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

30
MAY
Shakespeare's Henry IV: A Pub Wake
So! Bar and Eats

The King is dead.Long live the KingJoin Falstaff Hal and the regulars at the Boars Head Tavern to raise a glass to the dear departed. Through music tears and laughter Bronzehead follow their critically acclaimed Richard II with Shakespeares elegy to the…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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02
JUN
Counterfeit Sixties Show
Frazer Theatre

Re‐live the sounds of the swinging sixties as Britains No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties with their tribute to over twenty five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period from the clothes that…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 866658
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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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09
JUN
TOM TOAL and THE DELIGHTFUL SAUSAGE
Frazer Theatre

On Friday June 9th the Edinburgh Festival comes early and considerably further south as the Frazer Theatre Comedy Club presents two special previews in one top value evening. We are delighted to be bringing the latest full shows which will be performed…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07835 927965
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10
JUN
Newby Hall Tractor Fest
Newby Hall & Gardens

Tractor Fest celebrates all things tractor as well as showcasing vintage Ford and other marque cars lorries stationary and steam engines crawlers and motorcycles from around the UK and abroad. The two‐day festival attracts more than 10000 visitors and 1500 exhibits.…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01423 322583
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17
JUN
Lee Kyle is Burning This Place to the Ground
Frazer Theatre

On Saturday 17th June come and see Lee Kyle do his show Lee Kyle is Burning This Place to the Ground at the Frazer Theatre its good. Mind you this is him typing this so hes bound to say that. If you…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07835 927965
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17
JUN
Lee Kyle:What Do I Do Now
Frazer Theatre

Lee Kyle is a popular childrens comedian and has been to the Frazer both as an MC for our Kids Comedy Club during the Knaresborough Comedy Festival 2016 and with his game show Gunge: A Show with Gunge in it. He is…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07835 927965
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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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22
JUL
Dirty Hero
Duncombe Park 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: 11.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01904 339435
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29
JUL
Pride and Prejudice
Knaresborough Castle & Museum

Take a step back in time with Chapterhouse Theatre Company to meet Elizabeth Bennet Jane Austens most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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11
AUG
Great Expectations
Mount Grace Priory

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens unforgettable story of love family and friendship set in the depths of Victorian England. From the haunting marshlands of Kent to the bustling streets of Victorian London this epic tale follows the fortunes of a young…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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22
AUG
The Wind in the Willows
Mount Grace Priory

This Christmas travel with us down the riverbank on an exhilarating journey with Wind in the Willows favourites Ratty Mole Badger and Todd.…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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: 15.8 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 0129 827493
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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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17
NOV
The Christmas Fair Duncombe Park in Aid of NSPCC
Duncombe Park Estate

Thursday 16th November: Preview Evening5.00pm to 9.00pmTickets: £17.50Friday 17th November: Christmas FairSaturday 18th November: Christmas Fair9.30am to 4.00pm dailyTickets: £10.00Advance day tickets at £8.00 can be purchased via the websitePreview tickets include a welcome reception with free glass of fizz and canaps…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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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