Ripon International Festival is a world-class celebration of great orchestras, choral, chamber and folk concerts, jazz, gypsy, literary celebrities and poetry, 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.

21st – Ripon International Festival – 2018


6th September – 6th October


& 10th November Chopin Recital by Janusz Piotrowicz at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium



What a fantastic time we have had! Packed houses and fulsome praise from our wonderful audiences for world-class choral, chamber, baroque, jazz; fizzing energy, virtuosity and laughs with ZRI; a stratospheric performance of a two-symphony programme by the London Mozart Players/Janusz Piotrowicz; Kathryn Tickell’s enchanting show; and an epic Grande Finale by Janusz and Royal Northern Sinfonia at the Royal Hall on 6th October!  


November 10th Special Event: Janusz plays gems of Chopin – and a few surprises!


Book Now – Go to What’s On


Janusz Piotrowicz – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Royal Albert Hall London






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, Express Group, Stephen Harker & Janet Cole, Lithgow Perkins LLP, The W.W. Spooner Trust, The Thackray Quest;  and all Donors and Festival Friends for their generous support.


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