Arts and culture

Hull & East Yorkshire is a region that's at the heart of art!

Hull & East Yorkshire is a region that's at the heart of art!

This region continues to attract – and produce – leading lights of art and culture.

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

Spend the day at Ampleforth Abbey and enjoy the Abbey Tea Room with a fantastic selection of food and drink, the Abbey Shop and the visitor centre, providing a comprehensive insight into the history of Ampleforth.

Artlink Hull

Artlink Hull

Artlink Hull supports the creation and exploration of art with communities. In particular, it works with individuals and communities experiencing disadvantage to increase the diversity of voices in the arts.

Assemble Fest

Assemble Fest

Assemble Fest presents a packed programme of free activities celebrating the best home-grown culture Hull has to offer, ranging from family activities, workshops, music stages, pop-up dance performances, circus and more!

Beverley Folk Festival

Beverley Folk Festival

For over 30 years Beverley Folk Festival has been producing an memorable annual weekend event. Offering the best new performers alongside some great established acts, it is a unique opportunity to spot tomorrow’s stars.

Beverley Minster

Beverley Minster

Beverley Minster is one of Britain’s finest examples of medieval Gothic architecture, the church has been place of pilgrimage for visitors since the Middle Ages. It continues to be a place of prayer at the heart of the community.

Beverley Puppet Festival

Beverley Puppet Festival

The award-winning Beverley Puppet Festival takes place every two years. Having grown from just 5 puppet companies in 2005 it now attracts circa 9,000 visitors and is the largest festival of British puppetry in the world.

Bondville Model Village

Bondville Model Village

Bondville Model Village is set in beautiful grounds hidden behind trees on the top of Sewerby Cliffs, it is a magical little kingdom just waiting to be explored. There is also have a quaint tea room serving scones and cakes.

Bridlington Priory

Bridlington Priory

Bridlington Priory has beautiful soaring columns and impressive stained glass windows, visitors can learn about its history through a fascinating series of appliquéd pictures. Children can also dress up as an Augustinian canon.

Bridlington Spa

Bridlington Spa

As a magnet for world class talent, Bridlington Spa always features an exciting entertainment programme throughout the year. Take your pick from the very best in music, comedy, theatre and touring musicals.

Burnby Hall

Burnby Hall

Burnby Hall is set in the town of Pocklington, these unique gardens have been described as “a jewel in Yorkshire’s crown”. The Stewart Museum within the gardens is dedicated to the life of Major Percy Marlborough Stewart.

Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes Hall

Burton Agnes Hall is an Elizabethan stately home where 15 generations have filled the Hall with treasures, from magnificent carvings to French Impressionist paintings, contemporary furniture, tapestries and modern artwork.

Burton Constable Hall

Burton Constable Hall

Everyday is a great day out at Burton Constable Hall – there’s so much to enjoy and discover for all ages. Explore the historic grounds with their woodland and parkland walks or the evocative grand rooms filled with fine art.

Douglas Gray Fine Art

Douglas Gray Fine Art

Douglas Gray Fine Art Gallery is situated in the heart of Scarborough. The gallery has a selection of contemporary oil paintings and exclusive limited edition prints feature iconic cities such as Paris, London, New York and Venice.

East Riding Theatre

East Riding Theatre

East Riding Theatre is a vibrant, professional theatre set in the heart of Beverley. The theatre aims to deliver top class performances and to enhance the appreciation of performing arts in East Riding and beyond.

Elwell Trail

Elwell Trail

Discover the paintings of Fred and Mary Elwell as you follow the Elwell Trail and walk through the centre of Beverley. High quality replica paintings can now been seen in settings that proved so inspirational to the artists.

Ferens Art Gallery

Ferens Art Gallery

The Ferens Art Gallery has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art. Admission to the gallery is free.

