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

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AUG
Craft Market
The Ridings Shopping Centre, Upper Mall

The Craft Market at The Ridings Shopping Centre is sure to be a good un as it falls on the weekend of Yorkshire Day.Joining in with the annual event by celebrating all that is associated with the county The Ridings will host…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01924 787780
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04
AUG
Bad Religion
O2 Academy Leeds

Bad Religion at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Tuesday 04 August 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Bad Religion live in the…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
AUG
Love's Labour's Lost
Temple Newsam House

A musical adaptation of Shakespeares Loves Labours Lost by open‐air theatre company Heartbreak Productions. Set at an Oxford College in the 20s this outdoor performance of Loves Labours Lost follows three young mens pursuit of three young women as they choose love…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01926 430307
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09
AUG
Theatre Royal Wakefield Cats preview
The Ridings Shopping Centre

There will be feline fancy aplenty when The Ridings Shopping Centre welcomes the cast of CATS from Theatre Royal Wakefield for a special preview of the hit musical ahead of its opening night. The cast from Wakefield Youth Music Theatre which is…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01924 787780
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12
AUG
200 Faces
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Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionA showcase of 200 faces each telling a story of its very own. This exhibition brings together the work of photographers whove all taken the face as their…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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12
AUG
Flogging Molly
University Union - Stylus

Flogging Molly at University Union ‐ Stylus in Leeds on Wednesday 12 August 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
AUG
Flogging Molly Beans on Toast
University Union - Stylus

Flogging Molly Beans on Toast at University Union ‐ Stylus in Leeds on Wednesday 12 August 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Flogging…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
AUG
Emma
Temple Newsam House

An open‐air adaptation of Jane Austens romantic novel Emma by outdoor theatre company Heartbreak Productions. Watch a group of artists revisit the classic in this play within a play which examines art and culture as a whole. Sit back and giggle at…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01926 430307
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15
AUG
Shadwell Flower, Vegetable and Craft Show 2015
Shadwell Primary School

Hundreds of exhibits and displays. Trade stalls selling plants homemade produce cards etc. Tombola and musical entertainment throughout.Bar and tea tent. Horticultural craft and hobby entries and exhibits. Prize giving and auction at 4.30pm.…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01138 123692
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15
AUG
Spandau Ballet
Doncaster Racecourse

Spandau Ballet at Doncaster Racecourse in Doncaster on Saturday 15 August 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: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
AUG
BSSK Mind, Body & Spirit Event
Elsecar Heritage Centre

Elsecar ‐ Building 21 Elsecar Heritage CentreThe 18th 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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30
AUG
Mr Stink
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens

David Walliams star of Little Britain has written the smelliest book of all time which now breaks new wind ground in this scratch n sniff production bringing Mr Stinkpongingly to life.David Walliams whos not in…

Location: 9.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
AUG
Marcia Griffiths
O2 Academy Leeds

Marcia Griffiths at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Sunday 30 August 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…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
SEP
Natalie Prass
Brudenell Social Club

Natalie Prass at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Tuesday 01 September 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…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Janoskians
O2 Academy Leeds

The Janoskians at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Tuesday 01 September 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…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
SEP
1984
West Yorkshire Playhouse

Winston Smith lives in a world of absolute conformity his every action is scrutinized by Big Brother. However when Winston meets Julia he dares to rebel by falling in love.Based on George Orwells masterpiece and created by Guest Choreographer and former Royal…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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Paul Smith the Intimations
Brudenell Social Club

Paul Smith the Intimations at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Saturday 05 September 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Paul Smith the…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Sports

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Cannon Hall 10km Run & 2km Fun Run
Cannon Hall Farm

Casual joggers Serious sprinters Long‐distance lovers Stoppers‐and‐starters Whatever your running style wed love you to join the Barnsley Hospice Cannon Hall Run a 10km course which takes in quaint South Yorkshire villages and Cannon Hall Country Park. Its a hilly course…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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Cannon Hall Run
Cannon Hall Farm

Whatever your running style wed love you to join the Barnsley Hospice Cannon Hall Run a 10km course which takes in quaint South Yorkshire villages and Cannon Hall Country Park.Its a hilly course which makes its a great challenge for runners.The…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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Dancehall
Cast

The story of Doncaster from the dance floorFirst dances at the Co‐op Ballroom through to smooches at Top Rank. Boys on one side of the tracks meet girls from the other at Romeo and Juliets whilst The Beatles play St Jamess baths…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01302 303959
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Definitely Might Be
O2 Academy Leeds

Definitely Might Be at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Friday 11 September 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Definitely Might Be live…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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England vs Australia 4th ODI
Headingley Cricket Ground

England vs Australia 4th ODI at Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds on Friday 11 September 2015. 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: 14.1 miles away
Category: Sports

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WASP
O2 Academy Leeds

Dont mind the We are Sexual Prophets tag that has gone along their brand. Heavy metal band WASP can prove anything anytime to both willing and unwilling audiences; the latter being in scanty and unnoticeable…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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Jeff The Brotherhood
Brudenell Social Club

Jeff The Brotherhood at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Sunday 13 September 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 price…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Polyphonic Spree
University Union - Stylus

The Polyphonic Spree at University Union ‐ Stylus in Leeds on Monday 14 September 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…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Bluetones
O2 Academy Leeds

The Bluetones at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Wednesday 16 September 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 price comparison…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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An evening with Kirsty Celik and Andrew Mather
Cawthorne Village Hall

Kirsty Celik and Andrew Mather share the stage in what promises to be an evening full of laughter tears and love. Experience this with us from the beautiful village of Cawthorne near Barnsley South Yorkshire.Learn more about Kirsty and Andrew by…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07531 883803
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Madness
Headingley Cricket Ground

British popska band Madness saw their major success and popularity in the mid 1980s. Members include Graham Suggs McPherson Mike Barson Lee Thompson Chris Foreman Mark Bedford Daniel Woodgate and Carl Smyth. They were famed…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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State Champs
University Union - Stylus

State Champs at University Union ‐ Stylus in Leeds on Tuesday 22 September 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest State Champs tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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The Wildhearts
O2 Academy Leeds

The Wildhearts at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Tuesday 22 September 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets…

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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