Harrogate Theatre still going strong after 116 glorious years

Harrogate Theatre's 116th birthday - Pam Harcourt, centre, a member of Harrogate Theatre Supporters, with Ellie Wadsworth, the theatres head of development & partnerships. (Picture by Adam Robinson Photography)

Harrogate Theatre's 116th birthday - Pam Harcourt, centre, a member of Harrogate Theatre Supporters, with Ellie Wadsworth, the theatres head of development & partnerships. (Picture by Adam Robinson Photography)

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Harrogate Theatre celebrated its 116th birthday with an after-show party during the final days of this year’s panto smash hit, Aladdin.

Sponsored by Investec Wealth & Investment, among the gathering to hear speeches from the theatre’s chief executive, David Bown and Ann Cherry, chairman of Harrogate Theatre Supporters, was panto legend Tim Stedman, as well as other cast members, staff and crew.

Ellie Wadsworth, the theatre’s head of development & partnerships said: “We are delighted so many supporters have joined since the launch of our new membership scheme.”

"The birthday party seemed the perfect opportunity to thank and celebrate with our sponsors and supporters who bring so much energy and enthusiasm to Harrogate Theatre."

The supporters’ recent fundraising efforts have already born fruit in the form of a new hi-tech sound desk for theatre productions.

For further information on how to join Harrogate Theatre Supporters, contact ellie.wadsworth@harrogatetheatre.co.uk