Centenary 2024

The Riley-Smith Hall celebrates its centenary in 2024. A special programme of events is taking place throughout 2024 culminating in a grand finale in January 2025:

Tadcaster Community Choir in concert with Fanfare Brass Quintet – Friday 27th September 2024

The Princess Mary 1920s Tiara Ball – Saturday 19th October 2024

The Queen Story – A Tribute to Queen – Sat 26th October 2024

Step into the realm of rock royalty with “The Queen Story” – the ultimate Queen tribute band! Immerse yourself in the legendary music and electrifying energy of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and the iconic band that redefined the very essence of rock music. A two-hour show telling the story of Queen through the eras from their early shows in the 1970s, right through to the stadium performances of the 80s including a recreation of Queen’s legendary Live Aid set. This extraordinary tribute band doesn’t just capture the music – they transport you to the heart of the Queen phenomenon with their authentic costumes and dramatic stage presence. Tickets released summer 2024 – check back here.

Tadcaster Theatre Company – Centenary Pantomime – 27-30 November 2024

Riley-Smith Hall Christmas Fair – Sunday 1st December 2024, 10am-3pm

Just For Fun Children’s Theatre Group – Centenary Show – Saturday 14th December 2024

Black Dyke Band – Centenary Night Concert – Thursday 16th January 2025 at 7.30pm

Tickets from £18 to be released for online booking on 1st September 2024.

A grand finale to our centenary celebrations with the world’s most famous brass band, exactly 100 years since the opening night of the Riley-Smith Hall.

The Black Dyke Band will entertain you with a varied repertoire of exquisite brass music. Included in the programme will be a well-known piece of music which was the first to be played on stage at the Riley-Smith Hall when it opened in 1925 – this is your unique chance to hear it once again, exactly 100 years to the day since the opening night.

The Lord Lieutenancy of North Yorkshire will be represented at the concert. There will be a welcome by the Patron of the Riley-Smith Hall Charity, Toby Riley-Smith KC, the great-grandson of the hall’s founder.

All proceeds from the concert will be put towards the Riley-Smith Hall’s centenary project – the construction of stone access ramps with traditional iron railings at the front of the hall which will improve accessibility. Planning permission has already been granted for this work. There is an option to make a donation to the Riley-Smith Hall centenary project when booking your tickets for the Black Dyke Band.

The Riley-Smith Hall is a charity-owned and operated theatre, ballroom and concert venue located in the centre of Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.

The Riley-Smith Hall, Tadcaster is available to hire for a wide range of functions. The hall is used for dances and dance competitions, rehearsals and concerts, children’s dance and theatre classes, shows, pantomimes and meetings.