What’s On in York in July?  Whether you are visiting the city or, like me, you live here it’s always good to have a list of what’s on so you can plan your month ahead!  As always, things are subject to change, so do check with the individual venue to make sure of the most up to date details.  Links to venues can be seen below highlighted in red.  If there is an event I haven’t mentioned then be sure to let me know via email.


What’s On at The Grand Opera House?

Clifford St, York YO1 9SW

Adam Buxton Rambles…

14th July 2021

It incorporates rambles on topics including parenthood, formative cultural influences of the 80s, confrontations on trains, wet dreams, boarding school trauma, The Adam & Joe Show, dead Dads and David Bowie. The evening will include both funny and serious moments and some questions will be answered, maybe even some VERY big ones. To be honest that’s unlikely, but it should be fun anyway.

Copies of the book will be available and there will be a signing session after the show.

whats on in York in july


Some Guys Have All the Luck – The Rod Stewart Story

16th July 2021
Frontman Paul Metcalfe is incredible as Rod and captures all the excitement, energy and charisma of the legendary performer including the infamous moves, showmanship, and sense of fun that have made Rod one of the most successful artists of all time. The first half of the show features hits from Rod’s early career such as ‘Handbags & Gladrags’ along with favourites like ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Twisting The Night Away’, interwoven with some interesting and amusing anecdotes, taking you on a musical journey through Rod’s career over the last five decades.
whats on in york in july


What’s On at The York Theatre Royal?

St Leonard’s Pl, York YO1 7HD

There’s lots going on at The Theatre Royal in July, from Crafty Tales for the kids to Live at the Theatre with Ed Byrne, The Snail and the Whale, A Splinter of Ice, These Hills are Ours, and Ralph Fiennes in T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets

York Theatre Royal what's on
York Theatre Royal



What’s On at The York Barbican?

Paragon St, York YO10 4AH

Here are some of the highlights at The York Barbican, but please check their listings for lots more events.



July 1st 2021

The new Forbidden Nights tour celebrates their 5th year, and it’s bigger and better than ever.



July 4th 2021

After her sell-out tours of 2018 and 2019, you’ll need to book early to secure your seat for this fabulous evening of music and laughter.



July 15th 2021

The Illegal Eagles visit York Barbican, bringing their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.



20-21st July 2021

One of music’s true originals Sir Van Morrison’s brings inspirational musical legacy to York in 2021.



22nd July 2021

The sensational tribute celebrating the great music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra



26th July 2021

The world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac returns with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac,



31st July 2021

Coldplace are the ultimate tribute band to Coldplay, giving audiences the nearest experience to seeing Coldplay themselves.


What Festivals are on in York?

No festivals planned as yet (that I know of – email me if you know different!)

What’s On at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre?

Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre have lots of offerings in July including Tales from the Great Wood, and For the Love of Musicals.

What’s On for the Kids?

YO1 Beach Club

Thursday 24th June until Sunday 5th September
The YO1 Beach Club is a brand-new family-friendly space located in Tower Gardens at the foot of Skeldergate Bridge, opening on Thursday 24th June and running until Sunday 5th September.  Four brightly coloured beach huts on the sand will serve teas, coffees, ice creams, and beach apparel and toys. There will be a sandpit beach for the little ones to play in and an open barbeque serving grilled food as well as mocktails and coke floats.
What's on in York in June




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