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

Lots of Family Shows Coming Up in Harrogate

Last week I told you more about the educational programme of workshops for children and young people at Harrogate Theatre. This week – and as we fast-approach half term – I’d like to tell you about what’s coming up on our stages for the small humans in your life.

First, Horrible Histories is live on stage Read More

Education at Harrogate Theatre

The new term has begun for our Education team and the young people we work with here at Harrogate Theatre.

Harrogate Theatre offers a range of weekly term-time creative classes for young people from aged 3 to 18. We are also an official Arts Award venue, which means through our classes we enable young people to achieve an Arts Award; a national qualification designed to develop creative Read More

Thanks for making our panto a big hit!

The long haul that is Christmas at Harrogate Theatre has finally, if somewhat regrettably, drawn to a close. The staff Christmas party seems a lifetime away. But what a party it has been this year during panto season. A critically acclaimed show and a terrifically talented cast that will be sorely missed.

When you look back over the achievements of the show, it is very easy to focus on Read More

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