Thursday 8th December at 7.30pm
Join Britain’s most popular soprano for a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat. Her behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes will give audiences a unique insight into her life on the stage. Never far from our screens and stages Lesley will be touring with Opera North this year and has a new album of traditional songs out in April.
Sunday 11th December at 2.00pm
The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright’s 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.
Friday 16th December at 8.00pm (7.00pm Doors)
It has sold-out for ten years in a row, it has a fantastic line-up featuring some of the best names on the national circuit and it will sell-out very quickly. Advance booking advised.
Wednesday 21st December at 2.30pm
Father Christmas is back on his rounds… and he still needs a WEE! At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him. But when he reaches number ten he realises that he’s forgotten to do something rather important and he really, really, really needs a WEE!
Tuesday 13th September – Tuesday 10th January, (First Floor Bar)
Having worked as a photographer in Manchester and London I am now based in York where alongside my commercial and editorial work I am currently concerned with exploring urban and industrial areas to capture the work of street artists and the contextual impact this work has on the built environment.
Thursday 12th January at 8.00pm
The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as, Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry.
Wednesday 18th January at 7.30pm
The Pitmen Poets features four of North East England’s leading champions of its musical heritage: Ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox (National Theatre's War Horse)...
Thursday 19th & Friday 20th January at 8.00pm
As seen on The Royal Variety Performance, Celebrity Juice, Hebburn, Live At The Apollo and various newspapers when he was wrongly arrested in a hotel in his underpants.
Is that Chris Ramsey? Yes it is. Get tickets while you can.
Sunday 22nd January at 7.30pm
Learn how to mix, mash and muddle to create the perfect cocktails for Winter & Spring. Join Jules of Fusion Event Bars for an evening of inspiring ideas, tasting and recipes to take away the winter blues. Suitable for the cocktail novice or the aspiring connoisseur.
Thursday 26th January at 7.30pm
Paint your very own masterpiece on canvas to take home or sell as a great fake on the black market! A fun art evening with cheese, wine & all materials included.
Saturday 28th January at 8.00pm
Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman has successfully steered English folk into the mainstream with high-energy performances and a series of best-selling albums.
Tuesday 31st January at 7.15pm
The first revival of David Bösch’s new production for The Royal Opera, with two casts including Maria Agresta, Roberto Alagna, Lianna Haroutounian and Dmitri Hvorostovsky.
Thursday 9th February at 7.30pm
Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star. "Just Like That!" embarks on a nationwide tour after sell-out success at the West End's Museum of Comedy.
Friday 10th February at 8.00pm
In conversation with Jon Culshaw, featuring Dead Ringers creator and producer Bill Dare. A night of utterly spontaneous, unscripted observations, recollections and character collections.
Thursday 16th February at 7.30pm
The original Ten Commandments have very little to offer when it comes to the complex business of how and what we eat. Now the award-winning restaurant critic and Masterchef judge Jay Rayner has decided it’s time to act.
Tuesday 28th February at 7.00pm
Celebrate 70 years of The Royal Ballet’s landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet and enter an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells, to glorious music by Tchaikovsky.
Tuesday 7th March at 8.00pm
Oysterband from a different angle… By popular demand, Oysters 3 take to the road again in 2017. John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founder members and creative heart of folk-rock legends Oysterband
Saturday 11th March at 7.45pm (7.00pm Doors)
A decade of Reveal Records Exclusive 10 year anniversary concert featuring Joan As Police Woman, Kris Drever (Lau), Richard J. Birkin and Dan Whitehouse. Multi artist celebration concert for the much loved UK independent label Reveal Records.
Headlined by American songwriter and former Antony & The Johnsons member Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman) Performing solo, grand piano and guitar – playing songs from her classic debut Real Life right through to this years acclaimed Let it Be You (2016) album and new material! Playing two nights at Pocklington Arts Centre, her only UK solo Shows!
Kris Drever (Lau)
Lead singer of Lau and award winning Scottish folk songwriter performing solo,acoustic - songs from his classic debut Black Water (2006) through to the highly acclaimed If Wishes Were Horses (2016) album and more.
Richard J Birkin
An introductory live set by minimalist, contemporary classical artist Richard J Birkin. A must hear new artist for fans of beautiful music such as Brian Eno, Mark Hollis and Nils Frahm. Birkin has recently had his music feature in The Young Pope (HBO). Performing solo, grand piano and guitar. Music from his acclaimed new Vigils album.
Opening the evening and playing a short introductory set Whitehouse showcases a few songs from his new Reveal Records album That's Where I Belong, a sound the media describe as 'Black Country soul'! This will be Dan's second show at our venue having opened as special guest to label mate Eddi Reader in 2016. Dan will play a different, longer support set when he opens as special guest for Joan As Police Woman's full solo concert on March 12.
"Reveal is one of my absolute favourite labels, a very, very creative hub, to say the least." Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
Sunday 12th March at 7.30pm
Pocklington Arts Centre UK exclusive!
Following our Reveal Records anniversary show the night before, Brooklyn songwriter Joan As Police Woman stays with us in Pocklington for a second night, performing a full solo set concert, her brilliant songs stripped back and re-imagined for our intimate concert setting in one of only 2 UK shows (both at our venue!). An exceptional live performer who has collaborated with the likes of Lou Reed, Antony & The Johnsons, Rufus Wainwright, Sparklehorse, Nick Cave and many many more.
Joan Wasser performing solo, is something extra special, a night not to be missed.
Thursday 30th March at 7.15pm
Antonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna conduct two great casts led by Ermonela Jaho and Ana María Martínez in Puccini’s deeply poignant opera.
Saturday 1st April at 8.00pm
Playing the classic Lloyd Cole songbook 1983 – 1996.
The release of 2015’s ‘Lloyd Cole and the Commotions Collected Recordings 1983-1989’ was received with such universal warmth and acclaim, selling out far more quickly than anticipated, that 2016/2017 will see Lloyd Cole performing live sets comprised of material from 1983 to 1996 only. Expect the hits 'Perfect Skin', 'Rattlesnakes', 'Forest Fire', 'Lost Weekend', 'Brand New Friend', 'Jennifer She Said' and 'Are You Ready to be Heartbroken?'.
Friday 26th May at 8.00pm
Katy Brand’s hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity.