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How To Find Us

Planning Your Visit

Rural Arts is in The Courthouse, Thirsk. It is a short walk from the market place, and is located on Westgate. Walking out of the market place towards the Ritz Cinema, turn right, pass Thirsk Town Hall on the left, and Calverts Carpets on the right, and Rural Arts is situated 20metres down on the left hand side.

Coming from Tesco, head to the mini roundabout to the right of Tesco fuel station. At the mini roundabout turn left, and Rural Arts is across the road from here.

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair


Disability Access

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.


We have one disabled parking place available on site, if you would like to use it please call us on 01845 526536 to let us know.

There are several local car parks in Thirsk, including 3 long stay as marked below. Click on the map to find out more information.