What's on inBishopthorpe

Welcome to Bishopthorpe

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Bishopthorpe - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Bishopthorpe to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Bishopthorpe

03
MAY
H.M.S. Pinafore
Grand Opera House

The much‐loved highly‐acclaimed all‐male H.M.S. Pinafore is embarking on an extensive UK Tour to ensure no‐one misses the boat. Join the hilarity of Gilbert and Sullivan with the award‐winning company that brought you the all‐male productions of The Pirates of Penzance…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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03
MAY
HMS Pinafore
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

HMS Pinafore is one of the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan operas. Enjoy this new interpretation showcasing the infectious tunes and beautifully constructed libretto.Sasha Regan returns with one of the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan operas following her hugely successful all‐male production…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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07
MAY
Saturday Introduction to Wine Tasting with Lunch
Hotel Du Vin York

Want to try a wide variety of wines and learn about new grape varities Want to discover which wines match best with which foods Want a fun interactive weekend course which will teach you all the basics about wine and a little…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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08
MAY
York Does Vintage
Merchant Adventurers Hall

It must be said we just LOVE our York vintage fair This is our 3rd vintage fair of 2016 in York Were thinking 60s mod dresses checked shirts flower crowns so were all set for a fab summer of festivalsNot…

Location: 3.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07824 559272
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10
MAY
Bill Bailey
York Barbican Centre

One of the funniest live comics doing the rounds Bill Bailey manages to combine comedy and music to perfection. Following on from last years sell‐out shows Bill has announced his new tour for his…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

11
MAY
Introduction to Wine Tasting in York
Hotel Du Vin York

If you want to get a taste of what we offer at Yorkshire Wine School in just one evening then join us for an introductory look at the wonderfully diverse and quirky world of wine. It might even start you on a…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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13
MAY
The French Property Exhibition
Wetherby Racecourse

Have you always dreamed of owning a house in France Dont miss The French Property Exhibition at Wetherby Racecourse Yorkshire on May 13 and 14; a one‐stop shop for anyone considering buying a property in France. It is the perfect place to…

Location: 10.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01242 211099
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13
MAY
Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

Woody Sez is a soul stirring musical event capturing the heart and spirit of Americas original folk hero Woody Guthrie who paved the way for Bob Dylan Bruce Springsteen and more.BEST MUSICAL NOMINATION‐ London Evening Standard. Woody Sez captures the heart and…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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14
MAY
Pasha...It's All About You.
Grand Opera House York

Star of Strictly Come Dancing Pasha Kovalev & his fantastic dancers feature in his brand new show Its All About You.This brand new production brings you breath‐taking choreography sensational music and amazing costumes leaving you supercharged with positive energy and emotion.…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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18
MAY
Wonderful World of Wine 8-week Course York
Hotel Du Vin York

The 8‐week World of Wine Course is designed as a practical introduction to the world of wine. It is structured for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it in a fun and relaxed environment. You need no…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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18
MAY
World of Wine - Bordeaux and Rhone Valley Wine
Hotel Du Vin York

Join us as we discover why the British have enjoyed such a long love affair with the wines of these regions. From the robust complex and age‐worthy reds of Bordeaux to the Rhone Valley where they wow people with their deep smoky…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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19
MAY
The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

Purveyors of Cool swing into town with The Greatest Music of the 20th Century Wonderful memories ‐ totally live show ‐ successful worldwide Frank Sinatra ‐ Dean Martin ‐ Sammy Davis Every song a classic…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

19
MAY
Sean Lock
York Barbican Centre

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
MAY
Rock N Roll Paradise
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

Youll be blown away by Elvis Presley Jerry Lee Lewis Buddy Holly Roy Orbison the Big Bopper and Eddie Cochran.Watch as these icons of rock and roll join each other on stage for this musical extravaganza with over 40 songs packed into…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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21
MAY
The Coral
Fibbers (Barfly York)

Hailing from the Wirral Peninsula in the 1960s 'The Coral' are a band that has been describes as a mix of country with psychedelic folk rock. They were nominated for a 2002 'Mercury Music Prize'…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
MAY
King Lear
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite Cordelia says nothing.Simon Russell Beale whose recent appearances at the…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

25
MAY
World of Wine - Australia and New Zealand Wine
Hotel Du Vin York

With over 1000 miles between Australia and New Zealand there is a wealth of unique and mouth watering styles of wine to try. A great night of wine tasting from Down Under: if you thought Australian viticulture was all about big brands…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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26
MAY
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Come and join us as we take you on Alices journey after she plunges down the rabbit hole and becomes involved in that madcap series of adventures immortalized by Lewis Carroll. This play is based on a series of episodes from…

