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We host a variety of special music and theatrical events, featuring local, national and international performers; talented amateurs and professionals. There are craft workshops and fundraising events: quiz night, curry night etc. Our licensed cafe bar is open before and during the performances. We exhibit artwork of various styles, which is also for sale. Some information about our forthcoming programme is provided below, click on the images to see it them in full. Please contact us if you would like further information or to book tickets (unless otherwise stated in the particular event information below).

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Saturday, 7:30pm. Tickets £12.50 or Concessions £10. Click here to buy tickets online

A Fistful of Spookies

‘One of the funniest bands ever - still chuckling’ Mike Harding
‘Great stories, spectacular singing!’ Mark Radcliffe, Radio 2’s The Folk Show

There is literally nothing quite like the Spookies’ hilarious blend of music and comedy. You will hear sensational stylings of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and The Beach Boys, brand new songs and thousand year old Georgian ones, guaranteed to woo, charm, cheer & delight. And then the stories! This rambunctious collection of singing comedians keep alive the flame of Australia’s great original, The Spooky Men’s Chorale. Truly magnificent fun!

‘Outstanding. They came. They sang. They conquered. Sublime voices, wonderful interaction with the audience’ Chapel Arts, Chapel-en-le-Frith
‘A wonderful evening of music and mirth’ Bolton Socialist Club
‘Such a tonic to the soul and the senses!’ Victoria Hall, Settle
‘Completely wonderful’ Masham Town Hall

Click here for their website

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Tuesday, 10am to 4pm. Entry £20

Doodle a Design Workshop. Bring your own lunch; tea or coffee provided. Contact the Centre for more information or to book your place

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Wednesday, 10am to 4pm. Entry £20 plus materials

Doodle a Christmas Design Workshop. Bring your own lunch; tea or coffee provided. Contact the Centre for more information or to book your place

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27th & 28th OCTOBER

Friday & Saturday from 10:30am.

Film Festival. Eight screenings over two days, see CINEMA for the full programme, trailers and prices

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Thursday 7pm. Tickets £8 or Under18 £4. Click here to buy tickets online


Written & performed by Rachael Ofori. Directed by Kate Hewitt.
A frank, funny and provocative look at the trials and tribulations of modern life as seen through the eyes of a young black woman. Inspired by Racheal’s own experiences, Portrait uses music, poetry, humour and dance to examine identity and role models and challenge cultural stereotypes. After a hit run at Edinburgh and a successful UK tour, Racheal returns for a new national tour.
“I know it’s said that money doesn’t buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Porsche than at a bus stop”
This show is part of Rural Arts Create Tour project: as such the show will include a curtain raiser performed by young people from Richmond School.

‘Ofori's excellent writing allows each character to vividly leap off the page.’ The Stage
‘Fearless and uplifting.’ The Scotsman
‘Fresh, fun and utterly vital’ ☆☆☆☆ The List

We are deeply grateful to those generous donors who have contributed to making theatre available to local children. Our new series will continue in the summer.
Funded by Arts Council England and the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.Rural Arts Image

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Friday 10am to 5pm. Tickets £15 (includes materials, printing, coffee/tea - bring a packed lunch)

Computer Workshop

Design and make a Christmas Card using MS Office Word

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Saturday 6:30pm. Tickets £5


An Evening of Words and Music

Adults and children from the Dales read excerpts from a wide range of texts, some of them unexpected, some perhaps familiar. Poignant and sometimes amusing eye-witness accounts, poems and writings from across the world reflecting the experience of ordinary soldiers as well as the response of writers to them. Music by a variety of composers including Puccini, Vaughan Williams, Arvo Part, Shostakovich, and popular songs, is played by members of the Richmondshire Symphony Orchestra.

In Memoriam (Easter 1915)
The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood
This Eastertide call into mind the men
Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should
Have gathered them and will do never again.

Edward Thomas (1878 –1917)

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Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Entry is FREE

An exhibition of skyscapes in watercolour by local artist Robert Austin

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Saturday 7pm. Tickets £7.50 (includes Pie & Peas Supper)

Race Night

Enjoy the thrill of the race at The Old School House

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Monday 7pm. Tickets £7 (includes a Glass of Wine)

Fabulous Fashion Show

Ladies fashion from BUZZ

Children's fashion by Hannah Russell

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Thursday 4pm. Tickets £6.50 or Family of 4 £20

Bear & Butterfly

Bear likes peace and quiet, sitting comfortably sipping his tea, deep in the branches of his tree. Then Caterpillar arrives, munching and crunching. They become the best of friends, until one day Caterpillar stops munching and looks sick. Bear fears he will lose his friend. And then something magical happens…!
Puppetry, live music and beautiful storytelling combine in this charming tale about love, loss and friendship.

‘High production values and meticulous direction from Dani Parr - a show which audiences young and old will love.’ British Theatre Guide

We are deeply grateful to those generous donors who have contributed to making theatre available to local children. Our new series will continue in the summer

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Saturday 7:30pm. Tickets £12 or Concessions £10 or Under18 £8.50

Paul ‘Silky’ White

Stand-up Comedy

Paul ‘Silky’ White is a legendary comedian and musician from Liverpool. Since 1994 he has avoided adulthood, wealth and financial security by doing something he loves instead.
He has reduced audiences to tears of mirth all over the world, on television, at Glastonbury, Bestival, The Big Chill, Comedy Festivals including the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, Glasgow, Leicester and Melbourne. He’s been reported dead to the police and been Dr Who’s backing guitarist.

‘Massively engaging’ Guardian Guide (Pick of the Week)
‘A very, very funny fella … just brilliant’ John Bishop
★★★★★ Three Weeks
‘Honest, heartfelt, slick, irresistible….crucially, very funny’ The List

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Monday 6 - 8pm or 8:30 - 11pm. Tickets £19.95

Charity Curry Evening

Three courses. Fundraiser at Saffron in aid of The Old School House

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Friday 7:30pm. Tickets £12.50 or Concessions £11 or Under18 £9

Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss

Words, Music, Glee & Delight

Poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss present a hilarious night of words, music & improv, featuring stories, songs and a musical created out of thin air!

‘The verbal gymnastics of a north country Spike Milligan coupled with the comic timing of Eric Morecambe’ Frome Festival
‘British music at its most ingenious’ The Guardian

Click here for Ian McMillan's website

Click here for Luke Carver Goss' website