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

27
FEB
Father John Misty
Brudenell Social Club

Father John Misty at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Friday 27 February 2015. 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…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
FEB
Forever Young
Cast

After two sell‐out runs the smash‐hit comedy musical Forever Young is back by popular demand and this time its coming to Doncaster.The times and hips might be tight but a group of aged pantomime performers are determined to prove that…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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28
FEB
Hannah Wants
Canal Mills

Hannah Wants at Canal Mills in Leeds on Saturday 28 February 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Hannah Wants live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison service.…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
FEB
The Dunwells
The Wardrobe

The Dunwells at The Wardrobe in Leeds on Saturday 28 February 2015. 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 prices…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
FEB
UK Foo Fighters Tribute
Warehouse 23

UK Foo Fighters Tribute at Warehouse 23 in Wakefield on Saturday 28 February 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
MAR
In This Moment
Leeds Metropolitan University

In This Moment at Leeds Metropolitan University in Leeds on Sunday 01 March 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest In This Moment tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster…

Location: 12.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
MAR
Lionel Richie
First Direct Arena

Lionel Richie is THE legendary soul singer songwriter and record producer from the USA who has sold an astonishing 100million albums throughout his successful career.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
MAR
Count Arthur Strong
Varieties Music Hall

Count Arthur Strongs new show Command Performance is so new not even he knows hes doing it yet. Dont worry about that though its never stopped him before So get your Maltesers out roll your…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

05
MAR
Halestorm
O2 Academy Leeds

Lzzy Hale is currently one of the hottest chicks in the heavy metal scene. She and her brother Arejay Hale have been writing and performing their own original music ever since they were kids. The…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
MAR
The Black Keys
First Direct Arena

The Black Keys are a band that have undergone quite a transformation since they emerged in 2001 from drummer Patrick Carneys basement with an album on an 8‐track recorder. That album The Big Come Up…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAR
Barbara Dickson
Town Hall Leeds

Now in her 61st year the writer singer actress and musician shows no sign of slowing down; keep your prancing Madonnas and flouncing Kylies Barbaras latest show serves to highlight her position as one…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
MAR
Aurat
The Venue Leeds College Of Music

Considered one of the finest Sitar players to emerge on the Indian Classical music scene in the UK Roopa Panesar has received kudos from audiences and peers alike for her outstanding ability and quality of music. Her successful tours in North America…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01132 445523
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07
MAR
The Charlatans
O2 Academy Leeds

Hailing from Manchester England 'The Charlatans' were part of the ever‐popular Brit pop alternative rock scene of the 1990s. Band members are Tim Burgess Mark Collins Martin Blunt Tony Rogers and Jon Brookes who has…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
MAR
Europe Black Star Riders
O2 Academy Leeds

Europe Black Star Riders at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Sunday 08 March 2015. 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…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

08
MAR
The Selecter
Brudenell Social Club

The Selecter got their start in the first Ska revival way back in 1978. Embracing a two tone Rude boy imagery and utilizing a smooth rock steady ska sound as opposed to their label mates…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
MAR
Placebo
O2 Academy Leeds

Alternative rock band Placebo are; Brian Molko Stefan Olsdal and Steve Forrest. They have collectively released 6 albums to date and 29 singles. They are famed for hits such as Every You Every Me and…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
MAR
To Kill A King
Brudenell Social Club

To Kill A King at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Monday 09 March 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
MAR
The Amazing World of Owls
Snozone, Xscape

The Amazing World of Owls is a fascinating interactive show featuring real live birds of prey combined with video projection that takes the audience on a journey around the world to discover the vast array of owl species and how…

Location: 2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07805 369697
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10
MAR
The Unthanks
Leeds Irish Centre

The Unthanks at Leeds Irish Centre in Leeds on Tuesday 10 March 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest The Unthanks tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
MAR
Thunder
First Direct Arena

Thunder at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Thursday 12 March 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
MAR
Australian Pink Floyd
First Direct Arena

Australian Pink Floyd is the band to see when it comes to Pink Floyd tributes. More than just an average cover band Aussie Pink Floyd meticulously strives to recreate the ground‐breaking work of the iconic…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

13
MAR
The Australian Pink Floyd Show
First Direct Arena

Emerging back in 1988 the original and credible Floyd act TAPFS has been getting bigger and better ever since. The band were described by Floyd drummer Nick Mason on BBC 5 Live as Very…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
MAR
BSSK Mind, Bosy & Spirit Event
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Elsecar ‐ Building 21 Elsecar Heritage CentreThe 17th BSSK Elsecar Mind Body & Spirit Weekend14 FREE talks and workshops during the weekendA wide range of therapists readers and trade standsCaf with snacks and drinks and hot food within the showFree parkingFree Treasure…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01724 849886
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14
MAR
Mother’s Day at The Ridings Shopping Centre
The Ridings Shopping Centre

The Ridings Shopping Centre will be spoiling mums this Mothers Day with a free pamper area on the upper mall. With a selection of treatments on offer they can indulge in either a manicure hand massage or a mini makeover from a…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01924 787780
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14
MAR
Yellowcard Less Than Jake
O2 Academy Leeds

Yellowcard Less Than Jake at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Saturday 14 March 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Yellowcard Less Than Jake tickets so weve done the legwork for you. …

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAR
Leeds Does Vintage
The Leeds Club

THE vintage stallholders are hand‐picked and offer a wealth of knowledge gained from years of experience with each one bringing their quality affordable vintage clothing jewellery and kitchenalia. Vintage lovers can while away the hours browsing through rail after rail of fabulous…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01423 561431
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15
MAR
Kodaline
O2 Academy Leeds

Kodaline at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Sunday 15 March 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAR
Lucy Rose
Brudenell Social Club

Lucy Rose may appear to be a fresh new face on the British music scene but this young star already has an impressive CV and is set to become a much loved artist. She is…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
MAR
The Stranglers
O2 Academy Leeds

The Stranglers are pleased to announce a full UK tour in March 2012 the band have been busy in the studio writing and recording their seventeenth studio album which is due for release next year.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

18
MAR
McBusted
First Direct Arena

British supergroup McBusted were formed ‐ unsurprisingly ‐ from successful boy bands McFly and Busted in 2013 and their original 11‐date tour increased to 34 dates throughout April and June 2014. The group have also…

Location: 12.4 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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