Your Visit

In the Heart of York

Situated in the heart of York on St Leonard’s Place we’re just a stone’s throw from York Minster. The theatre is easily accessible by foot, with two main entrances along the street and only ten minutes walk from York railway station. If you’re cycling here, there are bicycle parking bays on Duncombe Place.

Finding Us

Our address

York Theatre Royal
St. Leonard's Place

Getting Here

By car

By train

By bus

The theatre is approximately 40 minutes drive from Harrogate, 45 minutes from Leeds city centre, 1 hour from Hull and 30 minutes from junction 45 of the A1(M).

There are a number of car parks nearby but space can be limited so please allow enough time to park and walk in. The closest car parks are Bootham Row (YO30 7BP), Marygate (YO30 7DT) and Union Terrace (YO31 7ES).

Alternatively, you may want to use York’s Park & Ride scheme – please visit their website for full details – https://www.itravelyork.info/park-and-ride

York railway station is just a 10 minute walk away, with excellent rail connections across Yorkshire and to the rest of the UK along the East Coast mainline.

Directions from the station to the theatre: turn left after exiting the main entrance of the station and continue past the Principal Hotel, going straight over the crossroads. Follow the road under the city walls, then turn left and head over Lendal Bridge. You will see the Minster in front of you as you pass York Museum Gardens on your left. At the crossroads turn left and York Theatre Royal is right in front of you, on the right-hand side of the road. The De Grey Rooms is immediately adjacent.

A number of local bus services stop directly outside the theatre including numbers 1, 2, 5, 5A, 6, 19, 29, 30, 31, 31X, 40, 56, 58, 812 and 884 – ask for the Theatre Royal stop. For more information on bus routes and times, please visit the First and Transdev websites.

Opening Times

Box Office opening times

Monday 10am–4pm*
Tuesday to Saturday 10am–8pm**
Sunday Closed

*Open until 8pm on show days
**Open until 5pm on non-show days

Theatre opening times

Monday 10am–4pm*
Tuesday to Saturday 10am–11pm**
Sunday Closed

*Open until 11pm on show days
**Open until 5pm on non-show days


The more, the merrier

We are always happy to greet groups in the theatre, whether to watch a show or just to relax. If you are planning a family get together, a school trip or a club day out, please contact our friendly Box Office team who will be able to facilitate your needs.

Everything you'll need to know about your visit

Frequently Asked Questions