Promoting and supporting the arts in North Yorkshire and East Cleveland
Rural Arts is a charity established in 1992 to provide creative opportunities to some of the most rural areas and locations in North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley.

The company has grown and now has a strong network of venues and community volunteers and continues to develop.

Check out all that Rural Arts has to offer below.
Rural Arts is a charity established in 1992 to provide creative opportunities to some of the most rural areas and locations in North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley.

The company has grown and now has a strong network of venues and community volunteers and continues to develop.

Check out all that Rural Arts has to offer below.
About Hot
The Courthouse
The Courthouse in Thirsk is the home of Rural Arts and is a friendly, vibrant venue with an award winning café, gallery, shop and event space - there's always lots going on! read more...
On Tour
Rural Arts ON Tour was established in 1999 and is the nationally recognised rural touring scheme for North Yorkshire and East Cleveland, bringing performance to rural communities. read more...
Get Creative
Our outreach programme provides all-abilities events and workshops for schools, community groups and more both at our base in Thirsk and at venues across the county. read more...
Room Bookings

We have a wide range of fully equipped rooms to suit every kind of event from small meetings to large private functions, as well as our café serving a variety of beverages and homemade food.

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Current Programmes

View or download our curent programme for workshops, performances, exhibitions and events within our base in Thirsk and the performances taken ON Tour across North Yorkshire.

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Blog
Check out our blog for updates on all our latest projects that we're involved in both at The Courthouse and across the county - with images, videos and a few puns along the way! read more...