What’s On in York in March?  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 in March

York Unleashed Comic-Con

York Racecourse, Knavesmire, York, YO23 1EX

Sunday 3rd March 2024, 11am to 5pm

York Unleashed Comic-Con is back at York Racecourse hosting another fun and friendly celebration of all things geeky!  This is the big one!

On all 6 floors of the Knavesmire Stand, it’s the perfect day out for all the family as it is filled to the brim with media guests.  There will also be movie scene attractions, costume characters, movie vehicles and so much more for you to enjoy!

York Unleashed has been designed to bring out the mega fan in everyone and there will be plenty of opportunities for those new to the convention scene and for seasoned con-goers to have fun and explore a range of pop culture interests such as superheroes, anime, manga, horror, gaming and Disney.  There is everything from Lego to wrestlers, dinosaurs to Ghostbusters…..for Star Wars fans we also have the man behind Yak Face, Sean Crawford, for you to meet!

Advance entry 10am with an advance ticket.  Advance tickets are £12 per adult, £6 for Under 16’s. 

General entry tickets can be purchased on the door from 11am on the day of the event. These are £10 per person, and discounted rate of £5 for under 16s. (Please note, we take cash only on the door). General entry tickets cannot be pre-booked.

Buy your tickets here: https://www.unleashedtickets.co.uk/ourshop/

whats on in march in york

Candlelit Concerts – Candlelit Buble

St Olaves Church, York

Saturday March 9th 2024  8PM to 9PM

Fancy being serenaded by Buble by candlelight? Treat your loved ones this Mothers day with a night of magical music set in a stunning backdrop of 1000 candles. Performed by Jamie Flanagan, one of the worlds leading Michael Buble tribute acts, listen to old classics and new in the atmospheric setting of the Q church York.

Check out all the details at Ignite Concerts

Buy Candlelit Concert tickets here.

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Kids Dig York

Young people in York will have a unique opportunity to get their hands dirty and uncover hidden parts of the city’s past, as Kids Dig York returns.  From 25 March to 6 April, children aged 8 to 12 can join a real dig alongside experts from York Archaeology at Willow House, just inside Walmgate Bar, for three-hour hands-on sessions.

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What Festivals are on in York in March?

York Restaurant Week

11th – 17th March 2024

York Restaurant Week is a “celebration of the vibrant food and drink scene in York city centre. For a whole week restaurants, cafés, pubs, bars, hotels, and street food vendors offer fantastic fantastic savings on set menus all priced at £5, £10, £15, £20 or £30.

Diners have access to a wide variety of dining experiences, ranging from afternoon tea to a full three course meal. It’s a great opportunity to try somewhere new, and an affordable way for families and friends to dine out together.”

york restaurant week - festivals in york

 

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

Clifford St, York YO1 9SW

Sleuth at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £13
+ £3.80 transaction fee
MON 26 FEB – SAT 2 MAR 2024

Sleuth

 
 

Most Haunted: The Stage Show at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £25
+ £3.80 transaction fee

Just My Imagination - The Music of The Temptations at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £13
+ £3.95 transaction fee

Diversity at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £35.18
+ £3.80 transaction fee
THU 7 MAR – FRI 8 MAR 2024

Diversity

 
 

Vampires Rock at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £36.85
+ £3.80 transaction fee
SAT 9 MAR 2024

Vampires Rock

 
 

Seven Drunken Nights - The Story of the Dubliners at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £13
+ £3.80 transaction fee

Peppa Pig's Fun Day Out at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £13
+ £1.95 transaction fee
WED 13 MAR – THU 14 MAR 2024

Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out

 
 

That'll Be The Day at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £13
+ £3.80 transaction fee
FRI 15 MAR 2024

That’ll Be The Day

 
 

UK Pink Floyd Experience at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £28.50
+ £3.80 transaction fee
SAT 16 MAR 2024

UK Pink Floyd Experience

 
 

Al Murray: Guv Island at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £35.18
+ £3.80 transaction fee
SUN 17 MAR 2024

Al Murray: Guv Island

 
 

Frank Skinner: 30 Years of Dirt at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £32.96
+ £3.95 transaction fee

QUEENZ: The Show with BALLS! at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £13
+ £3.80 transaction fee
FRI 22 MAR 2024

QUEENZ: The Show with BALLS!

