Hadrian Festival 2019

Gladiators, have-a-go archery and historical market

costumed historical gladiators mock battle


Saturday 10 August

Visitor information

11am - 4pm

Adult admission charges apply.

Kids under 16 go free 

Gladiator spars and battles in the roped arena all through the day 

Supported by the Friends of Segedunum.


The Historical Combat company take over the fort with a variety of costumed historical interpreters, storytellers and heritage craft artists to pay homage to the Roman Emperor Hadrian. 

Browse the Roman Market, watch the action in the arena as the Gladiators train and fight, have a go at archery or get involved in the hands-on craft activities all from historical tents.