Grand Opera House York

Grand Opera House York
Cumberland Street, York, YO1 9SW
  • Opening times Mon–Sat noon–4pm; closed Sun.
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Grand Opera House

As well as putting on musicals, theatre, comedy and music over the years, in 1902 the Grand Opera House was also the home of York's first public performances of films. A conversion of a warehouse and a corn exchange, after a handful of closures and refurbishments, it opened for good in 1993.

As well as putting on musicals, theatre, comedy and music over the years, in 1902 the Grand Opera House York was also the home of York's first public performances of films, originally called Empire Theatre. A conversion of a warehouse and a corn exchange, after a handful of closures and refurbishments, it opened for good in the 1980's.

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80s Live

You may have heard of throwback Thursday, now it’s time for the ultimate throwback decade -80s Live! Join us as we travel back in time to one of the most iconic eras of music for an exciting night out – put your hands together and get into the groove as our live band Electric Dreams perform over two dozen chart topping…

Fri 20 Nov


Fri 30 Apr 2021


Fri 16 Jul 2021


Adam Buxton Rambles …

The comedian and cult podcast personality reads from his new book.

Sun 30 Aug


Tue 23 Feb 2021


Thu 18 Mar 2021


Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt (Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor)

Adam Kay, comedian, former doctor and author the best-selling This is Going to Hurt shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this hour of stand-up and music.

Wed 4 Nov


Tue 17 Nov


Back to Bacharach

Back to Bacharach will bring you the sensational soundtrack of the 60’s and beyond! Travel back with us and be dazzled by a non-stop parade of classic hits such as* Alfie, What The World Needs Now, Do You Know The Way To San Jose, Walk On By, The Look of Love, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa, I Say…

Sat 8 May 2021


Come What May - The Ultimate Tribute to Moulin Rouge

Bursting at the seams with timeless classics including Come What May, Your Song, Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, Roxanne *and *Lady Marmalade plus hit songs from The Greatest Showman and other iconic movie musicals. Travel back in time as the children of the revolution take you on a thrilling nonstop journey into the…

Sun 21 Feb 2021


Fri 26 Feb 2021


The Commitments

  • Directed by: Jamie Lloyd
  • Written by: book)

The soundtrack to the smash-hit movie The Commitments played live; expect all the classics from 'Mustang Sally' to 'Take me to the River'.

Mon 26 Oct


Tue 27 Oct


Wed 28 Oct


…and 21 more dates until 21 May 2022

David Baddiel – Trolls: Not the Dolls

One-man show from David Baddiel about his interactions with internet trolls.

Wed 14 Oct


David Baddiel - Trolls: Not The Dolls

Following his five-star Olivier-nominated hit My Family: Not The Sitcom and the return to number 1 of his seminal football anthem Three Lions, David Baddiel comes back to the stage with a brand new one-man show, Trolls: Not The Dolls. Trolls – the terrible people who spend all day insulting and abusing strangers for no…

Wed 14 Oct


Sun 1 Nov


David O'Doherty: whoa is me

Musical comedy from the Irish stand-up.

Sun 14 Feb 2021


Sun 21 Feb 2021


The Dreamboys

Let the boys tease, tantalise and sweep you off your feet as you and your friends enjoy the raunchiest night out of the year. Think chiselled torsos, high-energy dance routines and boy-next-door seduction that will leave your heart pounding. *Dreamboys * is seen by millions of people annually, that’s a lot of ripped…

Sun 28 Feb 2021


The Drifters

The veteran vocal harmony group celebrate over 60 years of The Drifters with hits including 'Under the Broadway', 'Saturday Night at the Movies’ and ‘Up on the Roof’.

