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“Lovely theatre”
Review of York Theatre Royal

York Theatre Royal
Ranked #1 of 6 Concerts & Shows in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: York Theatre Royal has been producing great drama in the beautiful city of York for over 250 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 including the much loved annual pantomime starring Berwick Kaler, the UK's longest-running Dame. Over the last ten years York Theatre Royal's work has expanded to include collaborations with the wider community and school groups both on and off stage. The theatre has seen an increase in the number of young people wanting to get involved and as a result they now have one of the largest youth theatre groups in the country with over 300 members. In recent years, the theatre has had huge success in terms of number of attendees and various awards recognising their work for The Railway Children hosted at the National Railway Museum and then transferred to the old Eurostar terminal at Waterloo, and the large scale production of the York Mystery Plays 2012 involving over 1,000 members of the community. The theatre reopened Friday 22 April following a £6million redevelopment, with a new roof, an extended and re-modelled front of house area, a refurbished and redecorated main auditorium and with major improvements to access and environmental impact. York Theatre Royal is now a building fit for a 21st century audience that will be sustainable and able to thrive into the future.
Otley, United Kingdom
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1,094 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
“Lovely theatre”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

This is a beautiful theatre with some great productions, including the famous pantomime. Good food in the cafe, if you can get a seat as always busy, and people who are not eating tend to take up space which is ridiculous and I have asked them politely to move in the past. Gets very cramped in the foyer and cafe area and there are a lot of steps to climb to the higher levels. Also not enough toilets which seems to be the problem of all theatres. However a great atmosphere and comfortable seating in the ornate auditorium.

Visited December 2013
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Winkleigh, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful little theatre!”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Marvellous that you could visit back stage. Wind in the willows was lovely. Not sure about being allowed to eat in the theatre itself!

Visited August 2014
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Cumbria
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Seen some brilliant shows, the best was Brass, emotional and brilliantly portrayed, a great venue and good value for a great nights entertainment.

Visited July 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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“A lovely theatre with friendly staff”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

have often been for the christmas panto which is fantastic and a tradition for the family. lovely friendly staff who are always happy to help. has lots of different shows on all year round with ample seating.

Visited July 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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“Love going”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Love going , I can't really say I have been loads but everything I have been to see has been great especially Anne Frank , there is a lovely cafe and other facilities but it depends on what you are going to see weather you will like it or not.

Visited October 2013
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