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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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
- 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
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
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 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
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
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
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…
Sun 17 Jan 2021
Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks
Explore Greek history with characters from Terry Deary's famous series of novels.
Sat 16 Jan 2021
Sun 17 Jan 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…
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
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