Yorkshire

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  • 1. Early Music Festival

    Music Festivals

    Devoted to compositions written before the 18th century, the Early Music Festival is held each July in York. There's also a Christmas program...Read More

  • 2. Harrogate Festival

    Cultural Festivals

    Throughout July, the town of Harrogate is filled with performances of ballet, contemporary dance, music, comedy, and street theater, plus film...Read More

  • 3. Leeds Grand Theatre

    Dance

    A leading regional opera company, Opera North, is based at the Leeds Grand Theatre. The lavish Victorian Gothic auditorium, opened in 1878,...Read More

  • 4. Leeds International Concert Season

    Music Festivals

    The Victorian Town Hall hosts an international concert season (October through May) that attracts top national and international orchestras...Read More

  • 5. Stephen Joseph Theatre

    Theater

    Scarborough is firmly on Britain's theater map, largely thanks to the presence of local resident and noted playwright Alan Ayckbourn, who was...Read More

  • 6. Viking Festival

    Festivals

    Held every February in York, this weeklong commemoration of the conquest of England by the Great Viking Army in 866 (only the British would...Read More

  • 7. West Yorkshire Playhouse

    Quarry Hill | Theater

    In the heart of Leeds's cultural quarter, this ultramodern theater's adaptable space makes it eminently suitable for staging both new works...Read More

  • 8. Whitby Folk Week

    Music Festivals

    Music, traditional dance, and storytelling fill the town during Whitby Folk Week, usually held the week before the late-August bank holiday...Read More

  • 9. Whitby Regatta

    Festivals

    Held each August, the Whitby Regatta is a three-day jamboree of rowing races, vintage car rallies, naval displays, military flybys, fireworks...Read More

  • 10. York Theatre Royal

    Theater

    In a lovely 18th-century building, the York Theatre Royal hosts theater, dance, music, and comedy performances, as well as readings, lectures...Read More

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