Freedom Festival

Freedom Festival

Freedom Festival is the lasting legacy of the Wilberforce 2007 campaign, which celebrated the abolition of the slave trade. Numerous events and activities are held, highlighting issues of slavery that are still relevant today.

Fruit

Fruit

Fruit features live music gigs, belly tickling comedy, cutting edge theatre productions, local produce and vintage markets, exciting cinema screenings, underground club nights, diverse festivals and much more.

Fruit Market

Fruit Market

The waterside district of Fruit Market really has something for everyone. From places to eat and drink to opportunities for business, as well as festivals and events for those looking for a bit of culture. Find it close to the marina.

Gallery 49

Gallery 49

Gallery 49 is a contemporary art gallery occupying two floors of a Georgian listed building the Old Town areas of Bridlington. The gallery offers an exciting range of original paintings, prints, sculpture, jewellery and gifts.

Goole Museum & Art Gallery

Goole Museum & Art Gallery

Goole Museum & Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Goole Library building, and explores the history of the historic port town of Goole through permanent displays and a temporary exhibition programme.

Heads Up Festival

Heads Up Festival

In collaboration with London’s Battersea Arts Centre, Heads Up Festival presents 10 days of the best new work across theatre, dance, comedy, music and audio performance, from the most innovative and thrilling artists.

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church is a magnificent, vibrant place of worship, offering a welcoming Christian presence in the heart of Hull’s Old Town. Nowhere is more essential to visit than Holy Trinity to appreciate the heritage of Hull.

Hornsea Museum

Hornsea Museum

​A visit to Hornsea Museum is a step back into the past where you can enjoy the informal displays and relax in the garden. The museum is situated on Newbegin, for nearly 300 years it was tenanted by the Burn family.

Hull Arena

Hull Arena

The Hull Arena offers a comprehensive skating programme and is a renowned concert venue, attracting some of the top names in the music world. The Arena has hosted many famous artists, including Arctic Monkeys and Faithless.

Hull City Hall

Hull City Hall

Hull City Hall offers a wide range of events each year, hosting top international names in contemporary live music as well as headline comedy acts, the world’s leading orchestras, drama, musicals, opera and more.

Hull Folk and Maritime Festival

Hull Folk and Maritime Festival

Every corner you turn at the Hull Folk and Maritime Festival you will see and hear the sounds of folk music. Pop your clogs on and join in with traditional folk dancing, swing around the Maypole and try instrument making.

Hull History Centre

Hull History Centre

The Hull History Centre brings together the material held by the city archives and local studies library with those held by the University of Hull. Staff at the centre also run regular events and activities throughout the year.

Hull Museums

Hull Museums

From woolly mammoths and Roman mosaics at the Hull and East Riding Museum to cars, trams and aeroplanes at Streetlife, Hull Museums have something for everyone. You’re never more than a few minutes from one of the sites.

Hull New Theatre

Hull New Theatre

Hull New Theatre has recently undergone a huge £15.9m revamp of the venue. The improvements will allow the theatre to stage bigger, more ambitious shows, in line with its reputation as one of the leading touring theatres in the UK.

Hull Truck Theatre

Hull Truck

Hull Truck Theatre is a pioneering theatre with a unique, powerful, contemporary Northern voice, locally rooted and national in reach, inspiring artists, exciting audiences and supporting communities to reach their greatest potential.

Humber Mouth Hull Literature Festival

Humber Mouth Hull Literature Festival

Established in 1993, the Humber Mouth Hull Literature Festival is one of the city’s biggest festivals and is run by Hull City Arts. The festival presents a wide range of events featuring authors and artists from the UK and beyond.

Junction

Junction

Junction is Goole’s own arts venue offering the best entertainment on stage and on screen. The venue provides a wealth of events for all ages and tastes – from children’s shows through to period dramas, comedy, music and film.

Kardomah94

Kardomah 94

Kardomah94 celebrates the region’s cultural endeavours – past, present and future. The quirky and intimate venue has a jam-packed programme of events and combines a exhibition space with a restaurant and bar.

