Light, Glass & Stone: Conserving the St Cuthbert Window

York Minster DeangateYork,

Explore the medieval St Cuthbert Window through a new exhibition which tells the story of the life and miracles of one of Northern England’s most significant saints. Learn about the cathedral’s project starting in 2021 to conserve the 600-year-old window, which is one of the largest surviving narrative windows in the world and among the […]

Richard III

Yorkshire Museum Museum Gardens, Museum StreetYork,

The world-famous late 16th century portrait of Richard III will go on display at the Yorkshire Museum as part of a new display, in summer 2021. The loan to the Yorkshire Museum is part of the National Portrait Gallery’s nation-wide COMING HOME project, which sees the Gallery sending portraits of iconic individuals to places they are closely […]

Grinling Gibbons: Monuments to Glory

York Minster DeangateYork,

Discover the work of Grinling Gibbons, the most celebrated British woodcarver of the 17th century, through a new exhibition at York Minster as part of a national programme to mark the 300th anniversary of his death. The year-long exhibition, which will be complemented by a sculpture trail, will focus on three stone monuments that Gibbons […]

Events for the season of creation

York Minster DeangateYork,

A special season of services, events and webinar debates highlighting the accelerating global climate and environment emergency at York Minster and online.

York Food & Drink Festival

Parliament Street Parliament StreetYork,

The York Food and Drink Festival is back! Head on down to Parliament Street and Shambles Market for tasty treats, live demonstrations and more.

York Environment Week

Various locations York,

In the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow this November, come and find out what we can do in York to tackle climate change. With events from 40+ local groups exploring themes such as energy, transport, food and nature, there will be something for everyone.

York Walking Festival

Various locations York,

Love walking? Then this is the festival for you...There's group walks, treasure hunts, walking bingo - and more!

Dead Northern – Horror and Fantasy Film Festival

City Screen Picturehouse City Screen Picturehouse, 13-17 Coney StYork,

Get ready for a weekend of spooky fun at City Screen with the horror film festival Dead Northern! With 50+ films, world premieres, Q&As, a themed awards party and more.


York 50+ Festival 2021

Various locations York,

The annual festival is back, in its 16th year! There's over 80 events to enjoy throughout the week organised by York Older People's Assembly including sports, workshops and classes.

Burning Duck Comedy – Lou Sanders: Say Hello To Your New Step-Mummy

The Crescent Community Venue 8 The CrescentYork,

“It’s me, Loulie, AKA the face that launched a thousand dicks! In this show I’ll examine relationships (all kinds, baby), mental health (other people’s, I’m fine) and perverts (that one is mainly me, actually). I’ll be oversharing, wanging on about spirituality and giving everyone some much unwanted advice.” As seen/heard winning on Taskmaster, QI, 8 […]


Clifton Explore Under 5’s Storytime

Clifton Explore Rawcliffe Lane, CliftonYork,

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes at this socially distanced event. This is suitable for under 5's with and accompanying adult. Each ticket is for 1 adult with children age under 5 years old.


York Explore Under 5’s Storytime

York Explore Library and Archive Library Square, Museum StreetYork,

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes at this socially distanced event. This is suitable for under 5's with and accompanying adult. Each ticket is for 1 adult with children age under 5 years old.

The Play That Goes Wrong

Grand Opera House Clifford StYork,

Mischief’s multi award-winning international smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is returning to York. The Cornley Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does!

Robyn Hitchcock + Jessica Lee Morgan

The Crescent Community Venue 8 The CrescentYork,

**THIS SHOW IS FULLY SEATED AND ALL SEATS ARE UNRESERVED** Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his […]

Shagged. Married. Annoyed. With Chris & Rosie Ramsey

York Barbican Paragon SYork,

For the first time ever Chris and Rosie Ramsey are bringing their smash-hit podcast live to York for one show only. As always, the loveable Geordie duo will be chatting all about life, relationships, arguments, annoyances, parenting, growing up and everything in between, but this time in front of a live audience.

Apple harvest

Beningbrough Hall Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and GardensYork,

Kicking off harvest time with five days to celebrate the humble apple through talks, tasting and displays from Wednesday 29 September - Sunday 3 October 2021. Drop in and see the display of the multitude of apples grown at Beningbrough - all different shapes, sizes, colours and textures. Tasting will be a bit different so […]

Dear Zoo Live!

York Theatre Royal St Leonard's PlaceYork,

Rod Campbell’s much-loved lift the flap book has been a firm favourite with children and parents for nearly forty years. Lovingly adapted for the stage, his distinctive illustrations leap from the page in this colourful show packed full of puppetry, songs and of course, all the animals from the zoo.

EMOM York X: Electronic Music Open Mic

The Fulford Arms 121 Fulford RdYork,

EMOM, the Electronic Music Open Mic & Forum is back at the Fulford Arms in York! This is a space for all forms of electronic music including: drone, glitch, electrojazz, chiptune, ambient, noise, electropop, techno, loopers, improvised, live coding, cold wave, trance etc Performers: slots will be about 15 minutes, but if you only want […]


York Historic Pub Walk

Minstergate MinstergateYork,

Discover the history of York's beer & pub heritage and much more by taking a guided walk through York City Centre. Each walk covers the history of approximately 15 pubs as well as the centuries of events, people (and spirits) associated with them. The guide is an experienced volunteer city guide. Walks start from Minstergate […]


John Smith

National Centre for Early Music St. Margaret's Church, WalmgateYork,

Against the backdrop of a universally difficult 2020, songwriter and guitarist John Smith found himself facing personal and unrelenting change. In the spring of 2020, Smith and his wife lost a pregnancy, and his mother was diagnosed with cancer. With his touring schedule of two hundred days a year on the road suddenly on indefinite […]

Put On Shorts

[email protected] [email protected], 41 MonkgateYork,

Hilariously funny and brilliantly thought provoking theatre from four Yorkshire writers. David Allison, Steve Brennen, Lisa Holdsworth and Graham Rollason. A selection of acclaimed short plays examine Maggie Thatcher’s relationship with Jimmy Saville, what really happened on day three in the Garden of Eden, how a perfect murder ends in a real cliff hanger and […]


Acomb Explore Under 5’s Storytime

Acomb Explore Library Front StreetYork,

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes at this socially distanced event. This is suitable for under 5's with and accompanying adult. Each ticket is for 1 adult with children age under 5 years old.

Finding the Words with Meg Cox, Steve Nash and Martin Zarrop


Come and listen to some of the best poets from Yorkshire and beyond at Finding the Words, our relaxed and welcoming poetry evening. Finding the Words with Meg Cox, Steve Nash and Martin Zarrop Meg Cox didn’t write poetry until she completed a literature degree with the Open University in her sixties. Thank you Harold Wilson! […]

Nubiyan Twist

The Crescent Community Venue 8 The CrescentYork,

A blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers join forces to create a unique, infectious sound drawing on jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin, soul, reggae and dance music.