What's on inThirsk


Welcome to Thirsk

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

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Forthcoming events in Thirsk

01
APR
Eleanor Conway's Walk of Shame 2017 Tour
Frazer Theatre

On Saturday 1st April Frazer Theatre Comedy Club presents Eleanor Conways Walk of Shame.What is life without something that makes you feel goodFerocious clubber and party girl Eleanor Conway has always been a woman of extremes; she partied around the world as…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07835 927965
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01
APR
Theme Park Opening
Lightwater Valley

New for 2017 are Mini Sand Diggers and an Adventure Playground as well as Flying Nellies and our huge Jumpin Jacks bouncy pillow.Gates open at 10am rides and attractions open at 10.30am. Please check our website before you visit as opening…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01765 635321
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07
APR
Frazer Theatre Comedy Club
Frazer Theatre

The Frazer Theatre Comedy Club returns to action on Friday April 7th with a night of the very best stand‐up comedy around. An eclectic mix of acts awaits our audience this month with something for everybodyAs always tickets are still just £10…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07835 927965
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08
APR
Film at the Frazer : Calendar Girls
Frazer Theatre

On Saturday 8th April at 2pm Film at the Frazer presents Calendar Girls.Calendar Girls is a humorous and inspiring dramatisation of the true story of the Yorkshire Womens Institute members who stripped for a charity calendar to raise funds for a local…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07835 927965
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08
APR
Film at the Frazer : Willy Wonka and the Chocolate
Frazer Theatre

On Saturday 8th April at 11am Film at the Frazer presents Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Kickstart your Easter holidays with a trip to chocolate heaven with this family favourite film starting Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.Starring Gene Wilder in the…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 07835 927965
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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: 8.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01609 776230
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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: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 0129 827493
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19
MAY
Morgan and West Parlour Tricks Magic Show
Frazer Theatre

Morgan & West amaze and astound with their mind boggling magicOn Friday 19th May 2016 join time travelling magic duo Morgan & West for an evening chock full of jaw dropping brain bursting gasp eliciting feats of magic. Morgan & West have…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07835 927965
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20
MAY
Dirty Hero
Newburgh Priory Estate

WHAT IS DIRTY HEROWe all know heroes go above and beyond to help other people to complete Dirty Hero youll need to call on these qualities not only to get yourself around the course but to help others around you complete the…

Location: 8.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01904 339435
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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: 16.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 866658
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03
JUN
Superheroes Live!
Lightwater Valley

Grab your fancy dress costume and come along for a Zap Zoom and Kapow‐packed weekend of fantastic fun and amazing entertainment. Watch your favourite superheroes on stage as they bust out some serious dance moves and help you practice your mighty crime‐fighting…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01765 635321
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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: 9.6 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: 9.6 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: 9.6 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: 9.6 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: 9.6 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

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: 9.6 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: 9.6 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: 9.6 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: 9.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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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: 9.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07709 471891
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Tourist Attractions


Aldborough Roman Town and Museum

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

Rievaulx Abbey

Built in the 13th century, its soaring height is a reminder of Rievaulx's original splendour. The abbey was founded by St Bernard of Clairvaux, as part of the missionary effort to reform Christianity in western Europe. Just 12 Clairvaux monks came to Rievaulx in 1131. From these modest…

Sly’s Nightclub

Sly's Nightclub Nightclub in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01765 600156 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Ripon Spa Baths

Swimming pool at Ripon Spa Baths in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Contact venue on 01765 603383 for opening times and entrance costs.…

Ripon City Golf Club

Ripon City Golf Club ‐ golf course in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01765 603640 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Ripon City Golf Club golf courseclub.…

Norton Conyers Hall

Visited by Charlotte Bronte in 1839; a family legend gave her the idea for the mad Mrs Rochester in 'Jane Eyre'. The house is an original of 'Thornfield Hall'. The building is late medieval with Stuart and Georgian additions. Pictures, furniture, china and costumes reflect…

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