Overview & description

Harrogate's Kursaal was completed in 1903, the creation of Britain's greatest theatre designer, Frank Matcham, and the architect Robert Beale. Conceived and designed as a 'Cure Hall' in the great continental tradition, the building provided the major entertainment venue for the rich and famous who came to visit Harrogate and take the waters at one of Europe's foremost spas.

The building was completely closed to the public in 2001 when structural problems were discovered, and it remained closed until April 2008 following a major £10.8m restoration project.

The Royal Hall is now open to the public on selected days from 10am-4pm to enjoy the splendour of this stunning Edwardian theatre. There's no booking required.

Guided tours are held at 11am and 2.30pm each Open Day - the minimum suggested donation is £3 per person.

Just in case you can't make this date, here's the provisional forthcoming dates:

25 April, 3 May, 16 May, 5 June, 14 June, 3 July, 24 July, Thurs 4 Oct and Mon 22 Oct (please note the October dates have changed).

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Type Price
Tickets Admission: Free, guided tour £3