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York Theatre Royal

St. Leonards Place, York YO1 7HD, England
+44 1904 623568
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Excellent theatre and fabulous show!

We visited the theatre to see 'The Last Ship' which was absolutely fantastic! The theatre itself... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KarenMants
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Uncomfortable Seats - not enough toilets - restricted view

Went today and although the performance was good the seats in the Gallery have to be the most hard... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Holy_Holly_Day_
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York
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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 including the much loved annual pantomime starring Berwick Kaler, the UK's longest-running Dame. 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 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 2016 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
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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St. Leonards Place, York YO1 7HD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the theatre to see 'The Last Ship' which was absolutely fantastic! The theatre itself was lovely. The layout was very good and the bars were very spacious. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Thank KarenMants
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went today and although the performance was good the seats in the Gallery have to be the most hard and uncomfortable seats we have ever sat in - set at 90degrees with a solid hard back there is no give at all. Toilets were also...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We messed up our booking and by the time we found out, the only seats left were in the gallery: we had never bought seats there before and never will again We were enjoying the show (the last ship) but had to leave at the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We treated ourselves to a show at this beautiful theatre again but this time it was to watch the debut tour of the BluJays, a 50's music show which covered a lot of hits of the era together with a history of the time. We...More

Thank Ann H
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

As mentioned in other reviews, the leg room on the front upper circle row seats is absolutely appalling. We just had to leave halfway through the opera because the seats were so uncomfortable. They really ought to be labeled "restricted leg room". I don't think...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Ticketing system is slick and modern, Bar is comfortable and relaxing, Staff are friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Me and my partner came here for the first time to watch a very good friend of ours in a play Soldier on, picked up tickets from the theatre no problems ,nice intimate studio very good seats and seating, very good play very good night...More

Thank noddySheffield
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Just called into the theatre to see what would be coming on there in the next few months. Whilst we were there we were able to book that evening to see The Little Mermaid, which was advertised as a Circus Sensation. All I can say...More

Thank Margaret S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We watched this play in the studio it's a small intimate area seating about 50 ,I found it more enjoyable than in the larger theatre the play itself was fantastic emotional and funny would definitely go and see another play here

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A lovely little theatre, partly built in the cit walls. Very friendly staff and a smashing ambience. We saw Guys and Dolls. It was excellent. The orchestra, cast, scenery and performance was great. We had particularly good seats would love to go again

Thank Theresa L
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Emma F
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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
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