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:

YM: Solem Quartet

4 Jul | 11am

YM: Christian Li

6 Jul | 11am

Oddsocks: Outdoor Theatre

9 & 10 Jul | 7.30pm

The Gesualdo Six

12 Jul | 8pm

YM: Rob Burton

13 Jul | 11am

SG: James Patterson

Fri 19 July | 9am

Emerald Noir

Fri 19 July | 10.30am

A Class Act

Fri 19 July | 12pm


Fri 19 July | 2pm

Antipodean Noir

Fri 19 July | 3.30pm

SG: Jo Nesbo

Fri 19 July | 5pm

SG: Beaton & MacBride

Fri 19 July | 8.30pm

SG: Jeffery Deaver

Sat 20 July | 9am

The Underworld

Sat 20 July | 10.30am

New Blood

Sat 20 July | 12pm

Reader’s Book Group

Sat 20 July | 1pm

Make ‘Em Laugh Make ‘Em Cry

Sat 20 July | 2pm

Blood, Guts and Violence

Sat 20 July | 3.30pm

SG: Bauer, Dolan & Kelly

Sat 20 July | 5pm

SG: Harlan Coben & Ian Rankin

Sat 20 July | 8.30pm

The Big Issues

Sun 21 July | 9am

SG: McDermid & Sturgeon

Sun 21 July | 10.30am

SG: Jed Mercurio

Sun 21 July | 12pm

YM: Xinyuan Wang

26 Jul | 11am

Festival Finale: RLPO

27 Jul | 7.30pm

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