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

01
JUL
Saul Williams
Belgrave Music Hall

Saul Williams at Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds on Friday 01 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: 12.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
JUL
My Country
1 East Parade

Open10am 3pm DailyCost Free Public AdmissionOur My Country exhibition illustrates how photographers across the world view their own country. For many it was an opportunity to present their country in a positive light; they have shared their favourite…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08000 287338
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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

06
JUL
Top Girls
Carriageworks Theatre

Top Girls06 July 2016 to 09 July 2016Tickets: £12 £9 concession4 tickets for the price of 3 on WedBook onlineUpstairs the Carriageworks: 7:15pmpresented by Leeds Arts Centre Top Girls is centred around Marlene a successful business woman in the 1980s. The…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01133 760318
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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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09
JUL
Saturday Introduction to Wine Tasting with Lunch
Radisson Blu Leeds

. Want to try a wide variety of wines and learn about new grape varities Want to discover which wines match best with which foods Want a fun interactive weekend tasting which will teach you all the basics about wine and a…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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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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21
JUL
Romeo & Juliet
The Venue

Jorvik Theatre are thrilled to be presenting this professional cast in an All Female version of Romeo & Juliet.…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07594 957350
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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

07
AUG
Malala Yousafzai
First Direct Arena

Malala Yousafzai at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Sunday 07 August 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Malala Yousafzai live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

13
AUG
Simply Red
Doncaster Racecourse

Simply Red announced their retirement in 2010 after 25 years of musical success. The British soul group fronted by Manchester‐lad Mick Hucknall are thought to have sold over 50 million albums world wide and entertained…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

20
AUG
LPM Events Presents The World Famous Elvis Show
Ossett Town Hall

Endorsed in 2016 by The Telegraph as The Worlds greatest ELVIS tribute Show. Awarded Elvis Tribute of the year by a land scale result of thousands of world wide Elvis fans. Presented with this award in Memphis Tennessee. …

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01924 305830
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04
SEP
Cannon Hall Run 2016
Cannon Hall Farm

Whatever your running style wed love you to join the Barnsley Hospice Cannon Hall Run on Sunday 4th September 2016 a 10k run around the hills of High Hoyland Kexbrough and Cawthorne starting and ending at Cannon Hall Farm.Its a hilly course…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL:
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17
SEP
FriendsFest Saturday
Harewood House

FriendsFest Saturday at Harewood House in Leeds on Saturday 17 September 2016. 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: 16.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

24
SEP
Millburn
Brudenell Social Club

Millburn at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Saturday 24 September 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Millburn tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave and…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
SEP
The Enemy
O2 Academy Leeds

British indie rockers The Enemy have announced that their long awaited comeback tour will take place in the UK this May. The band who shot to prominence in 2007 with their critically acclaimed debut album…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
SEP
A Night to Remember
The Civic

Santander will be supporting Barnsley Hospice by working alongside Barnsley Civic theatre to arrange a superb evening of entertainment titled A Night To Remember.Hosted by Certainty Of Chance Theatre this promises to be a fantastic evening of music theatre and comedy. You…

Location: 11.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01226 244244
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30
SEP
UB40
O2 Academy Leeds

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

06
OCT
White Denim
University Union - Stylus

White Denim at University Union ‐ Stylus in Leeds on Thursday 06 October 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch White Denim live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
OCT
Frankie Ballard
Brudenell Social Club

Frankie Ballard at Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on Sunday 09 October 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Frankie Ballard live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 13.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
OCT
Goo Goo Dolls
O2 Academy Leeds

The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band from Buffalo New York. Guitarist John Rzeznick Vocalist and bass player Robby Takac and drummer Mike Malinin have seen huge success and been together since 1986…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
OCT
James Vincent McMorrow
Town Hall Leeds

James Vincent McMorrow at Town Hall Leeds in Leeds on Thursday 13 October 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

13
OCT
Jean Michel Jarre
First Direct Arena

French composer Jean Michel Jarre is famed for his exciting live musical performances incorporating light sound laser and fireworks. He combines ambient and new age sounds with electric syth‐pop. Visualaudio spectacles such as his laser…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
OCT
Lady Boys of Bangkok: Forever Yours - LEEDS 2016
The Sabai Pavilion

Energetic exotic eclectic and completely unpredictable those sensationally glamorous LADY BOYS OF BANGKOK are ready to whoop it up in LEEDS with a dazzling new production of the countrys most popular touring cabaret show ‐ Forever Yours...x.Under the unique canvas of…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 050705
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14
OCT
Bear Grylls Endeavour
First Direct Arena

Bear Grylls Endeavour at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Friday 14 October 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: Miscellaneous

15
OCT
Bad Company
First Direct Arena

Bad Company at First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday 15 October 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: 12.4 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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