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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

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Mr Bloom's Nursery
Grand Opera House York

Bring your tiddlers along and join Mr Bloom and the Veggies on their first ever live tour. Mr Bloom and his Veggies are getting the Nursery ready for a very special occasion ‐ a member of the Royal family is paying them…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08448 713024
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APR
Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Stor
Grand Opera House York

Some Guys Have All The Luck is a brand new theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons Rod Stewart ‐ from street busker through to international superstarPaul Metcalfe delivers an authentic and charismatic performance assuming the persona of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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APR
Yamato Drummers
Grand Opera House York

Following their hugely successful tour in 2015 the Yamato Drummers are back in the UK by popular demand. Their acclaimed performances of Japanese Taiko drumming and music have captivated audiences of over 6 million people in 53 countries across the globe.In a…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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APR
The Magic Of Motown
Grand Opera House York

Britains biggest smash‐hit spectacular embarks on its nationwide tour with an all‐new all‐star show: Featuring the music of the Four Tops Supremes Temptations Jackson 5 Isley Brothers Stevie Wonder Marvin Gaye Diana Ross Lionel Richie and many more Oozing the style…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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The Searchers
Grand Opera House York

Formed in Liverpool in the late 1950s 'The Searchers' grew out of the 'Mersey beat' era and emerged into mainstream popularity alongside the likes of 'The Beatles' and 'Gerry and the Pacemakers'. They are known…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

07
MAY
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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MAY
Aled Jones
Grand Opera House York

Welsh singer Aled Jones was born in 1970 and started his singing career aged 9 in Bangor Cathedral choir. Most famed for his cover version of Walking in the Air from Channel 4s The Snowman…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

12
MAY
French Property Exhibition, Yorkshire
Wetherby Racecourse

Dont miss The French Property Exhibition in Wetherby Yorkshire; a one‐stop shop for anyone considering buying a property in France. It is the perfect place to go for information and inspiration and visitors will be surprised at how affordable it can…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

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13
MAY
Thank You For The Music
Grand Opera House York

The worlds favourite ABBA and Bee Gees concert show is coming to town with an all‐new sequin‐spangled production.Including a fabulous celebration of Robin Gibbs chart‐busting career enjoy the most authoritative spectacular ever: Mamma Mia Stayin Alive Dancing Queen Night Fever How Deep…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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14
MAY
King of Pop - The Legend Continues
Grand Opera House York

This incredible production stars the worlds leading MJ tribute artist Navi who is joined by Michael Jacksons iconic guitarist ‐ Jennifer Batten.Jennifer was Michaels right‐hand woman on three sell‐out world tours. She was initially hand‐picked to play on the Bad Tour…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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MAY
King of Pop - The Legends Continues UK Tour 2017
Grand Opera House

Introducing Navi the man that has been chosen by Hollywood to portray Michael Jackson in an upcoming Lifetime TV movie about the star is bringing his incredible tribute show King Of Pop featuring Jacksons very own guitarist to the UK this Spring.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02072 843444
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MAY
York Theatre Royal's North Yorkshire Coastal Walk
York Theatre Royal

We would like to invite you to join us on a sponsored walk along the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline to raise funds for our next large‐scale community production Everything is Possible. This event will take place on Sunday 14th May. We will…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +441904 715460
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15
MAY
Joe Longthorne
Grand Opera House York

Currently residing in his adopted home of Blackpool Joe Longthorne is still a hugely popular and inspirational performer. Now watched by many on Royal Variety Performances he first rose to fame after his success on…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

17
MAY
Remembering Fred
Grand Opera House York

We are delighted to announce that Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz and Janette will be bringing Remembering Fred on tour.Get ready to step back in time and relive special moments from the career of dancing extraordinaire Fred Astaire. The Remembering Fred Tour…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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MAY
Chas & Dave 2017
Grand Opera House York

Following on from the release of their brand new album Thats What Happens on Warner Brothers Records which reached the top 20 and their headlining performance at The Royal Variety Show 2013.Chas & Dave began writing and performing songs together in 1972…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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MAY
Iconic The Show
Grand Opera House York

A full cast of incredible singers dancers and formidable band blast their way through some of the most recognisable music everDavid Bowie Tina Turner ACDC Prince Elvis and Paul McCartney to name a few of the legendary performers who have made the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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MAY
Dirty Hero
Newburgh Priory Estate

WHAT IS DIRTY HEROWe all know heroes go above and beyond to help other people to complete Dirty Hero youll need to call on these qualities not only to get yourself around the course but to help others around you complete the…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01904 339435
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MAY
William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridg
Grand Opera House York

In a better‐late‐than‐never nod to the Bards 400th anniversary the bad boys of abridgement present this new play by the man himself as discovered in a Leicester car park The show mercifully abridged by the RSC from its full hundred hour running…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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21
MAY
Cyclist Track day (York)
York Sport Cycle Circuit

Tickets cost £65 and include entry for the day drinks and lunch and a Cyclist goody bag worth over £50. Places are limited so be sure to get in quick A list of brands attending are belowBianchi CannondaleCanyonColnago Lightweight LookScott Specialized…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02079 076424
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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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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
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

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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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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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