Grand Opera House York Events & What's On
The Grand Opera House York is managed by ATG (Ambassador Theatre Group). You can book tickets for shows online through ATG booking links or visit the box office at the theatre. The theatre hosts shows with tour dates, and includes West End musicals.
Popular shows at the theatre including productions of plays: 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, live bands.
Grand Opera House Clifford Street, York YO1 9SW
Getting To the Grand Opera House
Q Park are pleased to partner with ATG customers to offer a 15% discount on pre-booked parking for your visit.
Nearest train station is York (within 15 minutes' walk of the theatre).
Many bus routes have stops on Clifford Street including the York Park & Ride system.
Signed and Audio described performances are provided for many of the week long shows and may be booked in advance by calling our Access line or by visiting our box office. Our Headsets for Audio described performances can be requested from a member of the Front of House team on arrival at the theatre. A Touch Tour usually takes place 1 hour before the audio described performance begins and must be booked at least 7 days in advance.
Relaxed performances are also held for some week long shows. 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 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 is available via the street level access entrance on King Street. Please note that our King Street entrance is on a hill which 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 Grand Opera House does not have a lift. Access to the Foyer Bar, Dress Circle and Grand Circle is via stairs only.
The Grand Opera House 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 Front of House staff on arrival. The system may not be compatible with all types of hearing aids. We do ask that the Loop necklaces and headsets are to be returned after the show to a member of our Front of House staff.
Induction Loop Necklace
Suitable for persons wearing a hearing aid, the induction loop necklace is worn around the neck. Whilst wearing the necklace, switch your hearing aid to the 'T' setting and the sound is amplified. The necklace has an adjustable volume control.
This device amplifies sound through ear-pieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid. To access the infrared system please request a headset from a member of staff on the day of the show.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre. If you wish to bring your guide or hearing dog to the theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets. Your dog is welcome to sit with you in the auditorium however please note that some shows include special effects, e.g. strobe lighting, smoke, pyrotechnics and loud bangs. Alternatively we can organise for a member of staff to care for your dog during the performance and provide them with some drinking water.
There are accessible toilet facilities at the back of the Stalls auditorium. This is a separate, accessible, private and unisex facility located next to the street-level access entrance door.
Originally a corn exchange, the building was reconstructed as a theatre in 1902 and opened as The Grand Opera House with Little Red Riding Hood starring Florrie Ford. In 1987 the theatre was purchased by India Pru Co. Ltd who spent £4,000,000 restoring it to its former glory. The decor is very similar to how it was in the beginning; the carpet is a rewoven copy of the original with the GOH logo incorporated into it and the light fittings sympathetic to the period style. It was made structurally sound, a new stage was built and a new foyer excavated beneath. The entrance on Clifford Street was made into a Box Office and Cumberland Street became the main entrance. Clifford Street has since been restored as an entrance to the auditorium as well as the Box Office.
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Black Is The Color Of My Voice at Grand Opera House York£21.50
Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed play follows a successful singer and civil rights activist as she seeks redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from..Valid From 26/9/2022Valid To 26/9/2022Buy Here
Rock of Ages at Grand Opera House York£13.00
Rock of Ages is the hilarious musical comedy lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems including Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I..Valid From 27/9/2022Valid To 1/10/2022Buy Here
An Evening with Aggers & Cook at Grand Opera House York£27.00
Jonathan and Alastair always enjoyed a cordial relationship as BBC correspondent and England captain. Recently, Cook has joined Aggers in the box and this translated immediately into natural on-air partnership. An Evening..Valid From 3/10/2022Valid To 3/10/2022Buy Here
Thank You For The Music at Grand Opera House York£28.50
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Michael Palin: From North Korea into Iraq at Grand Opera House York...£31.15
Monty Python legend and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin brings tales of two of the most extraordinary journeys he’s ever made to the stage this autumn in a new solo tour, ‘From North..Valid From 6/10/2022Valid To 6/10/2022Buy Here
The Chicago Blues Brothers – A Night At The Movies at Grand Opera House York...£24.50
Featuring the greatest hits from both Blues Brothers Movies with some of the greatest movie tracks of all time. Classic soundtrack anthems from Footloose, Back to the future, The Rocky Horror Picture..Valid From 7/10/2022Valid To 7/10/2022Buy Here
A Gala Celebration of Gilbert and Sullivan at Grand Opera House York...£13.00
