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– What’s on

There is a full program of events on throughout Calderdale. See this 2015 Calderdale Events and Festivals Guide for more.



The Halifax Comedy Festival is going to be funny. Seriously funny. It’s going to spread laughter – and alpacas – all over town.

The first show to go on sale is An Evening Shared with Alistair McGowen and Jaspar Carrott but there’s a LOT more to come, with stand up, fringe events, family-friendly workshops and a generous dose of the unexpected!


wainhouse_tower_setting_700_1ASCENTS OF WAINHOUSE TOWER

Starting 1st Jun 2015 See all Dates for this event

Climb the internal spiral staircase to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney!

Only open on selected dates of the year. A chnge to experience a piece of Halifax’s distinct history



Come for a break at Holdsworth House and release your inner chef!  This fantastic cooking school in Dean Clough Halifax is 5 minutes drive from Holdsworth House Hotel. Whatever your level of culinary experience The Cooking School is passionate about teaching people to cook within a relaxed, beautifully designed and welcoming environment in the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines.  You can come and spend the day learning to cook some superb dishes and then retire to the comfort of Holdsworth House and let us wait on you in our award-winning restaurant with a 3-course meal or a light bite – depending on what you have room for.

There’s a host of courses including celebrity chefs, ideas for children and teens and sessions for groups – for a great team building idea. See the full calendar here.


The Square Chapel is a thriving venue bringing you the best in live music, theatre, dance, comedy, family shows, musicals, lectures, workshops, art classes, and Youth Theatre.  Discover what’s on at the Square Chapel.

Victoria Theatre Halifax


Boasting an impressive main auditorium with a capacity of 1,512 fully-seated (and 1,860 part-standing), the theatre plays host to many high profile and international performers and artistes from classical concerts to rock and pop, comedy nights theatre, dram and children’s performances.  See their what’s on page here.

For more information on what’s on in Halifax and the wider Calderdale area please visit the Calderdale website

The Open Road co uk Barnaby AldrickIf you’re looking for a unique way to discover Yorkshire then you could hire a classic car or sports car. The Open Road Yorkshire offers a good service for special occasions and great days out.