Days Out York

Cinema & Theatre

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

City Screen is located in the heart of York, on the main shopping street, overlooking the River Ouse, and is easily accessible by public transport. City Screen offers a varied programme of mainstream and independent movies.  When films are rated U, PG, or 12A a family ticket (for two adults and two children) is available.  The cinema is fully-accessible for people with disabilities, there is a baby-change facility in certain toilets (ask for a key), and the Riverside Café-Bar is welcoming to new mothers and children.  A high-chair is available if needed.

Big Scream
For parents and guardians with babies under one year old, every Wednesday morning at 11am. Membership is free and valid until the baby’s first birthday.

Toddler Time
For preschool children and their parents and carers, every Friday morning at 11.30am. Tickets are £3 for children, free for accompanying adults.

Kids’ Club
Our popular Kids’ Club screenings are every Saturday morning, for children aged 3 – 12. There are activities in the cinema screen from 10.30, followed by a film at 11.15. Tickets for children and accompanying adults are £2.50 each. We also offer kids’ parties in conjunction with Kids’ Club. Email Isla on

Autism-Friendly Screenings
Second Sunday of each month at 11:15am. Adapted to help reduce anxiety and over-stimulation and ensure a safe, enjoyable cinema experience for people with autism, and their families, friends and carers. All tickets are £2.50.

The cinema will open at least 15 minutes before the start of the first film each day.
Our telephone lines are open from 9.00am to 8.30pm, seven days a week. Please telephone or visit the website to book.

13–17 Coney Street, York YO1 9QL

0871 902 5747


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.

The Theatre also runs various workshops which include the weekly ‘story makers’ group which runs on a Wednesday morning and is suitable for 2-5 year olds. See details of that HERE

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

01904 623568

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Everyman Cinema

Baby Screening are held on alternate Tuesday/Thursday mornings (please check with the cinema before you attend) and tickets can be purchased online or at the venue direct. The price is £11.50 for each adult and the child/baby is free. The price includes one admit for the film, a hot drinks and cake.

“Sofas, blankets, cushions, drinks, pizza, waiter service. Treat yourself to a date night!”

JR, Feb 18

“definitely worth every penny”

NBH, Feb 18

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

Grand Opera House York

We love Grand opera house and it is never too early I booked our tickets last December!!!

TP, April 2018

Grand opera house without a doubt is better for little ones x

GW, Nov 2018

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

T:  0844 871 3024 / 0844 871 7627

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre was built by the Joseph Rowntree Village Trustees and opened on 18 November 1935, with the aim of providing a hall that may be a fitting centre for those recreational and educational activities that make for a full and happy life.
The original purpose of the building is still relevant today. Under the direction of the Charity Commission’s guidelines and its own Constitution, the Joseph Rowntree Theatre Limited board continues to provide a facility for the benefit of local operatic and drama groups, schools and other youth organisations.

Go to Joseph rowntree s one it’s fab and very funny smaller venue for little ones x

VB, Nov 2018

My god it was fantastic Infact it was that good we going again this year!!! Highly recommend it u won’t regret going anyway. X

HH, Oct 2018

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre Limited, Haxby Road, York, YO31 8TA

T: 01904 501935

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.

“They are amazing, great night out”

SB, Feb 2018

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

Vue Cinema – Clifton Moor

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

MINI Mornings – From only £1.99 (3D £2.79) per ticket for adults and children, every Saturday and Sunday morning and every day in school holidays.

“kids club at vue or city screen. Cheap n cheerful and as such doesn’t matter if you leave early!”

LM, Feb 2018

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