Grand Opera House

Grand Opera House
Cumberland Street, York, YO1 9SW
  • Opening times Daily: noon–5.30pm.
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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.

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There are 47 events at this location

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Awful Auntie

David Walliam's tale of Stella, who goes to London with her parents and wakes up three months later with no idea what has happened.

Wed 14 Feb 2018


Thu 15 Feb 2018


Fri 16 Feb 2018


Sat 17 Feb 2018


Beauty and the Beast

Three Bears Productions present the story of bookworm Belle and the cursed Prince, the Beast.

Fri 15 Dec


Sat 16 Dec


Sun 17 Dec


…and 18 more dates until 7 Jan 2018

Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-long

  • 2017
  • USA
  • 2h 9min
  • Directed by: Bill Condon
  • Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans

Choose Belle, the Beast, or both and sing the soundtrack to this Disney classic.

Sun 18 Mar 2018


Belle & Sebastian

Scotland's much loved purveyors of jangling indie magic.

Tue 20 Mar 2018


Champions Of Magic

Mind reading, magic and illusions from stars of magic.

Fri 20 Apr 2018


Sat 21 Apr 2018


Chas & Dave

The cheeky cheery Cockneys return with 'Rabbit', 'Gertcha', 'Margate' and more.

Mon 12 Feb 2018


Cilla the Musical

A new musical celebrating the life and career of Cilla Black.

Tue 23 Jan 2018


Wed 24 Jan 2018


Thu 25 Jan 2018


…and 2 more dates until 27 Jan 2018

The Circus of Horrors: The Never Ending Nightmare

The troupe celebrates its 21st anniversary with its latest spectacular featuring an amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape.

Tue 6 Feb 2018


David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Mon 19 Mar 2018


David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

An irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats.

Mon 19 Mar 2018


Dear Zoo

The popular pop-up book by Rod Campbell about Ben and Sally's search for a pet is brought to the stage with puppets and audience participation. Suitable for ages two and over.

Mon 26 Feb 2018


Tue 27 Feb 2018


Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

  • 2 stars

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Wed 21 Mar 2018


Ellen Kent: Madama Butterfly

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards - Puccini Madama Buuterfly Starring the Korean soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* and the international soprano…

Thu 1 Mar 2018


An Evening With Boycott & Aggers

Geoff Boycott teams up with his TMS colleague, for an evening of banter and cricket anecdotes.

Sun 4 Feb 2018


Grumpy Old Women to the Rescue

  • Directed by: Owen Lewis
  • Written by: Jenny Eclair, Judith Holder

Moans and groans from three miserable middle-aged women, based on the successful TV show. Starring Jenny Eclair, Dillie Keane and Lizze Ropper.

Thu 19 Apr 2018



The feel-good musical comedy telling the story of Tracy Turnblad, a girl with big hair and big dreams.

Mon 16 Jul 2018


Tue 17 Jul 2018


Wed 18 Jul 2018


…and 3 more dates until 21 Jul 2018

Hedda Gabler

  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Written by: Henrik Ibsen, Patrick Marber (adapt)

Intelligent, bored, powerless, manipulative… Hedda has been called the female Hamlet. Ivo van Hove directs Patrick Marber's bruising new translation of Henrik Ibsen's drama in which a newly married general's daughter finds that life holds only disappointment. Lizzy Watts stars as in the title role, with Annabel Bates and…

Tue 20 Feb 2018


Wed 21 Feb 2018


Thu 22 Feb 2018


…and 2 more dates until 24 Feb 2018

Illegal Eagles

Tribute band to the prolific Hotel California songsters.

Wed 7 Feb 2018


I'm About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett

The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.

Sun 13 May 2018


Joe Brown

The rock'n'roll veteran plays a set which spans rock, country, gospel and ballads.

Sat 3 Feb 2018


The Kite Runner

  • Directed by: Giles Croft
  • Written by: Khaled Hosseini (book), Matthew Spangler (adapt)

Matthew Spangler's adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's novel about friendships that can span continents.

Tue 8 May 2018


Wed 9 May 2018


Thu 10 May 2018


…and 2 more dates until 12 May 2018

The Little Mix Experience

The Little Mix tribute band play all of the original group's big pop hits.

