Celebrate summer in the castles

​Date: 25/04/2014
Ref: PR 4548

Wakefield Council has launched its 2014 events at the castles programme.  Tickets are now on sale for The Proms in the Castle and Macbeth at Pontefract Castle, and Pride and Prejudice at Sandal Castle, plus there are many more free events.

This year's packed programme contains more events than ever spread across the two castle sites, including events organised with our partners, the Friends of Sandal Castle, Friends of Pontefract Castle and The Pontefract Heritage Group.

After the success of last year's events where over 1200 tickets were sold for the Proms alone, visitors are encouraged to buy now, whilst stocks last as tickets are strictly limited. There is also a discount for buying in advance.

More information can be found on the council's website at www.wakefield.gov.uk\castleevents

Tickets can be bought from Pontefract and Sandal castles, Pontefract Museum, the Visitor Information Centre in Wakefield, and new for this year, online, via www.wakefield.gov.uk\castleevents

The main events are:

Picnic in the Castle (FREE)

In partnership with Pontefract Heritage Group

Bring your picnic and relax and enjoy pop classics from the 60s to the present day from a local band. Plus birds of prey, craft activities, bouncy castle and more.

Saturday 12 July

Pontefract Castle

11am – 4pm

FREE event

Proms in the Castle

Classical music from the West Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra with firework finale

Saturday 12 July

Pontefract Castle

Gates open 7pm, 7.30pm start

Advance Tickets: £6 Adults, £4 Children

On the gate: £8 Adults, £6 Children

Pride and Prejudice

Heartbreak Productions

Experience Jane Austen's moving love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy

Saturday 19 July at 7pm

Sandal Castle

Advance tickets: £10 adults, £5 children,  £25 family (2 adults and 2 children)

On the gate:  £12.50 adults, £6 children, £30 family


Heartbreak Productions

Shakespeare's powerful tragedy brought to life among the castle ruins

Friday 15 August  at 7pm

Pontefract Castle

Advance tickets: £10 adults, £5 children, £25 family (2 adults and 2 children)

On the gate: £12.50 adults, £6 children, £30 family