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Office Opening Times

Mon 10am–5pm*
TueSat 10am–8pm**
Sun Closed
*Open until 8pm on show days
**Open until 6pm on non-show days

Theatre Opening Times
Mon 10am–5pm*
TueSat 10am–11pm**
Sun Closed
*Open until 8pm on show days
**Open until 6pm on non-show days

 

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Be Part Of Our History

Thomas Keregan and his wife established the theatre in 1734 on a converted tennis court. Ten years later following the untimely death of Thomas, his wife built what was then known as the ‘New Theatre’ on the present site.

Our building is a patchwork quilt of many periods. A Roman well hides beneath the stage, 12th century remains of what was once a hospital mingles with the Georgian interior, while the Victorian façade is fused with award winning 1960s poured concrete design. The amalgam of architecture is a fine example of how builders of the past would reuse sound walls and encompass them within their development.

As part of our major refurbishment in 2015 we will be exploring our rich narrative. We are keen to find out how our building can better serve the people of York and our visitors from further afield. We are also eager to hear stories that you may have; perhaps memories of past Pantomimes, wartime visits when theatre offered a little escapism or maybe a more recent show or event that will always remain in your memory.

If you would like to share this and become part of our story, please write to us or email heritage@yorktheatreroyal.co.uk