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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

05
OCT
Dry The River
Fibbers (Barfly York)

Dry the River aren't your average English folk band. Formed in 2009 by exiles from the punk and emo hardcore music scenes don't let their looks deceive you. Dry the River's tattoos and piercings are…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
OCT
Max Raptor
The Duchess York

Punk rock four piece Max Raptor have announced an imminent tour of the UK due to kick off on the 11th of March.Max Raptor released their debut album Portraits in April 2011. The album was…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
OCT
Simon Callow in The Man Jesus by Matthew Hurt
Grand Opera House

Ros Povey Zo Simpson and Seabright Productions present Simon Callow in the Lyric Theatre Belfast production of The Man Jesus by Matthew Hurt Directed by Joseph Alford.This extraordinary play looks back two thousand years to witness key moments in the life of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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10
OCT
Tom Stade 'Decisions Decisions' Tour
The Duchess

A natural performer with a passion for storytelling Canadian born Tom Stade has steadily built himself a reputation as one of the most compelling and original stand‐up acts around. Tom Stade is one of a kind with a genuine flare for observation…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01273 709709
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10
OCT
Jon Richardson
York Barbican Centre

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee regular Have I Got News For You panellist and star of Live at the Apollo is taking his new show Funny Magnet across the UK. With a sell‐out run at…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

11
OCT
Crucified Barbara
Fibbers (Barfly York)

Crucified Barbara at Fibbers Barfly York in York on Saturday 11 October 2014. 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: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

12
OCT
Clannad
Grand Opera House York

Clannad at Grand Opera House York in York on Sunday 12 October 2014. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Clannad live in the knowledge…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

14
OCT
The Johnny Cash RoadShow
Grand Opera House York

The Johnny Cash Roadshow a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. This year prepare for a musical adventure unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend Johnny Cash.The UKs No1 Tribute…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08448 713024
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15
OCT
Level 42
York Barbican Centre

Level 42 could have called it a day in 2010 following their successful 30th anniversary tour but true to form Mark Kings thumping bass refuses to quit as the legendary British band announce a tour…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
OCT
Ross Noble
York Barbican Centre

Northumbrian lad Ross Noble is a familiar face to most of us who watch celebrity quizzes like Have I Got News for You etc. His stand‐up routines are exceptional with most of his material being…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

18
OCT
Dancing in the Streets - Motowns Greatest Hits
Grand Opera House

Join the original and the best celebration of Motowns Greatest Hits with the spectacular critically acclaimed Dancing In The Streets.Experience the energy and electricity of the motor city in a stunning production packed with hit after hit all killer no filler The…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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18
OCT
The Subways
Fibbers (Barfly York)

The Subways at Fibbers Barfly York in York on Saturday 18 October 2014. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest The Subways tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

19
OCT
The World Alive
Fibbers (Barfly York)

The World Alive at Fibbers Barfly York in York on Sunday 19 October 2014. 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

21
OCT
Cole Porter's Anything Goes
Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Jump on board the S.S American with York Musical Theatre Company for Cole Porters best loved show with songs such as I Get a Kick Out of You Youre the Top and the title song Anything Goes.Winner of countless awards including three…

Location: 1.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 612961
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21
OCT
Peter Andre
York Barbican Centre

English born Australian singersongwriter Peter Andre is also a successful TV presenter and businessman. Famed for his marriage and subsequent split from glamour model Katie Price Andre has starred in his own ITV2 shows both…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
OCT
The Sunshine Underground
The Duchess York

The Sunshine Underground is well on their way to being the next big thing. Named after the hit song by The Chemical Brothers The Sunshine Underground formed as a band of friends in college. They…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
OCT
Soil
Fibbers (Barfly York)

Soil at Fibbers Barfly York in York on Wednesday 22 October 2014. 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: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
OCT
Example
York Barbican Centre

Boundless energy an onslaught of monster rave anthems and backed by an full on band the Example live experience is a force to be reckoned with energy levels are cranked up to the max…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
OCT
Jimmy Carr - Funny Business
Grand Opera House York

Funny Business is Jimmys brand new stand up show. Come for the witty and incisive musings on the human condition; stay for the knob gags.Multiple choice.Jimmy Carrs Funny Business will be:a Packed with jokesb Rude and offensive c A great night out…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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24
OCT
Jimmy Carr
Grand Opera House York

Funny man Jimmy Carr has become known and loved for his deadpan delivery and observational comedy. His humour is often dark yet hugely appealing as his success on TV and the live stand‐up stage keeps…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
OCT
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
Grand Opera House York

Jimmy Carr Funny Business performs live at Grand Opera House York in York Yorkshire on Friday 24 October 2014. Buy and compare your tickets for Jimmy Carr Funny Business at Grand Opera House York now.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

24
OCT
UB40
York Barbican Centre

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
OCT
Neil Sedaka
York Barbican Centre

His legions of fans will be delighted that the ever‐popular Neil Sedaka is visiting Britain again.Neil began penning hits over half a century ago. At the outset of his career in the 1950s he was…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Gong
Fibbers (Barfly York)

If you believe that best bands come with a story here is the band which can surpass all your expectations in terms of how they all go together and weaved magic strumming the guitar flute…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Steve Hackett
York Barbican Centre

Make no mistake Phil Collins or not without the immense talent and creative ability of guitar guru Steve Hackett it's more than likely one of the greatest groups of all time Genesis would never have…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
OCT
The Small Hand
Grand Opera House York

From the million selling author and writer of the most terrifying play ever staged Susan Hills The Small Hand takes you on a journey that is the stuff of nightmares.Book sellers Adam Snow stumbles across a derelict Edwardian house having taken a…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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29
OCT
John Mayall
Barbican Theatre York

John Mayall appears live in York Yorkshire at Barbican Theatre York on Wednesday 29 October 2014. For ticket prices to watch John Mayall at Barbican Theatre York see the list of tickets available for John Mayall.…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

30
OCT
An Evening with Noel Fielding
York Barbican Centre

An Evening with Noel Fielding at York Barbican Centre in York on Thursday 30 October 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch An Evening with Noel Fielding live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

30
OCT
Noel Fielding
Barbican Theatre York

Noel Fielding at Barbican Theatre York in York on Thursday 30 October 2014. Whats the best thing about going to watch Noel Fielding live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

31
OCT
Halloween ghost Hunt at 35 Stonegate
35 Stonegate

Join Mysteria Paranormal Events in the ultimate Halloween Ghost Hunting experience at the most haunted house in YorkAlong one of York's most historic streets there is a darkness that emanates from what has gained the reputation of being the most haunted house…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01457 877008
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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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