Busy As promised, this year’s festival did turn out to be bigger, brighter and bolder than before. Even with over 80 events in more than 20 venues, we were able …
The Festival will run from 2nd - 7th July 2024
Save the dates!
We are delighted to confirm that Ripon Theatre Festival will take place in the first week of July next year.
The Festival Team is working hard to track down the best touring theatre, children’s shows, street entertainment, comedy, dance and storytelling to stage another blockbuster jamboree throughout the city.
Once again, we’ll be inviting local groups to join in the fun too over the festival weekend, taking part in our city-centre pop-up performances or entertaining families in Ripon Spa Gardens.
In the new year we’ll share more details of our venues and partners for 2024 and what to look forward to in July.
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Check out the 2023 Festival Guide
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Looking back on 2023See photos and more from our 2023 festival
A very happy place The festival got started on Wednesday evening with Happy Place at the Arts Hub. Sell-out for Tales from the Scriptorium A packed event at Ripon …
The weather looks good for Festival Saturday, but don’t forget our intriguing and entertaining indoor Pop-Up events. Here’s two that we are particularly looking forward to. Award-winning storyteller, Gav Cross …
Ripon Theatre Festival is managed by Ripon City Festival Trust 1986 (Registered Charity: Number 514981) with support from Ripon Together.
The Ripon City Festival Trust has a long track record of co-ordinating community events which benefit the people of Ripon, including Ripon By the Sea and the annual Pancake Races.
Ripon Theatre Festival is being run by a small group of volunteers as a sub-committee of the Trust.
The festival welcomes professional performers onto our city streets and venues, but it’s the people of Ripon who will really make the festival fly!
We rely on volunteers for:
- Event Stewards
- Publicity team members
- Walkabout Marshalls
- Venue & Refreshments staff
- Performers for our Musical Fringe
- Performers for our Community Cabaret
Whether you want to check tickets, look after our visiting performers or sing your heart out on a street corner, please do get in touch.
The festival costs over £30,000 to stage. We are very grateful to all those who have supported us in our journey so far, but of course we constantly need to find new sources of funding. As a registered charity, all the funding we raise goes directly towards making the festival happen.
Ways you might like to help us:
- Follow us on social media
- Like and share our posts
- Buy lots of tickets
- Make a donation
- Volunteer your time
- Encourage your company to sponsor us