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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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Ongoing Events

  1. Shakepeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    Shakepeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

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    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…

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    From:
    23 Aug 2019 To 23 Aug 2019
  2. On The Piste

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    On The Piste

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    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Chris and Alison, Bev and Dave are off on the skiing holiday of a lifetime with all the gear and no idea. First time skiers, have they got the courage to don the slopes, or will the apres ski be more tempting?

    Once the skis are on, there's no stopping this fast paced and highly exhilarating play…

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    27 Aug 2019 To 27 Aug 2019
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    28 Aug 2019 To 28 Aug 2019
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    31 Aug 2019 To 31 Aug 2019
  3. Deathtrap

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    Deathtrap

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds.

    A break in his fortune strikes when he receives a script from a student, Sidney and his wife devise a cunning plan to profit at the…

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    3 Sep 2019 To 3 Sep 2019
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    7 Sep 2019 To 7 Sep 2019
  4. The 39 Steps

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    The 39 Steps

    Type

    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Follow the incredible adventures of Richard Hannay, a man who is terribly bored of his gentleman's life in London. When one day he trots off to the theatre to inject some excitement into his life, he meets a mysterious woman who turns his world upside down. Now, he's a man on a mission with a…

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    10 Sep 2019 To 10 Sep 2019
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    11 Sep 2019 To 11 Sep 2019
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    14 Sep 2019 To 14 Sep 2019
  5. Fountains by Floodlight

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    Fountains by Floodlight

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    Wildlife/Nature

    Ripon

    Experience something truly special this autumn as you explore the illuminated ruins of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal water gardens. Listen to a live performance from the choir and join an evening guided tour, you might even catch a glimpse of our mysterious roving monk. 

    £10 adult, £5…

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    5 Oct 2019 To 5 Oct 2019
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    12 Oct 2019 To 12 Oct 2019
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    19 Oct 2019 To 19 Oct 2019
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    1 Nov 2019 To 1 Nov 2019
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    2 Nov 2019 To 2 Nov 2019
  6. 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:
    7 Oct 2019 To 19 Oct 2019
  7. Family audience around Christmas tree

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    Midwinter Storytelling at National Trust Brimham Rocks,

    Type

    Traditional

    Pateley Bridge

    Looking for something a bit different this Christmas? Create a new tradition at Brimham Rocks and experience a midwinter storytelling event celebrating myths and folklore inspired by the season and the magical landscape of the rocks. Join storyteller Noel Watkins on 28 & 29 December for 40 minutes…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    28 Dec 2019 To 28 Dec 2019
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    29 Dec 2019 To 29 Dec 2019

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