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Even after dark the city of York continues to delight any visitors. If you are staying in York for short break, you will be spoiled for choice as to how to fill your evenings. There are some great places for you to go to see any form of entertainment that takes your fancy, from plays to music at the Theatre Royal, the Grand Opera House or the National Centre for Early Music, or for live music, at the Basement to nightclubs like Flares. No matter what your taste there is bound to a venue that has something for you, from jazz and blues to folk or funk, it is all there.
It is advisable to check out the performances taking place during your actual trip dates to see what is on, as you may have to book some of venue tickets in advance. You could on the otherhand decide to try a more relaxed approach and just head for a quiet drink in one of the cities many traditional pubs, houses in building steeped in history there are many stories to be heard.
Read more on this destination in the AA Keyguide to Britain.
Recommended evening entertainment in York
Grand Opera House
YorkCumberland Street, York, YO1 9SW
The Grand Opera House York, the county's biggest fully operational theatre and the home of live entertainment in the region.
York Theatre Royal
St. Leonard's Place, York YO1 7HD
York Theatre Royal is one of the regions most successful producing theatres welcoming more than 200,000 visitors to its unique 260 year old building.
National Centre for Early Music
St Margarets Church, Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL
Welcome to the award-winning National Centre for Early Music - a centre of excellence for music making of all kinds - and an established conference and recording venue.
13-17 Coney Street, YO1 9QL
The Basement is a 100 capacity events space situated below the Picturehouses cinema right in the heart of York city centre. The venue hosts an eclectic mix of events including live music, poetry, comedy, drama and DJ nights
8-10 Stonebow House, YO1 7NP
The longest-established and most successful venue in the city, who over the years has played host to over 5000 performances, many of whom now fill arenas and headline festivals.
6 Tanner Row, YO1 6JB
Every night this club will take you back to the 70's for a party that will have everyone on the dancefloor with their cheesy selection of disco hits.
The Gallery Nightclub
12 Clifford Street, YO1 1RD
As York's premier nightclub, this venue is open every night of the week and boasts some of the best DJ's that the north has to offer
Evil Eye Lounge
42 Stonegate, YO1 8AS
A fantastic cocktail bar set on one of the cobbled high streets of York. If you are looking for a quiet drink, this is not the place to be but it is deemed to be one of the coolest places in the city, said to attract celebrities who visit the area.
The Golden Fleece
16 Pavement, YO1 9UP
This is York's Most Haunted pub, thus one of the England's most haunted sites and has been featured on 'most haunted'. Many visitors report seeing the late Lady Peckett wandering the endless corridors and staircases.
12 Toft Green, Micklegate, York, YO1 6JT
No trip to York is complete without a visit to York's friendly and independent brewery, where beer is brewed using traditional methods.