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)
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.