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What's on at the Grand Opera House York

What’s on at the Grand Opera House York in 2024 and 2025

York’s Grand Opera House, a beacon of live entertainment in the heart of the city, continues to captivate audiences with a dazzling array of West End musicals and touring shows.

This iconic venue, known for its rich history and stunning architecture on Cumberland Street, is the perfect spot for theatre lovers to indulge in a variety of musical genres. From heart-warming classics to contemporary hits, the Grand Opera House in York offers something for every taste.

Here’s a guide to the must-see musicals gracing the stage in the coming months, each promising an unforgettable experience of music, dance, and storytelling.

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Sister Act the Musical (6th May – 11th May 2024)

Sister Act the Musical brings a divine dose of comedy and soul-stirring music to the Grand Opera House. This uplifting show, based on the hit film, tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer who finds herself in a convent after witnessing a crime.

As she transforms the convent’s choir, audiences are treated to a spectacle of laughter, camaraderie, and powerful gospel music. With its message of finding one’s voice and the bonds of sisterhood, Sister Act is a feel-good musical that resonates with fans of all ages.

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An Officer and a Gentleman (4th June – 8th June 2024)

An Officer and a Gentleman, the romantic and inspiring tale set to a backdrop of the 1980s pop classics, makes its way to the Grand Opera House. This adaptation of the beloved film follows the journey of Zack Mayo as he navigates the challenges of naval officer training, finding love, and coming of age.

With breath-taking choreography and a soundtrack that includes hit songs like “Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong,” this musical is a tribute to perseverance, love, and transformation.

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Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch (11th June – 15th June 2024)

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch offers a unique twist on a classic villain’s tale, inviting audiences to delve deeper into the life of the iconic sea witch from The Little Mermaid.

This imaginative musical provides a fresh perspective on Ursula’s backstory, blending humour, heart, and a touch of mischief. With its catchy tunes and witty script, Unfortunate gives theatre-goers a chance to explore the other side of the story, packed with intrigue and unexpected turns.

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Only Fools and Horses the Musical (14th October – 19th October 2024)

Only Fools and Horses the Musical captures the spirit and humour of the beloved British TV show, bringing the escapades of Del Boy, Rodney, and the rest of the Peckham crew to the stage.

This musical adaptation combines classic moments from the series with new songs and a vibrant portrayal of London life. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the Trotters’ world, this show offers a hearty mix of laughter, nostalgia, and family ties, all set against the backdrop of a changing Britain.

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Hairspray (28th October – 2nd November 2024)

Hairspray, the Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, energizes the Grand Opera House with its message of love and acceptance. Follow Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, as she pursues her dream of dancing on a TV show and fights for racial integration.

With its catchy tunes, dynamic dance numbers, and vibrant 1960s setting, Hairspray is a joyous celebration of diversity and the power of standing up for what’s right.

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101 Dalmatians the Musical (5th November – 9th November 2024)

101 Dalmatians the Musical brings the beloved story of Pongo, Perdita, and their adorable puppies to life on stage. This family-friendly musical captures the essence of the classic tale with a modern twist, featuring stunning costumes, innovative set designs, and memorable songs.

As the dalmatians embark on a daring adventure to escape the clutches of the villainous Cruella de Vil, audiences of all ages will be cheering for the power of love and family.

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Now That’s What I Call a Musical (18th March – 22nd March 2025)

Now That’s What I Call a Musical is a spectacular showcase of the greatest hits from the world of musical theatre. This compilation-style show at the Grand Opera House features numbers from a range of beloved musicals, performed by a talented cast of singers and dancers.

Whether you’re a die-hard musical fan or simply looking for a night of top-notch entertainment, this show offers a thrilling journey through the best that musical theatre has to offer.

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Book Tickets Today!

For those looking to experience the magic of live theatre, the Grand Opera House York stands as a premier destination.

To book tickets and secure your spot for these incredible shows, book via ATG tickets or contact the theatre directly.