Welcome to the 42nd Wetherby Festival, 11 – 20 October 2019

Tickets are on sale online as well as by post through our Box Office. You’ll also be able to book in person at the Town Hall from 1-19 October.
But why not book now online? Many events are booked-up well in advance and we’d hate you to miss out.
Go to our What’s On pages to see all the Festival and Fringe events. The calendar will even update your diary so you won’t forget what you’ve booked! 
To start with, here’s a few you might find interesting…

Coming to Wetherby on 19 October…

A rising star is our artist in residence…

Join former politician and Minister, Alan Johnson, and ‘Queen of Feel-good Fiction’, Milly Johnson, for a convivial lunch and hear them talk about their books. More..

Dance the night away with acclaimed accordionist Neil Barron.  More..

This new orchestra, directed by Marcus Binks, perform Bruch’s violin concerto with Charlotte Rowan and Vivaldi’s double oboe concerto in a programme including works by Mozart and Beethoven. More…

Our artist in residence is joined by pianist Charlotte Stevenson for a programme ranging from the baroque to the 20th century with music by Vitali, Mendelssohn, Bartok, Milhaud and Szymanowski among others. More…

Lively performances from the group Aspects of Opera to entertain you while you tuck in to fish and chips!  More…

Five lunchtime concerts through the week bookable either as a bargain season ticket or singly.  Great music performed by singers, instrumentalists and on the organ.  More…

Hear brilliant wildlife photographer (and former Team GB javelin thrower) Tesni Ward talk about her beautiful work and the importance of nature conservation. More…

A welcome return for Sheffielder Tom Wrigglesworth (of BBC Radio 4  Hang Ups fame) who is joined in this double bill by Sean McLoughlin, described by  Time Out as ‘the best comedian you haven’t heard of’.  Well you have now.  More…

Enjoy a selection of pop classics and songs from the musicals such as La La Land and Les Misérables  from this popular Wetherby group – and sing along! More…

Terrific close harmony singing from a lively group of men whose focus is on pleasing audiences, raising money for charity and enjoying themselves. More…

Badapple Theatre goes ballisticus maximus as they deliver a contemporary take on the Romans in their new comedy with songs and music. More...

Our popular local band presents an exciting programme of traditional and modern brass music.  More…

Described as ‘the best tribute band in the UK’ Abba Revival present an evening  of faithful choreography, spectacular costumes and excellent musicianship. What’s not to like! More..

Neil Delamere is one of Ireland’s most popular entertainers, fast making a reputation in the UK as a hilarious comedian.  He’s joined by Maisie Adam, Comedy Newcomer winner at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017, who has been described as ‘incredibly watchable.  More...

We regret that we are now unable to hold the event featuring Ted Flexman in his brilliant tale of Did Robin Hood come to Wetherby? listed in our brochure and trust that you will be able to find a suitable alternative from our wide-ranging programme.

You may not know this…
The Festival is organised and run entirely by volunteers. We are always keen to welcome new volunteers to aid us at the box office or helping at events.  If this interests you, please see the Volunteer page.

Our Sponsors

The Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of:
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Wetherby Town Council

The Outer North-East Committee of Leeds City Council
(Wetherby, Harewood and Alwoodley Councillors)

The Outer North-East Committee of Leeds City Council
(Wetherby, Harewood and Alwoodley Councillors)

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Wetherby Lions

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We would also like to thank Morrisons Supermarket, the Rotary Club of Wetherby & District and, of course, our many volunteers for their invaluable support.