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

23
NOV
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

23
NOV
Starsailor
First Direct Arena

Starsailor at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Sunday 23 November 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Starsailor tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

24
NOV
Dirty Dancing
Leeds Grand Theatre

Adapted from the 1987 romantic film Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage came to the West End in October 2006 and portrays the story of a teenage daughters rebellion against her father and infatuation…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
NOV
James Blunt
First Direct Arena

James Blunt returns following his sell out 2008 visit performing songs and new material from his forthcoming album Some Kind of Trouble released on the 8 November 2010. …

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
NOV
Mac DeMarco
Leeds Irish Centre

Mac DeMarco at Leeds Irish Centre in Leeds on Monday 24 November 2014. 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: 11.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
NOV
Bryan Adams
First Direct Arena

Bryan Guy Adams now 50 years old is Canadas best selling male rock artist. As a musician singer‐songwriter he has seen major successes and also has become a fairly famous photographer and social activist more…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
NOV
Smirnoff's Big Night Out
Pryzm, Leeds

Think BIG production and BIG entertainmentBig Night Out is all about transforming your local venue to somethingspectacular whether its the lasers of Ibiza or the gymnasts from theCircus. Big Night Out is famous for bringing you the biggest mostspectacular club nights across…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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29
NOV
The Psycho Surgeons
The Packhorse

The Psycho Surgeons Sat 29th NovemberThe Packhorse Pub208 Woodhouse Lane Leeds LS2 9DXSupport from XLerators the Franceens and the Crash Mats.Doors open 7.30£7 on the door advance tickets through here £6 booking fee of only 50pXLerators 8‐8.30The Franceens 8.45‐9.15The Crash Mats…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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29
NOV
Dreadzone
Brudenell Social Club

Dreadzone at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Saturday 29 November 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Dreadzone tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
NOV
Gorgon City
Canal Mills

Gorgon City at Canal Mills in Leeds on Saturday 29 November 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Gorgon City tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
NOV
Passenger
O2 Academy Leeds

Singer song writer Mike Rosenberg is Passenger With a varying back up band for five albums of folk influenced pop rock Passenger has delivered hypnotically good all English music. Thank you Mike for putting the…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
NOV
Slash
First Direct Arena

Slash used to be the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N Roses. After leaving the group in 1996 he was involved in a couple of bands for some time until he…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
NOV
Hugh Cornwell Hazel OConnor
The Cockpit

Hugh Cornwell Hazel OConnor at The Cockpit in Leeds on Sunday 30 November 2014. 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: 11.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
NOV
Lee Scratch Perry
Brudenell Social Club

If this was a specially exhausting night for you you are in for a treat. Everyone get ready to get real steady for in a moment we will be welcoming a living legend Lee Scratch…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
NOV
Rat Pack Live
Leeds Town Hall

They were the definition of cool during their Fifties and Sixties Vegas heyday ‐ Dean Martin Sammy Davis Jnr and Frank Sinatra. Join the UK's best Rat Pack concert show. . .Dean Martin: has…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
NOV
Rodrigo y Gabriela
O2 Academy Leeds

Rodrigo y Gabriela at O2 Academy Leeds in Leeds on Sunday 30 November 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Rodrigo y Gabriela tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
DEC
The Who
First Direct Arena

The Who at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Tuesday 02 December 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest The Who tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
DEC
Alabama 3
University Union - Stylus

What do you get when you add a little soul to a blues rock band then move the whole shebang to Brixton The indescribable genre‐bending beats of British band Alabama 3 or A3 as they…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
DEC
Basement Jaxx
O2 Academy Leeds

Basement Jaxx duo have been producing and releasing house music since their rise in popularity in the late 1990. Consisting of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe their discography includes Wheres your head at and…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
DEC
Culture Club
First Direct Arena

Culture Club at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Thursday 04 December 2014. 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: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

04
DEC
Oysterband
Leeds Irish Centre

Oysterband at Leeds Irish Centre in Leeds on Thursday 04 December 2014. 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: 11.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
DEC
Party through the Decades at Elland Road
Leeds United Football Club

The fabulously themed Centenary Pavilion will be complete with Giant Props LED dancefloors DJ Band & Dancers to get you in the mood for a party from the minute you step foot through the door Your party will receive a Babycham reception…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 08713 341919
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05
DEC
Yorkshire Imps & Military Wives Choir Xmas Concert
Morley Town Hall

Yorkshire Imperial Urquhart Travel Brass Band Christmas Concert featuring The Military Wives Choir York. Join us for this spectacular concert where all profits will go to Help for Heroes Charity. Tickets can be purchased from Althams Travel in Morley on 0113 2527752…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07531 382582
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05
DEC
Alfie Boe
First Direct Arena

Alfie Boe the English opera singing sensation has given many performances. Alfie Boe was the lead in Baz Luhrmanns highly acclaimed Broadway production of La boheme in 2003. Boe signed with the Classic FM Presents…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
DEC
From the Jam
University Union - Stylus

From the Jam at University Union ‐ Stylus in Leeds on Friday 05 December 2014. 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

05
DEC
Los Campesinos
Brudenell Social Club

Los Campesinos at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Friday 05 December 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Los Campesinos tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
DEC
Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds
First Direct Arena

Jeff Wayne039s War of the Worlds at First Direct Arena live Musical on Saturday 06 December 2014 in Leeds Yorkshire. To compare ticket prices for the Jeff Wayne039s War of the Worlds event at First Direct Arena see the list of…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
DEC
Jeff Waynes War of the Worlds
First Direct Arena

One of the most successful stage shows of recent times Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds ‐ Alive on Stage returns to UK Following a triumphant UK and European arena tour…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
DEC
Submotion Orchestra
Brudenell Social Club

Our next performer is called Submotion Orchestra. They are a 7‐piece band who takes elements of jazz rnb hiphop fusion electronic and god knows what else in order to combine it all into a little…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
DEC
The War of the Worlds
First Direct Arena

One of the most successful stage shows of recent times Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds ‐ Alive on Stage returns to UK Following a triumphant UK and European arena tour…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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