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

& Early Summer Poetry EventShore 2 Shore - 21st June

Booking now: for info go to What’s On

  Programme includes:  The Villiers String Quartet at Markenfield Hall (6th), Duo Dorado baroque (7th), Choral Concert: The Gesualdo Six (8th), Author Kate Atkinson (14th), London Mozart Players at Ripon Cathedral - Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven (15th), Carlton Main Frickley Band (21st), ZRI -  Viennese Tavern Band (22nd), After Hours Quintet Swing Band (27th), Eduardo Niebla flamenco guitars (28th), Kathryn Tickell (29th), Royal Northern Sinfonia - Elgar: Cello Concerto – soloist Jamal Aliyev, Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela and Symphony No 1 at the Royal Hall (6 Oct)


On Sale Date: Friends Priority Booking from 15th May   General Booking from 1st June




London Mozart Players

London Mozart Players



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, Ripon City Council,  The W.W. Spooner Trust, R. Stride & Co, The Thackray Quest;  and all Donors and Festival Friends for their generous support.


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