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York Theatre Royal

York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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For 275 years York Theatre Royal has been here to welcome and entertain residents and visitors to the city.

Open six days a week, we’re the place to visit whether you’re looking for great live entertainment, want to get hands-on with theatre or simply want to relax.

February 2020

Pepper & Honey

Pepper & Honey

Tue Feb 4 @ 11.00 am - 2.00 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£10

Pepper & Honey is told through the process of making Croatian pepper biscuits (paprenjaci), baked live in front of the audience, while the spicy-sweet story is woven throughout

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Green Knight

Green Knight

Wed Feb 5 @ 6.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£10

A one-woman version of the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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Picasso’s Women

Picasso’s Women

Wed Feb 5 @ 8.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£10

A unique look at the great painter’s early life through the voices of his wives, mistresses and muses

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First Time

First Time

Thu Feb 6 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£10

Can you remember your first time? Nathaniel can’t seem to forget his. To be fair, he has had it playing on repeat for the last 15 years

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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers

Fri Feb 7 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Feb 8 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15 – £27

Armed only with a baguette and his questionable steed, join hot-headed D’Artagnan as he travels to Paris full of childish excitement and misplaced bravado to become a Musketeer

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Heaven’s Gate

Heaven’s Gate

Fri Feb 7 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£10

Inspired by true events, Heaven’s Gate imagines the final hour of four members of the real life religious UFO group

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One Foot in the Rave

One Foot in the Rave

Sat Feb 8 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£10

A disillusioned 23-year-old Jehovah’s Witness breaks free from the controlling cult and lands on the ecstasy-fuelled dance floors of 90’s clubland

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Overheard

Overheard

Tue Feb 11 @ 2.00 pm - Wed Feb 12 @ 8.00 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£10

Drawing on contemporary crises in the Chinese world, Overheard is a unique theatrical experience that breaks down barriers between audiences and performers

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Oliver!

Oliver!

Wed Feb 12 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Feb 22 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£8 – £29

Did we hear someone ask for more?! York Light Opera Company are back for their 60th consecutive year performing on our stage with this family-favourite production

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Ladies That Bus

Ladies That Bus

Thu Feb 13 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£10

A comedy drama based on real-life interviews with bus travellers in the North

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Crongton Knights

Crongton Knights

Tue Feb 25 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Feb 29 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15 – £33

Life isn’t easy on the Crongton Estate but when the magnificent six set out to help a friend in trouble, much larger problems come their way.

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The Seagull

The Seagull

Wed Feb 26 @ 7.45 pm - Sat Mar 7 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£10 – £14

A story about unrequited love, the generation gap, and how life can turn on a kopek

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March 2020

Alone In Berlin

Tue Mar 3 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Mar 21 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15 – £39

A gripping portrait of life in wartime Berlin and a vividly theatrical study of how paranoia can warp a society gripped by the fear of the night-time knock on the door.

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Less than Human

Less than Human

Thu Mar 12 @ 7.45 pm - Sat Mar 14 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£8 – £16

What does it mean to be human? Are some lives worth more than others?

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Chaos

Chaos

Thu Mar 19 @ 7.00 pm - Sat Mar 21 @ 8.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£6.50 – £8.50

A series of characters search for meaning in a complicated and unstable world

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Room On The Broom

Room On The Broom

Tue Mar 24 @ 8.00 am - Wed Mar 25 @ 5.00 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15

Jump on board the broom with the witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ fun-filled adaptation of Room on the Broom

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I, Elizabeth

I, Elizabeth

Tue Mar 24 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£12 – £14

Using only Elizabeth’s words, Rebecca Vaughan explores the queen’s struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty

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Polari

Polari

Thu Mar 26 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£8

Polari showcases the best in emerging and established LGBT+ literary talent

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Wasteland

Wasteland

Fri Mar 27 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Mar 28 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15 – £27

As industrial Britain fell, a new sub-culture emerged…

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Poetry for All

Fri Mar 27 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£6

Poetry for All brings the joy of poetry and the spoken word to everyone with its potential to open up new emotional and intellectual experiences you never knew you had

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York Literature Festival 2020- Poetry for All

Fri Mar 27 @ 7.45 pm - 9.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£6

Poetry for All brings the joy of poetry and the spoken word to everyone with its potential to open up new emotional and intellectual experiences you never knew you had. Filled with humor, pathos, drama and visuals, this event is open to everyone with an interest in spoken word but has specially adapted for people with sight and hearing loss and other disabilities. The event, which is fully accessible, will feature British Sign Language interpretation and Big Screen Projection of…

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The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

Tue Mar 31 @ 6.30 pm - Wed Apr 1 @ 6.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£4.50 – £6.50

This tale of gender, social roles and love is explored by local schools through ensemble and choral work

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April 2020

Cosi Fan Tutte

Cosi Fan Tutte

Fri Apr 3 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15 – £39

Mozart’s combination of glorious music and farcical comedy make Così fan tutte an enduring favourite, a story of young love and fidelity

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The Extraordinary Adventures of You and Me

The Extraordinary Adventures of You and Me

Sat Apr 4 @ 11.00 am - 2.00 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£8 – £12

The Extraordinary Adventures of You and Me follows English Touring Opera’s success in creating fun, engaging and interactive operas for children and young audiences

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Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar)

Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar)

Sat Apr 4 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15 – £39

One of Handel’s most celebrated operas: a story of passion and revenge, featuring a treasure trove of great arias with immense dramatic intensity

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No Horizon

No Horizon

Thu Apr 9 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Apr 11 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15 – £27

Set against the contrasting earthiness of Yorkshire and the dreaming spires of Cambridge, No Horizon is a tale of courage, aspiration, passion and achievement in the face of great adversity

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Slime

Wed Apr 15 @ 10.30 am - 3.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£8

A squishy, squelchy show for the very young

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Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed: The Musical

Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed: The Musical

Wed Apr 15 @ 7.00 pm - Sat Apr 18 @ 7.00 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15 – £33

Featuring live music, hilarious pranks, and of course, Dennis’ trademark skateboard, this brand new, high-octane, BLAMTASTIC family musical is perfect for pranksters young and old!

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Far Gone

Far Gone

Wed Apr 15 @ 7.45 pm - Thu Apr 16 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£10 – £16

Far Gone is a gut kicking physical performance with humour, poetry, and the horrors of being a child soldier

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Bang Bang!

Bang Bang!

Tue Apr 28 @ 7.30 pm - Sat May 2 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15 – £39

A new farce by John Cleese

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May 2020

Mugabe, My Dad & Me

Mugabe, My Dad & Me

Fri May 15 @ 7.45 pm - Sat May 30 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15 – £19

Tonderai Munyevu was born in 1982 Zimbabwe, what they call the “born frees” – one of the generation born in the 1980s after independence

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The Glee Club

The Glee Club

Wed May 27 @ 7.30 pm - Sat May 30 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15 – £39

A raucous comedy featuring live music

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June 2020

A Bunch of Amateurs

A Bunch of Amateurs

Tue Jun 2 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Jun 6 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15 – £39

Everyman Theatre Company is proud to present Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s hilarious comedy

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Thu Jun 4 @ 6.30 pm - Sat Jun 6 @ 8.00 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£6.50 – £8.50

Kevin Dyer’s prophetic play was written over ten years ago – it looks at a world that is facing environmental disaster and a group of local kids who decide to take direct action and change things

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Beach Body Ready

Beach Body Ready

Tue Jun 9 @ 7.45 pm - Wed Jun 10 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£16

The Roaring Girls smash their way through ingrained fears, food insecurities, and toxic
advertising in this defiantly feel good show which sticks two fingers up to everything the media says we should look like

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The Canary and the Crow

The Canary and the Crow

Fri Jun 12 @ 7.45 pm - Sat Jun 13 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£10 – £16

The award-winning Middle Child present brand new gig theatre about a working class black kid who’s accepted to a prestigious grammar school

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Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Wed Jun 17 @ 10.30 am - 1.00 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£7.50 – £10

Join Poppy and her dog Peppy on this wonderful adventure as she launches across the canvas sky, towards the Paper Moon to rescue the MoonMoo

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Is This A Dagger? The Story of Macbeth

Is This A Dagger? The Story of Macbeth

Thu Jun 18 @ 11.00 am - 1.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£9 – £15

Andy Cannon, one of Scotland’s finest storytellers, takes audiences on a thousand-year journey from fact to fiction and back again, in his telling of Shakespeare’s classic tale

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Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Thu Jun 18 @ 1.00 pm - 4.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£8 – £12

If you can’t sleep, won’t sleep or love sleep there is something in this show for you. With sublime music and beautiful design, tutti frutti invites you to their new show made of dreams

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Chores

Chores

Fri Jun 19 @ 6.00 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£9 – £15

Comedy and chaotic acrobatics, with skilled circus stunts and hilarious interactive gags

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Pub Quiz for Kids

Pub Quiz for Kids

Sat Jun 20 @ 12.00 pm - 4.00 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£8

Fantastic fun for the whole family together. Prepare for quick-fire competition, lots of laughs and very few prizes

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The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

Sat Jun 20 @ 2.00 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£9 – £15

Come and see the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man who finds his feet fast and sets off on the journey of a lifetime!

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Shandyland

Shandyland

Wed Jun 24 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Jul 4 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15 – £33

Spanning twenty years, Shandyland is a story of life, love, death and drink at the heart of a small, northern, family-run pub

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July 2020

Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad

Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad

Fri Jul 10 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Jul 25 @ 7.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£15

From the author of the modern feminist classic The Handmaid’s Tale and 2019’s literary phenomenon The Testaments, comes a powerful retelling of one of our oldest stories and myths

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The Garden

The Garden

Sat Jul 11 @ 7.45 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
£10 – £16

The Garden is a bitter sweet story of friendship, denial and unrequited love told by Dark Horse’s final year learning disabled student actors, an ensemble cast of eight

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Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking

Fri Jul 31 @ 3.30 pm - Sat Aug 15 @ 3.30 pm
York Theatre Royal York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD

Pippi Longstocking, “the strongest girl in the world”, is a new spectacular that will burst onto our stage in summer 2020

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