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Harrogate (White Rose) Theatre Trust brings world-class entertainment to our beautiful spa town.

From moving, intimate performances in pubs and libraries, to dazzling spectacles at the Convention Centre and Royal Hall and everything in-between, we bring you music, comedy, drama and more.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

“This theatre is doing more than punching above its weight, it has adopted a striking new profile.” – The Stage

Exterior of Harrogate Theatre including entrance and box office

Harrogate Theatre is our home in the heart of Harrogate, on Oxford Street. A beautiful 123-year-old Victorian venue hosting our flagship events including our Comedy Festival, and award-winning pantomime.

Harrogate Theatre contains two purpose-built performance spaces. The main auditorium is a striking venue with a seating capacity of 500 set across three floors. We also have a smaller flexible studio theatre with an audience capacity of up to 60. But we’re not just based at Harrogate Theatre, we programme events across the town.

Our Venues

We also run a vibrant creative engagement programme which works with children and young people through our popular Youth Theatre, in-school workshops and projects and on community performances. In addition, Harrogate Theatre is also home to several community groups that perform high-quality musicals and plays throughout the year.

Creative Engagement
Harrogate Youth Theatre on stage in their costumes looking at main character
Four people leaning over boxes on stage looking at each other

We encourage and support the development of new work and have a brilliant Associate Programme that nurtures emerging talent and connects them to the wider industry.

Artistic Development

Our Board of Directors

Harrogate (White Rose) Theatre Trust is a registered charity. As a trust we have a Board of Directors overseeing the running of Harrogate Theatre.

The Board assumes ultimate responsibility for the work of the charity, and meets on a regular basis to ensure that the organisation is delivering against its aims and objectives. The Trustees bring a breadth of experience and knowledge to their roles, and they champion our aims and act as our advocates.

  • Deborah is Director of Development at Achates, where she leads the organisation’s fundraising consultancy across the cultural sector. With more than a decade’s experience in arts fundraising, Deborah has held senior positions in venue-based and touring cultural organisations as well as in the HE/FE sector, in both London and Yorkshire.

  • Vicky is an Access Champion and works with a variety of arts organisations to support all things access and inclusion. Her relationship with Harrogate Theatre began over a decade ago when she became one of their first audio describers and she now regularly works with several northern theatres audio describing their shows. She specialises in dance and physical theatre. Vicky also runs partnership programmes with Mind the Gap theatre, working with adults with learning disabilities.

  • Fiona began her career in Australia on major musicals Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, and Les Miserable before moving into creative and marketing leadership roles for companies such as the Sydney Opera House, Google and MediaCom. Her board roles have included Australian Theatre for Young People, MediaCom North UK, and The Literacy Trust UK.

    Fiona combines her board roles with her writing practice as script writer and script developer, having won a string of international Film Festival awards and commissions for TV and feature films.

  • Sandra has built two successful businesses following an earlier career in Marketing for blue chip companies She has an in-depth knowledge of digital and traditional marketing disciplines including customer acquisition and retention.

    She was a member of the Enterprise Board for the Yorkshire Museums Trust for 8 years before joining the Harrogate Theatre Trust board in 2020.

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