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Upcoming Theatre Events in Harrogate & District

The Harrogate District has a wealth of theatre events in a wide variety of venues throughout the year.

From events that are part of the many festivals that feature in the district’s cultural programme, through to professional touring and in-house productions, or one of our high quality amateur dramatics groups, the range of theatre performances on offer means there is something for everyone.

The fully restored late Victorian Harrogate Theatre boasts a main auditorium seating over 500 and more intimate studio theatre with a full programme throughout the year.

Elsewhere the smaller Frazer Theatre in Knaresborough, the Pateley Bridge Playhouse and Masham Town Hall all boast varied theatrical programmes from the touring companies that visit our village halls to their own acclaimed productions, often exploring local history and themes.

Check out the full programme of Festivals that take place, many of which feature theatrical events. 

During the summer you will find outdoor productions at some of our famous attractions such as RHS Harlow Carr or Knaresborough Castle.  You can get comfortable with a picnic under the summer evening sky, or enjoy an alternative way of exploring the property as you follow the roving production through various locations in the grounds.

There is a very strong amateur dramatic offering with productions on both the main auditorium stage and the more intimate studio at Harrogate Theatre as well as smaller venues throughout the District.

It is easy to see why Harrogate was voted the happiest place to live for three years in a row with annual comedy festivals in both Harrogate and Knaresborough and a number of popular comedy clubs that run during the year.

The Harrogate district enjoys the very best from the UK comedy circuit for both established TV and radio comedy stars as well as up and coming names.

For those who like music with their drama all our venues feature opera and musical theatre and of course Harrogate hosts the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival every August when everything goes a little topsy-turvy.

With new events being added every week there’s always something dramatic to catch your eye when you visit the Harrogate district.

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  1. The Invisible Man

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    The Invisible Man

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Based on the classic novel by HG Wells

    Adaptation by Rob Johnston

    Winter 1897. A stranger comes to the quiet English village of Iping, emerging from a snow-storm like some ghostly apparition. Nameless and faceless, this 'devil without eyes' shuts himself away from curious locals to carry out his...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Apr 2017 To 6 May 2017
    From:
    29 Apr 2017 To 29 Apr 2017
    From:
    6 May 2017 To 6 May 2017
  2. Chris Ramsey; Is That Chris Ramsey?

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    Chris Ramsey; Is That Chris Ramsey?

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    A brand new stand up show for 2017 from the comedian you've seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Celebrity Juice, Hebburn, Live At The Apollo and various newspapers when he was wrongly arrested in a hotel in his underpants.

    Is that Chris Ramsey? Yes it is. On his biggest UK tour yet. Get...

    Dates

    From:
    3 May 2017 To 3 May 2017
  3. Lakme Swansea City Opera

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    Lakme Swansea City Opera

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Lakmé by Léo Delibes
    Swansea City Opera

    Director & Set Design Brendan Wheatley
    Musical Director John Beswick
    Costume Design Gabriella Ingram

    Sung in English

    This jewel of an opera is best known for the famous ‘Flower Duet’, which has become one of the most familiar numbers any composer, in any...

    Dates

    From:
    5 May 2017 To 5 May 2017
  4. Goldilocks and The Three Bears Presented By Northern Ballet

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    Goldilocks and The Three Bears Presented By Northern Ballet

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    With sell-out performances and hugely successful CBeebies adaptations, including Ugly Duckling and Tortoise & the Hare, Northern Ballet’s Short Ballets for Small People are not to be missed.

    Now the magic continues with a brand-new retelling of Goldilocks & the Three Bears.

    Goldilocks is a...

    Dates

    From:
    6 May 2017 To 6 May 2017
  5. Best of BE Festival

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    Best of BE Festival

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    A GRAND TOUR OF BOUNDARY SMASHING EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE IN ONE EXHILARATING NIGHT.

    Birmingham's genre-bending European arts festival takes to the road and shines a light on the continent's diverse and emerging talent in theatre, dance and performance art.

    Experience the highlights of the 2016...

    Dates

    From:
    8 May 2017 To 8 May 2017
  6. An Evening with Gary Lineker

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    An Evening with Gary Lineker

    Type

    Theatre

    Knaresborough

    July 4th, 1990. In Italy, England are preparing for their most important football game in 24 years – the World Cup Semi-final vs West Germany. In Majorca, Bill and Monica are on holiday trying to rekindle their troubled marriage.

    Monica dreams of an affair with Gary Lineker, the 'Queen Mother of...

    Dates

    From:
    10 May 2017 To 13 May 2017
  7. Don't Dress for Dinner

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    Don't Dress for Dinner

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    A side splitting comedy of duplicity.

    Written by Marc Camoletti this superb comedy of confusion stars the brilliant farceurs Damian Williams (Birds Of A Feather, Being Tommy Cooper) and Ben Roddy (Absolutely Fabulous - The Movie, Boeing Boeing).

    Bernard has invited Suzy, his gorgeous Parisian...

