What’s on in March at Harrogate Theatre

14 January 2012

New show added for February 2012! – YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED

After sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival and Cheltenham Science Festival, the comedy that asks what are the odds comes to Harrogate Theatre. Will housework double your risk of dying? Is radiation more dangerous than bees? Find out here. You have a 0.000043% of dying during this show- but at least you’ll die laughing.

“A genuinely fun and thought- provoking hour for anyone with an interest in well, stuff” Metro

Monday 27 February 7.30pm – Harrogate Theatre Main House

Tickets: £12 (conc. available)


Featuring The Demon Barber Roadshow

Clog, Swor and Morris meet B-boying, Popping and Krump in this humorous and unmissable visual feast from the UK’s number one folk and hip- hop dance extravaganza.

Thursday 1 March 7.30pm – Harrogate Theatre Main House

Tickets: £15 (conc. available)


Unlimited Theatre present THE ETHICS OF PROGRESS

Written by Jon Spooner, Chris Thorpe and Clare Duffy in consultation with Professor Vlatko Vedral

One of Britain’s most exciting theatre companies fuse theatre and science in The Ethics of Progress. Join Jon Spooner as he delivers a performance lecture taking you on a mind melting, jargon free, whistle stop tour of leading edge Quantum Physics, delivered with warmth, wit and charm. The Ethics of Progress pushes theoretical physics into real life situations and imagines the world as it might be in the not- too – distant future.

Thursday 1 March 7.45pm – Harrogate Studio Theatre

Tickets: £12 (conc. available)



Following the enormous success of last year’s production, Harrogate Theatre’s Fundraising Committee will be scouring the District once again to uncover the stars of the future and prove that Harrogate’s got talent. The final will be performed at Harrogate Theatre Main House.

Saturday 3 March 7.30pm – Harrogate Theatre Main House

Tickets: £12 (conc. available)

Tuesday 6- Saturday 10 March – Reform Theatre and Harrogate Theatre present



Every once in a while a play comes along that reminds you of the glorious summers of your twenties. This is not that play. Join Dave as he spends a month working alongside a nutcase called Melvin in the summer job from hell whilst trying to save money to take the girl he wolves away on holiday with him before she disappears out of his life forever.

“Blissfully funny” The Daily Telegraph

Tuesday 6- Saturday 10 March 7.45pm matinee: 2.45pm Saturday – Harrogate Studio Theatre

Tickets: £12 (conc. available)


Original Theatre Company present – OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD

Witten by Timberlake Wertenbaker

Australia, 1788. A boatload of disease and disdain spews onto a foreign shore. As the soldiers struggle to impose order on the outcasts of the old society, a benevolent governor seizes on the notion of a play. Based on real events Timberlake Wertenbaker’s award-winning modern classic is an inspiring tale of the transforming power of theatre.

“Highly theatrical, often funny and at times dark and disturbing” Daily Telegraph

Wed 7 – Sat 10 March 7.30pm Matinee: 2.30pm Wednesday and Saturday only

Tickets: £16- £12 (conc. available)

Opening night and Matinee Tickets: ALL TICKETS £11

Assisted performances available (please see the website for details)

Harrogate Theatre Main House



Following their sell- out show in Autumn 2011 the three times Olivier Award nominated and global internet sensation are back. This brand new show will include several numbers hot off the press, plus a few old favourites.

“Hilarious” The Telegraph

Monday 12 March 7.30pm – Harrogate Theatre Main House



For over forty years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, has delighted audiences all over the world with their live performances. When it comes to authentic swing music this orchestra has no equal.

“A charming evening of excitement and escapism” What’s on stage

Tuesday 13 March 7.30pm – Harrogate Theatre Main House

Tickets: £18.50-£14.50 (Conc. available)

Running time: Approx 2 hours (including a 20 minute interval)



Following last years sell- out event, we’ll be celebrating St Patrick’s Day once again with the annual Ceilidh, Cobblers Wax will provide vibrant music and will also lead you through the dances ensuring a fun night out for all ages.

Thursday 15 March – 8.00pm The Cairn Hotel

Tickets: £10

Komedia Entertainment present COUNT ARTHUR STRONG

Command Performance- DVD Record

Showbiz legend and raconteur, Count Arthur Strong returns to Harrogate Theatre. So get your Maltesers out, roll your trouser legs up and sit back and enjoy this potentially wonderful show. Early booking is recommended.

“Sublime stuff!” Manchester Evening News

This performance will be filmed for the Count’s up-coming DVD

Friday 16 March  7.30pm – Harrogate Theatre Main House

Tickets: £15



Darker and slicker than a BP oil spill, London’s award-winning cabaret stars Bourgeois & Maurice are a musical duo with style as sharp as their wit. With irreverently witty and glorious offensive lyrics, B&M’s music explores the mundane absurdity of modern life & wraps it up neatly in a catchy pop hook.

“Makes Lady Gaga look like Miss Selfridge, they look and sound fabulous” Chortle

Saturday 17 March 8.00pm – Harrogate Theatre Main House

Tickets: £14 (conc. available)

Wednesday 28 – Thursday 29 March


Analogue present – 2401 OBJECTS

In 1953 Henry Molaison emerges from experimental brain surgery without any recollection of the last two years of his life or the ability to form new memories. Inspired by the world’s most important neuroscientific case- stuffy, 2401 Objects tells the remarkable story of a man who could no longer remember, but who has proven impossible to forget.

“The most accomplished show yet from Analogue” The Times

Date: Wed 28- Thurs 29 March 7.30pm – Harrogate Theatre Main House

Tickets: £12 (conc. available)



Join Henry ‘Blowers’ Blofeld- one of Britain’s most celebrated cricket commentators and familiar voice of Test Match Special- for an evening devoted to a quintessentially English pastime.

“Raconteur, bon viveur and master of quick wit and stunning repartee, Henry Blofeld’s live performance reveals him as possibly the greatest living Englishman” North East Press

Friday 30 March 7.30pm – Harrogate Theatre Main House

Tickets: £15


Now the Hyena Comedy Club has moved to Saturday evenings you can let your hair down, laugh your socks off and not worry about having to get up for work the next day (unless you work on a Sunday that is!). Line up to be confirmed.

Saturday 31 March 8pm – Harrogate Theatre Main House

Tickets: £12 (conc. available)


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