What's on inYork

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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
JUL
Elkie Brooks
Grand Opera House

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

10
JUL
Let's Twist Again
Grand Opera House

Love 50s and 60s music Then you will love Lets Twist Again. Now it its fourth successive year and wowing audiences everywhere it plays Starring BBCs Strictly Come Dancing lead singer Chris Madin with a full company of critically acclaimed artistes and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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11
JUL
Snake Davis
Grand Opera House

Sultry sax searing sax screaming sax sexy sax soulful sax this show has it all. An instrumental solo can break hearts lift spirits even change lives in extreme cases. Sax is the favourite instrument for many folk and for good reason. Saxophone…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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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

15
JUL
Summer Adventure Stockeld Park 2015
Stockeld Park

Stockeld Park is an award winning family day out perfectly situated between Leeds and Harrogate. Stockeld Parks Summer Adventure ‐ where magic is made & adventures begin.... Nestled within ancient woodland Stockeld Park hosts its Adventure seasons. With a retro roller rink…

Location: 11.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01937 586333
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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

29
JUL
We Are Augustines
The Duchess York

We Are Augustines at The Duchess York in York on Wednesday 29 July 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 us…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
JUL
Grand Opera House York Stage Experience
Grand Opera House

West Side Story one of the all‐time great American musicals... Winner of ten Academy Awards and two Tony Awards Leonard Bernsteins West Side Story is one of the all‐time great American musicals with explosive dancing and some of the most electrifying music…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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03
AUG
East Is East
Grand Opera House

Following its sensational West End run as part of the Trafalgar Transformed season one of the best British comedies delights the nation this summer. Pakistani chip shop owner George Khan ‐ Genghis to his kids ‐ is determined to give his children…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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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

12
AUG
Steve Harris British Lion
The Duchess York

Steve Harris British Lion at The Duchess York in York on Wednesday 12 August 2015. 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…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

17
AUG
Love Me Tender
Grand Opera House

The new musical featuring the music of Elvis Presley. From the producers of Hairspray Midnight Tango and West Side Story and comes a hilarious feel‐good musical featuring Elvis Presleys greatest hits and starring the award winning and platinum album selling singer Mica…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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19
AUG
JORVIK Medieval Festival
York and Yorkshire

The JORVIK Medieval Festival comes to take Yorkshire back to the Middle Ages each Summer. Try your hand as an eagle‐eyed archer discover mighty birds of prey with falconry demonstrations see brave knights battle in thrilling re‐enactments and spend the day in…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01904 615505
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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

07
SEP
York Stage Musicals present Legally Blonde
Grand Opera House

Oh My God You Guys Elle Woods is back in a brand new production for 2015. Elle is the girl who has it all but when her seemingly perfect boyfriend dumps her for being more Marilyn Monroe than Jacqui Kennedy she decides…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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10
SEP
Painters of Precision
York Fine Arts

York Fine Arts is delighted to present the newest art exhibition Painters of Precision: Carl Whitfield and Michael James Smith. The exhibition brings together for the first time a spectacular collection of original paintings from two leading British artists wildlife artist Carl…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01904 634221
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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

14
SEP
The Mavericks
York Barbican Centre

The Mavericks at York Barbican Centre in York on Monday 14 September 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest The Mavericks tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

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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22
SEP
Public Image Ltd
Fibbers (Barfly York)

When John Johnny Rotten Lydon left the Sex Pistols and formed Public Image Ltd to say it was a big change is a big understatement. Gone was the punk rock image and conventions and what…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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

27
SEP
David Gest
York Barbican Centre

David Gest at York Barbican Centre in York on Sunday 27 September 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: 1.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

06
OCT
Vienna Festival Ballet - Coppelia
Grand Opera House

E.T.A. Hoffmanns story;COPPLIAPresented by the Vienna Festival Ballet.A lively production infused with old world charm Copplia appeals to audiences of all ages with its captivating story of an eccentric toymaker and his beloved doll. The colourful costumes lively characters and beautiful music…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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06
OCT
Hayseed Dixie
The Duchess York

Hayseed Dixie at The Duchess York in York on Tuesday 06 October 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 us do…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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