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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

22
MAY
Grand Opera House, York: John Finnemore's Flying V
Grand Opera House

With the help of special guests from Souvenir Programme John will be performing brand new sketches some old favourites and ‐ unless someone can stop him ‐ quite possibly a song. Plus a live stage appearance from Cabin Pressures Arthur Shappey: the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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23
MAY
Psychic Sally - Kisses to Heaven
Grand Opera House

Sally is one of the Uks most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for the past 9 years.Sallys jaw dropping show has attracted amazed reviews from theatre goers and psychic fans. The messages from beyond come thick…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01904 678714
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24
MAY
Grand Opera House, York: Abba Mania
Grand Opera House

ABBA Mania is now accepted as the worlds number one touring ABBA tribute production.It is just over 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now its your chance to thank ABBA for the musicABBA Mania is now accepted as the worlds number…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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25
MAY
Grand Opera House, York: Brian Conley
Grand Opera House

The multi‐talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to the stage with his brand new show Still The Greatest Entertainer ‐ In His Price Range. Featuring brand new comedy sketches and songs alongside some of his best‐known material from stage and screen. Hurry…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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29
MAY
Grand Opera House, York: Summer Holiday
Grand Opera House

The hit 1960s film starring Cliff Richard is now the feel‐good musical of the year Daily Mail.Ray Quinn stars in the happiest musical around alongside 70s legend Bobby Crush as JerryIn 1963 Cliff Richard and the Shadows took off on a joyous…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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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
JUN
Grand Opera House, York: The Dreamboys
Grand Opera House

The Dreamboys featuring Jake Quickenden.The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new show and UK tour for 2018 only this time they are bringing a special guest celebrity performer with them. The gorgeous Jake Quickenden from the hit…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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23
JUN
Total Warrior Yorkshire
Bramham Park, Leeds

. Bramham Park offers the most magnificent of settings. A spectacular stately home surrounded by rolling hills and woodland. This is one hell of a course. Dont let the serene stately home setting fool you into thinking any different. Come prepared for…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07791 043557
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24
JUN
2018 Ultra Warrior 5hrs Yorkshire
Bramham Park

The Ultra courses have two check points one at the startfinish line and one at the half way point. So you can complete half and full laps. The winner is the participant who completed the most number of complete or half laps…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07791 043557
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24
JUN
Grand Opera House York - Sun Records - The Concert
Grand Opera House York

The label that brought you Elvis Presley Jerry Lee Lewis Johnny Cash Roy Orbison Carl Perkins Rufus Thomas and scores more rockin pioneers comes to life live on stage.Revisit the recording studio where the distinctive Sun sound was crafted by musical visionary…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678705
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25
JUN
Shakespeare's Rose Theatre
Shakespeare's Rose Theatre

More than 400 years ago the first audiences for Shakespeares plays enjoyed an experience that was as intimate as it was exciting crowded in close to the actors and the action in a small theatre in the bustling city of London. In…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01653 619169
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27
JUN
Grand Opera House, York: Peppa Pigs Adventure
Grand Opera House

Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pigs Adventure Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with her school friends including Pedro Pony Suzy Sheep and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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29
JUN
Grand Opera House, York: Some Guys
Grand Opera House

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: 01904 678714
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30
JUN
Grand Opera House, York: Boot Led Zeppelin
Grand Opera House

Celebrating Led Zeppelins 50th AnniversaryBoot‐Led‐Zeppelin offers the definitive tribute to one of the worlds most legendary rock bands Led Zeppelin.To mark Led Zeppelins 50th anniversary Boot‐Led‐Zeppelin have put together their most ambitious production to date. From the laser pyramid to the flaming…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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09
JUL
The Case of the Frightened Lady
Grand Opera House

Building on the phenomenal decade‐long success of The Agatha Christie Company comes a new thrilling chapter from the king of the detective thriller Edgar Wallace.When Inspector Tanner is called in to investigate a ruthless murder at Marks Priory the grand ancestral home…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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10
JUL
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
JUL
Rockin' All Over The Wold
Easingwold Market Place

Rockin All Over The Wold is back on July 14th 2018 in Easingwold Market Place. Once again we will have a wide selection of beers and ciders from local breweries and plenty of live music on stage from 12 noon until 9pm.…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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16
JUL
Grand Opera House, York: Hairspray
Grand Opera House

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to venues across the UK with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night awayIts Baltimore 1962 where Tracy Turnblad a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart is on…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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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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26
JUL
Grand Opera House, York: The Carpenters Story
Grand Opera House

This highly acclaimed production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re‐creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music.The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist artistic director…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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28
JUL
Great Yorkshire Fringe - Michael Palin
Grand Opera House

. He went on to star in and co‐write Ripping Yarns with Terry Jones before becoming the nations favourite travelling companion with Around the World in 80 Days Pole to Pole and Full Circle. His big screen credits have included many collaborations…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01904 678714
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28
JUL
Great Yorkshire Fringe - Reginald D Hunter
Grand Opera House

Reginald returns to The Great Yorkshire Fringe this year with a new show. Reginalds searingly honest material has garnered him a cross‐generational fan base.His TV appearances have included Have I Got News For You and the hugely popular BBC 2 series Reginald…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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23
AUG
Grand Opera House, York: The Drifters
Grand Opera House

The Drifters are back on the road in the UK performing their classic hits from the last six decades.The legendary group have been inducted into the Rock & Roll of fame performed for the President of the United States and listed among…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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24
AUG
Grand Opera House, York: Islands In The Stream
Grand Opera House

Enjoy the songs of the Queen and King of country music ‐ Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers.Leave your 9 to 5 worries at the door and get ready for a night in the company of Country Music RoyaltyThis thigh‐slapping stage show brings…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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25
AUG
Grand Opera House, York
Grand Opera House

One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert recreating the look sound pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK youIn 2000 Gary Mullen won ITVs Stars In Their Eyes Live Grand Final…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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28
AUG
Grand Opera House, York: Leeds Legends Live
Grand Opera House York

.Come and Join: Gordon Strachan now on Sky Sports as a pundit along with Gary McAllister as they discuss games dressing roomtraining ground stories managers fall outs and everything you wanted to know about playing for a successful football club The evening…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01904 678705
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19
SEP
Grand Opera House, York: Joan Collins - Unscripted
Grand Opera House

Global superstar Joan Collins will be touring the UK in a one‐woman show; Joan Collins Unscripted.Joan Collins Unscripted will see audiences enthralled as Dame Joan reveals some of the exciting stories and secrets from her long career and also includes a question…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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21
SEP
Sweeney Entertainments Presents Jackson Live in Co
Grand Opera House, York

Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time but many of todays artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of music and he was continually at the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01366 380333
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23
SEP
Grand Opera House, York: Joan Armatrading
Grand Opera House

As the very first UK female singersongwriter to gain international success Joan Armatrading has spent the last 45 years touring and recording.2018 brings Joan into her 46th year in music and only the second time that she will be performing a tour…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01904 678714
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Tourist Attractions


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…

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…

York Minster

One of Europe's finest cathedrals, in the heart of Northern England. From Roman times to the present day the site on which York Minster stands has been at the very centre of England's religious and political life. 'The Story of the Minster through the Ages' is…

National Railway Museum

Discover over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects.Marvel at iconic locomotives, watch engineering work in progress in the Workshop, browse our object‐filled Warehouse, or let off steam in the outdoor play area.…

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