It's a bumper Spring on our main stages

Harrogate Theatre will bring more than 60 shows to Harrogate’s main stages this spring.

The diverse programme boasts culture and entertainment for all ages and tastes, with a particularly vibrant offer for children over half term and Easter, as well as a strong comedy line-up.

For families, Chinese New Year Extravaganza (14 Feb) at the Royal Hall is quickly followed by bumper half-term fun in the shape of Horrible Histories (25/ 26 Feb) and everyone’s favourite dragon, Zog (28 Feb).

Bird’s Nest Billy (9 Mar) and Rabbit Girl and the Search for Wonder (16 Mar) – both suitable for ages 3+ - hit the studio theatre with a playful mix of storytelling and puppetry.

We’ve talked about everyone’s favourite dragon – now on to everyone’s favourite bear: Sooty’s Magic Show (30 Mar) comes to the main stage at Harrogate Theatre this spring, with a chance to meet the bear himself after the show! 

In the Easter holidays There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly (16 Apr) brings one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life, and Dear Zoo (17/ 18 Apr) uses puppets and music to tell the story from the best-selling lift-the-flap children’s book.

Milkshake! Live (18 Apr) is at the Royal Hall, while Hyena Lounge Kids Comedy Club (20 Apr) and Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom (26/ 27 Apr) both come to the main stage at Harrogate Theatre.

Harrogate Theatre is known for bringing top notch comedy to the town, and there’s plenty this spring! The monthly Hyena Lounge Comedy Club (23 Feb, 23 Mar, 20 Apr) is always popular. If that’s not your bag we have Hancock’s Half Hour (13/ 14 Mar) and Robert White – The Tank Top Tour (20 Mar), both on the main stage at Harrogate Theatre.

In the studio there’s Drip – a one-man musical comedy (4 Apr); Doug Segal – How to Read Minds and Influence People (6 Apr); and Eleanor Conway’s Walk of Shame 2 (13 Apr).

Henning Wehn (22 Feb), Rhod Gilbert (29 Mar) and Carl Hutchinson (2/ 3 Apr) are also coming to Harrogate - but are all already sold out.

There’s plenty of comedy-theatre on the spring line-up too. DadMan (14 Feb) and Wild (22 Feb) explore themes of birth and parenting in a hilarious way. Odd Encounter (16 Feb), The Shy Manifesto (4 Mar) –  a bittersweet comedy drama about a boy who is fed up of being told to come out of his shell, and “.. next-gen Monty Python” Police Cops in Space (27 Mar) all promise an illuminating evening out. What’s more, John Godber’s international smash hit comedy, Bouncers (25-27 Mar) comes to the main stage at Harrogate Theatre this spring.

All show are online at www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk