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

05
MAY
Beer Tasting: Meet the Brewer
Radisson Blu Leeds

Tonight well be tasting 7 excellent beers from Treboom including some of their seasonal specials‐ bottle conditioned beers with a range of delicious botantical and spice flavourings. The Treboom range includes everything from hoppy pale ales to darker spicier offerings; the emphasis…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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11
MAY
Father John Misty
O2 Academy Leeds

Father John Misty at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Wednesday 11 May 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
MAY
Il Divo
First Direct Arena

Dont be put off by the Syco Music tag this isnt one of Cowells reality wannabes Il Divo are true talent as is proved by eight years in the industry and 26 million albums…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

12
MAY
The Sessions
First Direct Arena

The Sessions at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Thursday 12 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch The Sessions live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
MAY
The Sessions at Abbey Road
First Direct Arena

The Sessions at Abbey Road at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Thursday 12 May 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. …

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAY
James
First Direct Arena

English rock band James hail from Manchester and have been on the music scene since 1982. Perhaps best known for their success in the 1990s with singles such as Sit Down and Laid James have…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAY
Travis
O2 Academy Leeds

Travis at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Saturday 14 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Travis live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service. …

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAY
Martin House Hospice Dragon Boat Challenge
Roundhay Park

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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19
MAY
BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders Level 2
The Cosmopolitan Hotel

BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders APLH Level 2 Leeds.Gain the qualification needed to apply for your Personal Licence to sell alcohol and advance your career prospects within the licensed retail sector. This 1 day APLH course held at The Cosmopolitan Hotel…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Literature and Books

TEL: 08000 786056
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20
MAY
Annual Golf Club
Silkstone Golf Club

Get your team booked early for Barnsley Hospice annual Golf Day on Friday 20th May 2016 at Silkstone Golf Club.10am: Registration Bacon and Butties and Coffee12 noon: Shotgun start.4 Ball Am‐Am Stableford Format.Entry Fee: £45 per individual £180 per team of 4…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01226 244244
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20
MAY
Manic Street Preachers Editors
First Direct Arena

Manic Street Preachers Editors at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Friday 20 May 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Manic Street Preachers Editors live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
MAY
Absolute Bowie
Warehouse 23

ABSOLUTE BOWIEhttp:www.absolutebowie.comAbsolute Bowie are Europes Premier David Bowie Tribute Band. The five piece has toured all over Europe for the last 8 years faithfully performing the music of David Bowie with uncanny accuracy. The audience are taken on a journey experiencing the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07976 622468
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28
MAY
TOM STADE ‘You’re Welcome!’ UK Tour 2015/101
Civic

Every inch a star.super confidence and charisma If comedy is the new rock n roll then Tom Stade is Keith Richards DAILY RECORD Back on the road after the sell‐out success of his month‐long run at the Edinburgh Festival earlier this year…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01226 327000
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28
MAY
Bill Bailey
First Direct Arena

One of the funniest live comics doing the rounds Bill Bailey manages to combine comedy and music to perfection. Following on from last years sell‐out shows Bill has announced his new tour for his…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
MAY
Diljit Dosanjh
First Direct Arena

Diljit Dosanjh at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Monday 30 May 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
JUN
The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood
The Marquee, Harewood House

Over the weekend of Her Majesty The Queens 90th birthday The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited returns to stage The Antiques & Fine Art Fair at Harewood supported by Knight Frank Harrogate which opens in The Marquee Harewood House Harewood near Leeds West…

Location: 16.9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01797 252030
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10
JUN
Neil Young
First Direct Arena

Legendary Canadian singer song writer Neil Young has given us over 45 years of a wide range of rock music. From hard rock to country to folk‐tinged acoustic few artists have shown such a…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUN
Barry Manilow
First Direct Arena

For a veteran such as Barry Manilow taking it easy may seem an acceptable idea. However this isnt on the horizon for the Billboard friendly legend. Manilow released his Super Hits album in April…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
JUN
Peter Pan
Wortley Hall

Chapterhouse Theatre Company are delighted to present the unforgettable story of Peter Pan the boy who wouldnt grow up. Join Wendy Michael and John Darling on their adventures with Peter far away on the magical island of Neverland. There they encounter the…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01142 882100
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25
JUN
Tom Jones
Doncaster Racecourse

Tom Jones may be approaching 70 but he shows little sign of slowing down. Born Thomas Jones Woodward in 1940 he was awarded an OBE by the Queen. He has had an extremely…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
JUN
Fish and Fizz Fancy trying Fish and Chips
Nash's Fish and Chip restaurant on Merrion Street

Join us at the excellent family‐owned Nashs Fish and Chip Restuarant in central Leeds to road test some of these famous combinations. Nashs has been a Leeds institution since they first opened in the 1920s they moved into a beautiful Tudor‐style Grade…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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29
JUN
Northern ALdborough Festival: Eusebio Sanchez
Bramham Park

The Northern Aldborough Festival welcomes Mexican Marimba player Eusebio Snchez. This young virtuoso marimba players Northern debut will enthral and delight the Festival audience with his authentic Latin flair and extraordinary virtuosity. Featuring works by American composer Michael Burritt Mexican composer…

Location: 13.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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03
JUL
National Youth Dance Company - In Nocentes
Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre

NYDC proudly returns to the Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre with a new work by the critically acclaimed Sadlers Wells Associate Artist and NYDC 2015‐16 Guest Artistic Director Michael Keegan‐Dolan award‐winning Founder and Artistic Director of the former Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre.…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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05
JUL
Gladys Knight
First Direct Arena

Gladys Knight at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Tuesday 05 July 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
JUL
Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry Dragon Boat Even
Pugneys Country Park

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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09
JUL
Cocoon in the Park
Temple Newsam

For techno and electronic lovers Cocoon in the Park without a doubt put on a show. With DJs such as Loco Dice Sven Vath and Cassy youre bound to have an amazing day listening to…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

09
JUL
Doncaster Dragon Boat Challenge
Lakeside

Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today‐ as well as the most fun Up to 10 people paddle each 30 boat with a drummer at the front beating in time and a…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01780 470718
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21
JUL
BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)
The Cosmopolitan Hotel

BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders APLH Level 2 Leeds.Gain the qualification needed to apply for your Personal Licence to sell alcohol and advance your career prospects within the licensed retail sector. This 1 day APLH course held at The Cosmopolitan Hotel…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08000 786056
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22
JUL
The Cribs
Millenium Square

British indie hard rock trio The Cribs will be performing six dates across the country this spring in support of their fifth studio album.The band are currently hard at work mastering their fifth but as…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
JUL
Ocean Colour Scene
Millenium Square

Ocean Colour Scene at Millenium Square in Leeds on Sunday 24 July 2016. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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