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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. Offside

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    Offside

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Presented by Futures Theatre
    By Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish

    Heart thumping with oxygenised blood,
    adrenalin flooding every little bit of me
    and every little bit of me
    is every little bit of the field in front of me.

    It is 1881. It is 1921. It is 2017.

    Four women from across the centuries...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Mar 2017 To 25 Mar 2017
    From:
    25 Mar 2017 To 25 Mar 2017
  2. Badapple Theatre Company present 'Eddie and the Gold Tops'

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    Badapple Theatre Company present 'Eddie and the Gold Tops'

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    The Badapple team are back with a hilarious new comedy set against the backdrop and dynamic music of the 'Swinging 60's'. Written by Kate Bramley (Ex-Hull Truck Theatre) with original songs and music by Jez Lowe (SONY Radio Academy Award Winner/ Radio 2 Radio Ballads).
    This tale follows our Eddie,...

    Dates

    From:
    26 Mar 2017 To 26 Mar 2017
  3. The Verdict

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    The Verdict

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    MIDDLE GROUND THEATRE COMPANY LTD presents the world stage premiere of

    The Verdict
    By Barry Reed

    Adapted by Margaret May Hobbs
    Designed & directed by Michael Lunney

    STARRING CLIVE MANTLE, JACK SHEPHERD and RICHARD WALSH in a full cast of fifteen.

    The powerful best-selling courtroom thriller...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Mar 2017 To 1 Apr 2017
    From:
    1 Apr 2017 To 1 Apr 2017
  4. Champions of Magic

    Champions of Magic

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Direct from a hit season in London's West End, the world-class illusionists that make up the Champions Of Magic team return for a spectacular night of mystery that'll keep you guessing for a long time to come. With over 20 million online views between them, and sold out shows on their 2014, 2015...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017 To 1 Apr 2017
  5. The Emperor's New Clothes

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    The Emperor's New Clothes

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Harrogate Theatre's contemporary take on this cheeky Hans Christian Andersen tale, with music and songs.

    Fun for all the family during the Easter holidays. Please note show times vary.

    Suitable for ages 5+

    Dates

    From:
    6 Apr 2017 To 6 Apr 2017
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    6 Apr 2017 To 7 Apr 2017
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    8 Apr 2017 To 8 Apr 2017
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    8 Apr 2017 To 8 Apr 2017
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    10 Apr 2017 To 13 Apr 2017
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    10 Apr 2017 To 13 Apr 2017
    From:
    15 Apr 2017 To 15 Apr 2017
  6. Naomi's Wild and Scary

    Naomi's Wild and Scary

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    Children's TV presenter Naomi Wilkinson is embarking on a nationwide tour in spring 2017. The show will be packed full of fun and surprises as Naomi is joined on stage by 'Animal Mark', and some of his scariest creatures. Join Naomi as she recalls some of her most exciting wildlife experiences...

    Dates

    From:
    18 Apr 2017 To 18 Apr 2017
  7. Wow! Said The Owl

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    Wow! Said The Owl

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Explore the wow-world of colours with this curious little owl who is determined to stay awake to see what day light brings.
    From the warm pink glow of dawn through to a day filled with the bright colours of green leaves, blue sky, grey clouds and, finally, a stunning rainbow — ‘WOW!’. But despite...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Apr 2017 To 22 Apr 2017
    From:
    20 Apr 2017 To 22 Apr 2017
  8. Richard Herring The Best

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    Richard Herring The Best

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    Richard Herring, King of the Edinburgh Fringe, Metro columnist and the UK's Podfather (RHLSTP, AIOTM) picks his favourite routines from his 12 one-man shows and crams them into 90 minutes for your delectation.

    From his deconstruction of the genealogy of Christ to him proving that racists are less...

    Dates

    From:
    20 Apr 2017 To 20 Apr 2017
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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