Ripon Cathedral Joins our List of 2023 Venues

Ripon Cathedral becomes a festival venue for the first time this year hosting a range of intimate events for all ages. To celebrate the festival, the Thursday Concerts event on 9 June sees Songs from Shakespeare performed by soprano Louise Wayman accompanied by Tim Harper.

On Festival Saturday the crypt of St Wilfrid will be inhabited by Mark Cronfield from Fell-Foss Theatre as he presents a marathon of mini performances. Many will remember Mark’s captivating performance as Robinson Crusoe at the 2022 festival. This year he will perform his specially-written piece, The Wanderer, as visitors pass through the ancient crypt. Each performance is only minutes long, but promises an evocative and spiritual blending of Anglo Saxon poetry and Rudyard Kipling.

Meanwhile families will be entertained in the North Transept on Saturday afternoon with a visit from expert puppeteers Strange Face with their immersive miniature puppet show for a mini audience. Families should book their places for Beached, as only 10 audience members can don headsets and join in at any one time. The show will be repeated every twenty minutes across two hours in the afternoon.

Click here to see Cathedral events: Upcoming Events › Ripon Cathedral › – Ripon Theatre Festival


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