Events

in association with

Disco & PA Hire

To add your Ilkley event please use the contact form here or email ilkleychat@virginmedia.com

Until Sun 29 March

The Ilkley Land Sale Maps display at Ilkley Manor House

A display of the maps of the late nineteenth century sales of land, which led to Ilkley’s expansion.

Available to view Saturday and Sunday 1.30-4pm (11:00 am - 4:00 pm from 29 Feb)

Free entry.

Ilkley Manor House, Castle Yard, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9DT.

Until Sun 26 April

Solar Art Gallery at Ilkley Manor House

The Solar Art Gallery is showcasing an exhibition of local and regional artists all creating work with the theme of AWAKENING’.  Plus the gallery space is hung with cascades of hand-made yellow and white paper flowers!

Available to view Saturday and Sunday 1.30-4pm (11:00 am - 4:00 pm from 29 Feb)

Free entry.

Ilkley Manor House, Castle Yard, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9DT.

Thurs 27 - Sat 29 February

We're Not Going Back at Ilkley Playhouse

1985, West Yorkshire. Sisters Olive, Mary and Isabel support the local miners on strike by setting up a branch of Women Against Pit Closures. Funny, hard-hitting, with great music, the play celebrates the power of community and ordinary people resisting a government intent on destruction. 

Time; 7.30pm 

Tickets: £4 to 6

Venue: Ilkley Playhouse

Thurs 27 February

Ilkley Civic Society meeting

Professor Battersby has been involved with the investigations into the water quality of the River Wharfe and has agreed to share his findings at the next Civic Society open meeting.

Time; 7.30pm 

Tickets: Free, donations welcomed

Venue: All Saints Church House

Thurs 27 February

Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV and now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. 

Time; 7.30pm 

Tickets: £20

Venue: King's Hall, Station Rd, Ilkley

Fri 28 February

Manor House Friday coffie morning and talk

The first Ilkley Manor House coffee morning for 2020 is this Friday, John Jackson will talk about Undercliffe Cemetery - a history of Bradford inscribed on stone, granite and marble.

Coffee is 10:15am for the 10:30am talk, 12noon finish.

Admission free but donations are welcome

Fri 28 February

The Foundations

Enjoy the sounds of the The Foundations with original band member Alan Warner.

Time; 7.30pm 

Tickets: £29.50

Venue: King's Hall, Station Rd, Ilkley

Sat 29 February

Ilkley Local History Hub at Ilkley Manor House

Share Ilkley information. Stories of events, people, buildings & photos. Come and talk with us on the last Saturday or the month.

2-4pm at Ilkley Manor House

Future dates:

Sat 28 Mar 14:00 16:00

Sat 25 Apr 14:00 16:00

Sat 30 May 14:00 16:00

Sat 27 Jun 14:00 16:00

Sat 25 Jul 14:00 16:00

Sat 29 Aug 14:00 16:00

Sat 26 Sep 14:00 16:00

Sat 31 Oct 14:00 16:00

Sat 28 Nov 14:00 16:00

Sat 29 February

Brighouse & Rastrick Band at Christchurch

Concert at Christchurch in Ilkley by the Brighhouse & Rastrick Band

Time: 7.30pm

Adults £16 and Children £10 - tickets Available from Ilkley Visitor Information Centre - 01943 602319

Sun 1 March

Antiques, Vintage & Collectables Fair at the Clarke Foley Centre

9.00am – 3.00pm at The Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Rd, Ilkley LS29 9DZ

A friendly fair, antiques and collectables with fine furniture, porcelain, jewellery, vintage items, linen, books, Militaria and silver.

Entry 50p

Contact Lesley Ayres: 07973 563992

Held the first Sunday of the month (except July and August.)

Sun 1 March

The monthly food market celebrates the best food producers from within the LS29 region.

10am-3pm on The Grove. Runs February to December.

