What’s On

We have a host of regular and one off events running at the Folk Hall for our local and wider community to join in. We have art classes, community groups, a range of exercise classes including pilates, yoga, Over 50’s keep fit and so much more. Throughout the year we also host a range of big community and one off special events, more details of which you can find further down the page!

To keep up to date with all the goings on have a look at our News page for the latest blogs, news and all our social media links.

We also have the The New What’s On Guide and Annual that are now available for download, you can pick up a hard copy at the Folk Hall Reception. The Annual includes details of the many community groups in and The What’s On features information about what’s on in the local area in the coming weeks. 

For more information on our regular groups take a look at our Regular Activities page, see what’s going on each day and some of the amazing groups you can get involved with!

If you are interest in New Earswick and beyond we also have our New Earswick Community page with even more local groups, businesses and more!

2023 Events


2023 Events – Coming soon!

There are a number of exciting things coming next year so keep an eye open here and on our social media for all of the latest updates.


Friday 10th February – Jokes at the Folk, A brand new comedy night!

Jokes at the Folk is a brand new comedy night, bringing some of the best acts on the UK comedy circuit to the Folk Hall in York! Come and join us for a special Comedy Night here at the New Earswick Folk Hall!

The first show is on Friday 10th February with the fabulously funny Mike Newall headlining as well as other fantastic acts performing for your entertainment.

Mike has performed all over the country, including 3 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe which the Scotsman newspaper called “perfectly crafted” and “pin sharp.” He’s supported the likes of Alun Cochrane on tour, and won praise for his “off-beat, clever observations” (The Edinburgh Reporter) and his “well-crafted jokes” (Three Weeks).

Fiona Ridgwell is a regular at London’s Comedy Store and a presenter on BT Sport’s DIY Pundit. She’s been a finalist in the prestigious Funny Women competition, following in the footsteps of Katherine Ryan and Sara Pascoe. She was also nominated for Best Debut Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival.

Ant Dewson is a comedy writer for BBC Radio 4 and Sky TV. He performs on BBC Radio London and at the best comedy clubs in the UK, from The Stand in Edinburgh to Up The Creek and Angel in London. Tom Robinson from BBC 6 Music called him “the highlight of the night.”

Jon Pearson was named Midlands Compère of the Year in both 2021 and 2022. He also won Best Improv/Music Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival. Jon’s done sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Nottingham Comedy Festival and was one of the stars of Black Label on BBC Radio 4.

All of this will be set within our beautiful Orchard Hall, with access to a fully staffed bar, so you can enjoy a night of laughs amongst friends.

Date: Friday 10th February

Doors and bar open: 7.30pm

Show starts: 8.00pm

Tickets: £10

Tickets are just £10 and they’re sure to sell out fast. So grab yours while you can or you can buy them at the Folk Hall Reception.

Recommended ages 18+