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Cinema & Theatre

Childrens Cinema & Family Theatre in York. Baby cinema, toddler cinema and places that offer family shows in York are detailed below.

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.

York Theatre Royal launches Book Club for children

York Theatre Royal Book Club has been set up to encourage reluctant readers and book lovers alike to come together via Zoom, share the joy of a really great story and let imaginations run wild. Run by theatre professionals, all abilities are welcome and dyslexics very welcome.

There are two groups: one for 8 to 10 year olds and one for 11 to 13 year olds. Places are £20 and can be book through the York Theatre Royal website. 10 fully funded places are also available, so cost is not a barrier for anyone. For more information about fully funded Book Club places email the theatre at

The theatre is delighted to be partnering with York’s independent children’s bookshop, Blue House Bookshop. For more information and to book a place go to York Theatre Royal’s website at

For further information please contact: Director of Communications and Development, Vicky Biles

York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York, YO1 7HD

01904 623568
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Out of York

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Currently Closed due to COVID.

York’s First IMAX is here!

Cineworld York is located Near the Vangarde shopping Park, with 13 screens including IMAX, Screen X and VIP, Plus a Starbucks. We’re your go to place to see the biggest blockbusters movies. We also have a complete level dedicated to wheelchair users for all screens.

York Community Stadium, Kathryn Avenue, Huntington, York, YO32 9AF
T: 0330 333 4444

City Screen Picturehouse – York

City Screen offers a varied programme of mainstream and independent movies.  The cinema is fully-accessible for people with disabilities. There is a baby-change facility in certain toilets (ask for a key), and a Riverside Café-Bar.

13–17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL
T: 0871 902 5747

Everyman Cinema

Baby Club is on Tuesdays.  You can get a ticket, hot drink and cake.

Prices will be announced soon.

Everyman Cinema, Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ
T: 0872 436 9060 (Booking line)

Grand Opera House York

Grand Opera House York, Clifford and Cumberland Street, York, YO1 9SW

T:  0844 871 3024 / 0844 871 7627

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Joseph Rowntree Theatre has been entertaining York communities for many years. A unique facility with 365 seats and full stage facilities, we host a variety of shows for everyone, from musicals, comedy and plays to live music. Many of our productions are child-friendly, suitable for all the family to enjoy.

T: 01904 501935

The National Centre for Early Music

The NCEM is a wonderful, family-friendly and accessible music venue in the heart of York. We want to get all the family involved in enjoying music together, and run a series of family-friendly concerts, giving children the opportunity to interact with high-quality music and musicians in a relaxed environment.

St Margarets Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL

T: 01904 632220

The York Barbican

York Barbican is the largest music and arts venue in York, hosting some of the biggest touring acts in the country such as Morrissey, Russell Brand, Little Mix and the UK Snooker Championships.

York Barbican, Paragon St, York, YO10 4AH
T: 02023 356 5441

Vue Cinema – Clifton Moor

Currently closed due to COVID.

Vue York is a 12 screen cinema located within Clifton Moor.

MINI Mornings – From only £2.49 per ticket for adults and children, every Saturday and Sunday morning and every day in school holidays.

Vue York, Clifton Moor Centre, Stirling Road, York, YO30 4XY
T: 08712 240 240