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

18
APR
Kvelertak
The Cockpit

Kvelertak performs live at The Cockpit in Leeds Yorkshire on Friday 18 April 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Kvelertak at The Cockpit now.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
APR
Ben Ottewell
The Cockpit

Ben Ottewell appears live in Leeds Yorkshire at The Cockpit on Thursday 24 April 2014. For ticket prices to watch Ben Ottewell at The Cockpit see the list of tickets available for Ben Ottewell.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
APR
Funeral for a Friend
The Cockpit

Funeral for a Friend appears live in Leeds Yorkshire at The Cockpit on Saturday 26 April 2014. For ticket prices to watch Funeral for a Friend at The Cockpit see the list of tickets available for Funeral for a Friend.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
APR
Toyah
Warehouse 23

Music knows no time gender or geographical boundaries. 70s and early 80s of the nineteenth century is known for giving music a new different and interesting lease of life. Punk became a rage and a…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
APR
The Swellers
The Cockpit 2

The Swellers performs live at The Cockpit 2 in Leeds Yorkshire on Monday 28 April 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for The Swellers at The Cockpit 2 now.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
MAY
JOHNNY CASH REVISITED
DEARNE VALLEY PLAYHOUSE

Johnny Cash Revisited is a semi‐biographical show illustrating the transition of Johnny Cash from being a young gospel singer from Dyess Arkansas into the legendary recording artist known as THE MAN IN BLACK. Rick McKay and special guest Jodie McKay paying tribute…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01709 894128
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02
MAY
Blood Red Shoes
The Cockpit

Blood red shoes are an angsty alternative rock duo from Brighton made up of punk‐inspired members Steven Ansell and Laura‐Mary Carter. The pair rocketed to fame in 2008 after the release of their standout debut…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
MAY
Bad Rabbits
The Cockpit 2

Bad Rabbits performs live at The Cockpit 2 in Leeds Yorkshire on Wednesday 07 May 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Bad Rabbits at The Cockpit 2 now.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
MAY
An Evening Of Burlesque
Theatre Royal Wakefield

Direct from Londons West End tantalising yet tasteful camp and colourful. Elegant showgirls combine Parisian charm with Las Vegas glamour.Marrying live vocal talent with the art of burlesque ‐ comedy magic and vocal harmony combine…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

10
MAY
Chris Connor as Elvis
Ossett Town Hall

http:youtu.beX0gkzYBIS18Direct from the London Palladium ‐ The Worlds leading Elvis performer Chris Connor as seen on the BBC and ITV Chris Connor is to me the closest thing to the King Ive ever heard and ever seen in my life. Im in…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01924 305830
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11
MAY
Jagwar Ma
The Cockpit

Jagwar Ma appears live in Leeds Yorkshire at The Cockpit on Sunday 11 May 2014. For ticket prices to watch Jagwar Ma at The Cockpit see the list of tickets available for Jagwar Ma.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAY
James Wilton Dance: Last Man Standing
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

Last Man Standing is dance driven by unparalleled energy and athleticism performed by world class dancers. A hotly anticipated new work from rising star James Wilton. Renowned for exhilarating choreography that leaves you breathless James draws on martial arts break dancing and…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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14
MAY
The Hoosiers
Warehouse 23

The Hoosiers at Warehouse 23 live on Wednesday 14 May 2014 in Wakefield Yorkshire. A popular live music event taking place on the Wednesday 14 May 2014 that will see tickets sell out quickly. Buy tickets for The Hoosiers at…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
MAY
Ballet Central 2014
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

Ballet Central returns to Leeds with an exciting programme of ballet contemporary and jazz dance. The varied repertoire features a mixture of newly commissioned works and much‐loved revivals which showcase the talent of the companys young and emerging dancers.New works this year…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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23
MAY
Tell Tale Hearts: Yummm!
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