 
 

Adam Kay - Undoctored at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £27.50
+ £3.95 transaction fee
SAT 23 MAR 2024

Adam Kay – Undoctored

 
 

Sing-a-Long-a Matilda at Grand Opera House York

Buy tickets from £18.25
+ £2.25 transaction fee
SUN 31 MAR 2024

Sing-a-Long-a Matilda


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

St Leonard’s Pl, York YO1 7HD

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

BLUE BEARD

Tue 27 Feb – Sat 09 Mar

CLAYTIME

Fri 01 Mar – Sat 02 Mar

CLUEDO 2

Tue 12 Mar – Sat 16 Mar

KING ARTHUR

Thu 21 Mar – Sat 23 Mar

THERE’S A MONSTER IN YOUR SHOW

Tue 26 Mar – Thu 28 Mar


What’s On at The York Barbican in March?

Paragon St, York YO10 4AH

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

 

 Fri 01 Mar 2024

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR

Featuring a brand-new collection of short films filled with extreme journeys, untamed characters and captivating cinematography, the Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to York Barbican in 2024.

 Sat 02 Mar 2024

THE MAKINGS OF A MURDERER

Join the Scottish Detective David Swindle, who brought Peter Tobin to justice, as he explores the world of the serial killer. 18+ advised

Event Announcement

 Sun 03 Mar 2024

CAROLINE QUENTIN – THE PLOT SO FAR…

Due to unforeseen circumstances the upcoming performance of Caroline Quentin’s The Plot So Far has been cancelled. Your point of purchase will be in contact to arrange for a refund.

 Wed 06 Mar 2024

THE MUSICAL BOX

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of ‘Selling England By The Pound’.

Lord of the Dance

 Thu 07 Mar 2024

ADAM ROWE: WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME?

Host of the global smash-hit podcast Have A Word & star of Live At The Apollo; Adam Rowe is hitting the road with his brand new stand-up tour.

 Fri 08 Mar 2024

TONY HADLEY – THE BIG SWING TOUR

Performing some of the greatest swing songs from a classic era of music from artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, along with reworked classics from his own repertoire including Gold and True.

 Sat 09 Mar 2024

BONGO’S BINGO

Bongo’s Bingo is a night full of madness, mayhem and sheer joy that will keep you coming back for more.

 Sat 09 Mar 2024

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.

Event Announcement

 Sun 10 Mar 2024

10CC THE ULTIMATE ULTIMATE GREATEST HITS TOUR 2024

Plus special guest Paul Canning. 50 years on from their debut album, art pop and soft rock legends 10cc have announced an extensive UK tour for Spring 2024.

 Tue 12 Mar 2024

JAKE BUGG – YOUR TOWN TOUR 2024

Jake Bugg has announced his Your Town Tour for 2024.

 Mon 18 Mar 2024

DIRTY DANCING LIVE IN CONCERT

The timeless love story of Baby and Johnny will be brought to life in concert-form next year, as Dirty Dancing in Concert will tour the UK, celebrating the soundtrack that defined a generation.

 Tue 19 Mar 2024

FEEDER

All these years on and the Feeder juggernaut still thunders on, with no intention of slowing down.

Billy Joel Songbook

 Wed 20 Mar 2024

LEIGH FRANCIS – MY FIRST TIME

BAFTA-Award winning comedian, Leigh Francis, announces his first ever live tour ‘My First Time’.

 Thu 21 Mar 2024

GIOVANNI PERNICE – LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU

Giovanni Pernice is back in 2024 for his brand new live tour – LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU! The Strictly Come Dancing champion and BAFTA winner is the epitome of live entertainment.

 Fri 22 Mar 2024

SWIFTOGEDDON – THE TAYLOR SWIFT CLUB NIGHT

A night dedicated to worshipping at the altar of Taylor Swift.

 Wed 27 Mar 2024

THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK STARRING ELIO PACE

The greatest love letter ever to the genius that is Billy Joel is returning.

Event Announcement

 Thu 28 Mar 2024

MICHAEL BALL

Michael Ball, Britain’s leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award-winning, Grammy nominated, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter, is coming to York Barbican!

 Fri 29 Mar 2024

MARTIN KEMP – THE ULTIMATE BACK TO THE 80’S DJ SET

Fancy a night of 80s ‘Gold’? Is this too good to be ‘True’?! The UKs hottest 80s club night is coming to town.

 Sat 30 Mar 2024

YORK CLUBBERS REUNION / IKON & DIVA VS THE GALLERY

1995 – 2005 House & Trance anthems featuring the original resident DJs of both clubs and very special guests.

 

 

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

Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre in March.

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