What's on inYork


Welcome to York

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting York - 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 York to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in York

18
AUG
Castle Howard Proms
Castle Howard

Set in the magnificent gardens of Castle Howard our spectacular concert features Lesley Garrett tenor Geraint Dodd the London Gala Orchestra and conductor Stephen Bell.The programme includes popular classics and your flag waving favourites from the Proms.With Spitfire flyover and…

Location: 13.9 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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19
AUG
UB40 ft. Ali, Astro and Mickey
Castle Howard

Over 35 years in the music business and 70 million record sales worldwide 13 Top 20 Albums and iconic songs like Red Red Wine Kingston Town One In Ten I Cant Help Falling In Love With You to name but a few.On…

Location: 14.2 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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23
AUG
Grand Opera House, York: The Drifters
Grand Opera House

The Drifters are back on the road in the UK performing their classic hits from the last six decades.The legendary group have been inducted into the Rock & Roll of fame performed for the President of the United States and listed among…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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24
AUG
Grand Opera House, York: Islands In The Stream
Grand Opera House

Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music ‐ Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music RoyaltyThis thigh‐slapping stage show brings…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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25
AUG
Grand Opera House, York
Grand Opera House

One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert recreating the look sound pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK youIn 2000 Gary Mullen won ITVs Stars In Their Eyes Live Grand Final…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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28
AUG
Grand Opera House, York: Leeds Legends Live
Grand Opera House York

.Come and Join: Gordon Strachan now on Sky Sports as a pundit along with Gary McAllister as they discuss games dressing roomtraining ground stories managers fall outs and everything you wanted to know about playing for a successful football club The evening…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Sports

TEL: 01904 678705
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15
SEP
Grand Opera House, York: Spirit of the Dance
Grand Opera House

Irish in origin and bursting with raw energy this explosive and powerful show combines heart‐pounding Irish Dance with the sensual Latino rhythms of Flamenco and Red Hot Salsa in a thrilling production of strength and passion.This award winning spectacular has brilliant lighting…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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19
SEP
Grand Opera House, York: Joan Collins - Unscripted
Grand Opera House

Global superstar Joan Collins will be touring the UK in a one‐woman show; Joan Collins Unscripted.Joan Collins Unscripted will see audiences enthralled as Dame Joan reveals some of the exciting stories and secrets from her long career and also includes a question…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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21
SEP
Grand Opera House, York: Jackson Live in Concert
Grand Opera House

Starring CJ and his Incredible Band & Dancers.Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time but many of todays artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678705
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21
SEP
Sweeney Entertainments Presents Jackson Live in Co
Grand Opera House, York

Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time but many of todays artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of music and he was continually at the…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01366 380333
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23
SEP
Grand Opera House, York: Joan Armatrading
Grand Opera House

As the very first UK female singersongwriter to gain international success Joan Armatrading has spent the last 45 years touring and recording.2018 brings Joan into her 46th year in music and only the second time that she will be performing a tour…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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25
SEP
Speed Dating in York
Banyan

Speed Dating in YorkHow Speed Dating in York worksWhen you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in York you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the…

Location: 1 mileaway
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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26
SEP
Grand Opera House York
Grand Opera House

. Join Tinky Winky Dipsy Laa‐Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone Noo‐noo and the Sun Baby in a fun bright and safe world…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01904 678714
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27
SEP
Stirling Stories (North) 2018
Everyman Cinema

What does great architecture look like in 2018 and who are the people responsible The architects shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2018 come together in a unique event to reveal the stories behind their buildings the things that inspire them and…

Location: 0.4 milesaway
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07734 805817
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29
SEP
Grand Opera House,York: Dracula: The Bloody Truth
Grand Opera House

Dracula: The Bloody Truth is the smash hit hilarious comedy revealing the true story of the famous Count.Taking you on a journey across Europe from the sinister Transylvanian mountains to the awkwardly charming seaside town of Whitby and into the world of…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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08
OCT
Grand Opera House, York: Ross Noble
Grand Opera House

Dirty Dancing is back Exploding with heart‐pounding music breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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21
OCT
Grand Opera House, York: Ross Noble - El Hablador
Grand Opera House

Who is El Hablador Its Ross Noble.No but who is the one they call El Hablador I just said it is Ross Noble. You know Long hair does stand up where he dances about the stage spinning out all the nonsense in…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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24
OCT
Grand Opera House York - The Goon Show
Grand Opera House York

From the producers of the critically acclaimed 50th Anniversary Tour of Round the Horne comes another radio comedy classic live on stage.In 1951 the landscape of British comedy changed dramatically when The Goon Show burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Home…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678705
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26
OCT
The Sensational 60's Experience
Grand Opera House York

Without doubt the most explosive 60s show touring the UK for one night only.With a brand new production for 2018 ‐ The Sensational 60s Experience. Six legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten.…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678705
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30
OCT
Grand Opera House: Horrible Histories
Grand Opera House

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is deadSo its time to prepare yourselves for two amazing shows with Horrible Histories live on stage Using actors and ground‐breaking 3D special effects these two astounding shows are guaranteed…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678700
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02
NOV
QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA TOUR 2018
York Barbican

Queen Extravaganzadescribed by the legendary Roger Taylor himself as A rock celebration in the Royal tradition and designed to enable new fans and old to celebrate the music of Queen ‐ will play 17 shows across the UK from October…

Location: 1.1 milesaway
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08712 200260
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09
NOV
Phil Nichol - Your Wrong! Tour 2018
The Basement

The award winning and critically acclaimed Canadian comedian Phil Nichol has announced a UK Tour for 2018.Phil who is currently starring in the new West End musical Everybodys Talking About Jamie will be bringing his latest hour Your Wrong to…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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30
NOV
Whitney - Queen of the Night
Grand Opera House York

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.This award winning production features a sensational line‐up of musicians and artistes and together with a powerhouse and breath‐taking performance in the spirit of Whitney deliver…

Location: 0.9 milesaway
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678705
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Tourist Attractions


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…

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…

York Minster

One of Europe's finest cathedrals, in the heart of Northern England.From Roman times to the present day the site on which York Minster stands has been at the very centre of England's religious and political life.'The Story of the Minster through the Ages' is…

National Railway Museum

Discover over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects.Marvel at iconic locomotives, watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop, browse our object‐filled Warehouse, or let off steam in the outdoor play area.…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in York? See our list of attractions in York, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


Updated: 16/08/2018 17:12:31