Grand Opera House York

The North Yorkshire home of world-class live entertainment. The Grand Opera House York, built in 1902, has recently undergone a major re-furbishment and brings the best theatre, music, comedy, dance and musicals to audiences from across the region.

Contact Details

Cumberland Street, York YO1 9SW
Contact Numbers
Accessibility Assistance
Typetalk / Textphone
Groups 10+ & Schools
Calls to 02 & 03 numbers are charged at standard geographic rate and included in any call plan minutes
Opening Hours
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times

Security

ATG continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases, rucksacks, and large bags into the Theatre. --- Hot and alcoholic drinks, and any hot or cold food may not be brought into the venue and will be confiscated. Due to regulations any tins, cans and glass bottles are not permitted in the auditorium. These items will be confiscated on the door and returned at the end of the show. --- Children (ages 15 and under): All children (ages 18 months to 15 years inclusive*) shall require their own ticket which shall be at full ticket price if no child concessions are available at the time of booking and must be supervised at all times. Supervision of children shall be by not less than 1 adult (aged 18 years or over) per 10 children and the supervising adult must sit next to the child/ren. The Management reserves the right to ask parents / supervisors to remove children if, in the opinion of the Management, they are causing a disturbance. *No children under 3 will be admitted to the Venue except where it is specifically stated at the time of booking that the event is suitable for under 3s. Babes in arms (children under 18 months unless otherwise stated at the time of booking and on the ticket) will only be admitted to performances that are specifically aimed for them (pantomimes and shows permitting under 3s only). Where babes in arms are permitted, they shall be admitted free of charge however, no seat will be provided. If any other age restrictions apply for a particular performance this will be stated on the relevant production page of our website. --- Please note that the Grand Opera House York is a cashless venue. All transactions, including Box Office sales, Bars, Merchandise and Concessions require payment by card. --- And finally, we ask you to consider the enjoyment of other audience members and do nothing to disturb the performance.

Getting Here

By car
Q Park are pleased to partner with ATG customers to offer a 15% discount on pre-booked parking for your visit. It’s easy to book in advance at https://www.q-park.co.uk/en-gb/atg/
Q Park are pleased to partner with ATG customers to offer a 15% discount on pre-booked parking for your visit. It’s easy to book in advance at https://www.q-park.co.uk/en-gb/atg/
By train
Nearest train station is York (within 15 minutes' walk of the theatre).
Nearest train station is York (within 15 minutes' walk of the theatre).
By bus
Many bus routes have stops close to the theatre, including York Park and Ride. Please note the Park and Ride does not always operate a late evening service, please see their website for details
Many bus routes have stops close to the theatre, including York Park and Ride. Please note the Park and Ride does not always operate a late evening service, please see their website for details

Access

Contact Us - Please see our Access Contact Us page for details.

Booking Information - Join our Access Membership Scheme to enable online booking for accessible seats, register for any available Access concessions and, for certain customers, reserve Personal Assistant tickets. Details on how to book Access tickets online are on our Booking With ATG Access Membership page.

Access Parking – Q Parks are pleased to partner with ATG customers to offer a 15% discount on pre-booked parking for your visit, for all details please visit ATG Parking (q-park.co.uk) or for City of York Council car parks please visit City centre disabled access – City of York Council

Step Free Access and Wheelchairs

The Grand Opera House does not have a lift. Access to the Foyer Bar, Dress Circle and Grand Circle is via stairs only.

There are 10 wheelchair spaces available in Stalls at the end of rows G, H, M, N and R, some of which are transfer to seat only. These will need to be requested at the time of booking. Please also speak to our access team, prior to booking, if you intend to visit with a motorised mobility wheelchair/scooter. Access to stalls is available via the street level access entrance on King Street. Please note that our King Street entrance is on a hill which heads down towards the river and is cobbled with a slope. When you arrive at the street-level access entrance, please ring the bell to the right hand side of the door and a member of staff will greet you there.

Entrance – Please be aware the auditorium opens 30 minutes prior to the show, therefore we recommend any wheelchair users, and any other access patrons who require immediate seating, arrive no earlier than this.

Accessible Toilets - There are accessible toilet facilities at the back of the Stalls auditorium. This is a separate, accessible, private and unisex facility located next to the street-level access entrance door with baby change facilities

Access Performances - All upcoming Audio Described, Captioned, BSL Interpreted and Relaxed performances are listed on our Assisted Performances page.

Visual Impairment Services - Information about our venue’s audio description, touch tours and other visual services can be found on our Visual Impairment Services page. We recommend seats in the front half of the stalls from row D forwards for customers who require a closer view of the stage or for any Audio Described shows. Touch Tours may also be available to accompany Audio Described performances, please follow the link to contact our access team who will be happy to check. Submit a request – ATG Tickets - United Kingdom

Hearing Impairment Services - Information about our venue’s hearing enhancement systems, signed performances and other hearing services can be found on our Hearing Impairment Services pageOur venue has an T Loop system. Please speak to any of our ushers upon arrival for details. The best locations for you to use this system in our auditorium are front and mid stalls.

Assistance Dogs - Assistance dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre. If you wish to bring your assistance dog to the theatre, please advise the Box Office when booking your tickets. Your dog is welcome to sit with you in the auditorium however please note that some shows include special effects, e.g. strobe lighting, smoke, pyrotechnics and loud bangs. Alternatively, we can organise for a member of staff to care for your dog during the performance and provide them with some drinking water.

Seat Width - The seats at Grand Opera House York have fixed arms and are 41-43 cm (16-17 inches) wide on average in the Stalls and Dress Circle, and 38-41 cm (15-16 inches) wide on average in the Grand Circle. Please follow the link to contact our access team. Submit a request – ATG Tickets - United Kingdom if you wish to discuss further.

Useful Links - For any resources such as Symbol Resources or links to our Euan's Guide pages, please see our Additional Resources.

Further Information and Questions - Details of company-wide Access Services are available in our Access Section. Any other questions please see our FAQ’s.