Sat 10 Jul 2021


Sat 17 Jul 2021


The Frock Fairies In Sleeping (With) Beauty - Adult Panto

The heat is rising this Summer as Adult Pantomime to Aberdeen - can you handle this?! Think Dream Girls meets Destinys Child as Baga Chipz, Divina De Campo and Blu Hydrangea, best known from Series 1 of Drag Race UK headline Sleeping (with) Beauty as The Frock Fairies.As the Kingdom rejoices the birth of the Princess…

Sun 20 Jun 2021


Ghost the Musical

Musical adaptation of the beloved movie, with songs by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics.

Tue 20 Oct


Wed 21 Oct


Thu 22 Oct


…and 7 more dates until 21 Nov


The much-loved sixties high-school romance comes to the stage via its acclaimed run at Leicester Curve. Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director, Nikolai Foster.

Mon 5 Apr 2021


Tue 6 Apr 2021


Wed 7 Apr 2021


…and 3 more dates until 10 Apr 2021

Heathers The Musical

Greetings and salutations! Welcome to Westerberg High, where Veronica Sawyer is just another of the nobodies dreaming of a better day. But when she’s unexpectedly taken under the wings of the three beautiful and impossibly cruel Heathers, her dreams of popularity finally start to come true. Until JD turns up, the…

Tue 29 Sep


Wed 30 Sep


Thu 1 Oct


…and 7 more dates until 9 Jan 2021

Hello Again: A Tribute to Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond tribute show. Expect to hear 'Sweet Caroline', 'Cracklin’ Rosie', 'Forever in Blue Jeans', 'Song Sung Blue', 'Hello Again', 'Love on the Rocks', 'America' and many more.

Wed 2 Sep


Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain

Using actors and 3D special effects, this amazing show is guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips! Can you beat battling Boudicca? What if a Viking moved in next door? Would you lose your heart or head to horrible Henry VIII? Can…

Thu 14 Jan 2021


Fri 15 Jan 2021


Sat 16 Jan 2021


Sun 17 Jan 2021


Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks

Explore Greek history with characters from Terry Deary's famous series of novels.

Thu 14 Jan 2021


Sat 16 Jan 2021


Sun 17 Jan 2021


…and 3 more dates until 20 Mar 2021

Horrible Histories - Ruthless Romans

Using actors and 3D special effects, this amazing show is guaranteed to thrill you and your children. Historical figures and events will come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips! From the evil emperors to the gruesome gladiators, find out why there's no place like Rome! Join Julius Caesar's battle to be…

Fri 15 Jan 2021


Sat 16 Jan 2021


Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. Suitable for ages 16+.

Wed 28 Apr 2021


Tue 4 May 2021


The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Cash tribute from award-winning singer-songwriter Clive John. A journey from the 1950s to 2002, including all the Man in Black's greatest hits.

Thu 14 Jan 2021


Tue 27 Apr 2021


Jonathan Pie: Fake News

Jonathan Pie provides more scathing take-downs of politicos and journalists alike.

Tue 13 Oct


Kevin Clifton & Joanne Clifton: Burn The Floor

In the past two decades Burn the Floor has revolutionised Ballroom style. Combining jaw-dropping choreography and ground-breaking moves, Burn the Floor brings their famous, infectious and rebellious energy to the stage every single night in the UK, starring Strictly Come Dancing champions Kevin Clifton and Joanne…

Tue 6 Oct


Kevin Clifton - Burn The Floor

This fiery, energetic and revolutionary Ballroom production will, once again, set stages alight and show audiences why it is still the world’s leading Ballroom show after more than two decades. A mix of eclectic live music, jaw-dropping choreography and ground-breaking moves, this show has an abundance of infectious…

Tue 1 Jun 2021


King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

Wed 3 Feb 2021


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The moving a capella ensemble who first came to international prominence on Paul Simon's Graceland album and have remained at the forefront of South African music for more than 30 years.

Sat 15 May 2021


Mon 17 May 2021


Les Musicals

Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and *Jai McDowall * (Britain’s Got Talent - Winner) have joined forces to create a dramatic a spine-tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases even more smash-hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices. Come and…

Mon 17 May 2021


Let Me Entertain You

Robbie Williams tribute show.

