Take in a show at one of York’s most beautiful venues; the Grand Opera House and The Theatre Royal.
Just a short stroll from The Grand, both theatres offer world-class entertainment, in a luxurious and atmospheric setting.
The Grand Opera House
The buildings that comprise the Grand Opera House York were not originally intended to be a theatre. The tall section was built as York’s Corn Exchange in 1868 and it was planned to use it as a concert hall from time to time. The auditorium was originally a warehouse opening onto Kings Street. In 1902 after the Corn Exchange failed, the buildings were converted into the Grand Opera House by William Peacock. The theatre opened on January 20th 1902 with Little Red Riding Hood starring Florrie Ford. In 1903 the name became "The Grand Opera House and Empire" because new regulations banned smoking in serious theatre but allowed it in music hall type theatres and smoking was fashionable at the time.
York Theatre Royal
The Theatre Royal has been producing great drama in the beautiful City of York for over 250 years and is one of the country’s leading producing theatres. Each year it welcomes over 200,000 people to a wide variety of performance and participatory activity. The York Theatre Royal is conveniently located just a short stroll away from The Grand.
Speak to our Hotel Concierge about booking tickets for the latest show, and to find out what is playing during your proposed visit. A visit to the theatre affords an exhilarating, entertaining evening, which can be rounded off by a drink or two in our exclusive Whisky Lounge.
Visit www.grandoperahouseyork.org.uk and www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk for further details on each theatre.