    Dates

    From:
    10 May 2017 To 13 May 2017
    From:
    13 May 2017 To 13 May 2017
  8. Jon Richardson: Old Man

    Jon Richardson: Old Man

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of...

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2017 To 11 May 2017
  9. Spring Reign

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    Spring Reign

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    A Story from the Syrian Conflict Syria has descended into chaos and Aleppo is besieged. Salah and Aisha have lost control of their lives, plunging headlong into an uncertain future. The Syria they hoped to change is gone, in its place violence and destruction - the arbitrary brutality of war. With...

    Dates

    From:
    12 May 2017 To 13 May 2017
  10. The Witch's Curse aka Ruddygore

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    The Witch's Curse aka Ruddygore

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Harrogate Gilbert & Sullivan Society bring a fifties twist to the Gothic comic opera, ‘The Witch’s Curse’ (aka Ruddygore), a tale of kidnapped maidens, villainy, teddy boys, teenage romance, haunted castles, ancient ghosts and acres of petticoats! With great music, plot twists and comic timing,...

    Dates

    From:
    17 May 2017 To 20 May 2017
    From:
    20 May 2017 To 20 May 2017
  11. Life By The Throat

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    Life By The Throat

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Most Wanted in association with LittleMighty presents

    Life By The Throat

    This is the story of one man’s life, birth to death - written and performed by a woman.

    James Joseph Patrick Keogh is a force to be reckoned with. Born into poverty and madness, he survives on wit, laughter and one...

    Dates

    From:
    19 May 2017 To 20 May 2017
  12. Omid Djalili ; Schmuck For a Night

    Omid Djalili ; Schmuck For a Night

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand-up performances is back on a nationwide tour! Intelligent, sometimes provocative and always entertaining, his stand-up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood to television...

    Dates

    From:
    19 May 2017 To 19 May 2017
  13. Hopeless Romantics

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    Hopeless Romantics

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    The World Premiere of… HOPELESS ROMANTICS By Nick Lane & Fiona Wass In an age of internet dating, speed dating, blind dating and Tinder, isn'’t it harder not to find someone these days? Alan doesn'’t think so. And he should know; aside from the girl with the pigtails and the lisp in Primary...

    Dates

    From:
    23 May 2017 To 27 May 2017
  14. Shakespeare's Henry IV: A Pub Wake

    Shakespeare's Henry IV: A Pub Wake

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    The King is Dead. Long live the King.

    Join Falstaff, Hal and the regulars at the Boar's Head Tavern to raise a glass to the dear departed.

    Through music, tears and laughter, Bronzehead follow their critically acclaimed Richard II with Shakespeare's elegy to the young and the old in the face of...

    Dates

    From:
    29 May 2017 To 29 May 2017
  15. The Tiger Who Came To Tea

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    The Tiger Who Came To Tea

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    LIVE ON STAGE!

    A musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD, based on the book by JUDITH KERR

    Direct from a SMASH-HIT WEST END season

    The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don't expect to see at thedoor is a...

    Dates

    From:
    30 May 2017 To 30 May 2017
    From:
    30 May 2017 To 30 May 2017
    From:
    31 May 2017 To 31 May 2017
    From:
    31 May 2017 To 31 May 2017
  16. What If I Told You

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    What If I Told You

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    By the Mayers Ensemble

    Written and Performed by Pauline Mayers
    Director Chris Goode

    Throughout Pauline’s life, people have made assumptions about her based on her gender, background and race. She’s defied these expectations at every turn, tearing up the narrative that society tried to impose on...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jun 2017 To 1 Jun 2017
  17. Dick and Dom Live

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    Dick and Dom Live

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    The legends of Children’s TV, Dick and Dom are about to be unleashed on a theatre near you!

    Touring the UK in a show that promises to get the whole family on their feet, the performance will be full of madcap challenges and audience participation games that will guarantee to have you in stitches...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jun 2017 To 1 Jun 2017
    From:
    1 Jun 2017 To 1 Jun 2017
  18. Scary Sh*t

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    Scary Sh*t

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    A show about friendship, being a woman and asking for help.
    Smashing the UK dance scene with quirky and outrageous dance theatre, Rhiannon Faith brings real-life experiences to the stage.
    A courageous experiment, Scary Shit is a show where two young women attend therapy to learn about themselves,...

    Dates

    From:
    3 Jun 2017 To 3 Jun 2017
  19. Betty Blue Eyes

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    Betty Blue Eyes

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Adapted from the hilarious film ‘A Private Function’ by Alan Bennett & Malcolm Mowbray– ‘Betty Blue Eyes is a thoroughly British musical with a deliciously infectious, toe-tapping, retro contemporary score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.
    Belts are being tightened and the country’s...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Jun 2017 To 10 Jun 2017
  20. Betty Blue Eyes

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    Betty Blue Eyes

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Belts are being tightened and the country’s long-suffering citizens are being told by the government that there will be fair shares for all in return for surviving Austerity Britain. Meanwhile local officials feather their own nests by taking far more than their own fair share. It is of course...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Jun 2017 To 10 Jun 2017

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