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Rare opportunity to climb York Minster scaffolding

People are to be offered the chance to climb part of the scaffolding at York Minster to look at restoration work close up. Visitors will get to see work on the cathedral’s South Quire Aisle, some 98ft (30m) above ground. There will also be opportunities to meet the people responsible for the maintenance and conservation […]

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Handel’s Messiah at York Minster

York Minster Christmas Carol concerts are now sold out, but there is still a great line-up of concerts and services available this festive period. On Saturday December 10, the York Minster Choir will be joined by internationally renowned soloists for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful setting of York Minster’s Nave. The […]

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Tickets on sale tomorrow for York Minster carol concerts

Tickets for the York Minster Carol Concerts, one of the highlights of the year, go on sale from 9.30am TOMORROW  Monday 26 September. (Sorry about the short notice, even bloggers need a holiday! Ed.) For many people, the spectacular concerts mark the start of the festive celebrations. The concerts will be filled with seasonal traditions […]

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York Minster stoneyard open to the public, September 9

Have you ever wondered how York Minster was built? Or how a building of its scale and splendour is protected and maintained? On Friday 9 September York Minster’s famous Stoneyard will open its doors to the public as part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme, England’s biggest heritage festival. See the Minster’s stonemasons, carvers […]

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Great discount on tickets for York Mystery Plays

With just over two weeks to go until the end of the run of the Mystery Plays 2016, York Minster has announced a 50% discount on all unsold evening tickets for that day’s performance to give as many people as possible the change to experience this spectacular show. The Very Reverend Dean of York, Vivienne […]

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Reviews for the York Mystery Plays 2016

Have you seen the York Mystery Plays yet?  Press reviews are excellent, see for example The Yorkshire Post: “this is large-scale theatre at its best. So put on an extra pair of socks, take a warm coat and grab a scarf, this is a production not to be missed.” With luck, improvements in the weather […]

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Tickets for the 2016 Mystery Plays on sale tomorrow

Tickets for the York Minster Mystery Plays – the biggest event the cathedral has ever staged – go on sale tomorrow. The Box Office for the production, which will see the Minster’s magnificent Nave transformed into a 1000-seater auditorium, opens at 9.30am on Wednesday 13 January. The performances begin on 26 May and run for […]

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York Minster announces ticket sale date for 2016 Mystery Plays

Tickets for the Mystery Plays 2016 – the biggest event York Minster has ever staged – will go on sale on Wednesday 13 January, the cathedral has announced. The Minster’s cavernous Nave will be transformed into a 1,000 seater auditorium for the production of the famous Plays, which return to the cathedral for the first […]

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