Library of Live

Are you aged 7-25? Want to discover new music, literature and arts? Join as a Library of Live member today! Membership is free and entitles you to free tickets for selected events across our year-round programme of festivals. Library of Live is a great way to experience something new in some of Harrogate’s more awe-inspiring venues. Explore our diverse programme of events, take a chance and discover something new and exciting with Harrogate International Festivals!

How to Join

To join as a free Library of Live member, simply add the Library of Live membership to your basket and click ‘checkout’. Once you have joined as a member, you will be sent an automatic confirmation email with a link to our Library of Live sign-up form. Please note, this form must be completed to confirm your Library of Live membership. After completing your sign-up form, please allow up to one working day before trying to book Library of Live tickets on our website. If you are a parent joining on behalf of your child, please complete this form with your child’s details.

 How to book

Phone/in person
Our permanent box office is located on 32 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate, HG1 1DB and is open from 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can phone us on 01423 562 303.


1. Choose your event
2. Click ‘book now’ and add a Library of Live ticket to your basket
3. If you have completed your sign-up form, your ticket will appear as £0.00 at the checkout.

School groups
If you would like to attend any of our events as a school group please email for more information and availability.

Explore events currently included in your Library of Live membership:

The Story of Us

Thu 5 Sept | 7.30pm

Sadie Jones: The Snakes

Thurs 17 Oct | 4pm

Julian Norton: Yorkshire Vet

Thurs 17 Oct | 6pm

David Cameron: For The Record

Thurs 17 Oct | 8pm

Ayisha Malik: Green & Pleasant Land

Fri 18 Oct | 9.30am

Kate Bradbury: The Bumblebee Flies Anyway

Fri 18 Oct | 11am

Peter Hanington: A Single Source

Fri 18 Oct | 12.30pm

Philip Collins: Start Again

Fri 18 Oct | 2pm

Damien Lewis: SAS Shadow Raiders

Fri 18 Oct | 3.30pm

Sir Tim Waterstone

Fri 18 Oct | 5pm

Louise Minchin: Dare to Tri

Fri 18 Oct | 6.30pm

Matt Coyne: Man vs. Baby

Fri 18 Oct | 8pm

Rhik Samadder: I Never Said I Loved You

Sat 19 Oct | 9.30am

S.G. Maclean: The Bear Pit

Sat 19 Oct | 11am

Jessica Fellowes: Bright Young Dead

Sat 19 Oct | 12.30pm

Thomas Grant: Court Number One

Sat 19 Oct | 2pm

Jon Bentley: Autopia

Sat 19 Oct | 3.30pm

John Craven: Headlines & Hedgerows

Sat 19 Oct | 5pm

Lauren Booth: Finding Peace in the Holy Land

Sat 19 Oct | 6.30pm

Onyeka Nubia: England’s Other Countrymen

Sun 20 Oct | 10.30am

Our Library of Live scheme is made possible through funding from Arts Council England. By providing free tickets to our concerts and events throughout the year we hope to break down barriers to arts participation and nurture the next generation of arts audiences. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience the best quality arts, music and literature regardless of financial standing. For more information on our Library of Live scheme please call 01423 562 303 or email