What's on inRipon


Welcome to Ripon

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Ripon - 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 Ripon to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Ripon

27
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: The Marian Consort
The Old Hall

The Marian Consort is a young dynamic and internationally‐renowned early music vocal ensemble recognised for its freshness of approach and innovative presentation of a broad range of repertoire. The ensembles blend and beauty of sound will be heard to perfection in…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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28
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Gyles Brandreth
St Andrew's Church

They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreths case its tears of laughter as the former MP and Government Whip regular on Just A Minute and longest surviving member of the Countdown team takes us on a rollicking…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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29
JUN
Michael Bennett (tenor) & Sandrine Chatron (harp)
The Chapel, Rudding Park

One of the busiest English tenors on the international opera circuit makes time in his schedule to present a mouth‐watering programme with French harpist Sandrine Chatron of works by Purcell Dowland Britten Berkeley Sally Beamish and a new commission from Lynne Plowman…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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29
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Close to You
Venue to be confirmed (Harrogate)

This classy reinvention of Close to You one of the great Sinatra recordings brings together an ensemble of twelve handpicked musicians chosen for their sound and empathy for this extraordinary music. Among them are jazz luminaries Matt Ford a regular…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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30
JUN
Emma Johnson's Clarinet Goes to Town
St Andrew's Church

Swing fascinates internationally‐acclaimed clarinettist Emma Johnson. In her cool new programme accompanied by John Lenehan on piano and Paul Clarvis on percussion she will explore some of the elements ‐ ragtime cakewalks and spirituals ‐ that fused together an explosion of popular…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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01
JUL
Northern Aldborough Festival: Last Night Concert
Aldborough Manor

Imagine the worlds most famous boy bands battling it out on stage Well that is exactly what the Aldborough Festival are proposing ‐ or as near as The Battle of the Boybands is taking on Saturday 1st July 2017 in the Grounds…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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02
JUL
Tim Garland Electric Quartet
The Crown Hotel

It says it all in the title: electric Tim Garland is established as a saxophone virtuoso in jazz circles worldwide. The Grammy award‐winning saxophonist first emerged onto the jazz scene performing alongside the legendary Ronnie Scott who opened his iconic club in…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 562303
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06
JUL
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Otley Courthouse Arts Centre

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful musical score and…

Location: 17 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL:
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13
JUL
Knaresborough Comedy Festival
Frazer Theatre

The Knaresborough Comedy Festival is back and running from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th July.In the early days of 2016 the people that bring you the monthly Frazer Theatre Comedy Club looked at a calendar saw that the Summer looked a bit…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07835 927965
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22
JUL
Summer Adventure
Stockeld Park

Each week of our Summer Adventure we will have different activities from Adventure Week where our Stockeld Rangers will guide you in Den Building and Forest Trails to our Pirate Week where you can dress up as your favourite Pirate or Princess…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01937 586333
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08
SEP
Decorative Home & Salvage Show
Ripley Castle

If you are a homemaker retailer interior designer or stylist looking for inspiration to create a beautiful indoor or outdoor living space then these shows are your one‐stop‐shop. Youll find all manner of antiques and salvaged items such as reclaimed restored and…

Location: 6.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 0129 827493
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23
SEP
Mint Festival 2017
Stockheld Park

Taking charge in the main arenas are a heavyweight selection of local and international party brands and DJs including Leeds techno night System Hot Since 82s Knee Deep In Sound plus No Curfew Bitch and Eats Everythings Edible featuring the very best…

Location: 13.8 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07584 072308
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06
OCT
Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast
Harrogate International Centre

Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast at Harrogate International Centre in Harrogate on Friday 06 October 2017. Whats the best thing about going to watch Greg Davies You Magnificent Beast live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
OCT
Inflatable 5k - Ripon
Ripon Racecourse

10 Gigantic Inflatable ObstaclesPit your wits against ten giant inflatable obstacles that will let you flip bounce & boing your way around an incredibly fun 5k courseVenue: Ripon Racecourse Boroughbridge Rd Ripon HG4 1UGPrice16 Weeks Before: GBP 258 Weeks Before: GBP 304…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07709 471891
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Tourist Attractions


Knaresborough Castle and Old Courthouse Museum

Knaresborough Castle towers on a cliff high above the River Nidd, overlooking one of the most picturesque views in England. Knaresborough has been a royal castle from its earliest construction, and has had a long and illustrious history, having played its part in many important episodes in history.…

Theakston Working Brewery and Visitor Centre

Relaxed and comfortable visitor centre with video, story boards and regular guided tours. Guided tours of traditional brewery includes free sampling at the bar. Opportunity to experience the rare skill and craftsmanship of coopering. Evening tours run every night between 7. 15pm and 10.…

Aldborough Roman Town and Museum

Sections of once massive town wall and its definsive towers. 2 fine Roman mosaic pavements.Open: April ‐ Oct.…

Ripley Castle

Welcome to Ripley Castle, home of the Ingilby family for the last 700 years. Just a short drive from Arden House Hotel, Ripley Castle, Nr Harrogate, has been home to the Ingilby family since 1325. Francis Ingilby was sought as one of England's most dangerous Catholics,…

Royal Pump Room Museum

The museum's permanent displays recall the history of a bygone era when Harrogate was England's premier spa town. You can discover the famous people that visited and the treatments they took as well as seeing the original and still functioning suplhur wells. And don't forget to…

Aire Valley Balloons

Hot Air Balloons at Aire Valley Balloons in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. Contact venue on 01423 340664 for opening times and entrance costs.…

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