• Handpicked Harrogate

A great line-up coming to Harrogate

The stars are coming out and The Harrogate Convention Centre have lots in store for you. Here's our handpicked selection of artists and comedians showing in the coming months, but there are lots more... Click here to see a full line-up

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Thursday 23rd September

Main Auditorium Harrogate, HG1 5LA

Contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they're just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you've been warned, buy a ticket. Click here to find out more

Billy Ocean

Friday 24th September

Main Auditorium, Harrogate, HG1 5LA

BILLY OCEAN PREMIUM SEAT VIP PACKAGE This package includes a premium seat within the front 8 rows A specially designed Billy Ocean VIP tour gift Billy Ocean tour art print, numbered and exclusive to VIP guests A show specific set list signed by Billy An official Billy Ocean VIP tour laminate Click for more information

Michael Bolton

Saturday 25th September

Main Auditorium, Harrogate, HG1 5LA

Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 65 million records globally and continues to tour the world. Here's a rare chance to see him, right here on stage in Harrogate! Standard tickets are £64.00, £44.00, or £29.00. For that extra special experience we are also offering the following VIP packages: MAGICAL MOMENT VIP PACKAGE £247.00 Watch Michael Bolton live from one of the best seats in the house Complimentary glass of sparkling wine or juice Have your photo taken with Michael Michael has chosen an exclusive gift for you Commemorative laminate Photo op and drink reception will start at the end of Michael's performance, post-show UP CLOSE VIP PACKAGE £101.00 Watch Michael Bolton live from one of the best seats in the house Michael has chosen an exclusive gift for you Commemorative laminate Click for more information

Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

Thursday 30th September

Royal Hall, Harrogate, HG1 5LA

Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs? Watch Jon pretend that these aren't his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one. Best known as a team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Cats Countdown (Channel 4), host of Dave's Ultimate Worrier, and upcoming sitcom Meet the Richardsons. As well as Would I Lie To You (BBC One), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), and Taskmaster (Dave). Reviews "Whip-smart comedy... His mind is extraordinary." - GQ "Moany old brilliance" - Metro "A wildly funny whinge of volcanic frustrations" ★★★★ - The Guardian Show Information Trigger Warnings: Strong language and themes of adult nature Age recommendation: Strictly 14+ Click for more information

Paloma Faith Infinite Things

Sunday 3rd October

Main Auditorium, Harrogate, HG1 5LA

Paloma Faith has announced the details of her fifth studio album, Infinite Things out on 13th November via RCA Records. Brand new single 'Better Than This' is out now. Also, today Paloma announces a nationwide 26 date tour for September - October 2021 in support of her upcoming album. Paloma wrote most of the songs for 'Infinite Things' before the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world. Then we went into lockdown, and she ripped them all up and started afresh. She spent her downtime creating, learning to engineer her own music and just thinking about the world. The enforced downtime was creatively fruitful and taught her that she had been on a sort of conveyor belt of music and promo. The lockdown gave her the space to take stock of her frenetic career, and decide what is meaningful to her. She is emerging from lockdown with a new sense of her priorities which has seen her reconnect with her roots steeped in creativity. 'Infinite Things' saw Paloma work with a small group of long-time and new collaborators including the producers Patrick Wimberly and Detonate, songwriters Ed Harcourt, Starsmith, Tre Jean Marie alongside the producer and songwriter MNEK and friend Josef Salvat. This record is more than an album about relationships. It's a rumination on sickness and loss. It's about finding your way back to romance within a long term relationship. It's her most confident record yet from a female artist who's been in the game for two decades. Just last week, Paloma released the music video for 'Better Than This' which was directed by David Wilson. The visual lays her against a backdrop of vignettes of human error which historically continuously repeat. The video sees her shine a light on prevalent issues including climate emergency, police brutality, race and class divide and the injustices of war. 'Better Than This' continues to showcase her evolution as an artist. This is a new Paloma Faith, an artist who has retreated within herself and found not the careful, polished veteran of show business - but the 22-year-old art student being led by her own creativity. Catch Paloma live in Harrogate when she embarks on her UK 2021 tour. Click here for more information

Katherine Ryan - Missus

Thursday 14th October

Royal Hall, Harrogate, HG1 5LA

Katherine Ryan is currently dominating the television and live comedy scenes both in the UK and abroad. Katherine's debut 6 x 30' Netflix sitcom The Duchess was released on the 11th September 2020 and leapt to the top of the UK Netflix chart. Katherine not only stars in the lead role but also wrote and Executive Produced all episodes. The Duchess follows two critically acclaimed stand-up specials for Netflix – the second of which, Glitter Room, was released globally on 1 July 2019, following 2017's In Trouble. She was only the second UK based comedian to get a Netflix Global 60' special released in all territories after Jimmy Carr – and is still the only woman. Katherine has co-hosted six series of Comedy Central's smash hit show Your Face or Mine with Jimmy Carr. She can currently be seen on Comedy Central as a judge on Roast Battle Series 4 and has judged every other series. Katherine can also currently be seen each week as a Team Captain on E4's 8 Out of 10 Cats Series 22 along with fellow Team Captain Rob Beckett and host Jimmy Carr. She hosted the marquee all-female 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown special (C4) in 2018 and has been a regular contributor on Cats Does Countdown for many series. She also co-hosted Channel Four's tentpole Alternative Election Special with Krishnan Guru Murthy in December 2019. Katherine will soon be seen hosting a primetime BBC Two talent competition series, ALL THAT GLITTERS, which features eight talented jewellers going head to head. Katherine will also soon be seen as Joan Rivers in Sky Arts' Urban Myth - WHEN JOAN KISSED BARBRA. Having been a treasured stalwart on British panel shows for many years, Katherine was a team captain on Netflix's first ever global comedy panel show – The Fix alongside host Jimmy Carr. She has made countless appearances on the UK television - from the BBC's smash hit series Who Do You Think You Are alongside hosting Have I Got News For You three times and appearances on Would I Lie To You, QI and Live at The Apollo, to a contestant on Dave's Taskmaster Series 2 and the Champion of Champions Special and giving her own inimitable lecture on Comedians Giving Lectures. Other notable TV credits include C4's Travel Man with Richard Ayoade, The Big Fat Quiz of The Year (C4), The Big Narstie Show (C4), A League of Their Own (Sky), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), The Big Fat Quiz Of Everything (C4) and a team captain on Sky's flagship series Bring The Noise. On top of all this, Katherine hosted C4's factual-entertainment series How'd You Get So Rich? Based on the original series hosted by Joan Rivers. She was also the host of The Stand-Up Show with Katherine Ryan for The Comedy Network in Canada. Katherine also has an acclaimed, hugely popular podcast - Telling Everybody Everything. Click here for more information

An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson

Tuesday 26th October

Royal Hall, Harrogate, HG1 5LA

An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson celebrates the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries. In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the top of those famous stairs whilst reliving the best moments from a show that for many defined their Saturday night.