Ripon Theatre Festival 2022

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This year's festival will run from 7 - 11 June 2023


Spring is on the horizon and we are gearing up for Ripon Theatre Festival 2023.  Thanks to the enthusiasm of our audiences last year and the support of so many, we are able to plan for a second fabulous festival.  This is the place to keep up to date with our ambitious plans for drama, puppetry, street theatre, dance, storytelling and more…

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Book now for our launch event

Book now for our launch event

Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord) stars in a one-man show about friendship, memories and a couple of remarkable lives. Following critically acclaimed sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, … …

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Illyria to return in 2023

Illyria to return in 2023

Last summer’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Fountains Abbey was a festival highlight for many. We are excited to announce that the company will be returning on Sunday …

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Wolseley welcomed back for 2023

Wolseley welcomed back for 2023

Wolseley, our main festival sponsor in 2022, gave us an early Christmas present when they pledged to sponsor the festival again in 2023. The festival would not have been the …

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About Us

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.

Get Involved

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.

Support Us

The festival costs over £20,000 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

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