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Cave City 2019 : Nottingham Underground Festival

Various Venues, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 7LS

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Cave City – Nottingham Underground Festival
Friday 5 – Wednesday 10 April
Various locations across the city

Head underground for Nottingham’s annual celebration of all things cave.

Did you know that Nottingham has over 800 caves beneath its streets?

This year, Cave City invites you to explore what lies beneath your feet with an extended five-day festival crammed full of fun and intriguing events. Discover Nottingham’s hidden landscape through a series of tours, talks, activities and experiences.

Take your pick from a series of fun and intriguing events across the city, including tours, talks, activities and experiences, and discover more about this hidden landscape. The programme includes talks and guided tours at some of the city's lesser known cave locations which have never before been explored by the public.

The Peel Street Cave Tours are back by popular demand, and we are very excited to announce that the Rock Cemetery Catacombs will be included in this year’s line-up. Businesses such as The Malt Cross and Cave Escape will be hosting unique events throughout the festival, and keep your eyes peeled for news of our Underground Cinema and Cave Yoga!

Keep checking for the latest events and updates on the festival - Search this site with 'Cave City 2019'

Full list of this year's events:
5 April
Cave Escape
City Of Caves Ghosts of the caves tour
City of Caves Tours
Deckchair Barbers
Malt Cross Beer Tasting
Tour of Rock Cemetery Catacombs SOLD OUT
Underground Wollaton SOLD OUT
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem Tours
Yoga in the Tunnel

6 April​​
Access Archaeology
Cave Escape
Cave Pétanque in Peoples Hall
Caves Hub
City Of Caves Ghosts of the caves tour
City of Caves Tours
Deckchair Barbers
Fine Ales and Strange Tales (Story telling in the Salutation Caves)
Malt Cross Heritage Tour
Malt Cross Gin Tasting
Mortimers Hole Cave Tour with A Touch Of History
Peel Street Cave Tours SOLD OUT
The Caves of Nottingham Talks SOLD OUT
Tour of People's Hall SOLD OUT
Tour of Rock Cemetery Catacombs SOLD OUT
Underground Wollaton SOLD OUT
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem Tours

7 April
Access Archaeology
- Andy's Drum Circle at the Malt Cross
Cave Escape
Cave Pétanque in Peoples Hall
Caves Hub
City of Caves Tours
Mortimers Hole Cave Tour with A Touch Of History
Tour of People's Hall SOLD OUT
Tour of Rock Cemetery Catacombs SOLD OUT
Underground Wollaton SOLD OUT
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem Tours

​​​​​​8 April
Brewhouse Yard Cave Tour
Deckchair Barbers
Mortimers Hole Cave Tour with A Touch Of History
Tour of Rock Cemetery Catacombs SOLD OUT
Underground Wollaton SOLD OUT
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem Tours

9 April
- BeatFeet African Drumming in the Park Tunnel
- Deckchair Barbers
Fine Ales and Strange Tales (Story telling in the Salutation Caves)
Mortimers Hole Cave Tour with A Touch Of History
Peel Street Cave Tours SOLD OUT
Tour of Rock Cemetery Catacombs SOLD OUT
Underground Wollaton SOLD OUT
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem Tours

​​​​​​10 April
- Andy's Drum Circle at the Malt Cross
Fine Ales and Strange Tales (Story telling in the Salutation Caves)
Peel Street Cave Tours SOLD OUT
Yoga in the Tunnel

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For all ticket prices, please see individual events as they are announced

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Nottingham Cave City Underground Festival (5 Apr 2019 - 10 Apr 2019)

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