What’s On in York in August?  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.


Castle Howard’s Outdoor Summer Concerts

Café Mambo Ibiza

Friday 20 August. Ticket price £32.50.

For the first time, iconic dance music brand Cafe Mambo Ibiza will bring a star studded line up of world class DJs to Castle Howard, for an evening of Ibiza classics and dance anthems.  Stepping up to the Castle Howard stage are artists trusted to deliver by generations of clubbers; Roger Sanchez, Judge Jules, Julie McKnight (Live PA), Ridney, Robin S (Live PA), Todd Terry with support from Sam Redmore.  This is set to be a serious treat for the senses and a chance to enjoy the biggest Ibiza tunes performed by some of the most respected names in dance music, all set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Castle Howard.  Ticket price £32.50.  Gates open at 5pm, the event finishes at approximately 11pm.  This event is a non-picnic event.


Castle Howard Proms – Yorkshire’s most prestigious al fresco Proms event

Saturday 21 August. Ticket price £44 adult, £5 for children (4-16 years). 

Set in the magnificent gardens of Castle Howard, this spectacular classical concert will be a night to remember for the whole family. Guest soloists, Wynne Evans and Victoria Joyce, will be joined on stage by the London Gala Orchestra conducted by Stephen Bell.  The programme will include popular classics, songs from musicals and all your flag waving favourites from the Proms including Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Pomp & Circumstance No.1. With a Spitfire flyover, stunning lasers and spectacular firework finale, this will be a magical evening of musical entertainment.  Gates open at 5pm with the main programme starting at 7.30pm.  This is a picnic style event.  Tickets: £44 adult, £5 child (4-16 years). Under 4 free.


Queen Symphonic Rock Concert

Sunday 22 August. Ticket price £32.50 adult, £10.00 for children (4 to 16 years).

Experience the unforgettable magic of Queen, in this epic rock and symphonic spectacular celebrating their greatest hits.  Featuring four exceptional rock vocalists from We Will Rock You, a world class five piece rock band and magnificent The Elysium Orchestra. Queen Symphonic spectacular includes full symphonic arrangements blended with a great rock band and performers honouring the greatest hits of Queen including The Show Must Go On, Somebody To Love, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Will Rock You …  It’s a rock and classical rave, it’s another excuse to dress up and have fun – but most of all it’s a colossal concert fans will remember.  Tickets for Queen Symphonic are £32.50 for adults and £10.00 for children (4 to 16 years).



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



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

Clifford St, York YO1 9SW

At the moment The Grand Opera House does not have any listings.




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

St Leonard’s Pl, York YO1 7HD

There’s lots going on at The Theatre Royal in August, from Dr Seuss (5-7s) Play in a Week, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (8-11s) for the kids to Around the World in 80 Days, Contemporary Plays in a week (14-19s), Peter Pan (11-14s) Play in a week, and Educating Rita,

York Theatre Royal what's on
York Theatre Royal



What’s On at The York Barbican in August?

Paragon St, York YO10 4AH

At the moment The York Barbican does not have any listings, but please check their site for lots more events.





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

Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre have lots of offerings in August including: Songs and Stories for York Against Cancer, The Local Authority, Flip’s Magic and Circus Family Show, New Jovi – The Ultimate Tribute to Bon Jovi, Scarbados, Tina Live – a Tribute Show to Tina Turner, Songs from the Movies, All Above Board, The Carpenter’s Experience and West End Nights. 


What’s On for the Kids in August?

Have a look at our post on things to do with kids in York.

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