The Courthouse is open: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm.
The Courthouse Café is open!
Office hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
Rural Arts is a charity that delivers inspiring and inclusive creative opportunities that enrich lives and connect communities.
Through work like this, we hope to achieve our vision: creativity at the heart of every community in North Yorkshire.
All children and young people across North Yorkshire can get involved in a range of activities, with free places and a free meal for eligible children and young people, thanks to funding from the Department for Education.
If your child is eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals or is made eligible by exception (see the website FAQs for details), you will receive a voucher from their school. This will enable you to book school holiday activities that are part of the FEAST programme for free, using the online platform HolidayActivities.
To see all the fantastic activities on offer and learn more about how to claim a free place, visit the FEAST website.
Home of Rural Arts, The Courthouse is a friendly, vibrant community arts centre located in the beautiful market town of Thirsk.
Book your place on one of our workshops, indulge yourself in our café, or browse our shop, where you’ll find unique items made by independent artists.