What's On
What's On

What's On at Pontefract Castle

Reopening Information

Pontefract Castle is Covid-19 Secure is welcoming back visitors on reduced hours. For reopening times for the visitor centre and Liquorice Café please click here

To ensure that the environment remains safe and enjoyable for everyone, please follow all signs.

Events, Activities, Workshops and Tours

All regular events, activities, workshops and tours taking place at the castle have been suspended. This includes Dungeon Tours. Any special events that we run will be listed here, and will be Covid-19 secure and in line with government guidlines.

Whistle Stop Opera: Hansel and Gretel

Discover the enchanting world of Hansel and Gretel with Opera North's pop-up performance of Humperdinck’s bewitching masterpiece in the picturesque grounds of Pontefract Castle.

Journey through the woods and gorge yourself on the exciting twists and turns of the plot as you meet the characters along the way.

Performed by a small group of professional singers and accompanied by accordion, this mini production is the perfect opportunity to experience the magic of opera.

Friday 4 September, 4:30pm. Tickets available soon.

Discover The Extraordinary

While castle events and activities are currently suspended, you can continue to discover the extraordinary by visiting the Wakefield Museums & Castles blog, where you'll find a whole host of interesting articles to read and fun activities to keep you occupied at home.

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