Live performances, festivals and events

Information about live performances and events taking place and where amateur artists can play.

What live performances and events are taking place?

Northern Ballet brings Ugly Duckling to Bridlington!

Tuesday 15 May 2018 12.00 noon, 2.00pm & 5.00pm

Don’t miss Northern Ballet’s hugely popular Ugly Duckling as it returns to the stage for the first time since 2013. 

Ugly Duckling is lonely and fed-up, ignored by those around her who think she is too ugly to fit in. She tries to make friends with fellow ducklings as well as with frogs, cats and even a fox, but realising she is not like any of these animals, she is left sad and alone. Follow the duckling on her journey as she overcomes her troubles and realises that she was beautiful all along.

Retelling the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, Ugly Duckling is the perfect opportunity for your little ones to enjoy live ballet, music and theatre for the first time.

As seen on CBeebies, Northern Ballet’s sell-out productions for children are not to be missed. 

This child friendly performance lasts approximately 40 minutes

Ticket costs  - Adults £5, Children £4 and are available from The Spa Box Office.

Tel: (01262) 678258

or visit The Spa Bridlington website (external East Riding website) 

Classically Yours

Discover, enjoy and take part in a range of orchestral music activities in East Riding. Over the next eighteen months we’re delighted to be able to bring you some of the best UK orchestras including Manchester Camerata, Sinfonia Viva and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Each orchestra brings with them a distinctive style but all have a passion for sharing great music with more people:

Classically Yours programme (pdf 403kb opens in new window)

There are also a number of upcoming live performances, festivals and events taking place across the East Riding:

Beverley Festival of Christmas

10th December 2017

Each year, on the second Sunday in December, the centre of Beverley is transformed into a magical Christmas shopper’s wonderland. Over 120 stalls brimming with gorgeous Christmas gifts and local treats take over the town, which is also home to one of the country’s most beautiful Minsters.

Soak up the sights, smells and sounds as you wander around the Victorian Christmas markets; the aroma of fresh mince pies and scrumptious hot chocolate, soundtracked by carols sung by local choirs, and with festive family entertainment on every corner, the Beverley Festival of Christmas will get everyone into the Christmas spirit.

Beverley Festival of Christmas website (external website)

Beverley Folk Festival

The annual Beverley Folk Festival takes place in the shadow of the historic Beverley Minster and offers three nights and two days of breathtaking music, dance, comedy, spoken word, workshops for all ages. There is also children's events, craft stalls, real ale, camping and much more with the 'Festival Village' being the centre of events at Beverley Racecourse.

For anyone wanting a great weekend, look no further. Relax and sample some first rate music and fine ales straight off the Yorkshire Wolds!

For more information link to the website:

Beverley Folk Festival website (external website)

Beverley Chamber Music Festival

This Festival brings the very best musicians to East Yorkshire for this 5-day celebration of music in September each year.

For more information contact:

Gail Dudson on (01229) 861325 or view the website:

Beverley Chamber Music Festival Website (external website)

Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival

Highlighting the musical and architectural heritage of Beverley and its remarkable historic Minster, the Festival comprises an entertaining mix of concerts, associated lectures and music workshops for children and adults.

Established in 1988 to reflect the music of the myriad stone and woodcarvings of the medieval musicians living and working in the East Riding, the Festival includes orchestral concerts which take place in Beverley Minster alongside smaller instrumental and vocal ensembles presented in churches around the Riding.

For more information link to the website:

Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival website (external website)

Bridlington Arts Festival

Bridlington Arts Festival first started in 1986 and has evolved year on year and now takes place at the end of May, with a large outdoor festival on the May bank holiday. The festival involves music, photography, sculpture, paintings and much more!