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Backstage and Visiting Companies

Harrogate (White Rose) Theatre Trust Ltd is an arts charity registered in the UK.  We put on drama, comedy, dance and family shows in Harrogate across multiple venues.  We also sell tickets for events run by other companies.  We operate two venues, Harrogate Theatre and Harrogate Studio Theatre.  We regularly put on events at the Royal Hall and Harrogate Convention Centre, both venues are owned and run by Harrogate Borough Council.

Harrogate Theatre comprises of two auditoriums and two fully licensed bars (Circle and Stalls Bar) which are all available to hire. Technical support is included in the hire price of these venues to ensure that your event or conference goes smoothly. The Royal Hall and Harrogate Convention Centre are also available for hire. To discuss your requirements further and for up to date pricing please contact Marcus Romer [email protected] (Theatre, Royal Hall & HCC) or Porl Cooper [email protected] (Studio Theatre).

Harrogate Theatre is a licensed wedding venue. For enquiries about hiring Harrogate Theatre, please contact Caroline Lowe, Head of Operations [email protected].

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Harrogate Theatre’s Artistic Policy

Harrogate Theatre is a vibrant northern arts destination attracting visitors from across the UK, serving tourists and the local community with varied entertainment and creative experiences.

We will push artistic boundaries, lead change and take risks, influencing positive and thoughtful cultural engagement across our region.

We will inspire and educate all, preserve and celebrate our local heritage, and we will be relevant to and reflective of the diverse contemporary society we are part of.

The Theatre has undergone considerable artistic development in the past 10 years that has seen the organisation establish itself as a significant influence in the region, with a growing national profile.  As well as producing an annual pantomime and a repertory company, the theatre supports artists to make their own work.

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

Since 2012 the Trust has acquired programming responsibilities for the Royal Hall (1,000 seats) and in 2014 the Harrogate Convention Centre (2,000 seats), allowing for internationally renowned companies and artists to be part of the eclectic artistic programme.

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Harrogate Theatre

Built in 1900 Harrogate Theatre is a typical example of a late Victorian proscenium arch venue built over five floors. The Main Auditorium is a mid-scale proscenium arch theatre with a playing space of approximately 90 square metres and a seating capacity of 500.

Please note, the production department require your technical information a minimum of four weeks prior to the performance date.

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Harrogate Studio Theatre

Harrogate Studio Theatre is an intimate 60-seat performance space situated on the third floor at the top of Harrogate Theatre with a flexible performance space.

Please note, the production department require your technical information a minimum of four weeks prior to the performance date.

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Royal Hall

The Royal Hall is a Grade II* listed Edwardian performance hall and theatre located just on the outskirts of Harrogate Town Centre.

With its 950-seat capacity, spectacular décor and large versatile floor space, the Royal Hall provides a breath-taking setting.


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Exterior entrance of Harrogate Convention Centre

Harrogate Convention Centre

Harrogate Convention Centre is a spectacular world class conference venue with an impressive 2000-seater auditorium geared up for some of the best British and international acts.

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Set Building

If you require Set Building services contact Harrogate Set Production Services