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

04
MAY
Pentatonix
O2 Academy Leeds

Pentatonix at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Monday 04 May 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 service.…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
MAY
Northern Ballet - Mixed Programme
Stanley And Audrey Burton Theatre

Our new Mixed Programme shows off the strength and prowess of our first‐class dancers as they perform daring and dynamic dance that will leave you breathless.The programme will include Christopher Hampsons Perpetuum Mobile which is set to Bach's Violin Concerto in E…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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06
MAY
Our Stories
No 1 Whitehall Riverside,

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionThe Photographic Angle put a call out to photographers who use the camera as a tool for documenting the natural social and political landscapes of our times. From photographs of an olive harvest in Palestine…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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08
MAY
Band Night
Gawber Road WMC

Fancy an entertaining evening out well look no furtherthan Gawber WMC on 8th May at 7pm. They will be host to Heres Jonny an energeticIndie Rock group.5 firefighters are raising funds for Barnsley Hospiceand Candle Lighters. In September they will be cycling1200…

Location: 11.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07790 411142
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08
MAY
Only Fools and 3 Courses
Leeds United Football Club

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning Invitation. Lovely JubblyJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08713341919(op tion2)
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09
MAY
Playground Presents: Shift K3y Livef
Pryzm, Leeds

The London superstar joins the Pryzm shindig for a stunning live performance. Having become a household name following last springs huge hit Touch this young vibrant artist has gone on to tour the world with his intoxicating sound and touches down in…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL:
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09
MAY
The World Famous Elvis Show Starring Chris Connor
Ossett Town Hall

Direct from the West End and awarded 'Best Elvis Tribute' by a worldwide poll in 2014 is the World Leading Elvis Performer CHRIS CONNOR starring in a brand new production ‐ The World Famous Elvis Show.Chris stars with his 9 piece band…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01924 305830
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09
MAY
Beth Hart
O2 Academy Leeds

In the 90s Beth Hart had it all. A voice to die for compared to Janis Joplin in her prime a major label deal fawning press ‐ she was so popular she even contributed the…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

10
MAY
Extreme Stunt show
Grange Lane Events Field

Awesome Monster Trucks High Flying Motorbikes & BMX teams battle it out as BIG AIR is the name of the game this summer as our boys hit the air flying You'll be keeping your feet firmly on level ground as the…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08444 771000
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12
MAY
Mary Black
Town Hall Leeds

Mary Black at Town Hall Leeds in Leeds on Tuesday 12 May 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

13
MAY
Wildlife Of The World
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Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionThe photographers participating in this theme have sent us striking images of the widest range of species from elephants to insects. Many of the images in this exhibition…

Location: 11.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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13
MAY
Al Stewart
Town Hall Leeds

Al Stewart at Town Hall Leeds in Leeds on Wednesday 13 May 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

13
MAY
Disney on Ice Magical Ice Festival
First Direct Arena

Disney on Ice Magical Ice Festival at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Wednesday 13 May 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…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
MAY
Singles Party in Leeds
Chino Latino

How it WorksGuests are greeted on arrival by our hosts and are registered from the guest list on the door. You will be given a badge with your name and number on it and some Flirtcards that you can use during the…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 08456 442083
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15
MAY
American Football
Brudenell Social Club

American Football at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Friday 15 May 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 American Football live in…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
MAY
Plant Sale and Coffee Morning 2015
St Chad's Parish Centre

A variety of plants garden accessories and cakes for sale.Entry fee includes tea and biscuits.…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01138 123692
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16
MAY
An Evening with Al Pacino
Elland Road

An Evening with Al Pacino at Elland Road in Leeds on Saturday 16 May 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: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

16
MAY
Jimmy Carr
Doncaster Dome

Funny man Jimmy Carr has become known and loved for his deadpan delivery and observational comedy. His humour is often dark yet hugely appealing as his success on TV and the live stand‐up stage keeps…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

16
MAY
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
Doncaster Dome

Jimmy Carr Funny Business appears live in Doncaster Yorkshire at Doncaster Dome on Saturday 16 May 2015. For ticket prices to watch Jimmy Carr Funny Business at Doncaster Dome see the list of tickets available for Jimmy Carr Funny Business.…

Location: 14.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

16
MAY
Sleaford Mods
Brudenell Social Club

Sleaford Mods at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Saturday 16 May 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

16
MAY
The Human League
Doncaster Racecourse

Puff up those shoulder pads and feather that mullet The classic 1980s New Wave electronic band The Human League are back and are set to embark on a major tour of the UK this summer.The…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
MAY
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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19
MAY
Belle and Sebastian
Town Hall Leeds

Influential indie pop band Belle and Sebastian formed in 1996 in Glasgow Scotland. Their eighth album the first for four years has been received well by critics and the band has been compared to…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
MAY
S Club 7
First Direct Arena

S Club 7 at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Tuesday 19 May 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: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
MAY
Indiana
The Wardrobe

Indiana at The Wardrobe in Leeds on Wednesday 20 May 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 for Indiana…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
MAY
Madame Butterfly with Perpetuum Mobile
Doncaster Cast

Experience Northern Ballet at its dynamic best ‐ through the achingly emotional storytelling of Madame Butterfly and the awe‐inspiring strength and skill of Perpetuum Mobile.Northern Ballet's uniquely expressive dancers will perform two spectacular ballets in one evening.Be transported to Japan as the…

Location: 13.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01132 208008
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22
MAY
Golf Day
Silkstone Golf Club

Come take part in the Barnsley Hospice Annual Golf Day on 22nd May at Silkstone Golf Club. 4 Ball Am ‐ Am Stableford format to start at 12 noon.Entry Fee: £45 per person £180 per team of 4 entry.Entry includes: 18 Holes…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01226 323627
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22
MAY
Katherine Ryan
Varieties Music Hall

Katherine has appeared as a guest on numerous panel shows including 8 OUT OF 10 CATS and NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS she is also due to appear on Q.I. later in the year. She also…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
MAY
Charity Race Night
Keel Inn

Come along to Keel Inn on Canal Street Barnsley.They are holding a Charity Race Night in memory of their former chef Julian Crowcroft on Saturday 23rd May.First race starts at 8pm.Pie and Peas will be available and take part in the raffle.All…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01226 776803
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23
MAY
Slam Dunk Festival North 2015
Millenium Square

Slam Dunk Festival North 2015 at Millenium Square in Leeds on Saturday 23 May 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: 12.3 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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