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.



Our Next Concert is Wednesday 30 May 2018 at 7.30 pm

Some Enchanted Evening


Sir Willard White

and Iain Farrington on our Steinway Piano

The King's Hall, ILKLEY

Wednesday 30 May 2018

at 7.30pm


Tickets £19 to £26

are available from


Ilkley Visitor Information Centre


Town Hall, Station Road,

ILKLEY LS29 8HB. Tel 01943 602 319

BUT please be quick - not many left!

 Click here to listen to Sir Willard White and you'll be clamouring for tickets - but hurry!!


We shall also be welcoming

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on Friday 26 October 2018


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.