Pocklington Arts Centre

Pocklington Arts Centre
Market Place, Pocklington, North Yorkshire, YO42 2AR
  • Telephone 01759 301547
  • Bar open Perfromance time only
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  • Website www.pocklingtonartscentre.co.uk
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The small town of Pocklington is home to a 200 seat auditorium perfect for film, music, comedy, theatre and conferences, alongside a studio and exhibition space. Housed in the refurbished Ritz Cinema the Arts Centre opened in 2000 with a programme of famous acts, cinema and community events.

Pocklington is approximately 14 miles from York. Buses from York include 45, 46 and 840.

Events at this venue

There are 23 events at this location

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Acoustic Blues & Roots Weekend

Do you play guitar and fancy honing your skills under the tuition of two of the world's most respected guitarists? Then PAC has the perfect weekend in store for you. The event, run by renowned musician, Michael Messer, is a firm favourite in PAC's calendar, featuring guitar, slide guitar and performance tuition, jam…

Fri 15 Nov

£35–£145 Full weekend, Friday only, Saturday plus concert only tickets available / 01759 301547

  • 13:00

Sat 16 Nov

£35–£145 Full weekend, Friday only, Saturday plus concert only tickets available / 01759 301547

  • 13:00

Sun 17 Nov

£35–£145 Full weekend, Friday only, Saturday plus concert only tickets available / 01759 301547

  • 13:00

Acoustic Blues House Party

A unique opportunity to hear renowned guitarists Michael Messer & Robbie McIntosh playing blues together, solo, and with some special guests in an intimate, ‘unplugged’ style performance.

Sat 16 Nov

£12 / 01759 301547

  • 20:00

Al Stewart

This is a full band show, with his electric band The Empty pockets, as part of his Hits & Misses Tour. They will be joined by Al’s long time saxophonist Marc Macisso.

Thu 24 Oct

£37 / 01759 301547

  • 20:00 – 22:00


Join Talegate Theatre Productions for the pantomime you wished for! Follow the hero Aladdin, his troublesome mum Widow Twankey, beat the evil Abanazar to the magic lamp & win the hand of Princess Jasmine. Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and all the fairytale magic of traditional panto this is sure to delight…

Sat 14 Dec

£10 (Children £8; Family £33) / 01759 301547

  • 14:30

Arthur Smith - Laughs, Stories, a Song & a Poem

BBC regular, well-known for his appearances on Grumpy Old Men, QI, Have I got News for You brings an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs (at least one from Leonard Cohen) & readings from his recently published memoir.

Fri 31 Jan 2020

£16 / 01759 301547

  • 20:00

China Crisis

Scouse duo from out of the 80s specialising in wistful pastoral pop.

Sat 2 Nov

£20 / 01759 301547

  • 20:00

David Harper - Unexpected Tales

David Harper is a hugely popular BBC TV presenter well known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt, The Antiques Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Flog It and For What It's Worth. The show will feature funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, live auctions, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger…

Wed 22 Jan 2020

£14 / 01759 301547

  • 19:30

An Evening with Simon Armitage

The new UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has been celebrated as ‘the most popular and prolific British poet of his generation’ (The Times). His numerous accolades include the 2018 Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and an Ivor Novello Award for song-writing. Armitage has published 28 collections of poetry, including his…

Thu 28 Nov

£12 (Children £7) / 01759 301547

  • 19:30

Fire & Rain - Perform the Music of James Taylor & Carole King

Fire and Rain is not a tribute or sound-a-like act. It’s simply a collection of five of the best musicians from the North of England coming together to play music they love. Expect the classic James Taylor & Carole King songs played with skill, passion, emotion, humour and humility. Support will be from…

Thu 7 Nov

£12.50 / 01759 301547

  • 20:00

The Grand Old Uke of York

The vibrant 12-piece ukulele collective are back due to popular demand for more festive treats. Bring your baubles, Bublé and bling for a show that is a sure fire way to get you into the Christmas spirit.

