Make the most of the long, hot summer and discover a rich and varied programme of live entertainment in the glorious surroundings of RHS Harlow Carr. With everything from traditional brass bands for the Platinum Jubilee weekend to Shakespeare performed as never before, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Jubilee Celebration Weekend, Thursday 2 June – Sunday 5 June

Pack up a picnic and head to RHS Harlow Carr to enjoy live music performances in the garden every afternoon to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Thursday 2 June: Take 2 Big Band
Friday 3 June: New Horizons Dance Band
Saturday 4 June: Barnsley Brass
Sunday 5 June: Chris Irvin Concert Orchestra

Summer Music Sundays, Sunday 3 July – Sunday 28 August

Bring a picnic, soak up the summer sun and enjoy an afternoon of live music in the garden every Sunday throughout July and August.

Sunday 3 July: Barnsley Brass
Sunday 10 July: Lofthouse Brass Band
Sunday 17 July: Knot Another Choir
Sunday 24 July: The Chris Irvin Concert Orchestra
Sunday 31 July: The Yorkshire Imperial Band
Sunday 7 August: Take 2 Big Band
Sunday 14 August: Daytones Barbershop Quarter
Sunday 21 August: Maggys Little Big Band
Sunday 28 August: Thurnscoe Male Voice Choir

Evening Outdoor Theatre: Hamlet the Comedy, Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 July

Oddsocks present Shakespeare’s famous tragedy performed as you’ve never seen before: in this laugh-out-loud take, the eponymous royal student returns home for the holidays to find something rotten in the state of Denmark – and things will never be the same …

Evening Outdoor Theatre: The War of the Worlds, Sunday 28 August

Enjoy a hilarious night out as the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons invade the stage for a funny yet faithful adaptation, using musical instruments, puppetry and enthusiasm to recreate interplanetary warfare on an epic scale. The chances of success? A million to one …

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