Ripon Theatre Festival
Four days of drama, street theatre, circus, dance, puppetry, storytelling and more. Events and activities for all ages, both indoors and open-air. Performance and fun to brighten the unique city.
More than 20 professional theatre companies and acts crammed into four days and more than a dozen venues from small back rooms and cafés, green spaces and city streets. A mixture of ticketed and free performances across a beautiful little city.
Drama highlights include the award-winning company Illyria's adaption of Robin Hood, an action-packed heist for the whole family. This fast-moving production delivers huge laughs, swashbuckling adventures, and well-deserved revenge!
Pack a picnic and cheer on the underdogs for an outdoor theatre experience at Fountains Abbey.
Children and families will be spoilt for choice across the whole weekend with a mixture of free and ticketed events for all ages.
Storytelling by Gav Cross and various puppet shows at Ripon Library, Ripon Minster Gardens, Ripon Little Bookshop, The Unicorn Hotel, The Greenhouse and the Marketplace are sure to entertain!
Come along to Ripon Spa Gardens on Sunday 10th June for a whole day of family entertainment in the attractive surroundings of the Spa Gardens. With open-air theatre for all ages, puppet shows, interactive games and even a chance to practice your circus skills, this will be a boredom-free zone. The professional programme will be complimented by music, drama and dance performances from local groups inside and outside the bandstand. Bring a blanket and a picnic, buy an ice-cream from the café. All events in Ripon Spa Garden's are free between 10am and 4pm! Also make sure to wander to Ripon Marketplace as The Festival teams ups with Little Bird Artisan Markets. Watch out for the Have-a-Go Pirates, Monsieur Monsieur the Mime Artist, the Rock Choir, characters from Alice in Wonderland and tricycle-pulled puppet shows from Thingumajig Theatre!
A mixture of free and ticketed events at various times of day.
Ripon North Yorkshire
Wed 7 Jun to Sun 11 June