Exciting events and projects are planned to run throughout the year, and on this page you will find out what is going on. Look out for community projects that you can get involved in and professional concerts for you to enjoy. 

An Evening of Jazz
Thirsk Town Hall
Saturday 21 May 2022, 7pm

Join us for a vibrant evening of jazz, with a live jazz band and vocalists taking us through some of the best jazz music through the years. Promising to deliver style, finesse and class - sit and listen with friends, soaking in the atmosphere, or take to the dance floor.

The band is made up of the very best professional musicians, performing jazz favourites from Glenn Miller to Duke Ellington, Van Heusen to Loesser.

We are requesting formal dress for the event, so take the opportunity to get dressed up and travel back in time to the days of dance halls with music director Benjamin Ellin.

There will be a bar* available throughout the evening for you to enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two, or a range of soft drinks.

Bute Pizza Van will also be joining us with a menu of delicious freshly cooked pizzas.

Tickets are £15 and can be purchased at www.thirskhall.com/events or at the Zillah Bell Gallery in Thirsk. Doors open at 6.30pm.

*Challenge 25 will be in operation so please bring ID with you. We reserve the right to refuse to sell alcohol to any persons at our discretion.

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Sunday Series
Gallery One, Thirsk Hall
Sunday 19 June 2022, 3pm - Opera North Woodwind Trio
Sunday 17 July 2022, 3pm - Christian Jones, Bass Trombone

Welcoming some of the UK's most talented musicians to Thirsk, the Sunday Series has been developed to inspire and connect aspiring musicians with professionals. This series welcomes everyone, but in particular music students and those wanting to learn more about the vastly different genres of music. 

Taking place on the newly developed Gallery One, a beautiful converted barn set in the grounds of Thirsk Hall, these performances will be intimate and beautifully atmospheric. Pre-booking tickets is highly recommended.

The first concert brings Richard Hewitt (Oboe), Andrew Mason (Clarinet) and Adam Mackenzie (Bassoon) from Opera North with a collection of fantastic woodwind trio pieces. They will speak to the audience about the music and their beautiful instruments, and answer any questions from the audience.


Christian Jones joins us in July, with his stunning and dramatic bass trombone playing. Take this wonderful opportunity to meet one of the world's greatest bass trombone players and speak to him about the instrument, professional music, brass and any other questions you might have.  

Tickets are £6 and can be purchased at www.thirskhall.com/eventsDoors open at 2.30pm.

Suitable for all ages - children welcome.

Join the Thirsk Hall Festival 2022 Figaro Chorus

Church Choir

A production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro is being semi-staged at Thirsk Hall Festival on Friday 19 August. This is a professional production, directed by Sarah Helsby-Hughes. We are looking for local/regional amateur singers to join the chorus. Formal vocal training not essential, but choral experience is desirable.

There will be rehearsals in the run up to the opera, which will need to be attended by chorus, and dates for these will be released nearer the time.

There are a limited number of places available and the application may be closed without notice when the places have been filled.

Every member of the chorus will get a maximum of 2 discounted tickets for family or friends to attend the performance.

If you are interested in joining the Figaro Chorus, please use this link to sign up: https://form.jotform.com/220573239688062

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Friday 19 - Sunday 21 August 2022


After the success of the first Thirsk Hall Festival in 2021, we are set to return in 2022. With huge thanks to our sponsors Severfield Engineering for enabling us to return next year with more events, concerts and opportunities for local musicians, charities and audiences! There will be professional concerts to suit a whole range of tastes, a family day with stalls, activities and charities, and a whole host of opportunities to get involved.

If you would like to get involved; as a performer (professional or amateur, there are various roles available), stall holder, charity, sponsor or volunteer, please fill in this form to register your interest.

Each year we have a nominated charity who receive a donation from the festival. The charity are present on the family day, have activities for the community to be a part of, support in promoting the event and may also help provide volunteers for the weekend.

If you are a local charity and would like to be considered as our nominated charity for 2022, fill out this form.