Ripon Theatre Festival – First Events Announced

Six of the festival’s July events will go on sale on this weekend!

Set your alarms for Saturday 10 February – the first chance to start planning your RTF 2024.

Highlights include Britain’s leading radical theatre company, Red Ladder, a cabaret act featuring the music of Victoria Wood from Paulus, the Cabaret Geek (pictured above) and a return visit from Barrie Rutter OBE. This summer’s programme will see Newby Hall as a new location for festival favourites and open-air specialists Illyria. The garden at The Old Deanery will also provide the perfect backdrop for theatre al fresco as the venue for the festival’s Sunday night Shakespearean finale.

The first release of tickets includes Look After Your Knees a beautiful and touching one-woman show from up-and-coming artist Natalie Bellingham, Shakespeare’s Royals from Barrie Rutter (plus special guest), Looking for Me Friend – the Music of Victoria Wood and We’re Not Going Back – Red Ladder’s thought-provoking musical comedy set during the 1984/5 miners’ strike.
Tickets also go on sale this weekend for open air family theatre at Newby Hall (The Adventures of Doctor Doolittle) and Shakespeare’s As You Like It at The Old Deanery, performed by Folksy Theatre.

Tickets live at from 7am on Saturday 10 February

And don’t forget that further info about all festival events and activities will be shared with our audience at the 2024 Launch Event on Thursday 21 March, featuring comedy cook George Egg. Have you booked yet? LAUNCH TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE