First Ripon Theatre Festival launches tomorrow
Jun 22, 2022
A team of volunteers and the Million Dollar Mermaids

A weekend of theatre kicks off in Ripon tomorrow with street performers, a Shakespeare play and puppeteering all taking place in the city; some for free.

This will be the first Ripon Theatre Festival and will take place from tomorrow, June 23 to Sunday, June 26.

There will be more than 40 events from 20 professional acts taking part in this packed weekend of events.

Saturday is the main day of action with performances from The Comedy Waiters, The Green Finger Folk, the Million Dollar Mermaids and The Flying Wheelnuts.

Events are happening in the ‘festival zones’ in Market Place, Canal Basin and Ripon Spa Gardens. Saturday also sees four family theatre performances, each lasting 20 -55 minutes aimed at children.

There are also pop-up events in The Little Ripon Bookshop, at the Library and at the Curzon cinema.

Comedy Waiters

Other festival highlights include Red Ladder Theatre Company with their acclaimed production of The Damned United, the comic Holmes and Watson – The Farewell Tour and Illyria Theatre Company’s A Midsummer Nights Dream at Fountains Abbey on Sunday night.

The event is organised by a team of 30 volunteers from the Ripon City Festival Trust.

To see the full programme of events click here.

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