What's on inPontefract


Welcome to Pontefract

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Pontefract - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Pontefract to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Pontefract

23
AUG
Tune in, switch off and relax with Joy the store.
Joy the Store

To celebrate the release of Joys new Autumn Winter Collection at our two‐floor mega flagship shop in Leeds we bare providing a night of soothing well‐being and pampering with an exciting collaboration with Nails Inc and The Yoga Space.During the night of…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

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24
AUG
Speed Dating in Leeds
Parkside Tavern

How speed dating in Leeds worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Leeds. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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27
AUG
Emmerdale Village Tour
Emmerdale Village Tour

Visit the live working TV set of Emmerdale. Located in the Harewood Estate in Leeds you will get to walk the famous cobbles and see familiar haunts of Bobs Caf The Woolpack the village Church and rows of stone cottages.As with…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08442 471007
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28
AUG
Food, Gift & Craft Fair
Worsbrough Mill and Country Park

Come along to this well established market where there are food stalls along with other gifts and crafts.You can sample home baking in the Millers Tearoom and the children can enjoy our fantastic play area.Dont forget to buy our organic flour produced…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01226 774527
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01
SEP
Absolute Bowie
O2 Academy Leeds

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01133 891555
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01
SEP
Elite British Wrestling Live In Wath! Wrath Friday
Montgomery Hall

EBW Presents Wrath Upon‐Dearne 20172017 looks set to be a breakout year for British wrestling and everyone at Elite British Wrestling is gunning to make sure they go above and beyond to make that happen.2017 sees EBW stars the likes of Mean…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07582 485176
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02
SEP
Leeds Wine Tasting Experience Day - 'World of Wine
Radisson SAS

Why Book on a Leeds Wine Tasting Course with Wine UnearthedWine Tasting should be all about enjoying wine and having Fun ‐ our Leeds Days are ‐ learn about wine with like‐minded people in an un‐stuffy way.We are the Longest Running and…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08456 808367
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05
SEP
Golem
Cast

Golem is a dystopian fable for the twenty first century which cleverly and satirically explores one of the great questions of the modern world who or what is in control of our technologies…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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08
SEP
Manford's Comedy Club
The Lamproom Theatre

The Lamproom Theatre in Barnsley plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the touring circuit and…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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09
SEP
Learn To Trade Live, Leeds
Park Plaza Hotel Leeds

There are many reasons people trade but 99 of the time it is to earn more moneyDiscover how you could become a trader full time or part time and increase your earning potential on our one day intensive course Learn to Trade…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 02030 054905
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15
SEP
Paul Foot: 'Tis Pity She's a Piglet
Cast

In Pauls first new show in two years Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism Ant n Dec Immigration X‐Factor and breakfast.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01302 303959
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19
SEP
Why Employee Engagement? Free Business Breakfast E
Park Plaza Hotel

Employee engagement is about your people wanting to and giving their best every day ‐ being fully committed and motivated to helping your organisation achieve success.Ensuring this sense of purpose isnt a quick fix. Employee engagement requires a commitment from the top…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 08444 068008
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20
SEP
Marching on Embers
Cast

The story of radicalisation the allure of violence and the toxic mix of power and masculinity against the backdrop of a post‐Brexit fractured Northern Ireland.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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20
SEP
The Ruck
Cast

An energetic new play with live music inspired by the real‐life story of the first UK womens rugby league team to tour Australia.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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21
SEP
Broker Expo Leeds
Royal Armouries Museum

This is your chance to join other savvy brokers who are looking to establish new relationships with providers as well as renewing valuable acquaintances within the broking community.Venue: Royal Armouries Museum Armouries Dr Leeds LS10 1LTPriceFree to attend: GBP 0Links: Website: https:go.evvnt.com142503‐0Booking:…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02073 169253
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21
SEP
To Walk in Your Shoes
Cast

Based on real life interviews with asylum seekers and refugees living in the North of England. This heartfelt and engaging play explores the strength of the human spirit and untruths perpetuated by the media.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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22
SEP
September Comedy Club
Cast

