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Every year, the Ryedale Festival welcomes outstanding performers from all over the world, both established and emerging, to perform a wide-ranging and distinctive programme in the many spectacular and historic venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire – an area full of history and natural beauty.

The festival enjoys a large, loyal and enthusiastic audience, the warm support of the local community and a growing reputation as one of the most exciting and enterprising in the country. Events range far and wide across the area and performances are given at the great houses of Castle Howard, Hovingham, Duncombe Park and Sledmere, as well as in Ampleforth Abbey, York Minster, Helmsley Arts Centre, Pickering Kirk Theatre and many other local venues. There is also a popular series of Coffee Concerts given in the many beautiful, often remote, country churches of North Yorkshire and a series of literary events, talks, exhibitions, theatre, jazz and family events.

Join us to discover the festival’s unique magic.

FUTURE EVENTS

15th – 17th March 2019
RYEDALE FESTIVAL SPRING WEEKEND
Join us for three festival events to mark the arrival of Spring, including the launch of the 2019 Summer Festival programme on 15th March 2019. More details will be available on the festival website soon.

Wednesday 17th April 2019
PARSIFAL AT YORK MINSTER
The Hallé perform the Prelude to Act 1 and Act 3 of Wagner’s great final opera at York Minster.

12th – 28th July 2019
RYEDALE FESTIVAL 2019
Two weeks of great music and arts in the many beautiful and historic venues of Ryedale, North Yorkshire

RYEDALE FESTIVAL 2018 BROCHURE - download