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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

09
MAY
Reginald D Hunter
York Barbican Centre

American stand‐up comedian Reginald D Hunter works mainly in the UK and originally began his time here studying at RADA for a career on the stage. It seems that his ability to make audiences laugh…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

10
MAY
York Does Vintage
Merchant adventurer's Hall

THE vintage stallholders are hand‐picked and offer a wealth of knowledge gained from years of experience with each one bringing their quality affordable vintage clothing jewellery and kitchenalia. Vintage lovers can while away the hours browsing through rail after rail of fabulous…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01423 561431
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14
MAY
Judy - The Songbook of Judy Garland
Grand Opera House

A breathtaking show highlighting the legendary life and career of Miss Judy Garland.Starring Lorna Luft with Ray Quinn Louise Dearman Rachel Stanley Darren Bennett and The Boyfriends.This show is created in arrangement with the Judy Garland Estate and is the only officially…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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14
MAY
Lulu
York Barbican Centre

Lulu at York Barbican Centre in York on Thursday 14 May 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

18
MAY
Pint of Science York
Brigantes (plus other venues)

York University academics bring their latest research to local pubs as part of Pint of Science the worlds largest festival of public science lectures.York University scientists will take to the stage in pubs across the city as part of a unique line…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL:
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19
MAY
Years and Years
Fibbers (Barfly York)

Years and Years at Fibbers Barfly York in York on Tuesday 19 May 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
MAY
Mendelssohn Elijah
York Minster

This piece was commissioned for the Birmingham festival and at its premiere was attended by an audience of early 2000. It was an unprecedented success and is a highly dramatic work. It is considered to be the crowning glory of Mendelssohns career.…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01904 557208
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23
MAY
York Fake Festival
Knavesmire

The York Fake Festival will host tributes to the Foo Fighters Arctic Monkeys and U2.…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07782 012631
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27
MAY
John Barrowman
York Barbican Centre

Best known his his roles as Captain Jack Harkness in Doctor Who and Torchwood John Barrowman has achieved household name status in the UK with his numerous TV film and theatre performances over the last…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
MAY
The Strypes
The Duchess York

The Strypes at The Duchess York in York on Thursday 28 May 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
MAY
Absolute Blondie
The Riverside

Looking forward to a fantastic night at THE RIVERSIDE with the Ultimate tribute to Blondie ‐ ABSOLUTE BLONDIE This hit packed show features all the Blondie songs you know and love plus the trademark Debbie Harry costumes. With both the MUSIC and…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01757 700756
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02
JUN
Lord of the Dance
York Barbican Centre

Lord of the Dance at York Barbican Centre in York on Tuesday 02 June 2015. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
JUN
Stewart Lee
York Barbican Centre

As the acclaimed writer and comedian prepares for his second BAFTA nominated BBC Series STEWART LEES COMEDY VEHICLE Stewart Lee presents a vegetable stew of new work with insights into his extensive work for charity…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
JUN
Alan Bennett's award winning History Boys
Grand Opera House York

Winner of over 30 theatre awards including Olivier Evening Standard Critics Circle South Bank Show New York Drama Critics Circle and Tony Awards for Best New Play Alan Bennetts History Boys.Set in the 1980s The History Boys is a comic drama about…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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16
JUN
Gilbert OSullivan
Grand Opera House York

Irish‐born singer‐songwriter Gilbert OSullivan hit the big time in the 1970s with a string of top 10 hits and albums following several years of working hard to hone his craft. His success was international and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
JUL
Alan Carr
York Barbican Centre

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

13
JUL
Derren Brown the multi-award winning master
Grand Opera House York

The multi‐award winning acknowledged master of psychological illusion is back on tour in 2015 with a brand new one‐man show. Having confessed that performing live on stage gives him the greatest pleasure Derren is once again looking forward to the challenge that…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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13
JUL
The Stranglers
Fibbers (Barfly York)

The Stranglers are pleased to announce a full UK tour in March 2012 the band have been busy in the studio writing and recording their seventeenth studio album which is due for release next year.…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
JUL
Derren Brown
Grand Opera House York

Derren Brown is a British illusionist and magician born in London England. While at university a show performed by hypnotist Martin Taylor inspired him to learn the art of illusion hypnosis and sleight of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
JUL
Tom Jones
York Racecourse

Tom Jones may be approaching 70 but he shows little sign of slowing down. Born Thomas Jones Woodward in 1940 he was awarded an OBE by the Queen. He has had an extremely…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
JUL
Scouting for GirlS
York Racecourse

Signing with Epic Records back in 2007 prior to the release of their first single Its Not About You Scouting For Girls will be playing to a sell‐out crowd thanks in part to their huge…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
AUG
Less Than Jake
Fibbers (Barfly York)

Less Than Jake at Fibbers Barfly York in York on Tuesday 04 August 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
AUG
Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
Castle Howard. York

Legendary entertainer Jools Holland is set to bring his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra to the spectacular setting of Castle Howard for a one‐off performance as part of this years Summer Sounds on Friday 21st August. With Castle Howard this year celebrating 25…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08448 718819
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22
AUG
Proms Spectacular
Castle Howard. York

Join us for an evening of celebrations and musical extravaganceGather your friends and family and join us to celebrate 25 amazing years of Yorkshire biggest Proms Spectacular. Let the champagne flow as our conductor Jae Alexander makes a welcome return to lead…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08448 718819
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30
AUG
Alvvays
The Duchess York

Alvvays at The Duchess York in York on Sunday 30 August 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Alvvays live in the knowledge that…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
SEP
British Heart Foundation Ride of the Roses
York Racecourse

The Ride of the Roses Bike Ride takes you on a spectacular 105 mile point to point ride passing through the red rose county of Lancashire and the white rose county of Yorkshire. Starting out from Lancaster city centre this 105 mile…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 08451 308663
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12
SEP
Jethro Tulls Ian Anderson
York Barbican Centre

Jethro Tulls Ian Anderson at York Barbican Centre in York on Saturday 12 September 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
SEP
Avenue Q
Grand Opera House York

Avenue Q tells the funny story of Princeton a US college graduate who has moved to the New York neighbourhood of Avenue Q in order to discover his purpose in life. Full of hilarious…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
SEP
York Does Vintage: Wedding Fair
Merchant adventurer's Hall

The vintage era is one of passion and romance of amazing fashion and wonderful designs. This elegance is something that you can add to your wedding to make it a really unique experience that your guests will talk about for years to…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01423 561431
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24
SEP
Darcy Oake
York Barbican Centre

Darcy Oake at York Barbican Centre in York on Thursday 24 September 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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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