Promoting and supporting the arts in North Yorkshire and East Cleveland
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AT 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.
Rural Arts offers a programme of workshops, performances, events and exhibitions for all ages and abilities, which take place regularly and are all based here, at The Courthouse.

A LITTLE HISTORY

Built in 1885, Thirsk’s former Courthouse and Magistrate’s House was renovated in 2000, creating a cultural hub for Thirsk. As well as the activties hosted at The Courthouse, it is also used as a base for a range of workshops and events taken out into the community across North Yorkshire, including Rural Arts touring scheme ON Tour.

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

  • a short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • local parking
  • disabled parking, access and toilet
  • free WiFi
  • games, books and activities for children
  • children’s menu
  • high chair & baby changing facilities
  • space for meetings, events and conferences