What’s On in Yorkshire in May

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Yorkshire’s May Lineup: Music, Theatre, Comedy, Art, and Heritage


Slam Dunk Festival at Leeds Temple Newsam

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26 May
Rock enthusiasts, get ready for Slam Dunk – the UK’s top independent rock festival at Leeds Temple Newsam. The lineup includes pop-punk and alt-rock’s finest for an unforgettable start to the summer season.
Slam Dunk Festival


The 39 Steps at Lyceum Theatre

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30 April-4 May
Don’t miss the acclaimed comedy thriller, The 39 Steps, at Lyceum Theatre. Witness a riveting stage adaptation of Hitchcock’s spy classic, packed with fast-paced action and laughs.
Sheffield Theatres


2:22 – A Ghost Story at Alhambra Theatre

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28 May-1 June
Discover the spine-chilling play 2:22 – A Ghost Story at Alhambra Theatre. A star-studded cast brings this supernatural thriller to life in a suspense-filled production.
Bradford Theatres


Ruby Wax’s ‘I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was’

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30 May | Crucible Theatre
Ruby Wax returns with her raw and hilarious show ‘I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was’ at the Crucible Theatre. Wax offers a poignant look at life, meaning, and mental health.
Sheffield Theatres


Still Lives Exhibition at Hepworth Wakefield

Until January 2025
Explore the timeless genre of still life at Hepworth Wakefield’s ‘Still Lives’ exhibition. Over 70 works celebrate the beauty of everyday objects through various artistic mediums.
Hepworth Wakefield


Wildlife Photographer of the Year at Sewerby Hall & Gardens

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4 May-14 July
Experience the marvels of nature at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. Witness award-winning photography that showcases the planet’s incredible biodiversity.
Sewerby Hall & Gardens


A Historical Journey at Kiplin Hall & Gardens

Kiplin Hall & Gardens offers a peek into 400 years of remarkable international adventures and local heritage. Enjoy concerts, foraging events, and the tranquil Yorkshire landscape.
Kiplin Hall & Gardens

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