Wood Owl and the Box of Wonders

Fountains Mill at National Trust Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Fountains Abbey, Fountains Lane, Ripon, United Kingdom

A lonely little owl wants nothing more than to fly into the night and join his friends. But how can he, when he is made from wood? The arrival of another lonely soul changes his life as he strives to help. Join Hoglets Theatre on a magical journey of singing owls, fantasy worlds, friendship and …

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Wood Owl and the Box of Wonders

Fountains Mill at National Trust Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Fountains Abbey, Fountains Lane, Ripon, United Kingdom

A lonely little owl wants nothing more than to fly into the night and join his friends. But how can he, when he is made from wood? The arrival of another lonely soul changes his life as he strives to help. Join Hoglets Theatre on a magical journey of singing owls, fantasy worlds, friendship and …

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£5

Storytime with RTF Storyteller in Residence

Ripon Library The Arcade, Ripon, United Kingdom

Storytime for pre-schoolers and those they bring with them.Can you help Derek the Dragon? Will you cheer on Rita the mouse in her skateboarding competition? And is your bedroom as messy as Brian the chickens? Age guide ​2-5 A Pay What ​You Can event. Recommended price £4 per ​child.  

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Trunk Tales

The Ripon Inn Park Street, Ripon

A well-travelled lady arrives with her trunk of tales that tell of boastful toads, magical fish and fearsome beasts. Using only the contents of her magical luggage, she creates Arabic seas, epic mountains, fields of turnips and the tallest trees. Interactive stories from around the world. Imagination is the only passport you’ll need.The perfect tea-time …

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£6

Tales from Honeypot Village

The Unicorn Hotel 2 Market Place East, Ripon, United Kingdom

Join our Storyteller in Residence, Ilaria, for a breakfast-time adventure. Funny and interactive stories featuring loveable characters Rita the Mouse and The Tidy Trolls. Age guide ​4+ A Pay What ​You Can event. Recommended price £4 per ​child.  

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Saturday Pop-Up Events

Ripon City Centre

We love our Pop-Up Events! Surprising events in surprising places. Puppets, storytelling, music, heritage tales, poetry, music and theatre. Venues large and small, across our beautiful city. Professional performances alongside community groups plus events from our Storyteller-in Residence and shows with links to the history of Ripon. Please note: some of these events are ticketed …

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Arcade

Ripon Marketplace Market Place, Ripon, United Kingdom

Casson & Friends has a passion for bringing dance to people in new and unusual ways. Set to a bouncing electronic soundtrack, ARCADE’s interactive dance games will connect you with the childlike joy of play. Watch the fun unfold or get stuck in with our friendly team of dancers, led by The Gamesmaster. Six unique …

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The Tea Cosies

Ripon City Centre

Meet Dorothy Dunker, Tippy Teapot and Barbara Bourbon. Come and have a natter with our colourful crochet trolley dollies! There’s always a warm brew and plate of goodies on show when these ladies are about… “One lump or two?”… A fun, family-friendly walkabout act with dance, stories and jokes. There are also a few interactive …

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Saturday Street Entertainment

Ripon City Centre

Walkabout acts, crazy characters, circus and clowning bring the streets and open spaces of Ripon to life throughout the day. Professional acts come together with community performers including Ripon City Morris Dancers, the Rock Choir and Ripon Youth Theatre. Performances will be staged at Ripon Market Place, Minster Gardens (in front of the Courthouse Museum), …

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Ayla’s Dream

Ripon Library The Arcade, Ripon, United Kingdom

Another magical miniature suitcase show from expert puppeteers, Eye of Newt. A captivating tale of night skies, light and counting sheep. Puppet workshop making beautiful moths accompanies the library performance. Age guide ​3-10 A Pay What ​You Can event. Recommended price £4 per ​child. Performance is also repeated every ten minutes in Ripon Cathedral from …

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Logy on Fire

Ripon Marketplace Market Place, Ripon, United Kingdom

Juggling danger and excitement, this show is raw, rock ‘n’ roll and full of danger. Playing with fire and risking lacerations and climaxing in a perilous display of equilibrium and custom-made razor-sharp unique object juggling like you have never seen before! Logy is a Belfast-based bearded multi manipulator and performer. Performing since 2001, he has …

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Theatre for One

Ripon Cathedral Minster Road,, Ripon, United Kingdom

Street theatre with a difference. 3 short performances lasting 3 minutes. Each performed to only one person at a time, (plus curious onlookers!) A most intriguing, and then exclusive, theatre experience! “A simple idea, the best ones often are, created with such loving care and attention to detail that you just have to smile. Sometimes …

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