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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

20
OCT
Eric and Little Ern
Grand Opera House

This affectionate and fantastically funny homage to the greatest comedy double act that Britain has ever seen vividly brings back warm memories of a bygone era. Recreating some of the finest moments of Eric and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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
Vampires Rock - The Final Countdown Tour
Grand Opera House York

Celebrating its 11th year and the final chapter it is what can only be described as one of the best touring production shows everSteve Steinman plays the supremely evil Baron Von Rockula owner of the Live and Let Die club. In search…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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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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01
NOV
Kaboom
Castle Howard. York

On Saturday 1st November Kaboom will be in front of The Great Lake set against the magnificent backdrop of an illuminated Castle Howard. Kaboom is famous for having the very best firework display in the area in fact last year Kaboom was…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01904 341046
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01
NOV
Paloma Faith
Barbican Theatre York

British singersong writer and actress Paloma Faith released her successful debut single in 2009 Stone Cold Sober and her album Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful Was certified platinum with a spot in…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

03
NOV
hotly anticipated brand new stand-up show
Grand Opera House York

This is a warm up event and Michael may appear reading from notes.Max 6 tickets per person.The man is quite simply top‐to‐toe hilarious The Telegraph.Michaels previous tour Showtime was the biggest selling comedy tour in the world in 2012 playing to…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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03
NOV
Michael McIntyre
Grand Opera House York

British stand‐up comedian Michael McIntyre burst onto our screens with his first DVD Live and Laughing in 2008. As the fastest‐selling comedian at the Edinburgh Festival Michael won the award for Best Live Stand‐Up…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

03
NOV
Michael McIntyre Work In Progress
Grand Opera House York

Michael McIntyre Work In Progress at Grand Opera House York in York on Monday 03 November 2014. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
NOV
Stones In His Pockets
Grand Opera House York

The Multi Award Winning Comedy by Marie Jones.Following a sell‐out run on Broadway four and a half years in the West End and on tour the worldwide sensation Stones in His Pockets returns with Ian McElhinney the original director at the helm.Seen…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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07
NOV
Jools Holland
Barbican Theatre York

Julian Miles Holland OBE DL was founder member of the band Squeeze but began his solo career as a pianist singer composer and band leader in the late 70s. In 1978 he co‐hosted The Tube…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

08
NOV
Verdi Requiem
York Minster

York Musical Society Chorus and Orchestra along with St Michaels Singers Coventry perform Verdis Reqieum one of the masterpieces of Western music. This was an overnight sensation as Verdis major sacred composition.Soloists are: Gweneth‐Ann Jeffers Kay Symonds‐Joy David Butt Phillips and Julian…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 01904 557208
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09
NOV
Jim Davidson - No Further Action
Grand Opera House York

Very few comedians could turn the worst year of their life into a resounding success. Fresh from winning the most successful ever series of Big Brother comedy king Jim Davidson has done just that.No Further Action will see Jim tell the story…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07734 805817
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09
NOV
York Does Vintage: Wedding Fair
Merchant Adventurers Hall

We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing our York vintage and handmade wedding fair back to the atmospheric Merchant Adventurers' Hall Expect an eclectic array of vintage and vintage inspired wedding stands set in a building steeped in history. Alongside the…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01423 561431
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09
NOV
Paul Carrack
York Barbican Centre

English singersongwriter and multi‐instrumentalist Paul Carrack has seen major music success as a band member and solo performer since the 1970s. Playing with Ace Roxy Music Squeeze Mike and the Mechanics he has also released…

Location: 1.2 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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