Art and Culture

North Yorkshire is an artistic and cultural hotbed and the birthplace of so many great artists over the years. Visit the county to learn about them and be inspired in your own artistic endeavours.

The events calendar in North Yorkshire features eclectic festivals, celebrating drama, poetry, photography and more.  With some of the country’s most beautiful theatres and performance spaces. The stage is always set when you visit.

Food for the imagination

The thriving cultural scene means there is something for theatre goers, music lovers and art fans.  The vibrant live performance and music scene, innovative exhibitions and galleries fascinate visitors old and young alike. From films and theatre to music and literature, there is something to satisfy all interests.

There are award-winning arts centres with immersive and engaging performances, including music, comedy and theatrical entertainment. The range of events taking place across our cities, market towns, villages and the entire county means there is always something to discover.

Colourful cultural events in North Yorkshire

Creativity in our bones

Find art galleries in an array of surprising places from stately homes to quiet villages in the North York Moors, the artistic spirit of North Yorkshire comes bursting out with every opportunity.

For those with a creative leaning, making is at the heart of the arts and cultural offer in North Yorkshire, whether that is creating jewellery, weaving willow, watercolour painting and more.

North Yorkshire’s arts and culture community will not disappoint.

Arts and Culture Hambleton

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Arts and Culture Coast

Arts and Culture
on the Yorkshire Coast

Arts and Culture Heart of Yorkshire

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and around Selby

Arts and Culture Harrogate

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Art in unique places, North Yorkshire
Inspiring galleries in North Yorkshire
New art and installations across North Yorkshire
Curious art, in North Yorkshire