Crunchy sweet tart gooeyrunny sour thick yummyYummm is a celebration of food seen through childrens eyes using dance live music quirky design & some amusing eating utensils. A highly imaginative production where tables can dance; plates spin; and the audience have a…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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31
MAY
Big Country
Warehouse 23

Hailing from Scotland the classic eighties band Big Country are best known for their big anthems In A Big Country and Fields Of Fire. This gutsy guitar band have a truly authentic sound created…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
JUN
The Enemy
The Cockpit

British indie rockers The Enemy have announced that their long awaited comeback tour will take place in the UK this May. The band who shot to prominence in 2007 with their critically acclaimed debut album…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
JUN
Father's Day Lunch
Woolley Hall

Treat Dad this Fathers Day to a delicious two course Sunday Roast served at 1pm followed by family fun activities in our magnificent gardens. A great way to spoil Dad and he receives a gift with our compliments.…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01924 305830
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18
JUN
Northern Ballet: Mixed Programme
Stanley And Audrey Burton Theatre

Northern Ballet return to the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre with a Mixed Programme for 2014 headlined by a new work from British Dance Maker and Northern Ballet Premier Dancer Kenneth Tindall and the return of Hans van Manens Concertante.…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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23
JUN
John Grant
Leeds Irish Centre

John Grant appears live in Leeds Yorkshire at Leeds Irish Centre on Monday 23 June 2014. For ticket prices to watch John Grant at Leeds Irish Centre see the list of tickets available for John Grant.…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
JUN
The Dandy Warhols
The Cockpit

US rock group 'The Dandy Warhols' have seen huge success since the early 1990s. Their material is widely used by TV companies and can be heard on US shows such as 'The OC' and British…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
JUL
TuneYards
The Cockpit

TuneYards appears live in Leeds Yorkshire at The Cockpit on Tuesday 01 July 2014. For ticket prices to watch TuneYards at The Cockpit see the list of tickets available for TuneYards.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
JUL
Renaissance Arts
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

The premiere of an original production performed by the full‐time students of Renaissance Arts.Featuring Musical Theatre Dance and Acting Talent from the next generation of aspiring industry professionals.…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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11
JUL
Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Cockpit

Brian Jonestown Massacre at The Cockpit live on Friday 11 July 2014 in Leeds Yorkshire. For tickets to see Brian Jonestown Massacre at The Cockpit see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
JUL
Andrew WK
The Cockpit

Andrew WK performs live at The Cockpit in Leeds Yorkshire on Tuesday 29 July 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Andrew WK at The Cockpit now.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
AUG
Peter Pan and the Lost Boys
Woolley Hall

Let your inner child run free as Heartbreak Productions performs a Peter Pan ripe for the 21st century where youll never have to grow upHeartbreaks enthusiastic and innovative performance style guarantees an evening full of enchantment laughter and excitement as this classic…

Location: 9.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01924 305830
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24
AUG
Nostell Priory Steam Fair
Nostell Priory

Anticipated Attractions include: James Dylans Stuntworld 25 x Steam Engines 150 x Classic Cars 100 x Vintage Commercials 20 x Land Rovers 100 x Classic Motorcycles 50 x Tractors Stationary Engines Miniature Steam Engines Military Section Birds of Prey Trade Stands Craft…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01751 200839
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05
SEP
Dracula
West Yorkshire Playhouse

Imagine a world where you can only go out after dark where you feel a constant hunger for human blood but where for all eternity you will appear young and beautiful. Welcome to the world of Dracula.Choreographed by David Nixon this ballet…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 137700
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01
OCT
Lewis Watson
The Cockpit

Lewis Watson at The Cockpit live on Wednesday 01 October 2014 in Leeds Yorkshire. A popular live music event taking place on the Wednesday 01 October 2014 that will see tickets sell out quickly. Buy tickets for Lewis Watson at…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
OCT
Kids In Glass Houses
The Cockpit

Kids In Glass Houses at The Cockpit live on Tuesday 14 October 2014 in Leeds Yorkshire. For tickets to see Kids In Glass Houses at The Cockpit see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts