Live Music & Performance

If you enjoy live music or want to spend your evening watching the thrill of performance, Wakefield has some of the best music venues, theatres and festivals just waiting for you to experience.

If music festivals are more your thing then why not chill out on the hills of Clarence Park to watch Wakefield's longest running free music festival.

Theatre Royal Wakefield is the jewel in the city's crown captivating audiences far and wide with musicals, stand up comedy, dramatic plays and dance.

Long Division Festival is Wakefield's largest Music & Culture Festival. It takes place every June across the entire city centre. It attracts nationally touring artists whilst also supporting local musicians and is one of the most respected metropolitan festivals in the UK.

No matter the time of year there is always something happening at one of Wakefield's attractions, whether it's live music in unusual places or seasonal events you can share with family or friends.

Live Music & Performance across the District

Tallis Consort

Relaxing Music from Renaissance Spain

St Peter's and St Leonard's Church

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Mon 6 May 2019

Concert: Gloria -Vivaldi & Requiem - Faure

Concert: Gloria -Vivaldi & Requiem - Faure

Wakefield Cathedral

Sat 11 May 2019

Absolute Bowie

Absolute Bowie: 50 Years of Bowie

Warehouse 23

Sat 25 May 2019

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Mon 27 May 2019

Long Division 2019

Long Division 2018

Wakefield

Wed 29 May - Sun 2 Jun 2019

Pearl Jamm

Pearl Jamm

Warehouse 23

Fri 31 May 2019

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Proms in the Castle

Proms in the Castle

Pontefract Castle

Sat 22 Jun 2019

Picnic in the Castle

Picnic in the Castle

Pontefract Castle

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jul 2019

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Sun 28 Jul 2019

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Sun 18 Aug 2019

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Sister Act

Sister Act

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 28 - Fri 30 Aug 2019

Sister Act

Sister Act

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 31 Aug 2019

Band Concert

Concerts in the Bandstand

Pontefract Castle

Sun 1 Sep 2019

Sister Act

Sister Act

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Tue 3 - Fri 6 Sep 2019

Sister Act

Sister Act

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 7 Sep 2019