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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. Last Resort

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    Last Resort

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Part of 2's Company

    Last Resort is an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay. The waterboarding has stopped, the noise has been turned down and the military base has been reclaimed as a holiday destination. You, the audience, are our holidaymakers. You will sit in a deckchair, you will get a rum...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Apr 2018 To 21 Apr 2018
    From:
    21 Apr 2018 To 21 Apr 2018
  3. Whatever Happened to Vandal Raptor

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    Whatever Happened to Vandal Raptor

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    In 2016 punk poet Henry Raby visited the British Library's exhibition on punk which presented the genre as a packable relic. To kick back, Henry celebrates 40 Years of Punk Rock by breathing life into the spiky spirit of resistance.

    Henry tells the tale of fictional band Vandal Raptor. They were...

    Dates

    From:
    24 Apr 2018 To 25 Apr 2018
  4. Menopause The Musical

    Menopause The Musical

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Hilary O’Neil (ITV’s Copy Cats). Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed...

    Dates

    From:
    26 Apr 2018 To 26 Apr 2018
  5. The Barber of Seville - Swansea City Opera

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    The Barber of Seville - Swansea City Opera

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Swansea City Opera present a revival of their hugely successful 2011 production of the Barber of Seville, Rossini’s most famous opera - razor-sharp and full of twists and turns.

    A young Spanish nobleman, Count Almaviva, is in love with the beautiful and rich Rosina, ward of the lecherous Doctor...

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2018 To 4 May 2018
  6. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

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    20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    The world quakes in fear ...

    A sea-monster is sinking warships in the mid-Atlantic. Their vessel capsized, Professor Aronnax (the most famous oceanographer in Europe) and Ned Land (King of Harpooners) find themselves adrift and lost on a storm-swept ocean. Rescued by the mysterious Captain Nemo...

    Dates

    From:
    10 May 2018 To 19 May 2018
    From:
    12 May 2018 To 12 May 2018
    From:
    19 May 2018 To 19 May 2018
  7. Two One Act Plays

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    Two One Act Plays

    Type

    Theatre

    Ripon

    North Stainley Arts Society, commemorate the ending of the First World War ,100 years ago this year with a very special performance of Two One Act Plays .
    The first play` Call to Remembrance` typifies the role women played in this most devastating of wars, women becoming Land Girls, Munitions...

    Dates

    From:
    11 May 2018 To 12 May 2018
  8. The Midnight Soup

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    The Midnight Soup

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Making Room presents

    The Midnight Soup
    Written and performed by Leo Burtin, devised in collaboration with Mark Whitelaw, The Midnight Soup is an intimate performance meal, for sixteen guests at a time.

    For I have known them all already, known them all;

    Have known the evenings, mornings,...

    Dates

    From:
    18 May 2018 To 19 May 2018
    From:
    19 May 2018 To 19 May 2018
  9. 'Twice Upon A Time'

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    'Twice Upon A Time'

    Type

    Theatre

    Pateley Bridge

    A brand new whodunit, detective drama by our own award winning writer Keith Burton

    Dates

    From:
    19 May 2018 To 26 May 2018
  10. Two: Performed by Reform theatre

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    Two: Performed by Reform theatre

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Written by Jim Cartwright

    From the award-winning writer of Little Voice and Road comes Two, a gritty yet heart-warming look at northern life filled with pathos and humour.

    Set in a Northern Pub where the Landlord and Landlady's cheery greeting and friendly banter barely disguise their contempt...

    Dates

    From:
    22 May 2018 To 26 May 2018
    From:
    26 May 2018 To 26 May 2018
  11. Sarah and Duck

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    Sarah and Duck

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show.

    Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as...

    Dates

    From:
    29 May 2018 To 30 May 2018
    From:
    29 May 2018 To 30 May 2018
  12. We Are Brontë

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    We Are Brontë

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the myth, presented in Publick Transport's playful and irreverent style.

    Taking the real and fictitious worlds of Yorkshire's literary siblings as their inspiration, two performers combine rigorous physical theatre with anarchic...

    Dates

    From:
    29 May 2018 To 30 May 2018
  13. Ugly Duckling Presented By Northern Ballet

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    Ugly Duckling Presented By Northern Ballet

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Don't miss Northern Ballet's hugely popular Ugly Duckling as it returns to the stage for the first time since 2013.

    Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jun 2018 To 1 Jun 2018
    From:
    1 Jun 2018 To 1 Jun 2018
    From:
    1 Jun 2018 To 1 Jun 2018
  14. The Billy Fury Story... Halfway to Paradise

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    The Billy Fury Story... Halfway to Paradise

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    His own all original Fury's Tornados are re-united with Billy once more, with the aid of fabulous new screen footage, during this electric & emotional show.

    They play live his 29 hits - including 'Last Night Was Made For Love', 'Wondrous Place', 'Jealousy', 'Halfway To Paradise' just as they did...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Jun 2018 To 7 Jun 2018
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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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