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

01
MAR
Try Martial Arts
Aegis Martial Arts Academy | Harrogate

Interested in trying Martial Arts. Come along to a free class.Try Martial Arts wiith no obligation and learn more about how Martial Arts is beneficial as a form of physical exercise and to help with focus and concentration.AEGIS Martial Arts Academy is…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: Seew ebsite
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03
MAR
Frazer Theatre Comedy Club
Frazer Theatre

The Frazer Theatre Comedy Club is back on Friday March 3rd with a fan‐favourites show Weve asked our loyal audience members who they would most like to see visit us again and put them together in a spectacular double‐header. Its one of…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07835 927965
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12
MAR
Harrogate International Sunday Series: Heath Quart
The Old Swan Hotel

Formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music the Heath Quartet are fast earning a reputation as one of the most exciting British chamber ensembles of the moment. Most recently they won Gramophone Chamber Award 2016 and in 2013 were…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 562303
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25
MAR
Rick Astley
Harrogate International Centre

With a career spanning over 25 years 80s pop icon and multi‐million selling artist Rick Astley has announced a full UK tour for October this year.…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
MAR
Billy Ocean
Harrogate International Centre

Born in Trinidad but based out of Britain for his entire career Billy Ocean was the undisputed king of British R&B in the 1970's and 1980's. Billy has not only scored with many Top 20…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
APR
Snow White Easter Pantomime
The Forum

BENIDORM star ASA ELLIOTT will be swapping the night life of Neptunes Bar in Benidorm and flying into Northallerton this Easter as he joins our cast of panto favourites in a brand new professional production bursting with sensational singing beautiful scenery stunning…

Location: 14.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01609 776230
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21
APR
Caro Emerald
Harrogate International Centre

Caro Emerald is a Jazz singer from Amsterdam. Her debut single Back It Up was released in 2009. Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor spent 30 weeks in the Dutch album…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
MAY
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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03
JUN
Counterfeit Seventies Show
Frazer Theatre

The Counterfeit Seventies comes to the Playhouse for the very first time this OctoberHaving toured extensively with The Counterfeit Sixties show they now bring you their unique Seventies show from a decade of glam rock through to new wave music and everything…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 866658
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22
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: La Traviata (Verdi)
St Andrew's Church

Set in the prohibition era of speakeasies and bootlegging with Violettas lover Alfredo a passionate young man whose optimism has been shaken by time at the front in the first world war Violettas protector the Baron a gang boss and Alfredos father…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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23
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Yevgeny Sudbin
St Andrew's Church

Since bursting onto the scene in 2005 with his debut recording of works by Scarlatti Yevgeny Sudbins playing has attracted the highest awards and superlative reviews from the piano critics. To launch the inaugural Piano Weekend The Northern Aldborough Festival welcomes…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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24
JUN
James Baillieu (piano) & The Heath String Quartet
St Andrew's Church

The Heath Quartet Aldborough alumni and recent winners of the 2016 Gramophone Award for Chamber Music perform with the young South African pianist James Baillieu whose extraordinary emergence recently led to the unique distinction of an eleven concert series in his name…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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24
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Will Pickvance
St Andrew's Church

Will asks Father Christmas for a spaceship ‐ he gets a pianoAn adventure into the world of piano ‐ where they come from how they evolved and why they make a pretty cool Christmas present. Featuring Bachs cave piano Beethovens bad moods…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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25
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Festival Service
St Andrew's Church

Mozarts famous Sparrow Mass Missa Brevis in C KV 220 Spatzenmesse is one of his most joyful choral works acquiring its nickname from the chirping figures in the Hosannas. Combined with his stunning soprano solo‐led Laudate Dominum and his contemplative Ave…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01423 900979
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26
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Duo Antipodes
Farnley Hall

The hugely talented and charismatic young Irish guitarist Manus Noble makes a welcome return to the Northern Aldborough Festival this time partnered with Australian cellist Jehanne Bastoni. The Duo Antipodes perform works by Boccherini Piazzolla De Falla Granados and Manus Noble…

Location: 15.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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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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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

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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