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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 Weir

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    The Weir

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic The Weir embarks on a UK tour this autumn to mark its 20th Anniversary year.

    In a small Irish town, the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendan’s pub to while away the hours one...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Sep 2017 To 23 Sep 2017
    From:
    23 Sep 2017 To 23 Sep 2017
  2. Apple Day

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    Apple Day

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Sunday 24th September sees Apple Day return to Newby Hall. This is the last day of the season with lots and lots of apple based fun, games and activities. Central to Apple Day is the hotly contested Apple Throwing Championships whereby whoever throws an Apple the furthest over the River Ure wins...

    Venue

    Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

    Dates

    From:
    24 Sep 2017 To 24 Sep 2017
  3. The Odd Couple - the female version

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    The Odd Couple - the female version

    Type

    Theatre

    Pateley Bridge

    Witty classic comedy of opposites, in unique intimate theatre. Tickets £9 from www.pateleyplayhouse

    Dates

    From:
    26 Sep 2017 To 30 Sep 2017
  4. Rita, Sue and Bob Too

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    Rita, Sue and Bob Too

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    'As long as you're alive that's all that matters'

    Best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When he takes the scenic route and offers them a bit of fun, the three start a fling they each think they control.

    Andrea Dunbar’s semi-autobiographical play...

    Dates

    From:
    26 Sep 2017 To 30 Sep 2017
    From:
    30 Sep 2017 To 30 Sep 2017
  5. Troupers

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    Troupers

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Award-winning poet and former Coronation Street and comedy writer Keith Hutson presents Troupers, a celebration of the Music Hall artistes, the routines that made a nation love them, and the tough, strange, remarkable lives they led.

    Keith pays tribute to not only legendary performers like Vesta...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Sep 2017 To 28 Sep 2017
  6. Marching On Embers

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    Marching On Embers

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    One family. One cause. Two paths...

    With a fragile peace hanging over their community, the rifts of the past begin to tear apart the foundations of a prominent Republican family when one of them re-joins the struggle against ‘the age old enemy of the Irish people’.

    Why are so many young men...

    Dates

    From:
    29 Sep 2017 To 30 Sep 2017
  7. Harrogate Comedy Festival

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    Harrogate Comedy Festival

    Type

    Festival

    Harrogate

    The 8th annual Harrogate Comedy Festival (1st-16th Oct 2016) features handpicked acts from across the globe to the town. With acts from Australia, America, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and Europe it’s a comedy festival with an exciting international twist.

    The 2016 line-up includes Ross Noble,...

    Venue

    Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

    Dates

    From:
    2 Oct 2017 To 14 Oct 2017
  8. Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast

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    Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    NEW DATE ADDED

    Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four years.

    Join 'undoubtedly one of the kingpins of British comedy' (Evening Standard) on his biggest ever tour.

    Come witness the magnificent beast that...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Oct 2017 To 7 Oct 2017
  9. Stones in his Pockets

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    Stones in his Pockets

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    A quiet Irish village is turned upside down with the arrival of a Hollywood film crew, looking for the 'real' Ireland. As the days pass, cultures clash with dire consequences, but through all adversity the human spirit prevails.
    Two actors play all of the characters in this modern comic tragedy.

    Dates

    From:
    18 Oct 2017 To 21 Oct 2017
  10. Milton Jones is Out There

    Milton Jones is Out There

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys. He's holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window. In his brand new show he'll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the...

    Dates

    From:
    22 Oct 2017 To 22 Oct 2017
  11. All In

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    All In

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    All In takes a wild ride through vastly different, seemingly unconnected worlds, where everyday situations
    take unexpected turns into the absurd and intimate. Dictatorships, nightclubs, national anthems, education and self help manuals combine in an epic journey that questions how free we really...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Oct 2017 To 25 Oct 2017
  12. Seaside Terror

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    Seaside Terror

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    It’s holiday season. The season of terror!

    Odd Doll take a trip to the seaside, where they nd more than they bargained for. The only other inhabitant of the dilapidated pier is a rather sinister ice cream man. And he’s got some very strange stories to tell...

    His mind-boggling collection of...

    Dates

    From:
    26 Oct 2017 To 28 Oct 2017
  13. A Night of Dirty Dancing 2017

    A Night of Dirty Dancing 2017

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Relive the passion, indulge in the romance and celebrate the greatest movie soundtrack of all time.

    Recast and re-scripted for 2016, it’s all down to Kellerman’s end of season show. Revel in the moments you loved, the memories you...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Oct 2017 To 30 Oct 2017
  14. The Magic Flute

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    The Magic Flute

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Don'’t miss Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose’s debut at Harrogate Theatres this Autumn

    Invited behind the velvet rope at London’s most exclusive club, Tamino doesn’t have time to stop for beggars, paparazzi, or even his girlfriend Pamina.

    Going to bed after a blazing row later that night, this...

    Dates

    From:
    4 Nov 2017 To 4 Nov 2017
  15. All or Nothing - The Mod Musical

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    All or Nothing - The Mod Musical

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or Lambrettas...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Nov 2017 To 11 Nov 2017
    From:
    8 Nov 2017 To 8 Nov 2017
    From:
    11 Nov 2017 To 11 Nov 2017
  16. The Nutcracker 2017 Russian State Opera

    The Nutcracker 2017 Russian State Opera

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    The Nutcracker –A timeless classic of festive season.

    Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky

    Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

    'Visually it was stunning and a feast for the eyes. Thoroughly enjoyable.' ★★★★ Michael Hasted – Stage Talk Magazine

    Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Dec 2017 To 6 Dec 2017
  17. Beauty and the Beast

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    Beauty and the Beast

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    We are delighted to announce that the Harrogate Theatre pantomime for 2017-18 is Beauty and the Beast – a magical adaptation of a classic fairytale.

    Join us as we follow the bookish and beautiful Belle and the Beast, a troubled prince who has been placed under an evil spell for a hundred years. If...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Dec 2017 To 21 Jan 2018
  18. Romeo and Juliet 2017 Russian State Opera

    Romeo and Juliet 2017 Russian State Opera

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Music by S. Prokofiev

    Featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

    ‘By far the best company to bring Russian ballet to British audiences’ Stage Talk Magazine

    Join us for an unforgettable journey as Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back for their annual UK tour with Romeo and Juliet...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Dec 2017 To 7 Dec 2017
  19. Milkshake Live! The Magic Story Book

    Milkshake Live! The Magic Story Book

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Starring Milkshake! favourites; Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake's very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters, this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a...

    Dates

    From:
    14 Feb 2018 To 14 Feb 2018
    From:
    14 Feb 2018 To 14 Feb 2018
  20. 2018 Chinese New Year Extravaganza

    2018 Chinese New Year Extravaganza

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Come and see the magic unfold as Chinese New Year lands in Harrogate with a unique and exciting show of cultural spectacle to welcome the start of the Year of the Rooster.

    'Chinese New Year Extravaganza' features a team of performers direct from China showcasing incredible Chinese performing arts....

    Dates

    From:
    2 Mar 2018 To 2 Mar 2018

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