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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. Tricksters

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    Tricksters

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    Theatre

    Harrogate

    Get up close to the impossible with accomplished showmen, Forster & Smith.

    Dressed in your finest attire, you'll enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival in the opulent surroundings of Harrogate's finest hotel. Pull up a chair in the evocative setting of a private suite where you'll witness an…

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    14 Dec 2019 To 14 Dec 2019
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  2. Midwinter storytelling at Brimham Rocks

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    Midwinter storytelling at Brimham Rocks

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    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 interactive…

    Venue

    Brimham Rocks, Pateley Bridge

    Dates

    From:
    28 Dec 2019 To 29 Dec 2019
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    28 Dec 2019 To 29 Dec 2019
  3. Cinderella

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    Cinderella

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    Theatre

    Knaresborough

    From 16th to 25th January 2020 the Knaresborough Players will be presenting the most magical pantomime of them all!

    Cinderella is as kind as she is beautiful. Sadly, her loving Mother died when she was young and for the sake of Cinderella, her Father the Baron re-married a woman with two daughters…

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    16 Jan 2020 To 16 Jan 2020
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  4. Open Air Shakespeare at Newby Hall

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    Open Air Shakespeare at Newby Hall

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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…

    Dates

    From:
    21 Aug 2020 To 21 Aug 2020
  5. Apple Day

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    Apple Day

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    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:
    4 Oct 2020 To 4 Oct 2020
  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 2020 To 19 Oct 2020

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