Grand Opera House York
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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Events at this venue
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Adam Buxton Rambles…
Comedian Adam Buxton reads from his new book which incorporates rambles on topics including formative cultural influences of the 80s, confrontations on trains, boarding school trauma and David Bowie. He may even answer some very BIG questions. To be honest, that’s unlikely but it should be fun anyway.
Wed 27 May
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
Believe – The Cher Songbook
Join us for a stunning concert as we turn back time and celebrate the Goddess of Pop, Cher. An exhilarating show sensationally recreating all her hits, the hair, the costumes from her breathtaking career spanning six decades. Experience the ultimate tribute to Cher with dazzling costume changes, outstanding musicianship…
Sun 23 Feb
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
Fri 8 May
The Bowie Experience
Tribute to the late, great David Bowie. Featuring songs including 'Space Oddity', 'Starman', 'Fashion', 'Life on Mars', 'China Girl', 'Rebel Rebel', 'Golden Years' and 'Modern Love'.
Sat 7 Mar
Brendan Cole: Show Man
The first-ever winner of Strictly storms the stage with more passionate Latin dance moves.
Tue 25 Feb
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
- Directed by: Rob Bettinson
- Written by: Alan Janes
Celebrate the man and the music as the popular touring production of the rock musical rolls into town again.
Tue 24 Mar
Thu 26 Mar
Colin Thackery, the winner who stole everyone’s hearts on Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year has announced a major tour for 2020 From the Royal Hospital Chelsea, to the Britain's Got Talent Final, Colin Thackery made quite an impression from start to finish. When the 89-year-old Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery…
Sat 29 Feb
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
David Baddiel – Trolls: Not the Dolls
One-man show from David Baddiel about his interactions with internet trolls.
Sun 5 Apr
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
Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Sun 21 Jun
Jonathan Pie: Fake News
Jonathan Pie provides more scathing take-downs of politicos and journalists alike.
Sat 18 Apr
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
Madama Butterfly An Ellen Kent production
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 Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a…
Sat 21 Mar
Once: The Musical
A Broadway and West End hit musical that's a ravishing love story with a bittersweet difference, Once casts a spell over the audience just as its two lead characters cast a spell over each other. Based on a cult 2006 Irish indie feature, originally shot on a micro-budget of just $160,000, it tells the uplifting yet…
Mon 3 Feb
Tue 4 Feb
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
Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever
Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig - it’s going to be her best day ever!
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…
Wed 18 Mar
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…
Sat 25 Jan
That'll Be The Day
Back by ever-growing popular demand, get ready to party as the UK’s favourite Rock & Roll variety production returns with another brand new show! Featuring incredible live music performances, this hugely entertaining Rock & Roll spectacular blends classic gold hits from the 50s, 60s & 70s, with bags of…
Thu 27 Feb