A 26 piece orchestra and acclaimed soloists perform favourites from The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore and others, including some less familiar gems. A glorious celebration of all that’s best..Valid From 8/10/2022Valid To 8/10/2022Buy Here
Six at Grand Opera House York£42.50
Winner of the 2022 Tony Award for ‘Best Original Score’ and ‘Best Costume Design’, the 2022 Whatsonstage Award for ‘Best West End Show’ and a Gold-Disk winning album, this sell-out Tudor take-off..Valid From 11/10/2022Valid To 16/10/2022Buy Here
The Steptoe & Son Radio Show at Grand Opera House York£22.65
These two, warring rag-and-bone-men, in their Shepherd’s Bush scrapyard home, became household favourites for entire generations throughout the 60s and 70s and still they continue to entertain audiences today. Marking 60 years..Valid From 18/10/2022Valid To 18/10/2022Buy Here
90s Live at Grand Opera House York£13.00
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Ministry of Science LIVE – Science Saved The World at Grand Opera House York...£13.00
Join our presenters as they dive deep into the world of science and look at how science shapes the modern world we live in with a few loud bangs along the way!..Valid From 21/10/2022Valid To 21/10/2022Buy Here
The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight at Grand Opera House York£36.25
Featuring the classical reimaginings of a 13-piece Chamber Orchestra, guests will be able to re-live and experience some of the most well-known and well-loved Rock & Metal songs from the last 40..Valid From 22/10/2022Valid To 22/10/2022Buy Here
Pop Princesses at Grand Opera House York£19.50
A musical spectacular starring four fabulous Fairy tale Princesses who just love to sing! It’s the perfect mix. Featuring a soundtrack of top pop hits from artists such as Little Mix, Ariana..Valid From 24/10/2022Valid To 24/10/2022Buy Here
Retour De Ned at Grand Opera House York£29.40
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Mercury: The Ultimate Queen Tribute at Grand Opera House York...£21.00
The extraordinary vocal range and outstanding delivery of Joseph Lee Jackson as Freddie Mercury and the intricate guitar work of Glenn Scrimshaw as Brian May are backed by superbly crafted harmonies, a..Valid From 26/10/2022Valid To 26/10/2022Buy Here
Carole – The Music of Carole King at Grand Opera House York...£23.00
Following a fantastic debut tour in 2019, Carole returns to the stage with an even bigger production for 2022. With a cast of the UK’s finest singers, dancers and musicians this wonderful..Valid From 27/10/2022Valid To 27/10/2022Buy Here
Steve Steinman’s Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story at Grand Opera House York...£32.90
Following his 2022 sell-out tour the highly acclaimed and No.1 recording artist, Steve Steinman, brings you his brand-new production featuring over 25 of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman’s greatest hits. With an..Valid From 28/10/2022Valid To 28/10/2022Buy Here
Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Grand Opera House York£29.40
Since they shot to global stardom on Paul Simon’s Graceland album, Mambazo have been recognised as one of the world’s great vocal groups. Mambazo sing powerful uplifting songs and tour to celebrate..Valid From 29/10/2022Valid To 29/10/2022Buy Here
X-treme Magic at Grand Opera House York£29.40
Starring Richard Cadell (Master Illusionist), Richard Jones (Winner Of Britain’s Got Talent), John Archer (Penn & Teller Fool Us), Solange Kardinaly & Arkadio. Created in Las Vegas & brought over to the..Valid From 30/10/2022Valid To 30/10/2022Buy Here
David O’Doherty: whoa is me at Grand Opera House York£27.40
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Flo & Joan – Sweet Release at Grand Opera House York...£26.90
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Harry Hill: Pedigree Fun! at Grand Opera House York£35.40
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Fairytale of New York at Grand Opera House York£24.50
From the producers of Seven Drunken Nights-The Story of The Dubliners and featuring an international cast of singers, musicians and dancers Fairytale of New York brings you all of your favorite Christmas..Valid From 3/11/2022Valid To 3/11/2022Buy Here
Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael at Grand Opera House York...£32.50
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Dave Gorman: Powerpoint to the People at Grand Opera House York...£32.15
The ‘high priest of the comedy Powerpoint talk’ (The Times) is touring again – as much as anything to demonstrate that a powerpoint presentation doesn’t have to involve a man in a..Valid From 5/11/2022Valid To 5/11/2022Buy Here
The Commitments at Grand Opera House York£13.00
The Commitments received universal critical acclaim following its London World Premiere and was quickly hailed as a smash hit musical sensation. With over 20 soul classics performed live on stage including: Night..Valid From 7/11/2022Valid To 12/11/2022Buy Here
Rhythm of the Dance Christmas Special at Grand Opera House York...£25.50
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The Cher Show at Grand Opera House York£13.00
Music icon turned Hollywood royalty, the Grammy®, Oscar®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning Queen of re-invention has conquered it all. It’s now time to turn back time with this fiercely fabulous kick-ass..Valid From 15/11/2022Valid To 19/11/2022Buy Here
PMU presents Nativity The Musical! at Grand Opera House York£22.90
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Old Granny Goose at Grand Opera House York£13.00
Berwick Kaler is back with another spectacular pantomime for Christmas 2022 and joining him will be the dastardly David Leonard, side-kick Martin Barrass, principal ‘girl’ Suzy Cooper and favourite funny man AJ..Valid From 10/12/2022Valid To 8/1/2023Buy Here