What's On / Local Events in Richmond, North Yorkshire

This is a service for local people and organisations within 5 miles of Richmond Market Place.

If you are a commercial operator and would like to post news about events you are holding, please email whatson@richmondinfo.net

11 September - 6 October
Venue: The Station
Time: 09:00

5757 is the exact number of miles from our house on Aske to the hotel we use in Kyoto. A passion for both places permeates every section of our lives.

Andrew's love of photography gives him two distinct styles. The Dales are always peaceful and beautiful, whatever the weather. Despite Kyoto being a huge city, it's easy to find that same peace and beauty.

Jill runs a tour company to, you've guessed it, Japan with Kyoto the base. Having taught arts and crafts for over 30 years her time is spent between Kyoto and Richmond. She also teaches Japanese arts and crafts on The Craft store on TV.

During the exhibition you can also come along and see a display of kimono and stop into the pop-up shop on the 17th to 19th September, and try one of Jill's workshops.



01748 850123



18 September - 26 September
Venue: Various
Time: 09:00 - 19:30 - Daily

Richmond Walking & Book Festival: over 30 Walks around Richmond and the northern Dales & 18 Author Events. Includes 3 events in October.



01748 826468



18 September - 6 October
Venue: The Station
Time: Daily

Free exhibition



25 September - 25 September
Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 19.30

Troy Hawke returns to The Georgian Theatre Royal following his hugely successful 1001 Moments with Troy Hawke. His latest offering promises to be equally entertaining and follows a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Having previously exposed supermarket chain Aldi's links to the illuminati and the murder of Princess Diana, everyone's favourite 1930's throwback Scrabble-based investigator now puts Swedish furniture giant IKEA under his microscope.

Tickets cost £13 and are available from Box Office or via the Theatre's online booking service



01748 825252



25 September - 6 October
Venue: The Station
Time: Daily

Free exhibition



25 September
Venue: Richmond Library
Time: 10:30

'Little Alf' with Hannah Russell for accompanied children 5+ Tickets £3 per child or £5 for two children, accompanying adult free. Tickets from the Library



25 September
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 19:30

Author talk.

01748 826468



25 September - 26 September
Venue: Richmond Castle
Time: see website

Free entry to Richmond and Catterick residents with proof of address.



25 September
Venue: The Station or Information Point Reference
Time: 9:00 at the Station or 10:00 at the Information Reference Point

Leave Station car park 9.00am. Start car parking area on moor edge off the road from Kirkby Malzeard to Dallowgill (Shown as an Information Point on the 1:25k OS Map) (GR: SE 179726) at 10.00am.

01748 826468



25 September
Venue: The Station
Time: 9:15 at the Station

This is one of our Festival walks marking the 950th anniversary of Richmond Castle. It links two noble castles situated in neighbouring dales. A bus will take us to the imposing Bolton Castle where we head up onto open moorland that once rang with the sounds of lead mining but today the cry of lapwings, curlew and grouse greet us. As we descend into Swaledale we enjoy splendid views of Reeth nestling under Calver Hill. From Grinton (toilet break) we take the Coast-to-Coast route back to Richmond following the River Swale as it flows through meadows and woods, past a priory and smelt mill to our destination of Richmond Castle.

Please note, as this walk is 15 miles in length, we will be walking at a reasonably fast pace and expect to return to Richmond around 6pm. Please bring sufficient



01748 826468



25 September
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 14:15

The walk lasts for between one hour and one and a half hours and remains on level ground, as far as is possible in Richmond!



01748 826468



26 September
Venue: The Station or Three Horsehoes, Wensley
Time: 9:30 at the Station or 10:00 at Wensley

Starting from the whitewashed traditional country pub, a scenic walk takes us past 14th Century Wensley Church, through field paths to Leyburn and onto Leyburn Shawl, with fine views of Wensleydale and Penhill. We will visit the remains of Tullis Cote lead mine and smelt mill and pass by Bolton Hall, the residence of Lord Bolton. On our return we can dine in The Three Horseshoes with its beamed ceilings and flag-stoned floor which serves real ale and straightforward pub grub. Walk participants will be contacted prior to the walk for their menu choices



01748 826468



27 September - 28 September
Venue: Green Howards Museum
Time: 10:30

Behind the scenes access, lifting the lid on rarely seen objects from the museum's collection, concealed within the stores. £10 (includes tour, 10.30am museum admission and current special exhibition, Treasures in Store) More information and booking:



01748 826561



29 September
Venue: Hudswell Village Hall
Time: 19.30

'Just the Job - The Big Green Build' Steve Biggs £2 Visitors are welcome. Phone: 01748 825535 or 01748 850884 for more information.