Sun 10 Jan 2021


Sat 1 May 2021


Lost In Music - One Night at the Disco

Get ready to recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge *and *Chic. This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly…

Sat 6 Feb 2021


Lost In Music - One Night at the Disco

This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals and is sure to have you dancing in the aisles! So, come dressed to impress as we celebrate the golden age of Disco! With songs such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash,* Boogie Wonderland *and many, many more!

Sun 2 May 2021


Luther - Luther Vandross Celebration

The world’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross *tribute * Harry Cambridge and…

Sun 27 Jun 2021


The Magic of Motown

Get ready to Reach Out for a brand new show in 2020 with all your favourite Motown songs. You will be going Loco down in Acapulco, as we take you along memory lane with all the Motown classics from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The…

Thu 26 Nov


Fri 5 Feb 2021


The Manfreds

Rock and blues with a twist of jazz.

Thu 19 Nov


Maximum Rhythm 'n' Blues with The Manfreds

The Manfreds with an all-star line-up of original members Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness *and * Mike Hugg with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie will be recreating many of their greatest hits both as part of Manfred Mann and as successful solo artists. Joining the Manfreds is bona fide legend Georgie…

Sat 23 Oct 2021


Tue 2 Nov 2021


Mercury: The Ultimate Queen Tribute

Tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen, established in 1998.

Fri 14 May 2021


Thu 20 May 2021


One Night of Elvis: Lee 'Memphis' King

An evening in the company of top Elvis impersonator Lee 'Memphis' King, performing a selection of Presley's hip-shaking greatest hits.

Fri 4 Sep


Psychic Sally

Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium Sally Morgan.

Tue 1 Sep


Tue 18 May 2021


The Rolling Stones Story

Tribute to the Rolling Stones who have dominated rock'n'roll music since the 1960s and were at the forefront of the British Invasion of bands that conquered the US in 1964. They ran neck and neck with The Beatles in the popularity stakes with the late sixties and early seventies considered by many as their Golden Age.

Sat 14 Nov


Fri 22 Jan 2021


Ross Noble: Humournoid

Ross Noble's newest hour.

Wed 6 Jan 2021


Thu 21 Jan 2021


Round the Horne

“Oh, Mr Horne! How bona to vada your dolly old eek!” From the producers of the UK tours of The Goon Show and Hancock’s Half Hour comes another radio comedy classic live on stage. From 1965 to 1968 there wasn’t a bigger radio programme in Britain than the ground-breaking Round the Horne. For half-an-hour every Sunday…

Mon 10 May 2021


Seven Drunken Nights

Musical tribute to Irish music giants The Dubliners.

Fri 7 May 2021


Sun 23 May 2021


The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central…

Fri 16 Apr 2021


Strictly Ballroom

  • Directed by: Baz Luhrmann, Drew McOnie
  • Written by: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce

Musical based on the Australian film set in the cutthroat world of ballroom dancing.

Mon 23 Nov


Tue 24 Nov


Wed 25 Nov


…and 15 more dates until 18 Jun 2022

Tommy Emmanuel

Australian guitarist in concert.

Mon 15 Mar 2021


Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers Story

After a phenomenal sell out tour in 2019, Walk Right Back is ….BACK! From the Producers of That'll Be The Day, the show tells the story of the most successful duo of all time…The Everly Brothers. Featuring such hits as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy's Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines…

Mon 24 May 2021


We Will Rock You

A run through all your Queen favourites in this musical penned by Ben Elton and members of Queen.

Mon 22 Mar 2021


Tue 23 Mar 2021


Wed 24 Mar 2021


…and 9 more dates until 15 May 2021

Whitney: Queen of the Night

A celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston through three decades of classic hits.

Sat 5 Sep


Sun 15 Nov


Sat 6 Nov 2021


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