The Wharfedale Festival of Theatre exists to promote, celebrate and encourage good amateur theatre in the area, and is a friendly festival with a unique "community" feel, open to amateur dramatic and operatic societies and youth and schools groups.

Musicals (Adults)

Entries for the 2016-2017 Festival opened on 10 July 2016 and are listed here in chronological order by performance date as soon as they are received.


20-24 September, 2016
The Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Square, LS2 3AD
7.45 pm plus Saturday matinee at 2.45 pm
Tickets from 07834839289


Keighley Amateur Operatic Society
19-22 October 2016
Victoria Hall, Hard Ings Road, Keighley, BD21 3JN
7.15 pm (Saturday matinee 3.15 pm)
Tickets from 01535-665331

Don Giovanni

Leeds University Union Opera Society
1-4 February 2017
Riley Smith Hall, Leeds University Union, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ
Tickets from 0745254412

HMS Pinafore    

Aireborough Gilbert & Sullivan Society
8-11 February 2017
The Carriageworks Theatre, Millennium Square, LS2 3AD
7.30 pm  plus Saturday matinee at 2.30 pm
Tickets from 01943-872020

The Wizard of Oz 

Guiseley Amateur Operatic Society
27 February-4 March 2017
Guiseley Theatre, The Green, Guiseley, LS20 9BT
7.30 pm (2.15 pm Saturday matinee)
Tickets from 01423-431708

Made In Dagenham    

Yeadon Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society
7-11 March 2017
Town Hall, Main Street, Yeadon, Leeds, LS19 700
7.15 pm
Tickets from 07468107304


Ilkley Amateur Operatic Society
8-11 March 2017
King's Hall, Station Road, Ilkley, LS29 8HB
8-10 March: 7.15 pm; 11 March: 2.15 and 7.15 pm
Tickets from 07763816611

Betty Blue Eyes 

Kippax Amateur Operatic Society
25-29 April 2017
Phoenix Theatre, Crewe Road, Airedale, Castleford, WF10 3JU
7.15 pm
Tickets from 0113-2872129

Nine To Five 

Ripon Amateur Operatic Society
26-29 April 2017
Harrogate Theatre, Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG1 1QF
7.30 pm (2.30 pm Saturday matinee)
Tickets from 07467932062




If you would like further information about how the Wharfedale Festival of Theatre works or want simply to have a chat about what entry to the Festival means, please telephone the Festival Secretary, Mrs Pat Riley, on 0113 2300312 or e-mail her on