Grand Opera House

Things to do in York | Grand Opera House

From magical musicals to raucous stand-up comedy, live bands to family-friendly shows, the Grand Opera House always offers an entertaining evening out. Housed in a converted warehouse and corn exchange, the Grand Opera House has been open as a theatre since 1902. Since then stars of the stage and screen, including Charlie Chaplin, Vera Lynn and Morecambe and Wise, have taken a leading role at the theatre. Although best known for big touring West End shows and musicals, the Grand Opera House regularly offers ballet, opera, drama, comedy and music tribute acts.

Grand Opera House

Grand Opera House


Top tip

Want to get the best seats in the house? Whether you prefer the stalls or your own private box, you can choose your seats online to avoid disappointment.


Eating and drinking

The evening doesn’t have to end when the curtain comes down, get a drink at the bar or head out into York city centre.

Arrive early for your performance and make the most of the pre-show buzz. Enjoy a drink one of the theatre’s foyer bars or get the full champagne and canapés VIP package.

Located in the centre of town, you’ll find plenty of options for eating or drinking before or after the show. From afternoon tea to the full fine dining experience, you can find it all in York.


Getting to Grand Opera House

Located near the river Ouse in York city centre, there are plenty of transport options to get you to the Grand Opera House in time for curtain call.

By car
There are plenty of car park options in York city centre. Prices can vary, so check out the Travel York website for up to date charges.

By bus
Want to save on those city centre parking prices? The city’s park and ride buses offer a free alternative. To find out more, check out the Travel York website.

By train
Just across the river from York railway station, the Grand Opera House is a short 10-minute walk through the city centre.


Looking for a hotel in York?

We've got plenty of hotels in York to choose from. Our  Blossom Street North and Blossom Street South hotels are right in the city centre. And our York North hotel is a mile further out and our Premier Inn York North West hotel is a few miles from the train station and is close to handy road connections.