Grand Opera House York

Opened: 1902
Capacity: 1,028 seats


  • The Grand Opera House opened as a variety theatre in 1902 and played host to many of the stars of the day including Lillie Langtry, Florrie Ford and Charlie Chaplin.
  • It was extensively restored in 1987 and since then has presented a range of shows including drama, smaller musicals, comedy and a popular annual pantomime as well as working with many local societies and organisations.
  • Recent shows have included Sunny Afternoon, The Rocky Horror Show, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Blood Brothers, Dirty Dancing, Gangsta Granny, The National Theatre’s Production of Jane Eyre and the pantomime Aladdin, complimented with music concerts and comedy with Jimmy Carr and Paddy McGuiness.

Grand Opera House, Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW

Contact: Lizzie Richards, General Manager

Phone: 01904678715

Lizzie Richards York

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