29 September
Venue: Influence Church
Time: 19.30

The 'a cappella' ensemble performs works from Byrd and Tallis through to Eric Whitacre and the present day. Free entry for members. Other tickets £16 online, at Castle Hill Bookshop, or at the door.



2 October
Venue: Trinity Church Clock Tower
Time: tbc

See website



3 October
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 10:00

It's that time of the month again for a 'socially-distanced' litter pick. Help keep Richmond tidy by helping out for an hour or so. Equipment provided.

01748 850808



6 October
Venue: Richmond School main hall.
Time: 19:30

Change of venue from Methodist Church - A lecture by the Emeritus Professor Dr Mike Huggins on the History of Richmond Racecourse and Its Grandstand



9 October - 20 October
Venue: The Station
Time: 09:00 - 20:00 (19:00 on Sundays).

Catherine Howard has been a textile artist and designer for over 30 years. She has had a passion for making things from an early age when her mother taught her how to use the family's sewing machine.

After having successful careers in the Hotel and Catering industry and then then Retail, Catherine made the brave decision to back into education at the age of 35 studying Textiles and Surface Design. Once graduated she began teaching art and design as well as running her own workshops.

It is only in the last 10 years that Catherine began exhibiting her work. This exhibition demonstrates her range of artistic skills in embroidery, photography, mixed media and print, See how her sketchbooks develop into finals pieces of work in this show.



01748 850123



9 October
Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 19:30

A fabulous evening of Graeme Danby's unique style of entertainment with Valerie Reid, mezzo soprano, and Sarah Fox, soprano, along with Alice Dix, Austin Gunn, Ben Noble and Jenny Martins (accompanist). There'll be music for everyone, from Faure and Vaughan Williams to Gilbert and Sullivan and Tom Lehrer.



01748 825252



9 October - 10 October
Venue: Various events around Town
Time: See website

See website



9 October - 3 November
Venue: The Station
Time: Daily

Free exhibition



10 October
Venue: Starts and Finishes on the Batts
Time: 11:00

Numerous prizes. To book go to bookitzone.com



13 October
Venue: Kings Head Hotel
Time: 12:00

Richmond Yorkshire Ladies Luncheon Club with speaker, Roger Ordish - Book in advance by calling the Club Secretary - See number below:

07936 547 360



13 October
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 19:30

Paul Cook, talks about his work as Curator of the RHS Harlow Carr. Tickets are priced at £3.00 for Members and £5 for Visitors



15 October - 15 October
Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 19.30

Simon Armitage, the UK Poet Laureate, will be 'on stage' at The Georgian Theatre Royal for a reading of his work. It's a real privilege, during Richmond's 950th celebrations, to be regaled by this ever-observant and wonderfully accessible poet who, as a bonus of his birth, also happens to be a Yorkshireman.

Not put off by his failiure at age 10 to have his fist poem displayed in his classroom, Simon has gone on to pen around 30 books, but then who's counting?!

Tickets cost £20 and are available from the Box Office or via the online booking service on the Theatre's website.



01748 825252



15 October
Venue: The Station
Time: 19:30

To book, email or telephone Tickets cost £19.95 SOLD OUT

01748 425967



16 October
Venue: Meet at The Station
Time: 09:00

The Richmond Walking and Book Festival invite you to retract a section of the Pennine Way that Simon Armitage covered in his book, Walking Home. This is a guided walk.

The fee of £15.00 includes the coach fare to the start of the walk and your journey home.

Tickets can be booked via the Festival Website or in person from Richmond Information Centre in the Market Hall.



01748 826468



16 October
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 19:00

This Craccl (Catterick, Richmond and Colburn Community Libraries) fundraiser involves a talk by Keith Waye, a retired London Tour Guide. Tickets are £5 from Richmond Library.

01609 534580



16 October
Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 19:30

A look back at the fashion and history of the 1970s. Tickets cost £11

01748 825252



16 October - 17 October
Venue: The Station
Time: 10:00 to 16:00

Celebrating Lewis Carroll with fairground, trails, crafts and more.



18 October
Venue: TBC
Time: TBC

Contact Sue Scott for further information

01748 823534



18 October
Venue: Richmondshire Cricket Club
Time: 19:30

An interesting and informative presentation by Dr Jamie Harrison. For further information please email the Secretary.



20 October
Venue: Influence Church
Time: 19:30

One of Britain's foremost chamber ensembles, the Sacconis will perform works by Mozart, Ravel and Schubert. Free entry for members. Other tickets £16 online, at Castle Hill Bookshop, or at the door.



21 October - 22 October
Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 19:30

Last year (for the eighth year running), Arrival was voted 'Best Abba Show' and 'Most Authentic Abba Show' by the UK Abba Fan Club. Widely regarded as the world's no.1 Abba tribute band, Arrival has performed to millions of Abba fans across the globe in over 30 different countries.