Location: 4.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07927 026071
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31
MAY
Adam Ant
York Barbican Centre

In a career spanning more than 35 years Adam Ant has had ten top 10 singles with his band Adam and the Ants and also as a solo artist with 3 reaching the number 1…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
JUN
One Night of Queen
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

One Night of Queen is the impressively accurate touring stage show tribute to Queen. Brian Mullen and the Works are behind the talent and since winning Stars In Their Eyes in 2000 Mullen has been…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

03
JUN
Mister Maker
Grand Opera House York

. Mini Makers come and join your ultimate arts and craft heroes Mister Maker and The Shapes and get ready to make some amazing arty creations. Book your tickets today and join them on their first ever live theatre tour.Packed full of…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08448 713024
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03
JUN
Beverley Knight
York Barbican Centre

Born in Wolverhampton West Midlands Beverley Knight continues to pack in the crowds on her latest tour. Dubbed the UK Queen of Soul and drawing comparisons to the likes of Aretha Franklin and Sam…

Location: 2.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
JUN
Bobby Davro
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

Bobby is one of the countrys greatest entertainers after gaining popularity in the 80s with TV shows such as Bobby Davro on the Box and Bobby Davros TV Annual. After coming forth in this years Celebrity Big Brother Bobby is once again…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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08
JUN
World of Wine - Chile and Argentina Wine Tasting
Hotel Du Vin York

.Chile has concentrated on and excelled at producing fresh fruity soft wines at temptingly affordable prices‐ and our heaving supermarket shelves are testament to their success. Meanwhile Argentina has been quietly working away on some seriously robust intense and complex reds from…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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09
JUN
Grumpy Old Women
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

Grumpy Old Women ‐ Come and bask in an orgy of fury and big laughs in this glorious live version of the hit TV show. Come and bask in an orgy of fury and big laughs in this glorious live version of…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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10
JUN
La Voce
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

From spectacular four part harmony arrangements of opera classics such as Nessun Dorma to the toe‐tapping hand clapping sing‐along fun of Cant Take My Eyes Off You this incredible show has something for everyone. The UKs answer to Il Divo La Voce…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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14
JUN
Horrible Histories; Groovy Greeks Live on Stage
Grand Opera House York

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead.So its time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage. Using actors and 3D special effects this world premier is guaranteed to thrill you and your children.…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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14
JUN
Horrible Histories; Incredible Invaders Live
Grand Opera House York

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is deadSo its time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage. Using actors and 3D special effects this world premier is guaranteed to thrill you and your children.…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08448 713024
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19
JUN
Allerthorpe Sprint Triathlon
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

. A regular favourite for many local triathletes and some remarkable performances over its nine year history.The Allerthorpe Sprint Triathlon is your first opportunity of 2016 to sample open water triathlon with Freebird Events.The history of the event has proved very popular…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01904 339435
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20
JUN
That's Entertainment
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

From the producers of the sell out smash hit Puttin On The Ritz comes the dazzling song and dance extravaganza Thats Entertainment paying homage to the greatest composers and lyricists of our time.Celebrating the biggest hits of the 30s 40s and 50s…

Location: 3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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Tourist Attractions


National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York, England is the largest railway museum in the world, responsible for the conservation and interpretation of the British national collection of historically significant railway vehicles and other artefacts. The Museum contains an unrivalled collection of locomotives, rolling stock, railway equipment, documents and…

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens

York's county house and garden, this imposing Georgian Mansion was built in 1716 and contains one of the most empressive baroque interiors in England. Exceptional wood carving, an unusual central corridor running the full length of the house, and over 100 pictures on loan from the National…

Jorvik

Between 1976 and 1981, visitors to York from all over the world watched as some of the best preserved remains of the Viking world came to light. York Archaeological Trust discovered wooden houses which stood to over 2 metres in height, fence lines, alleyways and backyards. …

York Dungeons

The York Dungeon brings York's horrible history to life with 11 live shows, actors and special effects.Travel to the dark depths of York Prison where murderer, thief, and infamous highwayman Dick Turpin awaits his death at the gallows.After years of stealing livestock, robbing stage‐coaches and murdering those who…

Yorkshire Air Museum

A Traditional Hangar Dance to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of Europe. Dance the night away to the Big Band sound of the highly regarded New York Dance Band. Set in the atmospheric hangar at the Yorkshire Air Museum with the unique backdrop of the Halifax…

Derwent Valley Light Railway

The railway in its current form began in 1989, with the arrival of the Great Yorkshire Preservation Society, formerly based at Starbeck, near Harrogate. The society was looking for a new home as they had been asked to vacate their site on the old locomotive sheds at Starbeck…

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