Our Young Reviewer's review 'The Shy Manifesto'

The 2019 Harrogate Theatre Young Reviewers Scheme is now over half way through.

Every year we aim to inspire and develop the review writing skills of students from local high schools via our Young Reviewers Scheme. The reviewers are nominated by their teachers and are invited to review four shows from the upcoming theatre season.  

The group receive feedback fro Read More

The 2019 Young Reviewers Scheme is up and running at Harrogate Theatre

The 2019 Young Reviewers Scheme is up and running at Harrogate Theatre.

Every year students from local high schools are nominated by their teachers to take up a place on the Young Reviewers Scheme. 

The reviewers are invited to review three or four performances with a ‘top review’ being selected each time. The group receive feedback from myself as Head of Communications and the Read More

REP is back!


Following a successful return of repertory in 2018, HT Rep is back again for autumn 2019 to thrill audiences with another three classic shows over a three-week period at Harrogate Theatre.

 Did you know that Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Imelda Staunton, and Vanessa Redgrave all began as actors in repertory theatre?

Traditional Read More

Our theatre for the next generation

Our director of panto Phil Lowe, rewrote the lyrics of Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind for a production of Dick Whittington here back in 2010, try and imagine the following words with that tune; “Harrogate’s near York, just the other side of the A1, this side is so much fun…Harrogate’s near York.” All eyes are on our colleagues across the A1, as Damian Cruden, the artistic director of York The Read More

We chatted to Unsung Collective!

Where did the inspiration for Unsung come from?

Originally we had intended to make a different show called 'The Revolutionists'. Acquiring the rights for this proved to be difficult but we still wanted to stage something with four interesting parts for female actors to get their teeth into. Our director Elvi then suggested we write our own but about local historical her Read More