Combining stunning vocals, beautiful harmonies, lavish replica costumes and choreographed dance routines, Arrival is a full live band that creates a truly authentic Abba experience. Abba fans new and old can look forward to songs such as Mamma Mia, Waterloo, Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All and Thank You for the Music. A true celebration of Abba!

Tickets cost £21 and are available from the Box Office or the online booking service on the Theatre's website.



01748 825252



23 October
Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 19:30

Violinist Philippa Mo offers solo works from Baroque to more modern pieces. Tickets £16

01748 825252



23 October
Venue: St Mary's Church
Time: 12:30 to 16:00

Workshop ahead of concert performance.



23 October
Venue: St Mary's Church
Time: 17:00 to 18:00

Free but booking is essential at the 950 website



23 October - 3 November
Venue: The Station
Time: Daily

Free Exhibition



24 October
Venue: Richmond Town Hall
Time: 8:00

This event will start the annual Remembrance-tide and the Poppy Appeal. Poppies will be available from the gazebo on the curtilage on each Saturday until 13th November.



27 October
Venue: Hudswell Village Hall
Time: 19:30

A talk by Dr Jane Morris. Tickets £2. Visitors welcome. Phone for more information.

01748 825535



30 October
Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 20:00

Comedy from the popular stand-up. Tickets £16.

01748 825252



31 October
Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 14:00

Just like a regular comedy club but for kids - age 6 plus and their families. Tickets £9

01748 825252



3 November
Venue: Richmond School main hall.
Time: 19.30

Change of venue



11 November - 13 November
Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 19.30

In 1809, in an English country house, Thomasina is a precocious teenager with ideas about mathematics, nature and physics well ahead of her time. She and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues.

In the present, two competing scholars are researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron. As their studies unfold, the truth about what happened in Thomasina's time is gradually revealed.

Tom Stoppard's brilliant and absorbing play takes us back and forth between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, and the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits - the attraction which Newton left out.

Tickets from £7.50 to £14.50 are available from the Box Office or online.



01748 825252



17 November - 20 November
Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: 19.30 and 14.00 (Saturday)

Wednesday Addams has a secret that only her father knows; she's fallen in love with a sweet, respectable man. Gomez must do something he has never done before; keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia.

The family decides to host a typical Addams-style dinner for the normal boyfriend and your favourite characters are invited, including Uncle Fester, Grandma and Pugsley (ancestors included).

Richmond Operatic Society present this Tony Award-nominated show, directed by Gary Winn. This musical comedy will have you laughing from start to finish with wit, humour and spookiness.

Tickets cost from £11 to £17 and are available from the Box Office or via the online booking service on the Theatre's website.



01748 825252



17 November
Venue: Influence Church
Time: 19:30

Alison Gill and Yoshie Kawamura perform rare four-handed works by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Debussy and Stravinsky. Non-members: £16 online, or at Castle Hill Bookshop, or at the door.



2 December
Venue: Roots and Shoots Florist
Time: 17.00-20.00

A chance for you to get in the Christmas spirit with complimentary glass of fizz, raffle in aid of National Autistic Society UK and a look around the shop at our Christmas goodies.

01748824898



3 December - 9 January
Venue: Georgian Theatre Royal
Time: Various

Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as pantomime itself and what better place to see it than one of the oldest theatres in the land. Expect the traditional story and characters but - in the Richmond tradition - with plenty of quirky twists and turns. There will also be the usual laugh-out-loud comedy, amazing musical routines and dazzling special effects.

The Georgian Theatre Royal has now produced ten of its own pantomimes and in that time has built up a reputation for staging one of the best Christmas shows around. For many families, pantomime at the Georgian is a key part of their festive celebrations and the show appeals to all generations. You will be completely enchanted.



01748 825252



2 February
Venue: Influence Church
Time: 19:30

Piano and winds come to Richmond. Beethoven, Poulenc, Mozart, and less familiar delights such as the Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite. Tickets £16 online, or at Castle Hill Bookshop, or at the door.



23 February
Venue: Influence Church
Time: 19:30

The first period-instrument quartet to be selected as BBC New Generation Artists performs works by Haydn, Beethoven and Carl Czerny. Tickets £16 online, or at Castle Hill Bookshop, or at the door.



16 March
Venue: Influence Church
Time: 19:30

The Richmondshire Concerts continue with two wonderful performers, and a programme of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Ivan Khandoshkin. Tickets £16 online, or at Castle Hill Bookshop, or at the door.



6 April
Venue: Influence Church
Time: 19:30

We're delighted to welcome back one of Britain's finest string quartets, for the final concert in our seven-concert season. Tickets £16 online, or at Castle Hill Bookshop, or at the door.