Rural Arts

Rural Arts, THIRSK


At Rural Arts, our mission is exactly what it says on the tin: to bring arts of all kinds to rural communities.

We take participatory arts activities and professional performanceto schools, village halls and community settings across 3,000 square miles of rural North Yorkshire. We reach over 10,000 people per year, working with a range of community groups, including older people, children and young people, those with mental health needs and learning disabilities.

At The Courthouse, our Grade II listed arts centre in Thirsk, we host a bi-annual programme of performance, exhibitions and workshops, as well as an award-winning café, artisan shop and rooms for hire.

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Northallerton
  • Ripon
  • Catterick Garrison
  • Selby
  • Scarborough
  • Skipton
  • Whitby
  • Knaresborough
  • Malton
  • Harrogate

Some services may only be suitable to a specific age range or to those who meet specific criteria. The following eligibility criteria applies to this service:


  • All ages


  • No restrictions apply

The following facilities and adaptations are available:


  • Level Access and Automatic Doors (or No Doors)
  • Blue Badge/Accessible Parking Bays
  • On-Site Parking

Toilets and changing

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facility
  • Gender Neutral Toilet
  • Step Free Standard Toilet

Last updated: 29/09/2019