No.18 Gallery

No.18 Gallery

No.18 Gallery & Picture Framing in Driffield is home to a wide range of limited edition prints by established artists from Yorkshire and further afield, all inspired by the Yorkshire landscape and coastline.

Pocklington Arts Centre

Pocklington Arts Centre

Pocklington Arts Centre has first class facilities for showing major films, a fully-equipped 200 seat theatre for live music and drama – both professional and amateur, and a studio which doubles as an exhibition space.

Queens Gardens

Queens Gardens

The Queens Gardens has become host for many of Hull’s most popular events such as the Jazz Festival and the Freedom Festival, and The Mick Ronson stage within the gardens is the perfect platform for performances.

Saramique Studio

Saramique Studio

Pottery painting (using pre fired, blank ceramics, often known as bisque) is an arts and craft based activity that can be enjoyed by anyone at Saramique Studio, regardless of age, ability, experience or individual needs.

Seven Seas Fish Trail

Seven Seas Fish Trail

Find the fish and explore the city with the Seven Seas Fish Trail. Follow Hull’s unique pavement of fish, creating a tour of the historic Old Town. Sculpture made from traditional materials make up this impressive piece of art.

Sewerby Hall

Sewerby Hall

Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position and set in 50 acres of 19th century parkland, Sewerby Hall offers something for everyone from the magnificent award-winning gardens to the deep rooted heritage of the house.

Stage @TheDock

Stage @TheDock

Emerging from the bed of the central dry dock, looking onto the River Hull & Humber Estuary, the Stage @TheDock is a stunning multi-purpose, venue as unique and ambitious as the city in which it resides.

The Back Room

The Back Room

Designed and built by musicians, The Back Room has superb acoustics, a PA to die for and due to its intimate size and layout, there isn’t a bad seat in the house! Because of this it is fast becoming one of the top live music venues in the area.

The Bayle Museum

The Bayle Museum

The Bayle Museum is a Grade 1 listed scheduled monument situated in the Old Town of Bridlington, it houses a museum dedicated to the history of the town of Bridlington and includes life size figures and interactive games.

The Larkin Trail

The Larkin Trail

Take The Larkin Trail to follow in Philip Larkin’s tracks is to take not only a literary journey, but also journeys through diverse landscapes and rich architecture, seeing the city through the poet’s eyes.

The New Adelphi Club

The New Adelphi Club

The New Adelphi Club is Hull’s foremost venue for original live music with bands from the local and regional area, as well as national and international acts, covering a wide range of genres. Entry to the front room is always free.

The Processed Pea

The Processed Pea

The format for the The Processed Pea has always been quite simple, to book singers and musicians to perform in the intimate surroundings of a country pub. In fact it has always been based at The Light Dragoon in Etton.

The Shire Hall

The Shire Hall

The Shire Hall is a multi-functional venue with an arts centre with live music, theatre, comedy and Howden’s very own cinema. The centre also is home Howden Live, an organisation promoting touring theatre and music.

Welly

Welly

Welly is Hull’s legendary alternative night club and live music venue – existing for 100 years. It brings you weekly club nights playing the best indie, pop-punk, alternative, electro, 90s, rock, drum & bass tracks around.

Wetwang Scarecrow Festival

Wetwang Scarecrow Festival

Wetwang Scarecrow Festival is a fun day out for all of the family! There’s a trail for you to follow, finding all of the different scarecrows along the way which starts at Wetwang Village Hall, as well as other fun activities.

Wilderspin National School Museum

Wilderspin National School Museum

Visit the Wilderspin National School Museum and explore the unique historic schoolroom and playground where educational pioneer Samuel Wilderspin first created his Model Infant School in 1845.

Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire Air Museum is a living memorial to all allied air forces personnel particularly those during the Second World War, and especially the tens of thousands of young people who gave their lives in that conflict.