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Theatre in York There’s a wide range of performing arts on the go in York, from tongue-in-cheek ghost walks to Russian drama premieres, if you’ve got the acting bug it’s time you visited one of York’s theatre venues for a great night out.

In impressive surroundings and directly opposite the City Art Gallery, York Theatre Royal [map] at St Leonard’s Place has an extensive programme of new and familiar plays. See new interpretations of classics and internationally famous pieces in the elaborate main theatre.

Alternatively, check out The Studio [map] for dynamic new productions from such exciting groups as Pilot Theatre Company and Full Body And The Voice.

York Theatre Royal [map] is host to Berwick Kayler’s pantomime and if you’re visiting in December, January or February this is definitely the show to catch. If you think pantomime is about washed up Australian soap stars singing out of tune to audiences of uninterested children, think again. Berwick Kayler’s pantomime sells in excess of 20,000 tickets and is an absolute tradition amongst York citizens who often visit the show several times and enjoy the razor-sharp script and perfectly over the top acting. Tickets go on sale the previous April and it's vital to book well in advance to have any hope of getting a seat.

Catch those touring West End shows at The Grand Opera House [map], Cumberland Street. If you love a musical this is the theatre for you. The Grand Opera House has a programme steered towards family entertainment and plays host to a range of vibrant and exciting acts.

The Friargate Theatre [map] at Lower Friargate is an intimate venue, which proves a great way to enjoy drama if you’re on a tight budget. The Riding Lights Theatre Company perform on this stage during the summer season and star in occasional out of season performances too.

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre [map], Haxby Road, is home to the areas amateur theatre companies and regularly presents family-orientated performances.

See the talent of the future at Trinity Hall Studio Theatre [map], Monkgate. The Stagecoach Youth Theatre stages regular reviews and performances here.

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