Formed by a small group of friends who wanted to bring their talent and fresh ideas to the Harrogate stage. After a year of fund raising, which started with a sponsored walk around the walls of York, with the support of their families ( some of whom showed lots of previously hidden talent ) and the generosity of many friends and colleagues the dream came true and our first musical, 'Anything Goes' , was presented at the Harrogate Theatre to much acclaim. We have since presented one main show and one variety show every year and have become known for producing a very high standard of entertainment.
Our aims are to continue bringing bold and innovative versions of new and old musicals to the Harrogate theatre-going public and we're proud to have brought many shows to Harrogate for the first time.
For more than 25 years we have been presenting a wide and diverse range of shows from ever popular favourites such as 'Annie', 'High Society' and 'Carousel' to fresh productions not seen in Harrogate before such as 'Curtains', 'Titanic - the Musical', 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' and 'Made in in Dagenham'.
We are constantly looking to improve and widen our skills. In the the show 'Barnum', many of the cast were sent to circus school for circus skills training! In '42nd Street', cast members who had never danced a step were taught how to tap dance! If we can't do it - we'll learn!
We know that in Harrogate we have a very knowledgeable and at times demanding audience that will only accept a high level of quality and we aim to achieve that in whatever we present.
We are delighted and honoured to support local charities and we donate a percentage of all our ticket sales for every show to very good and deserving causes. We have recently worked with Help for Heroes, The Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Henshaws, The Life Boat Association and Saint Michael's Hospice.
We hope to continue increasing our core membership, bringing in younger members to add to the wealth of experience we have creating the perfect blend of energetic, quality talent.
We also welcome anyone who can help with administration, accounts, fundraising and marketing.
We meet weekly on a Wednesday and Monday evenings at rehearsal venues in Harrogate and Knaresborough.
Use our contact form or take a look at our Facebook page to find out more about The Harrogate Phoenix Players.