Ryedale – rich in arts and culture
We are proud to have a rich and varied cultural life in Ryedale with a fantastic range of professional and community-based organisations and venues. You’ll find creative practitioners, musicians, theatre companies, dance schools, museums, artist studios and a range of festivals.
If you would like further information on what is available is Ryedale you can download a copy of “RyeScape culture map”.
This fantastic map guides you around our main arts, heritage and other cultural highlights, at venues and Visitor Information Points across Ryedale.
We also have a huge number of small, community groups whose members get together to enjoy making art. These include:
- Film societies
- Amateur operatics
- Theatre groups
- Songwriting groups
- Textile groups
- Folk dancing
- Youth theatre
If you are looking for a particular art-form in a particular part of Ryedale, you may like to start with your local library, or you may have a query that we can help you with.
Many of these organisations will also welcome enquiries from potential members and those who would like to get involved as volunteers.
Hiring Music rooms and recording studios
There are a number of venues throughout Ryedale that you can hire for performances or other private use. In addition to the venues listed here, a large number of village halls and non-arts venues are used for arts activities.