· Street Theatre (from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 August): Seasoned showman, Tony Lidington will amaze the crowds with his mobile peepshow – one of the most popular forms of street entertainment in the 18th century. Free event. This will be explored further in an extended stage performance at The Georgian Theatre Royal on Wednesday 26 August.
· Sedan Chair Stories with North Country Theatre (Saturday 29 August): People can climb aboard a Sedan chair and be taken for a ride around the Market Place while they hear snippets of Georgian gossip. Free event
· Parties, Petticoats and Pox (Thursday 20 August): an interactive storytelling session for all ages at the Green Howards Museum, focussing on the fascinating story of the area’s scarlet-coated militia.
· Toy making and dressing up at the Richmondshire Museum. Daily activities and special displays throughout the festival.
· Exploring the Georgian Table (Friday 21 August): An appetising history of Georgian food with an accompanying menu of historical tasty titbits held at the Green Howards Museum.
· Ladies of a Certain Age – The History Wardrobe (Thursday 27 August): A costumed narrator presents lively readings from Jane Austen’s novels and gives insights into the realities of life for women past their first blush of youth. The Station.
· Tate Wilkinson’s Monarchy – The Yorkshire Theatre Circuit (Tuesday 18 August): A talk by Ian Small at The Georgian Theatre Royal. Tate Wilkinson was manager of a number of Yorkshire theatres. This presentation reveals more about the turbulent world in which he inhabited where actors could be publicly whipped and expelled from towns.
· Women and Property in Georgian Richmond (Monday 24 August): A talk by Joan Heggie looking at Richmond’s female movers and shakers. Town Hall.
· Richmond’s Georgian Heyday (Monday 17 August): Local author and historian Jane Hatcher will give a talk on Richmond when it was one of the region’s leading social and commercial centres, attracting people from far and wide. Free event.
· A Walking Tour of Temple Grounds (Monday 24 August): This guided walk explores this historic designed landscape, featuring Culloden Tower and Temple Lodge. Free event.
· Guided Town Walks (19, 23, 26 August): Entertaining walking tours that reveal the town’s illustrious Georgian past.
· Behind-the-scenes guided tours of The Georgian Theatre Royal will take place daily. Built in 1788, this is the oldest working theatre in the country in its original form and a fine example of a Georgian playhouse.
· Special Exhibition: Riotous Assembly exploring the impact and aftermath of the Riot Acts of the 1700s. Daily at the Green Howards Museum.