What’s On in York in April?  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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Want to check a different month?  Have a look at our guide to what’s on in York throughout the year.

 

York Marriott Hotel invites you to a night at the movies!

Sunday the 24th of April – Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QQ

The beautifully landscaped gardens at York Marriott Hotel are set to be transformed into the ultimate outdoor cinema this summer. An impressive LED cinema screen will showcase film favourites from April to September, providing the people of York with the perfect activity for a family outing, gathering with friends, or unique date night.

The schedule for the first three films has been announced and kicks off with a real showstopper that’s sure to get people on their feet – The Greatest Showman on Sunday, 24th April. This is followed by sing-a-long classic Mamma Mia on Saturday, 14th May and hilarious, girls-night-in favourite, Bridesmaids on Sunday, 26th June. The very first cinema night will be hosted in collaboration with St Leonard’s Hospice, to support the outstanding work the charity does to care for terminally ill people in York.

Providing the perfect accompaniment to the movie magic, York Gin will serve up G&Ts and gin cocktails from their pop-up bar in the gardens, allowing guests to enjoy a drink or two without missing out on the action. Cinema food and snacks will also be available, offering something for everyone to enjoy.

Buy tickets here: The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia and Bridesmaids.

For more information, visit the York Marriott Hotel Facebook page.

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Magical Disney Inspired Bottomless Brunch – from The Brunch Club

Sunday the 24th of April at The Biltmore, 29 Swinegate, York, YO1 8AZ

ALL THINGS MAGICAL SERVED UP WITH BOTTOMLESS BOOZE & BRUNCH!
✨ 3 HOURS OF YOUR FAVOURITE MAGICAL ANTHEMS MIXED BY OUR RESIDENT DJ
✨ AMAZING TUNES & GOOD TIMES
✨ 60 MINUTES BOTTOMLESS BOOZE
✨ DRESS UP ENCOURAGED (Favourite Disney Character)
✨ DISNEY PERFORMANCES & SINGALONGS
✨ DELICIOUS BRUNCH
✨ BOTTOMLESS COCKTAILS
 
Music Policy – All Your Disney Favourites Mixed & Mashed Taking You On An Wild Fantasy Adventure:
Mickey Mouse, Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Toy Story, Peter Pan, The Lion King, 101 Dalmatians, Beauty And The Beast, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Bambi, The Lady And The Tramp, The Emperor’s New Groove, The Jungle Book, Tarzan, Chicken Little, Monsters Inc, Hercules, Mulan, Pocahontas & More!

 

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‘Call My Quaff’ ~ Wine Quiz

Thursday 7th April at Bedern Hall, York

Wine Tasting with a Twist with Ambiente Tapas at Bedern Hall.

whats on in york in april

The Sleeper Market

Sleeper Path, New Earswick, York, YO32 9PX – First Sunday of each month, next one is 3rd April then the 1st of May..

Friendly and welcoming artisan street market with an emphasis on supporting the local community.  Good variety of stalls, mainly hand crafted.  Cafe, bakery selling breakfast sandwiches and drinks and wood yard on site and a pub close by makes it a good place for a relaxing few hours out.

Free to stand for vendors.  Car parks at The Folk Hall and The HogsHead, Huntington Road available for market visitors.  We are expanding this month as we have developed  rapidly.  We are looking for new vendors and volunteers to help with the smooth running of the venue.

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Hannah James & Toby Kuhn “Sleeping Spirals”

The National Centre For Early Music, St. Margaret’s Church, Percy’s Lane, York. YO1 9TL. 8th April. 

Hannah James (Lady Maisery, Maddy Prior, Sam Sweeney, Seasick Steve and Songs of Separation) is a singer, accordionist and dancer who has made her unique path across the varied landscape of English and European folk music.   Toby Kuhn (Wild Strings Trio, Bipolar Bows and Old Salt) comes from an altogether different background: a French cellist with classical training who has developed a completely unique style indebted to guitar, violin and double bass.

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York Record Fair

York Racecourse, Knavesmire Stand- Saturday 2nd April

 

40 stallholders from all over the UK, with 90 tables of quality vinyl records of all genres. Huge selection of records including thousands of rare collectables and loads of bargains. Also a great selection of CDs, 78s, music-related books, ephemera and posters. DJs playing an eclectic mix of records. Cafe with food and drink. Unlimited free parking. £2 admission fee. Under 16s free.

 

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Sam Carter “Captivating Live Performances”.

Black Swan folk Club, 23 Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR.  Tuesday 21st April.

Midlands-born guitarist and songwriter Sam Carter has earned a reputation for vivid, narrative-driven songwriting and captivating live performances. He is a highly-regarded instrumentalist, renowned by many as ‘the finest English-style fingerpicking guitarist of his generation’ (Jon Boden). Over the past fifteen years, Sam has toured the world, won a BBC Folk Award and made appearances on national TV, including a spellbinding performance on Later… with Jools Holland. Sam has recorded and performed with some of folk’s leading lights, including Richard Thompson, Eliza Carthy, Martin Simpson and Nancy Kerr. 

 

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

Clifford St, York YO1 9SW

 
 

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TUE 29 MAR – SAT 2 APR 2022

Looking Good Dead

 
 

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TUE 5 APR – SAT 9 APR 2022

Blood Brothers

 
 

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MON 11 APR 2022

BalletBoyz – Deluxe

 
 

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TUE 12 APR 2022

Johannes Radebe – Freedom

 
 

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FRI 15 APR 2022

80s Live

 
 

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What’s On at Pick Me Up Theatre in April?

Theatre@41 – 41 Monkgate,York YO31 7PB

 

Shakespeare in Love

With a top notch cast of the county’s finest, costumes sourced from the best theatres including the RSC and musicians with a host of authentic instruments – including an actual hurdy gurdy – this is not a production to be missed.

 “I would stay asleep all my life if I could dream myself into a company of players”

Lee Hall’s stage adaptation of Shakespeare in Love, the Oscar-winning film written by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, is a rollicking celebration of the joys of theatre.  It’s a love story about struggling young playwright Will Shakespeare and a feisty, free-thinking young noblewoman who helps him overcome his writer’s block and becomes his muse.

And it’s a love letter to the stage itself – bursting with humour, wonderful characters and theatrical allusions.  Viola de Lesseps is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing – including breaking the law and dressing as a boy actor – to appear in his next play.

Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms, inspiring him to write his greatest romantic masterpiece – Romeo and Juliet.

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

St Leonard’s Pl, York YO1 7HD

There’s lots going on at The Theatre Royal in April.

 
 
FOOTLOOSE

Mon 28 Mar – Sat 02 Apr

 
OI FROG & FRIENDS!

Mon 04 Apr – Tue 05 Apr

 
LA BOHEME

Fri 08 Apr

 
THE GOLDEN COCKEREL

Sat 09 Apr

 
RICE

Wed 13 Apr – Thu 14 Apr

 
BBC BIG BAND

Tue 19 Apr

 
JUSTIN LIVE – THE BIG TOUR

Thu 21 Apr – Fri 22 Apr

 
SHOWSTOPPER!

Sat 23 Apr

 
MAGIC GOES WRONG

Tue 26 Apr – Sun 01 May

 
EUGENE

Thu 28 Apr

 
CRAFTY TALES SUMMER 2022

Fri 29 Apr – Fri 22 Jul

 
 

What’s On at The York Barbican in April?

Paragon St, York YO10 4AH

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

 

 1 & 3 Apr 2022

JOE LYCETT: MORE, MORE, MORE! HOW DO YOU LYCETT? HOW DO YOU LYCETT?

Join Joe Lycett (the artist formerly known as Hugo Boss) doing what he does best: talking at a room of people in a queer and comedic fashion.

 Mon 4 Apr 2022

RESCHEDULED DATE – DIVERSITY: CONNECTED

After nine sell-out UK tours, Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tour to date.

Event Announcement

 Tue 5 Apr 2022

RESCHEDULED DATE – PAUL WELLER

Paul Weller gets back on the road in 2021 to play a further 19 dates across the UK and Ireland.

 Wed 6 Apr 2022

IMELDA MAY

Globally revered Irish artist Imelda May has announced her first major UK tour in over five years in support of her highly anticipated new album ‘11 Past The Hour’.

 Thu 7 Apr 2022

RESCHEDULED DATE – REMEMBERING THE OSCARS

Fresh from another sell-out tour, Aljaz and Janette will be returning with their brand new show Remembering The Oscars.

 Fri 8 Apr 2022

RESCHEDULED DATE – BOOTLEG BEATLES

The world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critical acclaim with their flawless recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.

 Sat 9 Apr 2022

CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC

Break away from the screen and experience live entertainment like never before with Champions Of Magic – an evening of impossible illusions and spectacular special effects.

 

 Sat 9 Apr 2022

LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDY CLUB

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.

 Sun 10 Apr 2022

STEVE BACKSHALL: OCEAN

Steve Backshall will be bringing the sea to the stage next Spring with his brand-new stage show Ocean, promising to make a splash with audiences of all ages.

 11 – 14 Apr 2022

LORD OF THE DANCE

Since its premiere, 25 years ago Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance has become the most successful touring production in entertainment history.

 Fri 15 Apr 2022

JIMMY CARR: TERRIBLY FUNNY

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.

Event Announcement

 Sat 16 Apr 2022

RESCHEDULED DATE – NICK MASON’S SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS

The tour will see the band further expand their repertoire and will play songs from Pink Floyd’s early catalogue up to the 1972 album ‘Obscured by Clouds’.

 Tue 19 Apr 2022

RESCHEDULED DATE – SIR RANULPH FIENNES: LIVING DANGEROUSLY

Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ many endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the very limits, inspiring generations and making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell.

 Fri 22 Apr 2022

RESCHEDULED DATE – JOEL DOMMETT: UNAPOLOGETIC (IF THAT’S OKAY?)

Join Joel as he brings you bang up to date on his life since his last live show!

 Wed 27 Apr 2022

DIVERSITY: CONNECTED

Due to phenomenal demand Diversity has added an extra date to their ‘Connected’ tour – their biggest ever tour to date.

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 Fri 29 Apr 2022

RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the stage in 2022 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac.

 Sat 30 Apr 2022

THE DIVINE COMEDY

Having now completed his third full decade as a recording artist, The Divine Comedy announces his 2022 UK Tour.

 
 

 

What Festivals are on in York in April?

 

York Chocolate Festival

14th to the 18th April 2022

York has a proud heritage in chocolate making and celebrates with a Chocolate Festival in April.  The festival including the markets and demos are FREE entry. Specific events are at various prices (which can be found on the website programme).  The festival market, bars, food factory and demonstrations are located on Parliament Street and St Sampson’s Square.  Events such as wine tastings, dinners, trails etc are city wide.

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

Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre in April.

Check the Joseph Rowntree Theatre for up to date information.

 

 

 

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