What’s On in York in November?  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. 

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November sees some of the Christmas festivities starting such as York Christmas Market.  Also check out our post on what’s on at Christmas in York.


Sparkly Christmas Gin Tastings

Various Dates Throughout November

York Gin offer fabulous gin tastings in their shop on Pavement.  It’s a lively and sociable session where you learn all about the history of York Gin’s six types of gin and get to try each one!  The session starts with a welcome cocktail and ends with a full size G&T with the gin of your choice.

Read our review of when we tried Gin Tasting at York Gin

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Sparkly Gin Tasting at York Gin


Bella Gaffney

Saturday 6 November – St John University Theatre, York. Doors 7pm Show 7.45pm

Tickets £10 adv. www.ticketweb.uk With Bella Gaffney and Katie Spencer

Bella Gaffney hails from Bradford, went to University in Nottingham and now lives in York. She writes folk inspired songs which she performs along with her own original arrangements of traditional pieces.  

It has been a busy year for singer songwriter Bella Gaffney.  Covid 19 has changed the way musicians operate,  making music and interacting with fellow musicians has increasingly happened online new relationships have been fostered and Bella has made the most of these new national and international connections with other musicians by creating an album (due for release 2022) exploring and celebrating these ties. This project is  being funded by Arts Council England and also York based charity Doing it for Liam

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Bella Gaffney 2021 Credit Esme Mai Bella Finals


What’s On at The Grand Opera House in November?

Clifford St, York YO1 9SW


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THU 4 NOV 2021

Let Me Entertain You


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MON 8 NOV 2021

No Such Thing As A Fish


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SAT 20 NOV 2021

ABBA Mania


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THU 25 NOV – FRI 3 DEC 2021

York Stage Ltd presents Elf The Musical



What’s On at The York Theatre Royal in November?

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Here is what’s on at The York Theatre Royal in November.  Click through to The York Theatre Royal for more details on each event.


Sat 30 Oct


Tue 02 Nov – Sat 06 Nov


Thu 04 Nov


Tue 09 Nov – Sat 20 Nov


Thu 18 Nov


Tue 23 Nov – Wed 24 Nov



What’s On at The York Barbican in November?

Paragon St, York YO10 4AH

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

Sarah Millican Bobby Dazzler UK Tour

12th and 13th of November 2021

The comedian returns to York Barbican for the first time since 2018 on 12 & 13 November 2021.

The hilarious Sarah Millican has announced that she is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show in 2021 & 2022 across the UK and Ireland.

In this, her sixth international tour, you’ll learn about what happens when your mouth seals shut, how to throw poo over a wall, trying to lose weight but only losing the tip of your finger, a surprisingly funny smear test, and how truly awful a floatation tank can be.

Sarah has spent the last year writing jokes and growing her backside. She can’t wait to get back on the road and make you laugh in her first return to York Barbican since her previous sell-out tour, Control Enthusiast.

Sarah Millican has also made multiple appearances on our television screens, including British panel shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You?QI and Never Mind the Buzzcocks.  In 2019, she began presenting the comedy panel show Elephant in the Room for BBC Radio 4, featuring panellists sharing their life experiences and testing who is closest and farthest from the national average.



Tim Peake – My Journey to Space

2nd November 2021

The British astronaut brings his first-ever UK live tour to York on 2 November 2021.

 Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an awe-inspiring ride in European Space Agency Astronaut Tim Peake’s debut live show, My Journey To Space.  In December 2015, he became the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station to conduct a spacewalk (and run a marathon!) whilst orbiting Earth.

Now, join him on an epic and thrilling journey to the International Space Station as part of his first-ever UK tour.  Tim will be your personal guide through life in space, with unprecedented access, breath-taking photographs, and never-before-seen incredible footage.

It’s a fascinating insight into what it’s really like to be an astronaut; from training to launch, spacewalk to re-entry, Tim reveals the secrets, the science and the everyday wonders of how and why humans journey into space.  Sharing his passion for aviation, exploration and adventure, this is your chance to spend an evening with one of the world’s greatest living astronauts, and to rediscover the wonder of the place we call home.

“It’s impossible to look down on Earth from space and not be mesmerised by the fragile beauty of our planet” – Tim Peake


 Tue 2 Nov 2021


Join Tim Peake on an epic and thrilling journey to the International Space Station as part of his first-ever UK tour.

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 Wed 3 Nov 2021


The multi-award-winning Clannad has without doubt done more than any other group to take Irish music and the Irish language to a worldwide audience.

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 Thu 4 Nov 2021


Jimmy will be talking about terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.

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 Fri 5 Nov 2021


Jools Holland and The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will once again take their much-loved annual tour around the UK.

 Sat 6 Nov 2021


Bringing the best live stand-up to York, featuring comedians from shows such as Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and many more.

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 Sun 7 Nov 2021


Russell will celebrate 20 years since his debut album was released.

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 Wed 10 Nov 2021

 Thu 11 Nov 2021


Seasick Steve returns for a headline show in support of his latest album, ‘Blues in Mono’. For these special, intimate shows entitled the “Just Steve, A Guitar and You Tour”, Steve will be performing solo.

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 12 – 14 Nov 2021


The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show


What Festivals are on in York in November?

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What’s On at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre in November?

Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA

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