Enriching lives and connecting communities with workshops, performances and community projects

Enriching lives and connecting communities with workshops,
performances and community projects

Join Us!

The Courthouse is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm.

Read our COVID-19 Secure Guidelines

COVID-19 Update

Rural Arts’ recommences face-to-face creativity on Monday 17th May 2021.
The Courthouse reopens to the public on Tuesday 18th May 2021.

Join us!

Rural Arts is a charity that delivers inspiring and inclusive creative opportunities that enrich lives and connect communities.

We provide over 400 events and activities each year at our community arts centre in Thirsk, which is also home to an award-winning café, an artisan shop and rooms to hire.

We programme 70 performances per year in rural venues and lead a range of wellbeing and employment programmes to support vulnerable people.

Through work like this, we hope to achieve our vision: creativity at the heart of every community in North Yorkshire.

The Courthouse
Friday October 29 2021

38 Available

£6.00£14.00
The Courthouse
Saturday October 30 2021

8 Available

£6.50
The Courthouse
Wednesday November 3 2021

9 Available

£48.00
Newton Le Willows Village Hall
Friday October 15 2021

Sold out

£5.00£10.00
St Johns
Saturday October 16 2021

14 Available

£12.00
Terrington Village Hall
Sunday October 17 2021

21 Available

£5.00£10.00

There are so many ways you can get involved with Rural Arts

From taking part in a creative wellbeing project to promoting a live performance in your village, from booking a workshop at your school to volunteering at The Courthouse – there are so many ways you can get involved with Rural Arts!

Professional performances in village venues across 3,500 square miles. Find out what's on, or join as one of our volunteer Promoters today!
Free courses to provide unemployed people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress into employment or training.
Join our friendly team to help bring creativity to every community in North Yorkshire. Whatever your interest, we'd love to hear from you!
Visit Us

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.

Support us
Help Rural Arts enrich lives and connect communities through creativity. Support us by donating, volunteering or collaborating with us.