Arts & Culture
With a host of private galleries, fantastic theatres and a rich and varied festival scene that packs events in for every passion and interest, Harrogate’s arts and culture scene stretches from traditional paintings and musical events to an eclectic contemporary selection of performing arts and literary discussion, and absolutely everything in-between.
Artistic fervour across Harrogate District
The towns around Harrogate, the city of Ripon and the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are brimming with art and sculpture from the thriving art studios to the momentous Coldstones Cut that looks out across over Nidderdale and the towns beyond.
Workshop galleries offer the chance to observe and engage with artists and craftsmen as they work, proving a broader context and understanding of their work, as well as seeing the landscape and surroundings that inspire them.
Explore the Stories of our towns & city
The duo of Museum and Gallery in Harrogate’s elegant Montpellier Quarter are an often overlooked cultural gem in the heart of the town. With a rolling programme of exhibitions and artists this cultural hub guarantees returning visitors a new experience throughout the year.
Museums throughout the district offer a window into the area’s heritage. The trio of museums in Ripon are themed around law and order and related stories from throughout the years.
Find an cultural event to feed the soul
As well as attractions and galleries that open throughout the year, our many venues and cultural organisations and event organisers mean there is always something to inspire the mind taking place somewhere in our area. From discussion to literature, live music of all genres to unique film events Harrogate is a cultural hub in the heart of Yorkshire.
The highlight of these events is the series of festivals that run through the summer months, from musical events, to literary events, to the more unique celebrations of rural life and landscape.
So explore the pages below and discover the great arts and culture scene that runs right through the Harrogate District.