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The Courthouse (Rural Arts)

4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS, England
+44 1845 526536
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Creative Encouragement

Encouraging, motivating, friendly, creative, welcoming, well equipped, varied, etc etc. There are... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Fab friendly fun little place

Rural arts is a hidden gem for those who love all things creative, from art/craft workshops to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vibrant, family friendly venue with a cafe (selling homemade soup, quiche, cakes, refreshments etc) and shop/gallery stocked with a wide range of beautiful, individual and affordable ceramics, jewelry, textiles, cards, gifts and much more. We also offer a programme of arts workshops, exhibitions, events and performances for all ages and abilities.
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  • Very good10%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 04:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4 Westgate, Thirsk YO7 1QS, England
+44 1845 526536
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Encouraging, motivating, friendly, creative, welcoming, well equipped, varied, etc etc. There are many ways to describe this lovely arts centre. Having now attended several workshops I can say that it's creative staff are excellent teachers and with such a wide option of courses, you really...More

Thank Downbytheseaagain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rural arts is a hidden gem for those who love all things creative, from art/craft workshops to performance there's something on their timetable for everyone. There's a fab little shop that sells all local artist produced creations it's difficult to choose what to buy as...More

Thank pippalongsocks
Reviewed 9 July 2017

There are so many events held here from crafts, screenings to comedy not to mention the hand made gifts and lovely cafe. Real gem in the heart of North Yorkshire, very lucky to have this on my doorstep. Recently attended a comedy evening here, and...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, good quality home baking. A feast for your eyes too in the gallery and crafts next door. Only a little walk from the town centre. Just called in for a coffee and and tasty bit. Just a few minutes walk from TESCO...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We stopped for coffee and cake. The café was busy and the staff were working hard. We ordered and took our table having been warned there might be a wait for the drinks. When my tea was delivered the cup was filthy so I asked...More

Thank Sharpe26
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Great little cafe - excellent coffee - soya milk available n gluten free snacks! We had toast - great bread n homemade jam - good range of lunchtime snacks available - friendly staff - good prices- all homemade too! Well worth it!

Thank Jaycejayne
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We attended a workshop in the half term holiday with our gang of 8-12 year olds. It was excellent value for money. A great 2 hours spent etching and printing. All the kids loved it and produced some lovely work. Highly recommended. Scones were great...More

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My visit this time was for a live beamed-in theatre performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The Courthouse have a number of these type of performances throughout the year from the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company and sometimes show classic films. I have visited...More

Thank Harricobean
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I hadn't planned to visit the Rural Arts Centre but happened to pass it, saw the sign for home made refreshments and popped in. The cafe offers a cosy space, a mix of traditional tables/chairs and more lounge-style seating. I'm told the food here is...More

Thank chestervoyager
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Called into the Courthouse, as we always do when visiting Thirsk, for a light lunch. Decided to order soup which was Italian Vegetable that day. It was delicious and served with both two generous slices of bread and a bowl of croutons. Very filling and...More

Thank Colin J
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