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

04
AUG
Oklahoma
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

Will the course of true love run smooth in turn of the century OklahomaProduced for Stage Experience by our critically‐acclaimed production team West Side Story Our House Footloose Rodgers and Hammersteins classic musical follows the high spirited rivalry between handsome farmer Curly…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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20
AUG
Proms Spectacular at Castle Howard, York, with Sum
Castle Howard

Celebrate Yorkshires biggest and best Proms Spectacular in the stunning setting of Castle Howard. Join together with your friends and family as conductor Jae Alexander leads the National English Orchestra through a programme of popular classics movie themes and beautiful arias. Guest…

Location: 14.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 02031 375715
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26
AUG
The York Orchard Musical Theatre Company
Grand Opera House

The York Orchard Theatre Company brings Jonathan Larsons exuberant East Village rock version of Puccinis opera La Bohme to York in this fabulous amateur production by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. on behalf of Music International of New York. Rent won the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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03
SEP
Sundowner Triathlon and Sundowner Sprint Tri
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

. Sundowner Middle Distance Triathlon and Sundowner Sprint Triathlon on the same day.1900m Swim 90km Bike and 21km Run ‐ Sundowner Trior750m Swim 20km Bike and 5km Run ‐ Sundowner Sprint TriThe unique Sundowner Triathlon has a leisurely Saturday midday start wake…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01904 339435
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03
SEP
Sarah Millican
York Barbican Centre

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

04
SEP
York Does Vintage
Merchant adventurer's Hall

THE vintage stallholders are hand‐picked and offer a wealth of knowledge gained from years of experience with each one bringing their quality affordable vintage clothing jewellery and kitchenalia. Vintage lovers can while away the hours browsing through rail after rail of…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07824 559272
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10
SEP
Yorkshire Whisky Festival
York Racecourse (The Ebor Stand)

. Now in its 14th year the Yorkshire Whisky Festival has become an absolute must‐do for the good folks of Gods own countyNot only will you have the chance to taste the best of homegrown whiskies from all over Scotland but we…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01904 410841
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13
SEP
Sparkling Wine and Champagne Tasting in York
Hotel Du Vin York

. We all enjoy a glass of fizz to celebrate birthdays Christmas weddings or just the fact that spring is here Tonight we will give you the chance to taste six beautiful sparkling wines and compare them side by side.... Will you…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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19
SEP
The Chinese State Circus
Grand Opera House

The Chinese State Circus brings all the magic of the 'big top' to European audiences on an amazing tour. A real mix of Chinese arts and culture the show ties elements of Kung‐Fu together with…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
SEP
Gangsta Granny
Grand Opera House York

The world premiere of David Walliams Gangsta Granny is coming to the stage in a national tour starting this winter and running throughout 2016. It is being staged by the Birmingham Stage Company the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories.Its Friday night and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 08448 713024
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21
SEP
Ronan Keating
York Barbican Centre

Best known for his work as one of the members of Boyzone Ronan Keating has shown many times over that he has the ability to make it on his own. His debut solo albon…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

25
SEP
Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, The Ultimate, Gold
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

Jimmy Carrs new tour will distill everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by into one incredible unparalleled night of entertainment.Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show.A…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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25
SEP
York's Vintage Wedding Fair
Merchant adventurer's Hall

We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing our Yorks 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: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07824 559272
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10
OCT
Jamie Lawson
York Barbican Centre

Jamie Lawson at York Barbican Centre in York on Monday 10 October 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…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
OCT
Introduction to Wine Tasting in York
Hotel Du Vin York

If you want to get a taste of what we offer at Yorkshire Wine School in just one evening then join us for an introductory look at the wonderfully diverse and quirky world of wine. It might even start you on a…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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14
OCT
The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show
Grand Opera House

Original dreamboats Marty Wilde Eden Kane Mike Berry and The Wildcats as well as very special guest Mark Wynter join forces in The Solid Gold Rock n Roll Show.The late fifties and early sixties were without doubt some of the most exciting…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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15
OCT
Saturday Introduction to Wine Tasting with Lunch i
Hotel Du Vin York

Want to try a wide variety of wines and learn about new grape varities Want to discover which wines match best with which foods Want a fun interactive weekend course which will teach you all the basics about wine and a little…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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15
OCT
Sing-A-Long-A-Grease
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

The brand new sing along screening of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton‐John brought to you by the producers of Sing‐a‐Long‐a Sound of Music. Ever wanted to know what its like to be a T‐bird or a Pink Lady…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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17
OCT
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage
Grand Opera House

Have the time of your life with the ultimate live experience; Dirty Dancing The Classic Story on Stage. Full of passion and romance heart‐pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing. Dirty Dancing The Classic Story on Stage. Full of passion and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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23
OCT
Romesh Ranganathan
York Barbican Centre

Romesh Ranganathan at York Barbican Centre in York on Sunday 23 October 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Romesh Ranganathan tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

24
OCT
Nina Conti: In Your Face
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

Hot on the heels of her 2016 smash‐hit season at the West Ends Criterion Theatre by popular demand Nina Conti is back on the road with her sell‐out show In Your Face. Strap into the mask as Nina Monkey and a bag…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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25
OCT
Maximum RnB with The Manfreds
Grand Opera House

Join 60s luminaries The Manfreds PP Arnold and Zoot Money for a fabulous evening of Rhythm and Blues nostalgia and some of the greatest hits ever written The Manfreds with an all‐star line up of original members Paul Jones Mike DAbo Tom…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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26
OCT
The ELO Experience
Grand Opera House

In 2016 The ELO Experience will be celebrating their 10th year of bringing the music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light orchestra to the live stage. The ELO Experience are the worlds foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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27
OCT
Vampires Rock - Ghost Train
Grand Opera House York

After 13 years and over a million tickets sold Steve Steinman returns as Barron Von Rockula in the all new Vampires Rock Saga The Ghost Train.As Club Live and Let Die burns to the ground Barron Von Rockula played By Steve Steinman…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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28
OCT
Rebecca Ferguson
York Barbican Centre

Rebecca Ferguson a singer songwriter from Liverpool first caught publics eye in 2010 when she was fighting her way to the stars in the popular star search show The X Factor where she finished as…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
OCT
Roy "Chubby" Brown
Grand Opera House

Hes still rude hes still crude and this time hes turning headlines into punch lines as his rip‐roaring brand of banter continues to burst bellies across the country. Chubby doesnt hold back from sharing his outlandish views on news women and gender…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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31
OCT
Catherine Tate
York Barbican Centre

Catherine Tate at York Barbican Centre in York on Monday 31 October 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Catherine Tate live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket comparison…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

01
NOV
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

Direct from its success in Londons West End a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back Using huge projection photos and original film footage this 50 Anniversary Celebration also features a full…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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01
NOV
The Specials
York Barbican Centre

Coventrys finest THE SPECIALS have announced a European and UK tour for Autumn 2011 tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 3rd December 2010. When The Specials kicked off the first night of their…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
NOV
Vienna Festival Ballet - Snow White
Grand Opera House

Join Snow White on her magical journey with this unmissable production based on the Grimm brothers tale.This spellbinding ballet promises to entertain and dazzle the whole family.A truly spellbinding performance ‐ Burnley Express. 4 stars ‐ WhatsOnStage.Wed 2 Nov 2016 7.30…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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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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