The theatre hosts shows with tour dates, and includes West End musicals.
Popular productions at this theatre including productions of: Gangsta Granny, The Rocky Horror Show, We Will Rock You, Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain, Strictly Ballroom, Dick Turpin Rides Again, The Osmonds – A New Musical, The Commitments, Beautiful, live bands. For all productions booking now visit the Opera House page.
Grand Opera House Clifford Street, York YO1 9SW
Signed and Audio described performances are provided for many of the week-long productions and may be booked in advance by calling our Access line or by visiting our box office in the house. Our Headsets for Audio described performances can be requested from a member of the Front of House team on arrival at the theatre.
Relaxed performances are also held for some week-long productions. In a Relaxed performance elements of the production are adapted to reduce anxiety or stress. This performance welcomes those who would like to see the show in a less formal atmosphere, including (but not limited to) those who have an autism spectrum condition, people with a learning disability and parents with very young children.
Venue Access Information
There are 11 wheelchair spaces available in Stalls for seats at the end of rows G, H, M, N and R. These will need to be requested at the time of booking. Access to Stalls seating is available via the street-level access entrance on King Street. Please note that our King Street entrance is on a hill that heads down towards the river and is quite steep, if you require any assistance getting down this street please speak to a member of the box office. When you arrive at the street-level access entrance, please ring the bell to the right-hand side of the door and a member of staff will meet you there.
Please Note: Due to this venue being a listed building, the venue does not have a lift. Access to the Foyer Bar, Dress Circle and Grand Circle is via stairs only. Any questions, then please ask the Front of House staff.
The auditorium offers a Sennheiser infra-red Hearing system.
A Sennheiser Infra-Red Hearing System is available for people with hearing impairments. Please collect a headset from the Front of House staff on arrival. The system may not be compatible with all types of hearing aids.