The Courthouse

The home of Rural Arts, The Courthouse is our friendly, vibrant venue and cultural hub in Thirsk.

At The Courthouse, there’s something for everyone! Book your place at one of our workshops and performances, enjoy homemade cakes and lunches in our award-winning café, browse our shop for unique art from independent artists, or book rooms for your events

Rural Arts offers a regular programme of workshops, performances, events and exhibitions for all ages and abilities, many of which are based right here, at The Courthouse. Sounds interesting? Take a look at what’s on, to view our full range of workshops and performances.

Beyond our variety of events hosted every year, The Courthouse is home to our friendly Rural Arts team, who run a range of workshops and events that take place across North Yorkshire, including our nationally recognised rural touring scheme, ON Tour.

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

Planning your visit:

  • Short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Blue Badge parking, flat-level access and accessible bathrooms
  • Local parking
  • Free WiFi
  • High chair and baby changing facilities
  • Tasty children’s menu
  • Space for meetings, events and conferences for hire

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