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

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Weekend at Harrogate QQQQ

Harrogate, Yorkshire

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Weekend at Harrogate

Harrogate, Yorkshire

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Step into the world of Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival midweek break in 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 three-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 Hotel (4Q) in Harrogate, you have an opportunity to immerse yourself in the festivities, enjoying two operetta performances preceded by interesting lectures by your hosts Matthew Craven and Judith Buckle.


Dinner plateAll breakfasts, lunches and one dinner

PersonDedicated Saga Host


  • Hosted welcome drinks reception
  • Meet and greet with expert host
  • Two operettas
  • Cancellation rights
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hotel porterage

MapIncluded excursion

  • Orientation walk in Harrogate

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Day 1 Arrive at your hotel

Enjoy tea and coffee on arrival at your hotel with time to settle in before an included dinner. A welcome meeting this evening will be the perfect opportunity to mingle with your fellow music guests and meet your expert hosts, Judith Buckle and Matthew Craven, who will entertain you with an in-house concert of G&S favourites. D

Day 2 Orientation walk and your first Gilbert & Sullivan performance

This morning you can look forward to a pre-concert talk accompanied by music and song with your hosts. Afterwards, tuck into an included three-course lunch, then join your Saga Host on an orientation walk to introduce you to Harrogate.

This evening look forward to your first Gilbert and Sullivan performance, given by the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company. B, L

Day 3 Your second Gilbert and Sullivan performance

Look forward to a music talk from your hosts after breakfast this morning, in preparation for your forthcoming evening opera. After an included lunch enjoy the afternoon at leisure, when you can take it easy at the hotel or do a little independent exploring in Harrogate.

Tonight, you are invited to take your seats for your second performance. B, L

Day 4 Bid farewell

Depart the hotel after breakfast, having enjoyed the charm, whit and musical excellence that accompanies performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s music. B

Look forward to enjoying two included professional performances of Gilbert & Sullivan operas performed by the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company:

August 13, 2021 departures:

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!

HMS Pinafore
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?

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

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival midweek break in Harrogate

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Weekend at Harrogate

Harrogate, Yorkshire

2 passengers
Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Weekend at Harrogate QQQQ

Harrogate, Yorkshire