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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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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Adam Buxton Rambles …

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

Sun 30 Aug


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

Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this hour of stand-up and music.

Wed 17 Jun


BalletBoyz: Deluxe

The acclaimed all-male contemporary dance ensemble returns with two new works created by Chinese choreographer Xie Xin and Maxine Doyle of Punchdrunk.

Tue 28 Apr


Billionaire Boy

Stage adaptation of David Walliams' story about Joe Spud, the richest boy in the country, who transfers to a local comprehensive in the hopes of making a friend.

Wed 6 May


Thu 7 May


Fri 8 May


Sat 9 May


The Commitments

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Returning to tour the UK and Ireland 5 years after a phenomenally successful, record breaking run in London’s West End and subsequent sell-out tour. The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic. The Commitments received universal…

Mon 26 Oct


Tue 27 Oct


Wed 28 Oct


…and 3 more dates until 31 Oct

David Baddiel – Trolls: Not the Dolls

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

Sun 5 Apr


Wed 14 Oct


David O'Doherty: whoa is me

Musical comedy from the Irish stand-up.

Sun 21 Feb 2021


Dead Ringers Live

Stars of the BBC Radio 4 series, impressionists Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Jan Ravens and Duncan Wisbey head out on their first UK tour.

Sat 16 May


Deborah Frances-White: The Guilty Feminist

Comedian Deborah Frances-White presents her podcast, about feeling guilty at not being a very good feminist, in front of a live audience.

Sun 10 May


Ghost - The Musical

Walking back to their apartment late one night a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved girlfriend Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost. But with the help of a phoney storefront psychic Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave…

Tue 20 Oct


Wed 21 Oct


Thu 22 Oct


…and 2 more dates until 24 Oct

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 2 more dates until 3 Oct

In The Night Garden Live

The people behind the popular children's TV show bring Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka to life in a live show.

Sat 11 Jul


Sun 12 Jul


Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.

Sun 21 Jun


The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.

Sat 25 Jul


Jonathan Pie: Fake News

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

Sat 18 Apr


Tue 13 Oct


King King

Glasgow blues outfit fronted by Alan Nimmo.

Sun 12 Apr


Wed 3 Feb 2021


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The Grammy Award-winning South African a cappella ensemble were brought to the attention of the entire world when Paul Simon introduced them on his best-selling Graceland album. Marrying the harmonies of their Zulu traditions with the sentiments of gospel music, the group uplift audiences with their voices and tightly…

Wed 10 Jun


Let Me Entertain You

Be captivated by the world of our greatest pop star Robbie Williams in this full stage production, celebrating the music of our UK born icon with huge stage sets, a host of talented musicians, state of the art video and that hint of Robbie magic. Playing the part of Robbie Williams, JK has been recognised as the…

Thu 9 Jul


The Manfreds

Rock and blues with a twist of jazz.

Thu 19 Nov


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 29 May


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


Ross Noble: Humournoid

Ross Noble's newest hour.

Thu 30 Apr


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…

Fri 28 Aug


Seven Drunken Nights

Musical tribute to Irish music giants The Dubliners.

Fri 1 May


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 3 more dates until 28 Nov

Tommy Emmanuel

Australian guitarist in concert.

Mon 15 Mar 2021


Viva La Divas

Tour featuring Strictly Come Dancing professionals Janette Manrara, Katya Jones and Nadiya Bychkova paying tribute to the divas of Hollywood, Broadway, the West End, and contemporary pop acts.

Tue 16 Jun


Whitney: Queen of the Night

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

Sat 5 Sep


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