What's on inYork

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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

02
JUN
One Night of Queen
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

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

03
JUN
Mister Maker
Grand Opera House York

. Mini Makers come and join your ultimate arts and craft heroes Mister Maker and The Shapes and get ready to make some amazing arty creations. Book your tickets today and join them on their first ever live theatre tour.Packed full of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08448 713024
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03
JUN
Beverley Knight
York Barbican Centre

Born in Wolverhampton West Midlands Beverley Knight continues to pack in the crowds on her latest tour. Dubbed the UK Queen of Soul and drawing comparisons to the likes of Aretha Franklin and Sam…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

07
JUN
Bobby Davro
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

Bobby is one of the countrys greatest entertainers after gaining popularity in the 80s with TV shows such as Bobby Davro on the Box and Bobby Davros TV Annual. After coming forth in this years Celebrity Big Brother Bobby is once again…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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08
JUN
World of Wine - Chile and Argentina Wine Tasting
Hotel Du Vin York

.Chile has concentrated on and excelled at producing fresh fruity soft wines at temptingly affordable prices‐ and our heaving supermarket shelves are testament to their success. Meanwhile Argentina has been quietly working away on some seriously robust intense and complex reds from…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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09
JUN
Grumpy Old Women
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

Grumpy Old Women ‐ Come and bask in an orgy of fury and big laughs in this glorious live version of the hit TV show. Come and bask in an orgy of fury and big laughs in this glorious live version of…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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10
JUN
La Voce
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

From spectacular four part harmony arrangements of opera classics such as Nessun Dorma to the toe‐tapping hand clapping sing‐along fun of Cant Take My Eyes Off You this incredible show has something for everyone. The UKs answer to Il Divo La Voce…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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14
JUN
Horrible Histories; Groovy Greeks Live on Stage
Grand Opera House York

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead.So its time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage. Using actors and 3D special effects this world premier is guaranteed to thrill you and your children.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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14
JUN
Horrible Histories; Incredible Invaders Live
Grand Opera House York

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is deadSo its time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories live on stage. Using actors and 3D special effects this world premier is guaranteed to thrill you and your children.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08448 713024
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19
JUN
Allerthorpe Sprint Triathlon
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

. A regular favourite for many local triathletes and some remarkable performances over its nine year history.The Allerthorpe Sprint Triathlon is your first opportunity of 2016 to sample open water triathlon with Freebird Events.The history of the event has proved very popular…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01904 339435
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20
JUN
That's Entertainment
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

From the producers of the sell out smash hit Puttin On The Ritz comes the dazzling song and dance extravaganza Thats Entertainment paying homage to the greatest composers and lyricists of our time.Celebrating the biggest hits of the 30s 40s and 50s…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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21
JUN
Tour de France Wine Tasting - 4 Week Course
Hotel Du Vin York

. The sheer diversity of styles available along with the much vaunted concepts such as terrior and slightly baffling wine labelling mean that many of us feel intimidated or unsure when picking up a bottle of French wine. But nonetheless us Brits…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07888 688767
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23
JUN
Abba Mania
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

Dig out those platforms dust down those flares join in and enjoy all of your favourites including: Mamma Mia Voulez Vous Dancing Queen Winner Takes It All Super Trouper and many more. ABBA Mania brings ABBA fans old and new a night…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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23
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Carmen (Bizet)
St Andrew's Church

The 2016 Northern Aldborough Festival opens with a new production of Bizets Carmen from Unusual Notes a new opera company boasting a starry line‐up of young singers. Passion sensuality and violence combine to set the stage alight in arguably the worlds…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01423 900979
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24
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival
St Andrew's Church

One of the UKs leading accompanists curates a poignant new programme of songs and chamber music informed by and commemorating the two world wars of the twentieth century by the leading composers of the times. She is joined by two world…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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26
JUN
York Does Vintage
Merchant Adventurers Hall

It must be said we just LOVE our York vintage fair This is our 4th vintage fair of 2016 in YorkAre you ready for your summer of festivals BBQs evening drinks by the river holidays summer sun were really getting…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07824 559272
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28
JUN
Northern Aldborough Festival: Anna Tsybuleva
St Andrew's Church

The Northern Aldborough Festival is delighted to welcome Anna Tsybuleva winner of the prestigious 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition with which the festival has had a longstanding relationship. This years young winner Ukranian born Anna Tsybuleva triumphed in the hard‐fought finals with…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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29
JUN
Northern ALdborough Festival: Eusebio Sanchez
Bramham Park

The Northern Aldborough Festival welcomes Mexican Marimba player Eusebio Snchez. This young virtuoso marimba players Northern debut will enthral and delight the Festival audience with his authentic Latin flair and extraordinary virtuosity. Featuring works by American composer Michael Burritt Mexican composer…

Location: 12.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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01
JUL
Northern Aldborough Festival: Symphonic Brass
St Andrew's Church

The Northern Aldborough Festival is delighted to close with a fanfare from a collection of Londons finest virtuosos The Symphonic Brass of London. London is indisputably the worlds leading centre of musical excellence and the musicians you will hear reflect every aspect…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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02
JUL
Northern Aldborough Festival: Picnic Concert
Aldborough Manor

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01423 900979
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02
JUL
Gymfusion
York Barbican Centre

Gymfusion at York Barbican Centre in York on Saturday 02 July 2016. 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: 1.2 miles away
Category: Sports

04
JUL
Jamie Raven Live
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

Jamie Raven Britains newest and brightest Magician is now on tour. Why not take this opportunity to see Jamie Raven perform brand new and spectacular magic live and in a truly immersive and interactive show.Magician Jamie Raven who wowed the judges and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08448 713024
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07
JUL
The Dreamboys
Grand Opera House

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UKs top Male Strip Show perfect for a night out with all your friends.Adults Only.The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever.Their showcase is unquestionably the most famous Male Stripper act the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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08
JUL
Legend of a Band
Grand Opera House

Great musicianship acute attention to detail and distinctive harmonies are synonymous with The Moody Blues. Legend of a Band faithfully re‐creates the essence of what makes The Moody Blues unforgettable.Featuring Gordy Marshall & Paul Bliss Kit & Keys ‐ The Moody Blues…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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10
JUL
Ken Dodd - Happiness Show
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

Enjoy a fun‐filled variety show for all the family with non‐stop gags and a selection of songs in Ken Dodds unique Happiness Show. Ken Dodd gets set for more late nights.Ken Dodd is one of Britains funniest comedians. Hes a comedy legend…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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15
JUL
John Pendal - International Man of Leather
The Great Yorkshire Fringe Festival

This ground‐breaking stand‐up comedy show is the true story of how a shy Baptist boy from Watford became an unlikely international sex ambassador when he won the 25th annual International Mr Leather contest in Chicago in 2003. Armed with a love of…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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16
JUL
Tom Jones
Castle Howard

Tom Jones may be approaching 70 but he shows little sign of slowing down. Born Thomas Jones Woodward in 1940 he was awarded an OBE by the Queen. He has had an extremely…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

22
JUL
Kaiser Chiefs Racecourse 2016
York Racecourse

Kaiser Chiefs Racecourse 2016 at York Racecourse in York on Friday 22 July 2016. 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…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
JUL
Castle Howard Triathlon
Castle Howard

. Indeed the 13000 acre grounds of Castle Howard form arguably the most physically demanding triathlon course of the Castle Tri Series.Race entrants will start the race by swimming through Castle Howards Great Lake before transitioning into the technical bike route through…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01892 870681
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23
JUL
The Corrs
York Racecourse

The Corrs at York Racecourse in York on Saturday 23 July 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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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