Thu 5 - Sat 14 March

Ladies in Lavender at Ilkley Playhouse

It is 1936. The Widdington sisters have lived in their Cornish seaside cottage all their lives. Suddenly, into their serene and undemanding lives comes a stranger washed ashore from a shipwreck.

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets:  £12.00, concession £10.00 ( Mon-Thurs & Matinee ) students £6.00 greenroom £5.00

Thu 5 March

Andy Parsons : Healing The Nation

As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Q.I. etc. - and repeated on Dave.  

Time; 8pm 

Tickets: £17

Venue: King's Hall, Station Rd, Ilkley

Fri 6 March

The Tina Turner Experience

The Tina Turner Experience stars Julie Nevada as Tina

Time; 7.30pm 

Tickets: £24

Venue: King's Hall, Station Rd, Ilkley

Sat 7 March

Lipstick On Your Collar

As seen in London's West End Lipstick On Your Collar is back with a brand new show.

Time; 7.30pm 

Tickets: £26

Venue: King's Hall, Station Rd, Ilkley

Mon 9 March

Ilkley Town Council Meeting

On the agenda will be the Grove, the top of Brook Street, including the junction with Railway Road, the proposed 20mph zone in the town and ways to improve provision for cyclists.

Venue: All Saints Church, Ilkley

Time: 7.00pm

Sat 14 March

Roman Mosaics at Ilkley Manor House

Roman Mosaics 2-4pm.

Sat 14 March

Ilkley & Otley Choral Societies - Handels Israel in Egypt

Conductor: Jennifer Sterling

Orchestra: Yorkshire Chamber Ensemble

Continuo: Robert Sudall

6 talented soloists

Venue: St Margaret’s Church, Queens Road, Ilkley, LS29 9QL

Time: 7-10pm

Tickets: Via link,  also on sale at Grove Bookshop, Ilkley. Browns Gallery, Otley. and on the door

Sat 14 March

Ilkley Sustainability Plan - Climate Action Ilkley

There will be an introduction to the plan and an opportunity to ask questions. Then attendees will be able to choose which of the ten aspects of the plan they wish to consider in more detail and visit the relevant stalls.

The Ilkley Sustainability Plan sets out ideas about how we could act together to move toward a more resilient, sustainable future.

Time; 10:30 – 12:30 

Venue: The Clarke Foley Centre

Sat 21 March

Two Rivers Swing Band at Ilkley Playhouse

“Let the Good Times Roll" with Two Rivers Swing Band, directed by trumpeter and jazz arranger Trevor Vincent.
This thriving local band has a classic big band line up. They are delighted to bring an evening of Big Band favourites to Ilkley Playhouse.

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £10.00

Sat 21 March

Music To Escape To

Phoenix Concert Band invites you to join them on a fantastical journey around the globe, taking in:
South Pacific, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, Oklahoma, Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Plus their debut performance of David Bedford's The Sun Paints Rainbows on the Vast Waves.
Time: 7.30pm

Venue: St. Margaret's Parish Church, Queens Rd, Ilkley, LS29 9QLSt. Margaret's Parish Church, Queens Rd, Ilkley, LS29 9QL

Tickets: £10, £8 concessions, under 16 free on Eventbrite and on the door.

Sat 28 March

Ilkley Choral Society - FREE singing workshop

Join Ilkley Choral Society for an afternoon of singing for fun, led by Jennifer Sterling.

No singing experience needed

Everyone welcome

Venue: Ilkley Playhouse

Time: 2.30-4.30pm

Tickets: Please register here

Sat 4 April

Stagefright Comedy at Ilkley Playhouse

Ivan Brackenbury

Tom Binns - The Spirit Comedium

Time: 8pm

Tickets: £14.00

Sun 5 April

Antiques, Vintage & Collectables Fair at the Clarke Foley Centre

9.00am – 3.00pm at The Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Rd, Ilkley LS29 9DZ

A friendly fair, antiques and collectables with fine furniture, porcelain, jewellery, vintage items, linen, books, Militaria and silver.

