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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. 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
  2. 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
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    30 May 2017 To 30 May 2017
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    31 May 2017 To 31 May 2017
    From:
    31 May 2017 To 31 May 2017
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Elephant & Castle

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    Elephant & Castle

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Tom Adams and Lillian Henley present: Elephant & Castle

    The first thing I said to my partner Lillian in my sleep was 'I want to get in a cupboard and
    take you to Elephant and Castle.'

    Do you tell the truth when you talk in your sleep? Does your sleep talk even make sense? And
    could it just be...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Jun 2017 To 17 Jun 2017
  9. Something Terrible Might Happen

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    Something Terrible Might Happen

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Uncanny Theatre presents Something Terrible Might Happen. We're the safest people who have ever lived, and we're terrified. We're scared of men on dark streets, groups of kids, animals, disease, gooey liquids, people we don't know, the weird guy at number 13, big things, small things and...

    Dates

    From:
    8 Jun 2017 To 8 Jun 2017
  10. Confabulation

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    Confabulation

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    A show about memory and making stuff up.

    Every act of remembering is an act of storytelling. So here's mine.

    It starts with a spotty teenager at a Motorhead gig and ends up at the cutting edge of Memory research.

    The bellowing fans, the smell of beer and sweat, the thunderous music.

    When I...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Jun 2017 To 9 Jun 2017
  11. Declaration

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    Declaration

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Instinctive, curious, bold and bouncy; Sarah is a mighty proud square peg, which wouldn’t be such a problem if the hole wasn't so damn round.

    Sarah grew up feeling different. Her childhood Dr thought it was sugar. Her current Dr thinks its ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). Sarah still...

    Dates

    From:
    10 Jun 2017 To 10 Jun 2017
  12. Northern Aldborough Festival: Gyles Brandreth's Word Play

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    Northern Aldborough Festival: Gyles Brandreth's Word Play

    Type

    Theatre

    Boroughbridge

    They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the former MP and Government Whip, regular on Just A Minute and longest surviving member of the Countdown team, takes us on a rollicking roller-coaster ride around his amazing world of words. Host of...

    Dates

    From:
    28 Jun 2017 To 28 Jun 2017
  13. The Father

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    The Father

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    by Florian Zeller

    Andre once had a wonderful career as a tap dancer and now lives in Paris with his daughter and her husband. Or was he an engineer whose daughter now lives in London? The trouble is, he can't quite remember.

    Starring Kenneth Alan Taylor as Andre, this funny and moving play...

    Dates

    From:
    4 Jul 2017 To 8 Jul 2017
    From:
    8 Jul 2017 To 8 Jul 2017
  14. A Judgement in Stone

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    A Judgement in Stone

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Bill Kenwright Ltd Present

    Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood - on Valentine's Day. Ruth Rendell's brilliant plot unravels a...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Jul 2017 To 15 Jul 2017
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    12 Jul 2017 To 12 Jul 2017
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    15 Jul 2017 To 15 Jul 2017
  15. Magic Circle

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    Magic Circle

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Presented by Brother Wolf
    In collaboration with Harrogate Theatre
    Written by Kim Newman
    Produced by James Hyland
    Directed by Phil Lowe
    Music by Chris Warner
    Costume Design by Charlene Braniff

    Circa 1970,– the Dawn of the Age of Ophiuchus, as faddish mysticism becomes something more dangerous. In a...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Jul 2017 To 28 Jul 2017
  16. Madam Butterfly 2017 Russian State Opera

    Madam Butterfly 2017 Russian State Opera

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Madam Butterfly – one of the most colourful & exotic operas
    Featuring incredible live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

    Set in Japan at the turn of the century, Madam Butterfly is among the most colourful and exotic of all operas, and from its theme of noble self-sacrifice spring melodies that...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Aug 2017 To 30 Aug 2017
  17. Tosca 2017 Russian State Opera

    Tosca 2017 Russian State Opera

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Premiere of Tosca Opera – Dramatic masterpiece where love, politics and murder takes place at the highest level.

    Music by G.Puccini

    Libretto by G.Giacosa and L.Illica
    Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
    Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30...

    Dates

    From:
    31 Aug 2017 To 31 Aug 2017
  18. 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
  19. 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:
    1 Oct 2017 To 16 Oct 2017
  20. 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

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