Fri 20 Dec

£12 (Children £5) / 01759 301547

  • 20:00

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Charles Baskerville is dead, and a terrifying beast is rumoured to stalk the moors around the remote Baskerville mansion. When Sherlock Holmes sends Doctor Watson to investigate, Watson finds himself surrounded by dense fog and a community steeped in folklore, legend and rumour. Sherlock Holmes’ most infamous case…

Thu 17 Oct

£8–£13 / 01759 301547

  • 19:30

In Loyal Company

In Loyal Company is the incredible true story of missing World War II soldier and prisoner of war, Arthur Robinson, written and performed by his great-nephew, David William Bryan. May 1941. Hitler’s bombs rain down on Liverpool. Local packer, Arthur Robinson, joins up becoming a private in the 18th reconnaissance…

Fri 8 Nov

£11–£12 (Students £8) / 01759 301547

  • 19:30

Keep It Cash

The tribute band that keeps the sound of Johnny Cash alive! Expect a note perfect musical journey from the humble gospel beginnings of the Tennessee Two, through to the final & emotional American Recordings. Featuring the uncanny natural sound-alike quality of Dave Burnham’s voice.

Fri 24 Jan 2020

£14 Plus Friends Rate / 01759 301547

  • 20:00


Country pop and laid back acoustic strumming from the sunkissed singer-songwriter.

Sat 26 Oct

£26.95 / 01759 301547

Mrs Lowry & Son

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 31min
  • Directed by: Adrian Noble
  • Cast: Vanessa Redgrave, Timothy Spall, Wendy Morgan

LS Lowry (Spall) is a meek Salford rent collector dominated by his bedridden mother Elizabeth (Redgrave), but his secret passion for painting is about to bring him success. Hesford’s clichéd script feels more like a stage or radio play but Spall and Redgrave manage to bring substance to the bickering; still, it’s glum…

Fri 18 Oct

01759 301547

  • 19:30

Sat 19 Oct

01759 301547

  • 19:30

Pugs of the Frozen North

Follow the intrepid journey of Shen & Sika who join a race to the top of the world, encountering snow trolls, sea monsters, and a gang of yetis, but with the help of 66 pugs! That’s a 264 paw-powered sled. Based on the much-loved children’s book by best-selling team of Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre. Fun for all…

Thu 20 Feb 2020

£8 (Family £30) / 01759 301547

  • 14:30

Robert Vincent with Buffalo Skinners

Award-winning singer/songwriter from Liverpool, received the Emerging Artist Award 2016 from “whispering” Bob Harris, the UK Americana Music Association’s UK Album of the Year in 2018, and hailed as one of the UK’s top Americana artists.

Fri 7 Feb 2020

£13.50 / 01759 301547

  • 20:00

Ronnie Scott's 60th Anniversary All Stars

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of one of the world's most iconic music venues, the Ronnie Scott's All Stars take to the road to celebrate the 'Ronnie Scott's Story'. Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world class live jazz alongside projected archive photos and video footage, The Ronnie Scott’s…

Fri 25 Oct

£26 / 01759 301547

  • 20:00

Santa in Love

Have you ever wanted to know a secret? A Christmas secret! Maybe you’d like to know where the fairy on top of the Christmas tree comes from, or why you never see a Christmas elf. Or maybe you’d like to know the greatest secret of them all… the one about Santa Claus and the thing he secretly loves best. Santa will…

Sat 7 Dec

£9 (Family £34) / 01759 301547

  • 14:30

The Storm Whale

Following the success of The Book of Dragons and The Elves and the Shoemakers, this Christmas we bring you another magical treat for all the family. Benji Davies’ tender and heartwarming children stories of friendship, love and courage are brought to life as one enchanting theatre show by the team behind Grandad’s…

Wed 23 Oct

£6.50 (Family £24) / 01759 301547

  • 18:00

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

People's Theatre Company present a pantomime based on the beloved nursery rhyme, written by Steven Lee and directed by Nick Lane.

Thu 31 Oct

£8 (Family £30) / 01759 301547

  • 14:30

Turin Brakes

The acoustic guitar-toting English duo take some new tunes on the road, along with their decade-strong back catalogue in tow.

Fri 29 Nov

£20 / 01759 301547

You're in a Bad Way by John Osborne

Writer, theatre-maker & creator of cult Edinburgh hit John Peel’s Shed, John Osborne has a new storytelling show about music & dementia. When they find out their dad is ill, two sisters choose very different ways to deal with the news.

Thu 13 Feb 2020

£10–£12 £9 special rate for carer of someone with dementia / 01759 301547

  • 19:30

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