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  • The Royal Hall
  • Charming Harrogate
  • Talks from your hosts
Special Interest - Music

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival midweek break in Harrogate QQQQ

Harrogate, Yorkshire

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival midweek break in Harrogate

Harrogate, Yorkshire

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Step into the world of Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Weekend at Harrogate

If you’re the model of a modern major general, three little maids from school or just someone with a love of all things Gilbert and Sullivan, this four-night special interest holiday is for you. The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival was established in 1994 and in the ensuing years performing groups and fans have come from all over the world to attend and take part. At its heart is a competition, with amateur Gilbert & Sullivan performing companies showcasing their productions and competing for the coveted trophy.

Staying at the Crowne Plaza (4Q) in Harrogate, you have an opportunity to immerse yourself in the festivities, enjoying three operetta performances preceded by interesting lectures by your hosts Matthew Craven and Judith Buckle.


Dinner plateAll breakfasts, lunches and one dinner

PersonDedicated Saga Host


  • Up to three operettas
  • Expert host talks
  • Hosted welcome drinks reception
  • Meet and greet with expert host
  • Cancellation rights
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities in your room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hotel porterage

MapIncluded excursion

  • Orientation walk in Harrogate


Crowne Plaza Hotel, King's Rd, Harrogate, HG1 1XX Tel: 01423 849988


This modern, 4-star hotel is just a short stroll (approximately 500 yards) from the Royal Hall.


All 214 air-conditioned rooms are spacious and contemporary. 

Air conditioning
Iron with Ironboard

Food and Drink

The hotel has one restaurant which serves both British and international cuisine, and a bar.

Other Hotel Information

Car parking is available at the hotel at a charge of £10 per day.


On the August 9, 2021 departure you can enjoy three performances:

  • The Yeomen of the Guard
  • Iolanthe
  • HMS Pinafore by NG&SOC

On August 16, 2021 you can enjoy two performances:

  • The Mikado
  • HMS Pinafore by NG&SOC

All Gilbert & Sullivan operas are performed by the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company and other operatic companies.

The Yeomen of the Guard

Set in the Tower of London, this is the story of Colonel Fairfax, a war hero who has been unjustly framed.


Revel in this tale of fairies, Arcadian shepherds and the peers of the realm that satirises British society, government and law.

HMS Pinafore by NG&SOC

Step aboard HMS Pinafore to discover the captain's daughter is in love with a lower-class sailor, despite her father’s intention for her to marry the First Lord of the Admiralty. She abides by her father's wishes at first, but she later hatches a plan to elope with her beloved - what could possibly go wrong?

The Mikado

In one of Gilbert & Sullivan's most popular operas, the hero Nanki-Poo is in love with the Lord High Executioner's fiancé, Yum-Yum, but needs to make sure he doesn't lose his head!

Coach transfers to and from your hotel will not be provided as the hotel is approximately 550 yards from the Royal Hall.

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Weekend at Harrogate

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival midweek break in Harrogate

Harrogate, Yorkshire

2 passengers
Gilbert and Sullivan Festival midweek break in Harrogate QQQQ

Harrogate, Yorkshire