Palladium for Doncaster! Tarby, as he is known to millions of TV viewers, is one of the country’s most evergreen performers and a master of light entertainment.

During the entertaining evening, Tarby will be using photos and video footage to take audiences on a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a wealth of hugely funny stories and anecdotes ranging from being at school and in the same class as John Lennon to playing golf with Bing Crosby.

Sunday 8 October, 7.30pm - £23.50 (£22 concs)

For further information and to book tickets please use the link below.

Online ticket booking


6. Doncaster Brewery presents... Sem Seiffert

Sem lives close to Cologne. His music is a combination of folk and rock with a bit of blues, jazz and pop.

His debut-album "Tales to tell" was recorded in Wolverhampton be Producer Gavin Monaghan who has also worked with artists like Editors, Ryan Adams, Nizlopi and The Sherlocks.

Sound like your thing? Head over to the Doncaster Brewery and Tap, Young Street, Doncaster on 8th October 2017, doors open at 4:30pm

More information about the artist: Videos: www.youtube.com/semseiffert Homepage: www.semoclock.com

£10 advance ticket price (+Booking fee), £12 OTD

Click here for ticket information and booking


As ever for more ideas check out the Visit Doncaster website at http://www.visitdoncaster.com/whats-on.

Whatever you're up to this weekend, have a great one and don't forget to keep us up to date with how you're spending your time in Doncaster, by uploading your pics and using @VisitDoncaster, #visitdoncaster and #doncasterisgreat.

If you represent a venue or are organising an event that you'd like us to include in future guides, please contact the TIC by telephone on 01302 734309, on email tourist.information@doncaster.gov.uk or via our social email accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @VisitDoncaster).