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 was meant to be used 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.... Read more >>
Come and enjoy Grand Opera House’s new Matinee Club - The perfect way to see a show, have a hot drink and meet other likeminded theatre go-ers. The Matinee Club is for anyone aged 60 plus – you’ll get free pre-show tea/coffee and biscuits (with your paid Matinee ticket) starting 45 minutes before curtain up in a reserved area of the Foyer Bar (occasionally relocated to one of our other bars). Spaces are limited so please book early to ensure a place. Please quote CUPPATEA when booking.
The following shows are currently running Matinee Club events –The Kite Runner, The Play That Goes Wrong, Summer Holiday, The Case of the Frightened Lady, Hairspray and The Full Monty.