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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

22
MAY
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - National Theatre /
Grand Opera House York

The National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic present this innovative re‐imagining of Charlotte Bronts masterpiece directed by Sally Cookson.Theatre at its most imaginative.Daily MailThis innovative re‐imagining of Charlotte Bronts masterpiece is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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26
MAY
Powerfest
York Raceway

Year 4 for Powerfest at York Raceway. As keen dubbers we are committed to bringing a VW show with a drag strip to the north of England. York Raceway is the only designated drag strip in the north and one…

Location: 12.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08435 573940
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30
MAY
La Cage Aux Folles
Grand Opera House York

Following a sell out West End and Broadway production Brighton Theatre Group present La Cage Aux Folles.With a heart touching tale of one familys struggle to stay together and ultimately stay fabulous and true to…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
JUN
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Grand Opera House York
Grand Opera House York

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller the critically acclaimed production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will feature a menagerie of 75 enchanting puppets during a magical 60‐minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carles best loved books for the stage: The Artist…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08448 713024
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09
JUN
Peregrines of York Minster
York Minster

See the fastest birds in the world as they swoop over the medieval ramparts of York Minster and learn the meanings of their different calls This walk is led by acclaimed birdwatcher Jack Ashton‐Booth a leading member of York Peregrines ‐ the…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +441759 368355
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09
JUN
Talking Heads by Alan Bennett
Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Her Big Chance A Chip in the Sugar and Soldiering On are each brought to life by a brand new director. Support some of Yorks best emerging talent whilst enjoying the prose one of the UKs best writers.Friday 9 June at 19.30Saturday…

Location: 1.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07927 026071
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14
JUN
Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest
Grand Opera House York

Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake Jimmy Carrs…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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15
JUN
Reginald D Hunter
Grand Opera House York

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: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
JUN
One Night Of Queen
Grand Opera House York

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: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

22
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: La Traviata (Verdi)
St Andrew's Church

Set in the prohibition era of speakeasies and bootlegging with Violettas lover Alfredo a passionate young man whose optimism has been shaken by time at the front in the first world war Violettas protector the Baron a gang boss and Alfredos father…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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23
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Yevgeny Sudbin
St Andrew's Church

Since bursting onto the scene in 2005 with his debut recording of works by Scarlatti Yevgeny Sudbins playing has attracted the highest awards and superlative reviews from the piano critics. To launch the inaugural Piano Weekend The Northern Aldborough Festival welcomes…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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24
JUN
2017 Leeds Saturday 12K
Bramham Park

LEEDS BRAMHAM PARKSAT 24TH JUNE 2017 ‐12K SUN 25TH JUNE 2017 ‐12KAfter another amazing event at Bramham Park in June 2016 we are pleased to say we have now set the 2017 dates for 24th and 25th June. Expect more of the…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 0
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24
JUN
James Baillieu (piano) & The Heath String Quartet
St Andrew's Church

The Heath Quartet Aldborough alumni and recent winners of the 2016 Gramophone Award for Chamber Music perform with the young South African pianist James Baillieu whose extraordinary emergence recently led to the unique distinction of an eleven concert series in his name…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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24
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Will Pickvance
St Andrew's Church

Will asks Father Christmas for a spaceship ‐ he gets a pianoAn adventure into the world of piano ‐ where they come from how they evolved and why they make a pretty cool Christmas present. Featuring Bachs cave piano Beethovens bad moods…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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25
JUN
2017 Leeds Sunday 12K
Bramham Park

LEEDS BRAMHAM PARKSAT 24TH JUNE 2017 ‐12K SUN 25TH JUNE 2017 ‐12KAfter another amazing event at Bramham Park in 2016 we are pleased to say we have now set the 2017 dates for 24th and 25th June. Expect more of the usual…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 0
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25
JUN
2017 Leeds Sunday 12K Total Warrior Obstacle Race
Bramham Park

LEEDS BRAMHAM PARKSAT 24TH JUNE 2017 12K SUN 25TH JUNE 2017 12KAfter another amazing event at Bramham Park in 2016 we are pleased to say we have now set the 2017 dates for 24th and 25th June. Expect more of…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07734 805817
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25
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Festival Service
St Andrew's Church