Sat 31 Mar 2018


The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Sat 3 Mar 2018


Michael McIntyre: Big World Tour

The floppy-haired comic, who was awarded the keys to London's O2 Arena after a record-breaking 28 performances, takes his brand of high-energy observations on a world tour.

Mon 29 Jan 2018


Tue 30 Jan 2018


Michael McIntyre: Warm Up Shows

The dapper dafty warms up for his 2018 world tour.

Mon 29 Jan 2018


Tue 30 Jan 2018


Peppa Pigs Adventure

A live show with Peppa Pig, George and their friends as they take on a new adventure.

Wed 27 Jun 2018


Thu 28 Jun 2018


Peppa Pig's Surprise

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis

Fun family show following the adventures of little Peppa Pig, who's having fun playing outside, but Mum and Dad have a surprise …

Wed 27 Jun 2018


Thu 28 Jun 2018


The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Directed by: Mark Bell
  • Written by: Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields

Award winning company Theatre Mischief presents a play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society putting on a murder mystery production.

Mon 14 May 2018


Tue 15 May 2018


Wed 16 May 2018


…and 3 more dates until 19 May 2018

Psychic Sally: Kisses to Heaven

Psychic show from Sally.

Wed 23 May 2018


The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas

A show celebrating music from Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin.

Tue 5 Jun 2018


Wed 6 Jun 2018


Thu 7 Jun 2018


…and 2 more dates until 9 Jun 2018

Ross Noble: El Hablador

The wild-haired Geordie, prone to wondrous tangents and surreal interludes, wanders back out on tour with a brand new show.

Sun 21 Oct 2018


The Roy Orbison Story

Roy Orbison tribute singer Barry Steele and his five-piece show band singing hits by the Big O plus a special tribute to the time Roy spent with The Traveling Wilburys, and Bono.

Thu 1 Feb 2018


Seven Drunken Nights: The Story Of The Dubliners

The spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan comes to life on stage through timeless Irish classics including The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan's Wake, McAlpines Fusileer and Raglan Road.

Fri 23 Mar 2018


Someone Like You: The Adele Songbook

Katie Markham delivers this celebration of one of our generation's finest singer-songwriters with performances of songs from the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25.

Fri 9 Feb 2018


Strangers on a Train

A stage adaptation of Highsmith's novel, made famous by Hitchcock's 1950 film.

Mon 5 Mar 2018


Tue 6 Mar 2018


Wed 7 Mar 2018


…and 3 more dates until 10 Mar 2018

Suggs McPherson - What A King Cnut: A Life In The Realm Of Madness

The vocalist and songwriter tells stories about life with the legendary ska-pop band, whose music continues to garner fans to this day.

Sun 4 Mar 2018


Suggs: My Life Story in Words and Music

Spoken word show from the affable Madness frontman 'with musical accompaniment and uncalled for interjection from Deano his loyal manservant/pianist'.

Sun 4 Mar 2018


Summer Holiday

Stage adaptation of the musical movie that starred Cliff Richard.

Tue 29 May 2018


Wed 30 May 2018


Thu 31 May 2018


…and 2 more dates until 2 Jun 2018


Longstanding, respected T-Rex tribute act. Glam rockers, brace yourselves.

Fri 30 Mar 2018



Everyone’s favourite colourful characters, Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po, take to the stage for their first live show in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

Wed 26 Sep 2018


Thu 27 Sep 2018


Teletubbies Live

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po take to the stage.

Wed 26 Sep 2018


Thu 27 Sep 2018


That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Thu 22 Mar 2018


Theatre Tour

Theatre Tour at Grand Opera House York

Wed 28 Feb 2018


Mon 16 Apr 2018


Tim Vine: Sunset Milk Idiot

Quick-fire one-liners from the Not Going Out actor.

Sat 26 May 2018


A Vision of Elvis

2008 European Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Rob Kingsley presents the total Elvis package, from custom-made costumes to that curl of the lip.

Thu 8 Feb 2018


The Wizard of Oz

Production based on L Frank Baum's classic tale.

Fri 27 Apr 2018


Sat 28 Apr 2018


Mon 30 Apr 2018


…and 5 more dates until 5 May 2018

You've Got a Friend

The story of the friendship between James Taylor and Carole King told through their songs.

Wed 28 Mar 2018


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