What’s On in York in September?  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.

 

The Killer Question – Theatre@41 Monkgate

25th September 2021- 7.30pm

The Silence Of The Lambs meets Last Of The Summer Wine in dark comedy thriller The Killer Question from Just Some Theatre, returning to London after previous critically acclaimed tours of Coward (2013) and The Doppelgang (2017). “this well-acted, confidently written play never overreaches itself” Time Out on Coward.

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York Races

Fixture Details | September Sunday 2021

 
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There’s fun for all on our Family Raceday, including a seven-race thoroughbred card worth well into six figures on YorkMix Family Sunday.

The Children’s character for this year has been confirmed as Peter Rabbit, star of classic stories and now two movies, appearing at intervals on the Edwardian Weighing Room Lawn.

Good times can be enjoyed over the wide lawns and terraces. 

It will see the return of the “Big Top Entertainment Marquee” which has been home to giant inflatables, diggerland, a children’s zoo, zorb football, face painting, and lots more. Keep checking for back for full details of the 2021 line up. 

The only Sunday of the season also sees the young riders taking part in the Charles Owen Pony Racing Series, before the seven contests under rules..

Please note, for this special family meeting County Stand dress code is relaxed: gentlemen are not required to wear jacket, collar and tie. 

Please be assured that all racedays come with a money back refund guarantee for all advance bookings made direct with York Racecourse. 

Sunday 5th September (Garrowby Stakes Family Raceday 2021)

Gates Open: 11:15
First Race: 13:50
Last Race: 17:00

 

Fixture Details | September Friday 2021

The Friday offers a chance to catch up with friends whilst enjoying easy access to some of the best views and facilities on the turf. 

Please be assured that all racedays come with a money back refund guarantee for all advance bookings made direct with York Racecourse. 

Friday 24th September (September Friday 2021)

Gates Open: 11:15
First Race: 14:10
Last Race: 17:30

 

 

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

Clifford St, York YO1 9SW

 

The Woman in Black

Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, The Woman in Black combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. The formula delivers an evening of unremitting drama, transporting the audience into a terrifying and ghostly world.

A lawyer engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but as they reach further into his darkest memories the borders between make believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep…

 

JONATHAN PIE

SUNDAY 19 SEPTEMBER AT 7.30PM

 

The fictitious broadcaster is set to hit the road.

As Britain faced political division during the heated Brexit debate in the late-’10s, comedian Tom Walker’s response emerged in the form of Jonathan Pie; a no-holds-barred fictitious political broadcaster unafraid to voice his strong opinions in the face of adversity.

Inspired by reports of a potentially scandalous relationship between two major MPs, Walker debuted the character in 2015, unintentionally convincing many that Pie was the real deal. Rising to prominence through a series of online viral videos, Pie was picked up for a short partnership with RT UK, before appearing at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016.

Walker’s character went viral after taking on stateside politics and commenting on the election of Donald Trump. His foul-mouthed critique of Trump’s rise to power secured in excess of 4 million views on YouTube, with some media outlets once again mistaking Pie for a genuine British reporter.

Delivering satirical comment on the blurred line between fact and opinion across many media companies, Pie took his show on the road throughout 2016 and 2017, and released his Off The Record book. His Back To The Studio tour followed in 2018, taking him across the United Kingdom, the United States and into Australia – where he had become a regular TV guest.

As both himself and his character, Tom Walker made numerous appearances on news and panel shows across the globe, including the BBC, CNN and Australia’s Studio 10. In 2019, he embarked on his Fake News tour, described by Chortle as “a staggering tour-de-force of righteous visceral rage.”

Throughout this time, Tom Walker continued to post Jonathan Pie content to his ever-growing social channels, including comment on the global reaction to the 2020 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and woke culture.

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Jonathan Pie at The Grand Opera House, York

That’ll be the Day

You’re in for three hours of brilliant entertainment from start to finish featuring hits from the golden age of pop music mixed with a whole lot of fun and laughs along the way.

A guaranteed top night out. Trevor, Gary and the gang never disappoint.

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

St Leonard’s Pl, York YO1 7HD

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

 

EDUCATING RITA

Tue 31 Aug – Sat 04 Sep

 
MUGABE, MY DAD & ME

Thu 09 Sep – Sat 18 Sep

 
ADULT THEATRE WORKSHOP: AN INTRODUCTION TO NARRATIVE IMPRO

Mon 20 Sep

 
YOTAM OTTOLENGHI: A LIFE IN FLAVOUR

Tue 21 Sep

 
DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH

Fri 24 Sep – Sat 25 Sep

 
DEAR ZOO LIVE!

Tue 28 Sep – Wed 29 Sep

 
MATTHEW BOURNE’S THE MIDNIGHT BELL

Thu 30 Sep – Sat 02 Oct

 
 

 

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What’s On at The York Barbican in September?

Paragon St, York YO10 4AH

Have a look at what’s on at The York Barbican –  check their site for lots more events.

 Fri 10 Sep 2021

FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS: UNLOCKED & UNLEASHED

Britain’s oldest boy band emerge from lockdown and hit the road as The Fisherman’s Friends – combined age 401 (and three-quarters) – announce their Unlocked & Unleashed tour for 2021.

 

 Sat 11 Sep 2021

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.

 

 

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 Sat 11 Sep 2021

RESCHEDULED DATE – NORTHERN LIVE: DO I LOVE YOU

The world’s greatest and most authentic touring Northern Soul show heads to York Barbican.

 

 Sun 12 Sep 2021

RESCHEDULED DATE – GARY MEIKLE: SURREAL

After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal.

 

 Thu 16 Sep 2021

HAWKWIND

Hawkwind, formed in 1969 by Dave Brock who still remains at the helm today, heads to York as part of their Somnia 2021 UK tour.

 
 
 

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 Fri 17 Sep 2021

RESCHEDULED DATE – THE ELO EXPERIENCE

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

 

 

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 Sat 18 Sep 2021

DEL AMITRI

They’re back! Del Amitri announce UK tour dates this Autumn in support of their first new album in 19 years “Fatal Mistakes’

 

 

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 Sun 19 Sep 2021

RESCHEDULED DATE – DANIEL SLOSS: HUBRIS

Scotland’s international comedy star returns to York Barbican with his all-new, 11th solo show.

 

 

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 Thu 23 Sep 2021

RESCHEDULED DATE – FORBIDDEN NIGHTS

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

 

 

 Sat 25 Sep 2021

CLINTON BAPTISTE

Following the massive success of his last UK tour, Clinton Baptiste, the hapless psychic from Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, is back with a brand new live show in 2021.

 

 

Event Announcement

 Tue 28 Sep 2021

RESCHEDULED DATE – SHAGGED. MARRIED. ANNOYED. WITH CHRIS & ROSIE RAMSEY

For the first time ever Chris and Rosie Ramsey are bringing their smash-hit podcast live to York for one show only.

 


 

What Festivals are on in York in September?

 

 

York Food and Drink Festival

17th to the 26th September 2021

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York Environment Week

18-26th September 2021

York Environment Week – In the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow this November, come and find out what we can do in York to tackle climate Change. With events from 40+ local groups exploring themes such as energy, transport, food and nature, there will be something for everyone.

 

 

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

Haxby Rd, York YO31 8TA

 

What’s On for the Kids in September?

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

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