Situated in the coquet town centre of York, the Grand Opera House is a venue that enjoys a great popularity amongst people who are passionate about live performances such as theatrical plays, comedies, musicals, opera and ballet. The Grand Opera House has a capacity of 1000 guests and received its first visitors over a century ago, in 1902. The edifice, which was initially designed as a conversion of two buildings, features a splendid Art Nouveau décor and was renovated twice, in 1909 and 1987.
The venue has a convenient location, on Cumberland Street, in the centre of York, so one can easily get there by car, train or bus.
By train and tube: if you come to town via railway, keep in mind that the Grand Opera House is within a 13-minute walking distance from the York station.
By bus: the Grand Opera House is just a few steps (one-minute walking distance) from the following bus stations: Low Ousegate (TE), serving the routes 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 21, 24, 26, 37, 42-2, 196, Coastliner 840, Coastliner 843, Coastliner 845, Tadfaster and X36; and Low Ousegate (TF), serving the routes 10, 22, 22X, 23, 23X, 36, 44, 45, 46, 46M, 56, 66, 180, 181, 412, 747, X4, X46 and X47.
By car: the Grand Opera House resides in the vicinity of the main road B1227, so getting there by car is easy.
International: the closest airport is the Leeds Bradford Airport. From there, it takes about 58 minutes to reach the venue by car. Or, you could catch a bus at the terminal exit.
Once you get to the Grand Opera House, you can park your car either on the street or at the NCP Car Park York Tanner Row. The facility is a 6-minute stroll from the venue and provides many places for Blue Badge Holders.
Access for people with special needs
Facilities for people with disabilities include accessible toilets and ramped entrances, as well as access with guide dogs.