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Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 August 2019

York Theatre Royal’s 275th Birthday Weekend

2019 marks the 275th anniversary of York Theatre Royal. That’s a BIG birthday, so we thought we’d celebrate this summer with a weekend of free family fun and frivolity. From Friday 9 to Sunday 11 August, the theatre will be packed with tours, exhibitions, taster sessions and feasts – it’s going to be one big party, and you’re invited!

The De Grey Rooms will be transformed for our birthday weekend celebrations with an exhibition showcasing an amazing array of costumes from our Costume Department. Talk to Pauline and Claire from Costume Hire and discover the fascinating stories behind our costumes.

A rare opportunity to see clothing and accessories from our store of precious items, plus hand drawn designs from our past productions as well as vintage and antique items.

This FREE exhibition will be open from 11am-4pm on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August.

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Saturday 07 September 2019

The Black Rose

The Black Rose weekend returns for the 7th year to the De Grey Rooms. Now a regular part of the Northern gothic scene, the Black Rose Ball takes place annually on the first weekend in September; with all profits donated to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

Featuring the Black Rose Bazaar during the day, with a variety of traders selling unique gothic and alternative handmade items; alongside a goth café in the bar area.

During the evening the ‘Cabaret Macabre’ gothic masquerade ball will bring the De Grey Rooms to life. Starting with an exclusive and limited ticket VIP Gathering at 7pm; before the doors open for the Ball at 8pm.

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Sunday 22 September

Wedding Open Day

De Grey Rooms welcomes you to our wedding open day. A chance to experience what makes our stunning neo-classical ballroom the perfect venue for your unique, personalised wedding. Sitting in the heart of the city of York, beautiful parks and historic architecture are on our doorstep. Come and meet the team and find out more about De Grey Rooms.

Thursday 31 October 2019

St Leonard’s Hospice Fashion Show

St Leonard’s Hospice is joining forces with York Theatre Royal to present a fashion show in aid of the Hospice. The show is on Thursday 31 October in the De Grey Rooms in St Leonard’s Place, York. Doors will open at 6:30pm with the catwalk fashion show starting at 7pm. All clothes and accessories in the show are taken from donations to the 13 charity shops and these, along with even more items, will be available for sale afterwards. There will also be a licenced bar and a raffle. Find out more and book tickets here:

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Tuesday 03 - Friday 06 December 2019

A Right Royal Christmas

Join Musical Director Madeleine Hudson and York Theatre Royal Choir for a celebration of all things Christmas past and present, evoking the past 275 years of the theatre’s history.

Traditional seasonal music, Stephen Sondheim and more – plus well loved and lesser known readings from special guests, this evening has something for everyone!

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Tuesday 17 - Saturday 21 December 2019

A Christmas Carol

In 1858, Charles Dickens came to York and gave a public reading of A Christmas Carol to rapturous applause.

Following a sell-out run last year, European Arts Company returns with their recreation of Dickens’s stunning performance of his best-loved ghost story.

Come and meet the author himself in the beautiful Georgian setting of the De Grey Rooms, and enjoy the spirit of Christmas past, present and future.

Standard price: £19 (includes glass of mulled wine or prosecco on arrival)

Special price: £23 (includes drink on arrival, plus mulled wine & mince pie at interval)

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