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01943 816 714
From Wednesday 2 September the Box Office is open 10am -
4pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 1pm on Saturdays for
You can book online at anytime.
If you booked online last year or already have an
online account you will be able to login using your username and
If you choose to book online for the first time this year you
will need to create an account. To do this click here. We recommend doing this now in order to save time
once ticket sales open.
Jenny Eclair is an extremely popular broadcaster,
comedian, actor and writer. She is one of only two female comedians to have won
the prestigious Perrier Award, and often features on BBC radio and television,
best known for her roles in Grumpy Old Women and Loose Women.
– Jenny Eclair’s fourth novel – reveals a writer at the height of her powers.
Gripping, heart-breaking and laced with black humour, it is a novel of family
secrets, shocking betrayals and most of all, of home. Edwina Spinner has lived
in the same house for over fifty years. It used to be a busy, crowded family
home but now Edwina lives alone and it has grown too big for her. She has
decided to sell it. Sunday 11 October, 12,30pm, Kings Hall,
Two more new events also recently added to the programme as
Event 233: One Night of Love
One Night of Love, starring
Geraldine Woodhouse, Nick Pennington, Jan Thomas, James Kingsley and Lucy
Campbell, explores every aspect of love through the medium of poetry. Some of
the poems are very well known, others less so; some are old, others bang up to
date. An entertaining evening guaranteed!
Devised by local author,
Alan Hall, and directed by Moira
Ferguson. Friday 2 October, 7.30pm, Ilkley Playhouse,
Event 234: The Science of Everyday Life with Marty
Have you ever wondered why ice floats and water is such a
freaky liquid? Or why chillies and mustard are both hot but in different ways?
Or why microwaves don’t cook from the inside out? In this fascinating scientific
tour of household objects, The One Show presenter and all-round Science Bloke
Marty Jopson has the answer to all of these, and many more,
baffling questions about the chemistry and physics of the everyday stuff we use
every day. Monday 12 October, 7.30pm, Ilkley Playhouse,
Tickets for these event will go on sale on Tuesday
1 September when general booking
The History of the Reader: Frank Furedi
(Event 17) will now take place at 7.30pm on Monday 12 October, at
Ilkley Rugby Club Vince Cable - After the Storm
(Event 115) will now take place at 2.30pm on Sunday 11 October at the Kings
Unfortunately, due to unforseen
circumstances, The Book of Tokyo (Event 140) has been
cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.
For full details
of changes to the programme please click here.