A night of comedy to get you ready for the weekend. This months headliners include Lloyd Griffith and Brennan Reece.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01302 303959
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23
SEP
A Night at the Barricade
Ossett Town Hall

Live Music from Les Miserables featuring The Ackworth Choir The Skelmanthorpe Band and soloists from London West End Shows…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01977 704438
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23
SEP
Wealthion Startup Bootcamp
Quebecs

Wealthion Startup Bootcamp is a 2 days event in which daring entrepreneurs can learn everything required to go from one Idea to Prototype and to an MVP as fast as possible validating concepts and Accelerating Wealth.At the end of the 2 days…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: Seew ebsite
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24
SEP
Tangomotion
Cast

Virtuoso displays of traditional tango dance in stunning costumes to the exquisite sounds of 1930s Buenos Aires.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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28
SEP
Habeas Corpus
Cast

Doncasters leading amateur drama company presents this brilliantly funny and sharply observed farce from one of Yorkshires greatest playwrights.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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03
OCT
The Weir
Cast

Conor McPhersons chilling modern classic marks its 20th Anniversary year with a stunning new revival. In a small Irish town the locals exchange stories round the crackling fire of Brendans pub to while away the hours one stormy night. As the beer…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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05
OCT
Bin Laden: The One Man Show
Cast

Tonight Ladies and GentlemenI am going to show you how to change the worldThe worlds most notorious terrorist tells his remarkable provocative multi‐award‐winning story.After a critically acclaimed USA tour this incendiary intelligent show from Royal Exchange Supported Artists Knave Theatre provides a…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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06
OCT
We are Bronte
Cast

Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Bront myth presented in Publick Transports irreverent and playful style.Taking the real and imaginary worlds of Yorkshires literary siblings as their inspiration two performers combine rigorous physical theatre with anarchic…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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08
OCT
Jimmy Tarbuck
Cast

Jimmy Tarbuck OBE was once John Lennons school chum but found his own line of success in comedy and the variety form of entertainment. Tarbuck spent years successfully hosting variety shows such as the…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

08
OCT
Muslim Marriage Events Leeds
Mumtaz Leeds

Open Event Open to all MuslimsAn event to provide a platform for people seeking partners in marriage is now taking place. It is open to everyone and all candidates will have an opportunity to interact with other individuals. Advisors will also be…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07738 638325
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11
OCT
Charge
Cast

Motionhouses incredible new multi‐media dance show is about energy.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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11
OCT
You Have Been Watching
Cast

Find the body solve the murder get the girl stay on the show.A brand‐new comedy that features Dark Horses company of 8 exceptional professionally trained actors with learning disabilities.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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12
OCT
Amazon Masterclass training - Leeds
Room #213,Calverley Building, Leeds Beckett University,

Amazon marketplace has brought great opportunity and growth to lots of businesses in the UK and the same can also apply to your business. This course helps you explore the untapped potential to grow your business with Amazon. In this informative session…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01613 272923
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12
OCT
RAF in Concert
Cast

An evening of music and entertainment raising welfare funds for the RAF Music Charitable Trust.…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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Tourist Attractions


Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

Savour the poignant atmosphere of this fully furnished Victorian country house with its original contents carefully conserved by English Heritage. There are over 30 rooms on view ranging from the faded grandeur of the sumptuous reception rooms to the cluttered remains of the fascinating servants wing with…

Absolute Leisure

Absolute Leisure Nightclub in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01977 668613 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Barnsley Bowl

Bowling at Barnsley Bowl in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Contact venue on for opening times and entrance costs.…

Barnsley Golf Club

Barnsley Golf Club ‐ golf course in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01226 382856 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Barnsley Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Bowlplex

Bowling at Bowlplex in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Contact venue on 01977 668111 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Breaks Snooker

SnookerPool Hall at Breaks Snooker in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. Contact venue on 01977 796167 for opening times, entrance costs and snooker table informationavailability.…

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