Bold and original drama since 1744

The Theatre


York Theatre Royal is a brave creative hub at the heart of the city

York Theatre Royal is one of the region’s most successful producing theatres welcoming more than 200,000 visitors each year to a unique 275 year old building in the heart of the beautiful and historic city of York.

Our Story

275 Years of Theatre

The building, which is owned by the York Conservation Trust, contains architecture from the Medieval, Georgian and Victorian periods, as well as a landmark modernist foyer. As one of the oldest theatres in UK, York Theatre Royal has a rich, interesting history which all began in 1744…

Who we are

A producing and receiving theatre in the heart of historic York

York Theatre Royal is the oldest continuously operating theatre company in the English speaking world. It is a cultural hub for York, North Yorkshire and beyond, and is recognised nationally for the scale of its integration with the people of the city and the region.

Working here

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Our stages, buildings and city will thrive with live theatre of exceptional quality made with you – the world’s most exciting artists – with more of the world’s most exciting artists.