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“what a trip to oz”
Review of York Theatre Royal

York Theatre Royal
Ranked #1 of 6 Concerts & Shows in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: York Theatre Royal has been producing great drama in the beautiful city of York for over 250 years and is one of the country's leading producing theatres. Each year the theatre entertains over 200,000 people with its wide variety of performances, events and activities including the much loved annual pantomime starring Berwick Kaler, the UK's longest-running Dame. Over the last ten years York Theatre Royal's work has expanded to include collaborations with the wider community and school groups both on and off stage. The theatre has seen an increase in the number of young people wanting to get involved and as a result they now have one of the largest youth theatre groups in the country with over 300 members. In recent years, the theatre has had huge success in terms of number of attendees and various awards recognising their work for The Railway Children hosted at the National Railway Museum and then transferred to the old Eurostar terminal at Waterloo, and the large scale production of the York Mystery Plays 2012 involving over 1,000 members of the community. The theatre reopened Friday 22 April following a £6million redevelopment, with a new roof, an extended and re-modelled front of house area, a refurbished and redecorated main auditorium and with major improvements to access and environmental impact. York Theatre Royal is now a building fit for a 21st century audience that will be sustainable and able to thrive into the future.
York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“what a trip to oz”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

i went to see the wizard of oz here and it was so good. the staff who welcomed us were very polite but i would suggest that you provide your own refreshments as they are on the expensive side but the productions here are always good fun.

Visited January 2013
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Market Weighton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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“Great Panto”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Went on the last afternoon for the pantomime, it was great for adults and children.
There was 18 of us various ages and everyone had a fantastic time.

Visited January 2013
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Malton, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Great Oldie world Theater”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We went to the theater to see The Marty Wilde Show.The Theater has a nice bar where hot drinks can be purchased as well as cold and alcoholic drinks.The seating was very comfortable and the decor had been recently refurbed.The toilets were plentyful and clean.

Visited December 2012
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“dame Panto”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

the legend that is Berwick was playing Dame a proper panto with great production values. in the beautiful intermit theatre, sign posting could be better bar staff took forever to serve, but this place is a gem and the artistic director Damien Crudden the real star inits survival

Visited February 2013
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York, United Kingdom
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“Classic as ever”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Berwick makes the whole eperience very memorable, for a couple of hours you loose yourself completely into make believe. The only thing missing was the usual baddie - come back next year please.

Visited January 2013
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