Welcome to the Friends

Welcome to the website of the Friends of the King's Hall and Winter Garden at ILKLEY in West Yorkshire (Friends of KH&WG). The Friends were formed in 2000 to work for the renovation and restoration of Ilkley's much-loved community halls and theatre complex - 'and the rest is history', you might be tempted to say. Since that time Bradford Council, with support from the Friends, have transformed the whole complex into the fantastic amenity that it now is.

The Friends' fund-raising events are highlighted on this website with direct links provided to the comprehensive programme operated by Bradford Theatres and to performances/events by local organisations with representatives on the Friends' committee.

Other organisations hold events in the King's Hall or Winter Garden. Any such organisation, which has a committee member who is a Friend of the KH&WG, is invited to post a brief description on this website together with a link to that organisation's own website.





 Clare Teal

and her Mini Big Band

with guest vocals by

award-winning big band singer






was on Friday 10 November 2017 in The King's Hall at 7.30pm

Thanks to everyone who attended the fantastic sell-out concert - 

raising more than £3,000 towards improvements

in The King's Hall and Winter Garden

 Click here to read about Clare Teal                              

 Click here to listen to Clare Teal 

    Click here to read about Matt Ford 

**** Details about our events in 2018 will appear here shortly ****


Le Bistrot Pierre are our Restaurant Partners.

If you join the Friends of the KH&WG or renew your existing subscription, you will
receive a gift voucher from them, entitling you to 10% off their evening a la carte
menu (Sunday to Thursday). Click on the logo below for more information.