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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

28
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Anna Tsybuleva
St Andrew's Church

The Northern Aldborough Festival is delighted to welcome Anna Tsybuleva winner of the prestigious 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition with which the festival has had a longstanding relationship. This years young winner Ukranian born Anna Tsybuleva triumphed in the hard‐fought finals with…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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29
JUN
Northern ALdborough Festival: Eusebio Sanchez
Bramham Park

The Northern Aldborough Festival welcomes Mexican Marimba player Eusebio Snchez. This young virtuoso marimba players Northern debut will enthral and delight the Festival audience with his authentic Latin flair and extraordinary virtuosity. Featuring works by American composer Michael Burritt Mexican composer…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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01
JUL
Northern Aldborough Festival: Symphonic Brass
St Andrew's Church

The Northern Aldborough Festival is delighted to close with a fanfare from a collection of Londons finest virtuosos The Symphonic Brass of London. London is indisputably the worlds leading centre of musical excellence and the musicians you will hear reflect every aspect…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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02
JUL
Northern Aldborough Festival: Picnic Concert
Aldborough Manor

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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02
JUL
Gymfusion
York Barbican Centre

Gymfusion at York Barbican Centre in York on Saturday 02 July 2016. 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 including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Sports

04
JUL
Jamie Raven Live
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

Jamie Raven Britains newest and brightest Magician is now on tour. Why not take this opportunity to see Jamie Raven perform brand new and spectacular magic live and in a truly immersive and interactive show.Magician Jamie Raven who wowed the judges and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08448 713024
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07
JUL
The Dreamboys
Grand Opera House

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UKs top Male Strip Show perfect for a night out with all your friends.Adults Only.The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever.Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous Male Stripper act the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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08
JUL
Legend of a Band
Grand Opera House

Great musicianship acute attention to detail and distinctive harmonies are synonymous with The Moody Blues. Legend of a Band faithfully re‐creates the essence of what makes The Moody Blues unforgettable.Featuring Gordy Marshall & Paul Bliss Kit & Keys ‐ The Moody Blues…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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10
JUL
Ken Dodd - Happiness Show
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

Enjoy a fun‐filled variety show for all the family with non‐stop gags and a selection of songs in Ken Dodds unique Happiness Show. Ken Dodd gets set for more late nights.Ken Dodd is one of Britains funniest comedians. Hes a comedy legend…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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15
JUL
John Pendal - International Man of Leather
The Great Yorkshire Fringe Festival

This ground‐breaking stand‐up comedy show is the true story of how a shy Baptist boy from Watford became an unlikely international sex ambassador when he won the 25th annual International Mr Leather contest in Chicago in 2003. Armed with a love of…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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16
JUL
Tom Jones
Castle Howard

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: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
JUL
Jane Austen's Persuasion
Joseph Rowntree Theatre

This fully staged production features a chamber orchestra authentic costuming and sets and world‐champion Irish dancers from the Trinity Irish Dance Company.PERSUASION which has toured multiple UK and US cities over the last four years is one of Jane Austens most admired…

Location: 1.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 6309 151529
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22
JUL
Kaiser Chiefs Racecourse 2016
York Racecourse

Kaiser Chiefs Racecourse 2016 at York Racecourse in York on Friday 22 July 2016. 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: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
JUL
Castle Howard Triathlon
Castle Howard

. Indeed the 13000 acre grounds of Castle Howard form arguably the most physically demanding triathlon course of the Castle Tri Series.Race entrants will start the race by swimming through Castle Howards Great Lake before transitioning into the technical bike route through…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01892 870681
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23
JUL
The Corrs
York Racecourse

The Corrs at York Racecourse in York on Saturday 23 July 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
JUL
Clare Haley: Light of Yorkshire
York Fine Arts

With great delight York Fine Arts proudly announces an exciting solo exhibition of original paintings by British landscape artist Clare Haley. Clare Haley: Light of Yorkshire showcases a spellbinding collection of work that magnificently articulates the raw dramatic beauty of landscape and…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01904 634221
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04
AUG
Oklahoma
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

Will the course of true love run smooth in turn of the century OklahomaProduced for Stage Experience by our critically‐acclaimed production team West Side Story Our House Footloose Rodgers and Hammersteins classic musical follows the high spirited rivalry between handsome farmer Curly…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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26
AUG
The York Orchard Musical Theatre Company
Grand Opera House

The York Orchard Theatre Company brings Jonathan Larsons exuberant East Village rock version of Puccinis opera La Bohme to York in this fabulous amateur production by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. on behalf of Music International of New York. Rent won the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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03
SEP
Sundowner Triathlon and Sundowner Sprint Tri
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

. Sundowner Middle Distance Triathlon and Sundowner Sprint Triathlon on the same day.1900m Swim 90km Bike and 21km Run ‐ Sundowner Trior750m Swim 20km Bike and 5km Run ‐ Sundowner Sprint TriThe unique Sundowner Triathlon has a leisurely Saturday midday start wake…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01904 339435
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03
SEP
Sarah Millican
York Barbican Centre

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

10
SEP
Yorkshire Whisky Festival
York Racecourse (The Ebor Stand)

. Now in its 14th year the Yorkshire Whisky Festival has become an absolute must‐do for the good folks of Gods own countyNot only will you have the chance to taste the best of homegrown whiskies from all over Scotland but we…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01904 410841
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13
SEP
Sparkling Wine and Champagne Tasting in York
Hotel Du Vin York

. We all enjoy a glass of fizz to celebrate birthdays Christmas weddings or just the fact that spring is here Tonight we will give you the chance to taste six beautiful sparkling wines and compare them side by side.... Will you…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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19
SEP
The Chinese State Circus
Grand Opera House

The Chinese State Circus brings all the magic of the 'big top' to European audiences on an amazing tour. A real mix of Chinese arts and culture the show ties elements of Kung‐Fu together with…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
SEP
Gangsta Granny
Grand Opera House York

The world premiere of David Walliams Gangsta Granny is coming to the stage in a national tour starting this winter and running throughout 2016. It is being staged by the Birmingham Stage Company the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories.Its Friday night and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08448 713024
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21
SEP
Ronan Keating
York Barbican Centre

Best known for his work as one of the members of Boyzone Ronan Keating has shown many times over that he has the ability to make it on his own. His debut solo albon…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
SEP
Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, The Ultimate, Gold
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

Jimmy Carrs new tour will distill everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by into one incredible unparalleled night of entertainment.Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.A…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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10
OCT
Jamie Lawson
York Barbican Centre

Jamie Lawson at York Barbican Centre in York on Monday 10 October 2016. 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 including Ticketmaster…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
OCT
The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show
Grand Opera House

Original dreamboats Marty Wilde Eden Kane Mike Berry and The Wildcats as well as very special guest Mark Wynter join forces in The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show.The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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15
OCT
Sing-A-Long-A-Grease
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

The brand new sing along screening of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton‐John brought to you by the producers of Sing‐a‐Long‐a Sound of Music. Ever wanted to know what its like to be a T‐bird or a Pink Lady…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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17
OCT
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage
Grand Opera House

Have the time of your life with the ultimate live experience; Dirty Dancing The Classic Story on Stage. Full of passion and romance heart‐pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing. Dirty Dancing The Classic Story on Stage. Full of passion and…

Location: 0.9 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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