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York Theatre Royal

Closed Now: 10:00 - 22:00
Open today: 10:00 - 22:00
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New Year outing with friends

We thoroughly enjoyed the panto , never having seen Berwick before. The sets, the costumes, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John W
Absolute Rubbish

Pure pleasure from start to finish. You need to be in the know to really get it but oh its such fun.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
York, United Kingdom
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York Theatre Royal has been producing great drama in York for over 270 years and is one of the country's leading producing theatres. Each year the theatre entertains over 200,000 people with its wide variety of performances, events and activities...more
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St. Leonards Place, York YO1 7HD, England
+44 1904 623568
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the panto , never having seen Berwick before. The sets, the costumes, the music, everything was wonderful and we all agreed it was the best panto we'd ever seen. We loved the theatre and loved sitting in the "gods". The whole ambience...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been every year to the panto and loved every one barring this one. It was so much about berwick leaving that the show lost its magic. It had no substance at all and the youngsters were bored, didn’t know what was going on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mallinskon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Pure pleasure from start to finish. You need to be in the know to really get it but oh its such fun.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank E H
Reviewed 7 January 2019

We've been "Berwick Kaler's Panto" Regulars since 1987, so we couldn't possibly miss his swansong performance. Yes, 40 years of the "usual rubbish" - and we adored it!!!! Thank you to all involved.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MedEngland
Reviewed 5 January 2019

Dame Berwick Kaler's 40th panto and sadly his last. Been to almost every one with various family members. Witty and and amusing on several levels. Appeals to all ages. Dialogue (written by BK) full of puns, jokes and quick fire repartee. Glad to see David...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RebekahYork
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Decided to eat here again ( I year on ) but why is the blackboard menu in the Bistro area and the ordering is done at the café area ? very confusing and annoying . The meal was very good and reasonable in price. Very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lizatom
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Our annual Christmas tradition is going to watch the panto!! Berwick Kalers panto is definitely the best in the country and quite possibly the best in the world! We are so sad that it is his last show but hope that nexts years show will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Abi C
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

The grand old dame of York Berwick’s last panto after 40years. End of a era. Brilliant as always been to about 10 others in the past the kids love it Will be back next New Year’s Eve wonder who will be the new dame.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank asthomo
Reviewed 21 December 2018

Another brilliant pantomime,This year is sadly Berwicks last one so we had to go.We have been going for over 40 years,This year was a mixture of all the pantomimes, Cinderella,Goldilocks, Dick Whittington etc.Great show,great comedy and slapstick !And wagon wheels thrown out to the audience,the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank swanys38
Reviewed 20 December 2018

Visited today with my husband and granddaughter aged 10 dress circle seats At £42.50 a ticket £127.50 what a waste of money my granddaughter was excited at the thought of going what a let down.l felt responsible for her her disappointment this was shown by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Barrie W
13 February 2019|
Response from GabriellaL928 | Property representative |
Hi Barrie, you can either have them posted out to you (for a small charge), have them emailed to you so you can print them yourself or pick them up at Box Office. Hope that helps!
Emma F
4 February 2017|
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Response from MedEngland | Reviewed this property |
The Studio seating is in the shape of a "U" - that is seating on three sides, each side has three tiered rows with a further row of 8 seats on the left hand side. Row A (normally 26 seats max) is on the flat level, so is... More