Drama at the Workhouse

Workhouse Museum Sharow View, Allhallowgate, Ripon, United Kingdom

Following on the success of last year’s Jubilee at the Workhouse, the museum will once again come alive with Victorian characters based on real lives. Explore the Workhouse corridors, immerse yourself in its history and hear tales from within the cloistered walls. See the staff who were charged with maintaining the strict rules and judge …

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£7 – £10

Seastorm in a Teacup

Ripon Spa Gardens Park Street, Ripon, United Kingdom

A mermaid is an amazing gift for a young adventurer. But what do you do when it just won’t stop growing? A chance meeting, an act of kindness and an unusual present lead a lonely young girl on the most unexpected journey. This new play by Gemma Curry (The Sleep Pirates) will take you on …

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Steve Bonham: Stumbling Over Eden

Claro Lounge 39 Market Place, Ripon, United Kingdom

Based upon Steve’s much-loved book of the same name, Stumbling Over Eden is a one-hour show that combines story and song to celebrate the adventurer, explorer and vagabond within us all. From the notion of freedom and the beauty of the trail to the joy of travelling companions and the meaning of home. Not just …

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Seeing Red

Ripon Spa Gardens Park Street, Ripon, United Kingdom

A modern retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood tale, full of red-related surprises, a pinch of feminism and a mini mob of original puppet characters; all crammed into one large, furry suitcase! When Gran and Red contemplate their fate inside the wolf’s stomach, a flash of motivation leads our heroine to ‘see red’ and …

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Wonderland of Games

Ripon Spa Gardens Park Street, Ripon, United Kingdom

Join Rhubarb Theatre as you shrink into the gardens of the Queen of Hearts to find yourselves amongst her large lawn games. Once there you might get knotted up in the Alice-themed twister, go crackers with the croquet, or become champions of the chequers board. But watch out for her court jokers, bringing mayhem and …

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Noah’s Ark

Ripon Spa Gardens Park Street, Ripon, United Kingdom

School assembly favourites Open the Book present a pop-up open-air theatre version of the famous Old Testament story in front of the bandstand. Let’s hope the deluge remains imaginary. Free event - just turn up  


Circus Skills with The Fire Man Dave

Ripon Spa Gardens Park Street, Ripon, United Kingdom

A drop-in session for all ages. Have a go with juggling balls or clubs, plate-spinning, diabolo, hula hooping and more. A great way to spend some time before the next show begins! Drop in any time between 12.30 and 2.30 Free event - just turn up


A la Puppet Carte

Ripon Spa Gardens Park Street, Ripon, United Kingdom

On the menu is not one, not two, but three pop up puppet stages built onto the backs of electric tricycles. Each mobile stage is a show full of surprises, fun and heart-warming stories of friendship and a sense of home. Stories include the Story of the Scary Noise and the Magic Samovar. Presented by …

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Where is Mrs Christie?

Ripon Arts Hub 49 Allhallowgate, Ripon, United Kingdom

Agatha Christie was one of the greatest and most prolific thriller writers of all time. In 1926, she was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction, sparking one of the biggest and most extensive police hunts in history. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey with the famous author …

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£10 – £12

Dream of the Sea

Ripon Spa Gardens Park Street, Ripon, United Kingdom

The adventure of a lifetime turns into a disaster for this fisherman! But when a friendly whale shows him the truth of the sea, his life is changed in ways he could never have imagined. The ocean comes to life around him with more beauty than he knew existed and as time passes it changes …

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Robin Hood

Fountains Abbey Fountains Abbey, West Gate Entrance, Ripon, United Kingdom

This summer, the award-winning company presents Robin Hood, an action-packed heist for the whole family. A team of cheeky misfits swoop in to bring down the greedy Sheriff of Nottingham, and they never miss. This fast-moving production delivers huge laughs, swashbuckling adventures, and well-deserved revenge! Pack a picnic and cheer on the underdogs as Illyria …

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£10 – £16

An Audience with Barrie Rutter OBE

Ripon Arts Hub 49 Allhallowgate, Ripon, United Kingdom

For one night only, Barrie Rutter, OBE and founder of the ground-breaking theatre company Northern Broadsides visits Ripon. With over 50 years of experience on stage and screen, Barrie has had a fascinating career which has taken him to China, India, Brazil and Skipton Cattle Market with all points in-between. His belief that the Northern …

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