Welcome to Ripon International Festival – a world-class celebration of great orchestras, chamber and folk concerts,  drama, literature and beautiful puppetry in magnificent Ripon Cathedral, the Royal Hall – Harrogate’s “Palace of Gold”, Markenfield Hall – moated mediaeval manor, and historic village churches. Come and experience the festival’s distinctive atmosphere in an area full of history and natural beauty.

The 21st Ripon International Festival


6th September - 6th October 2018

  Artists confirmed for 2018:  The Villiers String Quartet at Markenfield Hall (6th), Choral Concert: The Gesualdo Six (8th), London Mozart Players at Ripon Cathedral (15th), Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band (21st), ZRI -  Viennese Tavern Band (22nd), Kathryn Tickell (29th),  Royal Northern Sinfonia plays Elgar and Sibelius at the Royal Hall (6th Oct)


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Special thanks to our Sponsors:

Ripon Select Foods, The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation, Barclays, Booths, The R.E. Chadwick Charitable Trust, The Coulthurst Trust, Eura Audit UK, Express Group, Stephen Harker & Janet Cole,  Harrogate Borough Council, Lithgow Perkins LLP,  The Potter Group,  Ripon City Council,  R. Stride & Co, The Thackray Quest;  and all Donors and Festival Friends for their generous support.


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