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


Ripon International Festival 20th Anniversary


 2nd - 22nd September 2017


& Spring Gala Concert 6th May

Royal Northern Sinfonia at Ripon Cathedral


in a dazzling programme:

BEETHOVEN  Overture Coriolan  BRAHMS  Violin Concerto  TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony no 5


Go to Whats On for details and to book tickets


Janusz Piotrowicz conductor

Jennifer Pike violin  Winner, BBC Young Musician of the Year





Janusz Cadogan 2016 in flight

Special thanks to our Sponsors:

Ripon Select Foods – Principal Sponsor, Barclays, The R.E. Chadwick Charitable Trust, The Coulthurst Trust, Mr. Stephen Harker,  Leeds Building Society, Lithgow Perkins LLP, The Potter Group (Holdings) Plc, Ripon City Council, The Thackray Quest, Wolseley UK;  and all Donors and Festival Friends for their generous support.


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