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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

26
FEB
Dear Zoo
Grand Opera House York

Join Benand his friend Sallyas they wait to see what the Zoo will send when they get Bens letter asking for a pet. All kinds of familiar animals big and small arrivebut will they make a good pet Well..wait…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678705
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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
MAR
Madama Butterfly
Grand Opera House York

One of the worlds most popular operas Madama Butterfly tells the heart‐breaking story of a beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant with dramatic results. Includes the melodic…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

02
MAR
The Rolling Stones Story
Grand Opera House York

The Rolling Stones have dominated Rock n Roll music since the 1960s and were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that conquered the US in 1964.They ran neck and neck with The Beatles in the popularity stakes with the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678705
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03
MAR
Magic of Motown
Grand Opera House York

Get ready for the smash hit concert show from the States.Here it comes authentically recreating the harmonies slick moves stylish looks and legendary musicianship that were the making of Motown.Its on its…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

04
MAR
Suggs - What A King Cnut: A Life In The Realm of M
Grand Opera House York

If the first show was about how on Earth he got there Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did. Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace. Nearly blowing the closing ceremony…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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05
MAR
Strangers on a Train
Grand Opera House York

A seemingly innocent conversation soon turns into a nightmarish and dangerous reality for Guy Haines when he meets Charles Bruno on a train journey. Ahead lies a lethal nightmare of blackmail and psychological torment that…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

06
MAR
Speed Dating in York
Banyan

York Speed Dating How speed dating in York worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in York. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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14
MAR
The Barricade Boys
Grand Opera House York

The Barricade Boys not only perform the worlds greatest show tunes but they also celebrate music from some of the most iconic names in the music industry from powerful ballads and beautiful operatic arias to some of the best pop rock and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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15
MAR
Showstopper! - The Improvised Musical
Grand Opera House York

With ten years as an Edinburgh Fringe must‐see phenomenon a BBC Radio 4 Series a critically acclaimed West End run and now an Olivier Award to their name The Showstoppers have delighted audiences across the globe with their ingenious blend of comedy…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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19
MAR
David Baddiel - My Family: Not The Sitcom
Grand Opera House York

My Family: Not the Sitcom is a show about memory ageing infidelity dysfunctional relatives moral policing on social media golf and gay cats. A massively disrespectful celebration of the lives of David Baddiels late sex‐mad mother Sarah and dementia‐ridden father Colin.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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20
MAR
Belle & Sebastian
Grand Opera House York

They formed just over 19 years ago in Glasgow Scotland. And within that first year of 1996 they had already released two classic albums and managed to charm fans all over the world. The familiarity and beauty of Stuart Murdochs melodies…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01904 678714
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21
MAR
Ed Byrne
Grand Opera House

After the massive success of his last show Different Class master of observational comedy and star of Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You Ed Byrne is back with his new show…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

22
MAR
That'll Be The Day
Grand Opera House York

Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value Thatll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music.This latest production features a fantastic new‐line‐up of smash hits spanning the 50s 60s 70s &…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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23
MAR
Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners
Grand Opera House York

The show brings to life the music of Irelands favorite sons The Dubliners. Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew Luke Kelly Barney McKenna Jim McCann Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan. This talented…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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24
MAR
York Rocks Against Cancer
Grand Opera House York

Local Charity Gig Venue: Grand Opera House York Clifford Street York YO1 9SWPriceTickets From: GBP 18.9Links: Website: https:go.evvnt.com194474‐0pid269…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01904 678714
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28
MAR
You've Got a Friend: The Music of James Taylor and
Grand Opera House York

This musical journey intertwines some of the greatest songs ever written including I Feel The Earth Move Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You Fire & Rain You Make Me Feel Like A Natural…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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29
MAR
Wannabe - The Spice Girls Show
Grand Opera House York

Featuring your favourite Spice Girls hits the Wannabe show recreates the era of Girl Power giving you a 90s night out to remember From the chart stomping Spice Up Your Life through to the hip shaking Who Do You Think You Are…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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30
MAR
Sweeney Entertainments Presents T.Rextasy
Grand Opera House York

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS T.REXTASYMarc Bolan with his band T.Rex was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolans special ingredient of Rock‐a‐Boogie songs the band had a string of huge hits throughout the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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30
MAR
T.Rextasy
Grand Opera House York

The worlds only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex. T.Rextasy have now been gigging around the world for over 20 years a career that ironically out lives Marcs very own T.Rex.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

31
MAR
The Little Mix Experience
Grand Opera House York

Four hugely talented girls pay tribute to the UKs finest girl‐band with breath‐taking dance moves replica costumes and some of the finest vocals in the UK.This is a high‐energy show from beginning to end packed with all of Little Mixs greatest hits…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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14
APR
Only Fools and 3 Courses The Sequel Comedy Night w
Mercure Wetherby Hotel

Comedy Dining are pleased to bring you the sequel to Only Fools and 3 Courses a completely different dining experience.DCI Roy Slater will be putting in an appearance and we all know what Del thinks of himCassandra and Rodney take a trip…

Location: 11.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 691284
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17
APR
Swan Lake - Vienna Festival Ballet
Grand Opera House York

One of the best known love stories performed by the ever popular Vienna Festival Ballet. Lavish costumes stunning scenery international stars and the glorious music from Tchaikovsky make this a night not to be missed.Swan Lake is the most popular ballet in…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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19
APR
Grumpy Old Women
Grand Opera House York

Fed up with flogging their guts out and always having to be in charge the Grumpy Old Women have put their knobbly old feet up in glorious retirement free at last to practise their extreme colouring‐in ukelele orchestra and novelty fudge‐making.But with…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678705
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20
APR
Champions of Magic
Grand Opera House York

With over 25 million online views between them this cast of Britains top magicians includes award winning tricksters presenting daring grand illusions stunning close‐up magic and incredible mind reading. Their skills have been seen around the world with appearances on TV including…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678705
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27
APR
The Wizard of Oz
Grand Opera House York

By L. Frank BaumWith Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen & E. Y. HarburgBackground Music by Herbert StothartSomewhere over the rainbow way up hightheres a land that I heard ofonce in a lullabyThe Technicolor classic that takes the whole family to the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678705
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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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16
JUL
An Evening with David Sedaris UK Tour 2018
York Barbican Centre

Leading US Humorist Best selling author and Triple Grammy Award nominee David Sedaris is coming to London for his 2018 UK tour supporting the release of his new book of essays Calypso.Known for his sardonic wit and his social satires and critiques…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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25
JUL
An Evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Grand Opera House York

Named by the Guinness Book of Records as the worlds greatest living explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.Amongst his many record‐breaking…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678705
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02
NOV
QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA TOUR 2018
York Barbican

Queen Extravaganza described by the legendary Roger Taylor himself as A rock celebration in the Royal tradition and designed to enable new fans and old to celebrate the music of Queen ‐ will play 17 shows across the UK from October…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08712 200260
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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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