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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. PQA Harrogate

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    PQA Harrogate

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    PQA is a weekend performing arts academy providing tuition for children and young people from 3-18 years. Students spend three hours with us, rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & Television. Students are split into groups according to their age and are...

    Dates

    From:
    11 Oct 2017 To 31 Dec 2018
    From:
    11 Oct 2017 To 31 Dec 2018
  2. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

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    Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Written & Directed by Guy Unsworth

    Based on the TV series by Raymond Allen

    Starring
    Joe Pasquale, Sarah Earnshaw and Susie Blake

    Everyone’s favourite 1970s classic TV comedy, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is back with Joe Pasquale starring as the loveable accident-prone Frank Spencer, Sarah Earnshaw...

    Dates

    From:
    18 Jun 2018 To 23 Jun 2018
    From:
    23 Jun 2018 To 23 Jun 2018
  3. Beneath Our Feet

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    Beneath Our Feet

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    "Come, take care, leave your fear up there..."

    For tens of thousands of years, people have ventured underground in order to experience something out of the ordinary: to take shelter, create, hide, escape, or do something they should not be doing. Join us as we gather for our own extraordinary...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Jun 2018 To 21 Jun 2018
  4. 100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace

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    100 Ways to Tie a Shoelace

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Sometimes she imagines herself in army films, sometimes in musicals, and sometimes she imagines being knocked off a gondola by a very large wave; this isn't how she thought procedural and semantic recall recovery would be.

    Following the accident, Kat’s struggling with the basics of everyday life....

    Dates

    From:
    21 Jun 2018 To 23 Jun 2018
  5. Top Hat

    Top Hat

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin

    Based on RKO’s Motion Picture

    Book by Matthew White & Howard Jacques

    An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe

    Top Hat is a glittering and feel-good romantic musical that celebrates 1930s song, style and romance and is packed full of Irving...

    Dates

    From:
    26 Jun 2018 To 30 Jun 2018
    From:
    26 Jun 2018 To 30 Jun 2018
  6. Spiegeltent

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    Spiegeltent

    Type

    Festival

    Harrogate

    Roll up, roll up! The magic of the mirrored tent returns in June 2018. Presented by Harrogate International Festivals, the Spiegeltent programme casts its spell over Harrogate with a smorgasbord of sensational acts under its exquisitely exotic canvas, including Guest Curator Ayanna Witter-Johnson,...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Jun 2018 To 8 Jul 2018
  7. The Sitcom Experience

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    The Sitcom Experience

    Type

    Comedy

    Harrogate

    The Sitcom Experience 'Live'
    With Del Boy & Rodney – The Comedy Dinner Show
    Established since 1997, Laughlines is the UK's leading brand of comedy dinner shows and originally conceived the concept of 'The Sitcom Experience' a live parody dining experience with your favorite television...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Jun 2018 To 30 Jun 2018
  8. BING

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    BING

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Harrogate in the first ever Bing stage show!

    Join Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando as they find out how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs. Flop and Amma are there to help, but in this magical world of make-believe...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Jun 2018 To 1 Jul 2018
    From:
    30 Jun 2018 To 30 Jun 2018
    From:
    1 Jul 2018 To 1 Jul 2018
  9. Civil War in Knaresborough

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    Civil War in Knaresborough

    Type

    Participatory Event

    Knaresborough

    A spectacular experience from the days of the English Civil War, as re-enactors from the Sir Thomas Glemham's Regiment of the Sealed Knot Society create a living history village with cameos of 17th century life.

    Let us transport you back to a time when the sights and sounds of cannon, musket...

    Venue

    Knaresborough Castle & Museum, Knaresborough

    Dates

    From:
    8 Jul 2018 To 8 Jul 2018
  10. ‘Luminarium’ – Architects of Air

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    ‘Luminarium’ – Architects of Air

    Type

    Harrogate International Festivals

    Harrogate

    The Stray transforms into a magical world of sensory bliss. Enter the luminarium and be amazed!

    Visitors remove their shoes before entering an airlock. Once inside you are free to follow a map and explore the installation. Or, simply find a cocooning pod, sit and lie back and enjoy the...

    Dates

    From:
    12 Jul 2018 To 15 Jul 2018
  11. Eugene Onegin

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    Eugene Onegin

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Olivier Award-winning OperaUpClose return to Harrogate Theatre with their new English version of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Eugene Onegin.

    With a narrative that is both romantic and thought-provoking, the central character is the fiercely intelligent but naïve Tatyana, whose entanglement with Onegin...

    Dates

    From:
    17 Jul 2018 To 17 Jul 2018
  12. Open Air Theatre: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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    Open Air Theatre: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    Type

    Performance

    Knaresborough

    Chapterhouse Theatre Company Presents... Open Air Theatre: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Deep in the Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the world's greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears, a desperate quest...

    Venue

    Knaresborough Castle & Museum, Knaresborough

    Dates

    From:
    22 Jul 2018 To 22 Jul 2018
  13. The Castle Under Siege!

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    The Castle Under Siege!

    Type

    Historic

    Knaresborough

    A special day discovering the weapons and weak spots that were used to attack Knaresborough Castle in the past.  Make your own weapons and take a tour to attack the ramparts!

    Venue

    Knaresborough Castle & Museum, Knaresborough

    Dates

    From:
    11 Aug 2018 To 11 Aug 2018
  14. Shakepeare's The Tempest

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    Shakepeare's The Tempest

    Type

    Theatre

    Ripon

    Shakespeare returns to Newby

    We are delighted to announce that The The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer for Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest.

    “My spirits, as in a dream, are all bound up.”

    12...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Aug 2018 To 24 Aug 2018
  15. Heritage Open Day at Knaresborough Castle

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    Heritage Open Day at Knaresborough Castle

    Type

    Historic

    Knaresborough

    Enjoy free entry to the Keep and Courthouse Museum.  Heritage Open days celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or usually charge for admission.  Discover other interesting local places to visit www...

    Venue

    Knaresborough Castle & Museum, Knaresborough

    Dates

    From:
    15 Sep 2018 To 15 Sep 2018
  16. Apple Day

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    Apple Day

    Type

    Family Event

    Harrogate

    Sunday 30th 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:
    30 Sep 2018 To 30 Sep 2018
  17. 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:
    3 Oct 2018 To 20 Oct 2018

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