Mozarts famous Sparrow Mass Missa Brevis in C KV 220 Spatzenmesse is one of his most joyful choral works acquiring its nickname from the chirping figures in the Hosannas. Combined with his stunning soprano solo‐led Laudate Dominum and his contemplative Ave…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01423 900979
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28
JUN
Gypsy
Grand Opera House York

Gypsy is based on the true life memoirs of legendary burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee it tells the tale of Momma Rose and her two daughters Baby June and Louise trekking across America in their family vaudeville act. But times are…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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28
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Gyles Brandreth
St Andrew's Church

They say all political careers end in tears. In Gyles Brandreths case its tears of laughter as the former MP and Government Whip regular on Just A Minute and longest surviving member of the Countdown team takes us on a rollicking…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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29
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Close to You
Venue to be confirmed (Harrogate)

This classy reinvention of Close to You one of the great Sinatra recordings brings together an ensemble of twelve handpicked musicians chosen for their sound and empathy for this extraordinary music. Among them are jazz luminaries Matt Ford a regular…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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30
JUN
Emma Johnson's Clarinet Goes to Town
St Andrew's Church

Swing fascinates internationally‐acclaimed clarinettist Emma Johnson. In her cool new programme accompanied by John Lenehan on piano and Paul Clarvis on percussion she will explore some of the elements ‐ ragtime cakewalks and spirituals ‐ that fused together an explosion of popular…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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01
JUL
Northern Aldborough Festival: Last Night Concert
Aldborough Manor

Imagine the worlds most famous boy bands battling it out on stage Well that is exactly what the Aldborough Festival are proposing ‐ or as near as The Battle of the Boybands is taking on Saturday 1st July 2017 in the Grounds…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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13
JUL
Let's Twist Again | Grand Opera House York
Grand Opera House York

A full company of critically acclaimed artistes and musicians deliver a show that combines great music fun and laughter with the greatest hits of Elvis Dusty Lulu The Beatles Sandie Shaw The Drifters Frankie Valli Cilla and more to ensure a brilliant…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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20
JUL
Elkie Brooks
Grand Opera House York

Lancashire lass Elkie Brooks began her professional career as a singer at the age of 15. In the 1960s she supported The Beatles at their Christmas Show in London and her profile began to rise…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
JUL
The Johnny Cash Roadshow | Grand Opera House York
Grand Opera House York

The UKs No1 Tribute fronted by respected singersongwriter Clive John with The Spirit Band re‐create with astounding accuracy and truly capture the essence of what it was like to be at a real Cash show Featuring Amanda Stone as June Carter and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08448 713024
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09
AUG
Joe McElderry - Gloria | Grand Opera House York
Grand Opera House York

This not‐to‐be‐missed concert will see Joe joined live on stage by X Factors Lloyd Daniels and Any Dream Will Do runners up Keith Jack and Ben James‐Ellis who have all like Joe featured in the musical phenomenon Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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11
AUG
The Tiger Who Came To Tea | Grand Opera House York
Grand Opera House York

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood based on the book by Judith Kerr direct from a smash‐hit West End season.Following a smash‐hit West End season the tea‐guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08448 713024
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08
SEP
York Stage Musicals: Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Grand Opera House York

Based on the smash‐hit movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical is the heart warming uplifting adventure of three friends Tick Bernadette and Adam a glamorous Sydney‐based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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10
SEP
York Does Vintage
Merchant adventurer's Hall

So its the 6th year of York Does Vintage how did that happen The first fair of the season is always a great day a lovely excuse to blow the cobwebs away brave the winter and have a fun day…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07824 559272
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21
SEP
Country Superstars | Grand Opera House York
Grand Opera House York

The show features 10 Superstars including Patsy Cline Billie Jo Spears Kenny Rogers Willie Nelson and John DenverGlen Campbell Tammy Wynette and Garth Brooks and Johnny Cash.Each artist not only looks and sounds like the Country Star they portray these performers transform…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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