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Welcome to York

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

17
NOV
Edward Hersey and Gordon Lees Exhibition 2017
York Fine Arts

York Fine Arts is delighted to announce its highly anticipated annual Edward Hersey and Gordon Lees exhibition. The exhibition brings together an exceptional collection of original paintings from two leading British artists whose work consistently captures and preserves the classic charm of…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01904 634221
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18
NOV
Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland
Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland

Home to the North of Englands largest outdoor ice rink The Ice Factor and this year its 100sqm bigger With its iconic 30ft high Christmas tree the rink and its surroundings will once again celebrate the magic of Christmas. Recently…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01653 619169
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22
NOV
Networking Every Wednesday
Natural Entrepreneurs Workspace

Networking Every WednesdayNetwork with fellow entrepreneurs every Wednesday morning at the Natural Entrepreneurs Workspace in York.A networking event with a focus on getting to know everyone in the room build relationships and support each other in our businesses.There will be an opportunity…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01904 632371
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27
NOV
Flashdance
Grand Opera House York

Dance like youve never danced before FLASHDANCE‐THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex a welder by day and flashdancer by night who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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05
DEC
The Simon & Garfunkel Story Grand Opera House York
Grand Opera House York

Direct from its success in Londons West End a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back Using huge projection photos and original film footage this 50 Anniversary Celebration also features a full…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08448 713024
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07
DEC
Mercury: The Ultimate Queen Tribute Band. Grand Op
Grand Opera House York

Winners of the National Tribute Awards 2013 Mercury have firmly established themselves as one of the worlds most authentic tributes to Queen. The show includes fantastic and authentic performances of the most popular Queen hits such as Bohemian Rhapsody Radio Ga Ga…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08448 713024
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09
DEC
ALADDIN
Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Its time for yet another rollicking romp of a panto and this year Rowntree Players are whizzing you off to Peking to enjoy the perennial favourite Aladdin.In the depths of China the evil Abanazar will stop at nothing to gain control of…

Location: 1.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 501935
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19
JAN
Absolute Bowie
Fibbers York

Absolute Bowie: Celebrating the life of David BowieThere will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07515 352872
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20
JAN
DANE BAPTISTE | G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)
The Basement

Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Dane Baptiste takes his third smash hit show G.O.D. Gold. Oil. Drugs. on an extended World Tour in 2018His UK leg features 21 dates including…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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20
JAN
Only Fools and 3 Courses Interactive Dinner Show W
Mercure Wetherby Hotel

Only Fools and 3 Courses Dinning InvitationJoin us for the Dinner event of the year which combines fine food and Comedy action served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.Marlene & Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner but will things go to…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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01
MAR
An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
Grand Opera House

Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim from the Korean National Opera Seoul and the international soprano Alyona KistenyovaWinner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.Back by overwhelming public demand this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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01
JUN
Hot Air Balloon Rides - Yorkshire Experiences
Yorkshire

Enjoy a hot air balloon ride across Yorkshire on this hot air balloon ride experience.Further information:https:sites.google.comviewhot‐air‐balloon‐experiencesGift vouchers:http:tidd.lyf8681898Balloon rides take place at dawn or dusk and the whole experience lasts around 3‐4 hours. Your pilot will give you a full safety briefing and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

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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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