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.

Tourist information York

Tourist Information

Everything you need to know if you're visiting York as a visitor or a resident.

Hotels in York

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Restaurants in York

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Forthcoming events in York

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…

TEL: 01904 678714
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22
OCT
Grand Opera House, York: Richard Thompson - The 13
Grand Opera House

Richard Thompson is one of this countrys greatest songwriters and most distinctive guitar virtuosos capable of breathtaking drama and sublime delicacy prompting Rolling Stone to hail him as a perennial dark‐horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist. His songs…

TEL: 01904 678700
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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…

TEL: 01904 678705
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25
OCT
Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael
Grand Opera House

Direct from Londons West End this is the worlds favourite George Michael tribute show.Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating the global superstar that is George Michael.Make new memories whilst reliving old classics. The show features all his hits including Father Figure…

TEL: 01904 678700
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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.…

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…

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…

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…

TEL: 02072 843444
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16
NOV
Edward Hersey & Gordon Lees 2018
York Fine Arts

York Fine Arts is delighted to announce its highly anticipated annual Edward Hersey and Gordon Lees exhibition. A show not to be missed the exhibition brings together an exceptional collection of original paintings from two leading British artists whose work consistently captures…

Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01904 634221
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17
NOV
Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland
York Designer Outlet

The award‐winning Yorkshires Winter Wonderland Yorks favourite festive event returns to York Designer Outlet from 17th November 2018 to 6th January 2019.Home to the North of Englands largest outdoor ice rink The Ice Factor with a 30ft high sparkling Christmas tree as…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01653 619169
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20
NOV
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…

Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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22
NOV
Only Fools and 3 Courses XMAS Special Dinner Event
Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel

Only Fools and 3 Courses Christmas Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Christmas Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSESstyle.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Christmas Dinner but will things…

TEL: 01772 691284
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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…

TEL: 01904 678705
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08
DEC
Sleeping Beauty
Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Every childs favourite fairy tale Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of love and magic set to Tchaikovskys sublime score featuring stunning choreography sumptuous costumes and wonderful sets.Formed in 1981 The Russian State Ballet of…

26
JAN
Absolute Bowie celebrate the life of David Bowie a
Fibbers

Without doubt the best and by far the most popular David Bowie tribute in Europe and now in their 10th year. Winners of the Best Bowie Tribute and Best Tribute Band in the UK at the Agents Association of Great Britain Awards…

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16
FEB
The Spitfires' Year Zero UK Tour
Fibbers (Barfly York)

Celebrated as one of the most popular underground success stories in the UK today The Spitfires will be conquering the skies as they embark on their twenty date 201819 UK tour.With their brilliant third album Year Zero freshly under their belts Watford…

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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: 17/10/2018 04:51:37

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