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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

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    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. A Christmas Carol

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    A Christmas Carol

    Type

    Theatre

    Ripon

    A veritable feast of Carols, staging and effects in the second greatest Christmas story ever told.A mean-spirited, miserly old man named Ebenezer Scrooge sits in his counting-house on a cold Christmas Eve. His clerk, Bob Cratchit, shivers in the anteroom because Scrooge refuses to spend money on...

    Dates

    From:
    30 Nov 2017 To 2 Dec 2017
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. An Audience with Sir Michael Parkinson

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    An Audience with Sir Michael Parkinson

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    An Audience with Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.

    In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening with Sir Michael...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Feb 2018 To 9 Feb 2018
    From:
    9 Feb 2018 To 9 Feb 2018
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The Jungle Book

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    The Jungle Book

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    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Immersion Theatre are thrilled to bring their trademark energy to their wildest show yet, a brand new musical adaptation of family favourite, THE JUNGLE BOOK!

    Filled with catchy music, audience interaction, and the chance to meet the characters after the show, you are invited to join Mowgli and...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Feb 2018 To 15 Feb 2018
    From:
    15 Feb 2018 To 15 Feb 2018
  10. Up 'n' Under

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    Up 'n' Under

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    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Set up in a bet with his arch rival Reg, our hot-headed hero Arthur discovers he has to coach The Wheatsheaf Arms; bottom of Castleford’s Amateur Rugby League who have never won a game, don’t have 7 players and spend more time in the pub than on the pitch.

    They need to beat Reg’s team The Cobblers...

    Dates

    From:
    19 Feb 2018 To 24 Feb 2018
    From:
    24 Feb 2018 To 24 Feb 2018
  11. Police Cops In Space

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    Police Cops In Space

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    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Following a TOTAL SELL OUT run at The Pleasance Dome for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017, multi award-winning comedy trio THE PRETEND MEN tour their critically acclaimed theatrical blockbuster POLICE COPS IN SPACE internationally and across the UK.

    After his father is killed by an evil robot,...

    Dates

    From:
    26 Feb 2018 To 26 Feb 2018
  12. Alaska

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    Alaska

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    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Alaska is a funny, magical trip to the moon, with singing and dancing thrown in: one woman’s extraordinary story of how she survived growing up with severe depression.

    Alaska, the one-woman-show, is inspired by writer-performer Cheryl Martin’s poetry collection, longlisted for the 2015 Polari...

    Dates

    From:
    1 Mar 2018 To 1 Mar 2018
  13. 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
  14. The Economy of Ecology

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    The Economy of Ecology

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Steve sits comfortably in his padded seat. His plane glides, tranquil and serene, high above the ocean. The passenger beside him grips the armrest, his hands clenched together.

    In a forest thousands of miles away a sapling pokes it's head through the leafy forest floor. Beneath the soil it's...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Mar 2018 To 6 Mar 2018
  15. The Thing That Came From Over There!

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    The Thing That Came From Over There!

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    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Gonzo Moose In Association with The Pound Arts Centre and Pegasus Theatre
    Presents;
    The Thing That Came From Over There!
    Directed by Abigail Anderson

    The critically acclaimed trio are back in another rip-roaring comedy adventure.

    Inspired by the Horror movies of the 1950’s, ‘The Thing That Came...

    Dates

    From:
    7 Mar 2018 To 7 Mar 2018
  16. Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

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    Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    The boy who made his name on Neighbours and became one of Britain's biggest ever pop stars is now firmly established as a serious actor and national treasure.

    Jason Donovan had four number one singles and took the lead role in Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Mar 2018 To 9 Mar 2018
  17. Best of BE Festival 3 shows and dinner

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    Best of BE Festival 3 shows and dinner

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    A GRAND TOUR OF BOUNDARY SMASHING EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE IN ONE EXHILARATING NIGHT.

    Birmingham's genre-bending European arts festival takes to the road and shines a light on the continent's diverse and emerging talent in theatre, dance and performance art.

    The shows in order of appearance will be...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Mar 2018 To 9 Mar 2018
  18. David Baddiel My Family; Not the Sitcom

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    David Baddiel My Family; Not the Sitcom

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel takes his Olivier-nominated one-man show to theatres nationwide. My Family: Not the Sitcom is a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on...

    Dates

    From:
    12 Mar 2018 To 12 Mar 2018
  19. Jane Eyre : An Autobiography

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    Jane Eyre : An Autobiography

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    Theatre

    Harrogate

    From the creators of Austen's Women, I, Elizabeth, Dalloway, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, The Time Machine, and Christmas Gothic…

    Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Mar 2018 To 13 Mar 2018
  20. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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    The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Doctor Henry Jekyll is a good man. Successful within his field and respected by his peers, he’s close to a neurological discovery that will change the face of medical science forever. However, his methods are less than ethical, and when a close friend and colleague threatens to expose and destroy...

    Dates

    From:
    14 Mar 2018 To 15 Mar 2018

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