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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. Molly's Marvellous Moustache

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    Molly's Marvellous Moustache

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Fidget Theatre in association with LittleMighty presents

    MOLLY’S MARVELLOUS MOUSTACHE

    By Andrea Heaton

    'I will invent an invention and people will say… My, what a MARVELLOUS MOUSTACHE.'

    Molly wants to be just like the grown ups. So her mummy makes her a moustache. With her moustache she can go...

    Dates

    From:
    23 Feb 2017 To 25 Feb 2017
    From:
    23 Feb 2017 To 25 Feb 2017
  2. Count Arthur Strong The Sound of Mucus

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    Count Arthur Strong The Sound of Mucus

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    Presented by Komedia Entertainment & Live Nation

    Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don't miss...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Feb 2017 To 25 Feb 2017
  3. Burton

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    Burton

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    BURTON vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom. Beautiful women (not least Liz Taylor), alcohol, wealth, stage and screen are the threads woven into this sad, happy, exuberant often hilarious one-man show. Drink was the...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Feb 2017 To 27 Feb 2017
  4. Putting The Band Back Together

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    Putting The Band Back Together

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Unfolding Theatre in association with LittleMighty present

    PUTTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER

    Across the UK there are thousands of guitars propped up in bedrooms that haven’t been strummed in years. Voices only heard in the shower. Drum kits taking up too much space in garages.

    Well, it’s time to...

    Dates

    From:
    2 Mar 2017 To 4 Mar 2017
  5. Stuart Goldsmith: Compared to What

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    Stuart Goldsmith: Compared to What

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    Fresh from appearances on 'Russell Howard's Stand Up Central' (Comedy Central), 'As Yet Untitled' (Dave) and a month of packed houses at the Edinburgh Fringe, Stuart Goldsmith presents a new hour of funny, not entirely about becoming a parent.

    The host of the 'Comedian’s Comedian Podcast' (over 6...

    Dates

    From:
    4 Mar 2017 To 4 Mar 2017
  6. Jimmy Carr - The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

    Jimmy Carr - The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.

    A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr's new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked...

    Dates

    From:
    5 Mar 2017 To 5 Mar 2017
  7. Danny Baker From the Cradle to the Stage

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    Danny Baker From the Cradle to the Stage

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    The stage has always been my first love. Let me put that another way. I have never done anything like this before in my life. However, to travel from town to town addressing a fabulous gathering of like-minded chums each night seems to me exactly what Shakespeare would have done had not the hefty...

    Dates

    From:
    10 Mar 2017 To 10 Mar 2017
  8. Eurohouse

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    Eurohouse

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    'Bienvenue. Kalosórisma. Welcome. We are so happy to see you all here. Some of you we know rather well, some of you we don't. But it doesn't matter, you all look... stunning.'

    Two performers – one Greek, one French – dance and shout, cry and sing, agree and disagree, about life in the Eurohouse. A...

    Dates

    From:
    10 Mar 2017 To 11 Mar 2017
  9. Narvik

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    Narvik

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Following their hugely successful touring productions of Plastic Figurines and Chip Shop Chips, Manchester theatre company Box of Tricks is set to visit Harrogate Studio Theatre from 14th to 18th March with last year's critically-acclaimed new play with songs, Narvik, by award-winning playwright...

    Dates

    From:
    14 Mar 2017 To 18 Mar 2017
    From:
    18 Mar 2017 To 18 Mar 2017
  10. Invincible

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    Invincible

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    By Torben Betts

    Produced by The Original Theatre Company and The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

    Directed by Christopher Harper

    The smash-hit tour returns!

    With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Mar 2017 To 18 Mar 2017
    From:
    18 Mar 2017 To 18 Mar 2017
  11. Badapple Theatre Company present 'Eddie and the Gold Tops'

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    Badapple Theatre Company present 'Eddie and the Gold Tops'

    Type

    Theatre

    Ripon

    The Badapple team are back with 'Eddie and the Gold Tops', 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)....

    Dates

    From:
    18 Mar 2017 To 18 Mar 2017
  12. Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Let's Go Backwards Together

    Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Let's Go Backwards Together

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense campaign to re-Great Britain in his brand new show.

    We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. Whatever the...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Mar 2017 To 19 Mar 2017
  13. Hamlet

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    Hamlet

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    A company of seasoned classical actors embrace the brutality of the greatest play ever written. A gripping, ensemble style brings exhilaration and violence to the unforgettable music and delicacy of the words.

    The King of Denmark is dead. Consumed with grief, Prince Hamlet devotes himself to...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Mar 2017 To 22 Mar 2017
    From:
    22 Mar 2017 To 22 Mar 2017
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
    From:
    6 Apr 2017 To 7 Apr 2017
    From:
    8 Apr 2017 To 8 Apr 2017
    From:
    8 Apr 2017 To 8 Apr 2017
    From:
    10 Apr 2017 To 13 Apr 2017
    From:
    10 Apr 2017 To 13 Apr 2017
    From:
    15 Apr 2017 To 15 Apr 2017
  19. 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
  20. 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

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