Your Visit

Rural Arts has something for everyone right across our beautiful North Yorkshire region.

Whether you’re visiting our community arts centre in Thirsk for a workshop, or seeing one of our performances in a village hall, you’ll be met by friendly, passionate people who are committed to giving you a great experience.

Discover The Courthouse, our recently-renovated Grade II listed home in the heart of Thirsk. Featuring a performance and exhibition space, a visual arts studio, an artisan shop, an award-winning café and rooms to hire, there’s a lot to enjoy. Take a look at what we have to offer here.

Beyond The Courthouse, we bring creativity to communities right across North Yorkshire via professional performances and outreach projects. Find out more about our partner venues across the region who help make it all possible.

To find out how we’re keeping The Courthouse COVID-19 Secure, click here.


We work with a huge range of partner venues. Together, we bring creativity to communities across North Yorkshire.

Find out more about these venues by exploring our partner venue map!