Entry 50p

Contact Lesley Ayres: 07973 563992

Held the first Sunday of the month (except July and August.)

Sun 5 April

The monthly food market celebrates the best food producers from within the LS29 region.

10am-3pm on The Grove. Runs February to December.

Thurs 9 April

Amy - A Tribute to Amy Winehouse

Come and celebrate the life and music of one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, Amy Winehouse.

Time; 7.45pm 

Tickets: From £22

Venue: King's Hall, Station Rd, Ilkley

Wed 15 April

Exciting Science

Stand clear and prepare for action, as this show is full of Wiz, bang, pop …. and splurt

This brand new, exciting & educational show will amaze & astound all ages from 4 years & upwards, as we put the 'Exciting' back into 'Science'

Time; 11.30am 

Tickets: From £13

Venue: King's Hall, Station Rd, Ilkley

Thurs 16 April

Faith - Tribute to George Michael

Faith - The George Michael Legacy returns with a brand-new production. 

Time; 7.45pm 

Tickets: From £22

Venue: King's Hall, Station Rd, Ilkley

Thurs 16 - Sat 25 April

Frost/Nixon at Ilkley Playhouse

Richard Nixon was one of the most successful American Presidents ever, until he decided to cover up a third-rate burglary on Democrat Headquarters, the Watergate building. He resigned, but never explained, never accepted responsibility, never apologised.

Time; 7.30pm 

Tickets: From £5

Venue: Ilkley Playhouse

Fri 17 April

The Real Thing

Multi-million selling soul band The Real Thing give their much loved disco inspired hits a new lease of life in this funky show, with the band’s classic songs mixed with contemporary grooves. 

Time; 7.30pm 

Tickets: From £25

Venue: King's Hall, Station Rd, Ilkley

Fri 24 April

A Spoonful of Julie (a tribute to Julie Andrews)

Join Nicola Mills, singing the songs of the practically perfect Dame Julie Andrews, in this memorable tribute ‘A Spoonful of Julie’. 

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Christchurch, The Grove, Ilkley

Tickets: £12, £10, £6 available from www.iamnicolamills.com and on the door.

Tue 5 - Sat 9 May

Playhouse Creatures

This amateur production of 'Playhouse Creatures' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD

Time; 7.30pm 

Tickets: From £5

Venue: Ilkley Playhouse

Fri 1 May

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a fantastic theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar!

Time; 7.45pm 

Tickets: From £23

Venue: King's Hall, Station Rd, Ilkley

Sun 3 May

Ilkley Carnival 2020

The theme for the 2020 Ilkley Carnival is 'Our Planet'.

More details about arena acts and timings to follow.

Sun 3 May

Antiques, Vintage & Collectables Fair at the Clarke Foley Centre

9.00am – 3.00pm at The Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Rd, Ilkley LS29 9DZ

A friendly fair, antiques and collectables with fine furniture, porcelain, jewellery, vintage items, linen, books, Militaria and silver.

Entry 50p

Contact Lesley Ayres: 07973 563992

Held the first Sunday of the month (except July and August.)

May date TBC

The monthly food market celebrates the best food producers from within the LS29 region.

10am-3pm on The Grove. Runs February to December.

Sun 3 May

Stage 4 - Tour de Yorkshire - Ilkley Route at Cow and Calf Rocks

The Yorkshire Classic - Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire race hits the infamous Cow and Calf Rocks.
Stage four of the race will run from Halifax to Leeds, covering 175 kilometres, covering the Bradford district by way of Haworth, Oakworth and Ilkley.

The amateur sportive race will come through around 12noon.

Stage 4 arriving 4-4.30pm along Denton Rd, sprint up New Brook St/Brook St and up to the Cow & Calf.

Sat 20 June

Ben Rhydding Community Fete

2-4pm.

Details to follow.

Sun 21 June

Ilkley Great Get Together

The Grove 12-4pm with music dancing games food and bunting

Thurs 13 to Mon 17 August