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Tour de Yorkshire Mini Festival

The Lift

A theatrical experience that envelopes the audience, The Lift welcomes audiences into a world of captured moments, giving them a surreal experience that they won’t forget. An elegant elevator (on wheels) arrives accompanied by three bellhops. The audience are invited to step inside and choose a moment by selecting one of nine different ‘floor’ buttons. Each button triggers a particular scene or event which is performed for both the audience member in The Lift and those on the outside looking in.

Seek out this interactive performance and add a bit of theatre to your day. Visiting both Tadcaster and Scarborough over race weekend, it’s a great show for all the family.

Scarborough 28th April – North Bay

Tadcaster 29th April – St Joseph’s Street


Vegetable Nannies

Meet the Vegetable Nannies and their precious home-grown charges.

Wheeling an ancient Victorian pram laden with a prized collection of Vegetable Babies, the Nannies are out for the day, telling tales and proudly showing off their allotment cherubs.

Befriend, pet, feed and comfort all manner of earthen toddlers, such as Magnus the down-sill skiing watermelon, Jessica the award-winning sweet potato beauty queen and David the talented little marrow whose ambition is to become a stage actor.

This interactive show based in Harrogate will entice both young and old; you’ll be amazed how quickly you become enthralled with these vegetable darlings.

Harrogate 29th April – The Stray


The Bees!

If you dare, put your eye up to the hive and See the Bee! Hear the BEE! Feel the Bee! Smell the Bee! Taste the Bee! Wander amongst the Colony and experience an exciting and unexpected day with The Bees! Not what you think, everything you don’t expect.

Based in Harrogate on the 29th April, seek out The Bees! If you dare.

Harrogate 29th April – The Stray


Granny Turismo

The world first - and only! Shopping trolley dance display team. It’s time to meet the ladies from Granny Turismo. Delighting audiences since 2009, they will shock, surprise and delight audiences of all ages. Beware of getting between a Granny and her dancing!

In Tadcaster throughout the day, watch your toes when these crazy Grannies pass by.

Tadcaster 29th April – Across the Town


Bicycle Ballet

Bicycle Ballet will take over the streets to create epic human / bike sculptures. Celebrating life, laughter and yellowness with a certain degree of sparkle. They love to dance, so you might have to help them out whilst they throw some shapes.

On North Bay in Scarborough, look out for a sea of yellow and watch this spectacle unfold.

Scarborough 28th April – North Bay


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