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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

03
DEC
Jim Davidson - Forty Years On
Grand Opera House, Clifford Street

Son of a Glaswegian father born and bred in Charlton. From drummer to window cleaner via shelf stacker to a theatre near you. Guaranteed to be an irreverent outrageous and truthful night. For one night only. Adults only. Boy does Jim…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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03
DEC
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - The Panto
Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Governor LeTrump is determined to cast his menacing spell over the city of Paris but with the circus in town his evil plans slowly begin to unravel. Fortune teller Celia Fate and her son Summer are spreading an air of anarchy among…

Location: 1.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07927026071Ticketscall01904 501935
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06
DEC
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 be…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07888 688767
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08
DEC
The Shires
York Barbican Centre

The Shires at York Barbican Centre in York on Thursday 08 December 2016. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch The Shires live in the…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

09
DEC
Make A Wish! - Aladdin
Grand Opera House

Grand Opera House Yorks Biggest & Best Pantomime ‐ Aladdin. Three Bears Productions are promising an exciting magic carpet ride to old Peking Three Bears Productions presents ALADDIN. A Wish Come True Grand Opera House York is getting ready for the arrival…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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14
DEC
The Overtones
York Barbican Centre

The Overtones have stormed onto the scene of popular music in both the United States and the UK and they have done so with relatively simple and incredibly catchy music. The mood of their…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
DEC
The Human League
York Barbican Centre

Puff up those shoulder pads and feather that mullet The classic 1980s New Wave electronic band The Human League are back and are set to embark on a major tour of the UK this summer.The…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

31
DEC
Take That LIVE And Olly Murs at Coronation Hall, B
Coronation Hall

TICKETS: £20.00 ‐ Children £15.00 ‐ FREE Glass of Bubbly on Arrival & FREE Soft Drinks for Children.FAMILY TICKET: £60 ‐ 2 Adults & 2 Children ‐ FREE Glass of Bubbly on Arrival & FREE Soft Drinks for Children.Please Note: CHILDREN …

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08006 890747
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13
JAN
Absolute Bowie
Fibbers York

There will only ever be one David Bowie he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie Europes Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01904 620203
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19
JAN
Elkie Brooks
Grand Opera House York

Lancashire lass Elkie Brooks began her professional career as a singer at the age of 15. In the 1960s she supported The Beatles at their Christmas Show in London and her profile began to rise…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

20
JAN
Totally Tina
Grand Opera House York

Tina Turner is a phenomenon having won 8 Grammys sold over 200 million albums and more concert tickets than any other artist in a career lasting four decades. Is an International acclaimed award winning tribute revue show to the Queen of Rock…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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22
JAN
Trextasy
Grand Opera House York

Marc 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 throughout the 1970s including Telegram Sam and Jeepster he was able to…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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23
JAN
The ELO Experience
Grand Opera House York

The ELO Experience are the worlds foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra. With a sensational string section a stunning light show and large screen projection to further enhance the experience why not come along and enjoy this incredible show which accurately…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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24
JAN
Billy Bragg & Joe Henry - Shine A Light Tour
Grand Opera House York

In March 2016 Billy Bragg and Joe Henry guitars in hand boarded a Los Angeles‐bound train at Chicagos Union Station looking to reconnect with the culture of American railroad travel and the music it inspired. Winding along 2728 miles of track over…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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25
JAN
One Night of Elvis
Grand Opera House York

Lee Memphis King Europes most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist recreates the essence of the King; The 68 Comeback Special and The Vegas years with consummate ease and an almost unbelievable combination of stunningly accurate vocals and incredible passion in every performance.Lee…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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26
JAN
Macca - The Concert
Grand Opera House York

In the first concert of its kind to tour UK and Europe Macca ‐ The Concert Celebrating the music of Paul McCartney featuring acclaimed West End performers and using state of the art visual media projection and lighting throughout celebrates McCartneys entire…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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26
JAN
Macca: The Paul McCartney Story
Grand Opera House York

A brand new theatre experience for 2017.Starring West End leading man Emanuele Angeletti Let It Be as Paul McCartney this is a celebration of the life and music of a legend.In the first show of its kind to tour UK and European…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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30
JAN
Gaslight
Grand Opera House York

While Jack Manningham Rupert Young is on the town each evening his wife Bella Kara Tointon is home alone. She cant explain the disappearance of familiar objects the mysterious footsteps overhead or the ghostly flickering of living room gaslight ‐ is she…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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05
FEB
Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night
Grand Opera House

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili known for his legendary stand‐up performances is back on a nationwide tour Intelligent sometimes provocative and always entertaining his stand‐up is a hugely energetic and captivating comedy masterclass.His credits range from Hollywood to television and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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06
FEB
Round The Horne
Grand Opera House York

From 1965 to 1968 with its infamous movie spoofs and hilarious characters Round the Horne was one of the biggest and best radio comedy shows of all time and still endures 50 years on. Take a step back in time and experience…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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08
FEB
The First Hippo On The Moon
Grand Opera House York

From Number One bestselling childrens author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first3 ...2 ...1 ...BLAST OFFDavid Walliams has taken the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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10
FEB
An Evening with Aggers & Tuffers
Grand Opera House York

From the last home Ashes series in 2013 Evenings with Aggers have been delighting audiences all over the country. Now following in the footsteps of Geoffrey Boycott Sunil Gavaskar and Graeme Swann Phil Tufnell teams up with his TMS colleague for a…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08448 713024
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11
FEB
The Roy Orbison Story
Grand Opera House York

Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the worlds leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe‐tapping sound of this music giant.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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12
FEB
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

13
FEB
The Commitments
Grand Opera House York, Clifford Street

Featuring soul classics Night Train Try A Little Tenderness In The Midnight Hour Papa Was A Rolling Stone Save Me Mustang Sally and many more – The Commitments is now live on stage for the…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

17
FEB
Mike The Mechanics
York Barbican Centre

Mike The Mechanics at York Barbican Centre in York on Friday 17 February 2017. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Mike The Mechanics live…

Location: 1.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

21
FEB
Sunny Afternoon
Grand Opera House

Sunny Afternoon the sensational smash hit West End musical rocks York 2017. Step into swinging 60s Britain and discover how The Kinks found their definitive sound that rocked a nation.Step into swinging 60s Britain and discover how The Kinks found their definitive…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713024
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24
FEB
Gin Festival York 2017
York Barbican

GinFestival.compresents:Gin Festival York 2017Described in Timeout as one of the Top 10 things to do in 2016 the UKs biggest andoldest Gin Festival returns to York for the first time since February 2016.This time weve moved to a new venue the amazing…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01274 888588
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27
FEB
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Grand Opera House York

Based on the 1967 Academy Award‐winning film Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City when moderns including a flapper named Millie Dillmount were bobbing their hair raising their hemlines entering the workforce…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: +44(0)1904 678714
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06
MAR
Wonderland
Grand Opera House

Let the Adventure begin...Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carrolls Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.Following sold out seasons in Tampa Texas and Tokyo the multi Grammy Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorns Wonderland receives…

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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