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Festival, from 21 Sep 2017






SLAP presents three days of progressive performances in an eclectic range of venues across York, including the Theatre Royal Studio. Events include a selection of artists creating fearless performance for and with older women with a public exhibition in the streets of York; a series of unique dance and theatre works at York Theatre Royal and York St John University; a performance on a public bench; and bold queer cabaret performances at The Crescent community venue.

SLAP started with the vision of bringing fascinating performers from around the world to York, whilst creating a performance platform for the city’s own cohort of talented and idiosyncratic artists.

After a series of successful pop up events in the city the SLAP weekender is the most ambitious and exciting project yet. This including working for the first time in partnership with York Theatre Royal programming work into the Studio and collaborating with Associate Producer John Tomlinson.

The event has also enabled SLAP to work with York St John University both as a venue and sponsor for the programme of work offering their students an opportunity to see the very best of contemporary national performance work happening on their doorstep.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 21 Sep 2017 17:30 21:00
Fri 22 Sep 2017 17:00 01:00
Sat 23 Sep 2017 14:00 22:00


Prices range from £6 - £12 depending on the specific performance, some shows are also free. All prices are on the SLAP and York Theatre Royal websites.

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 19 - Sat 23 Sep Million Dollar Quartet
Thu 21 Sep SLAP Weekender
Fri 22 Sep SLAP Weekender
Sat 23 Sep SLAP Weekender



See location of York Theatre Royal on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 601521  Lat: 53.96150 Long: -1.08547

Turn left from the main entrance of the station and continue past the Royal York Hotel, straight over the cross roads. Follow the road under the city walls, then turn left and over Lendal Bridge. You will see the Minster in front of you as you pass the York Museum Gardens on the left. At the crossroads turn left and York Theatre Royal is in front of you on the right hand side of the road. The De Grey Rooms is immediately adjacent.

The theatre is approximately 40 minutes' drive from Harrogate, 45 minutes from Leeds (city centre), 1hr from Hull and 30 minutes from junction 45 of the A1(M). There are a number of car parks close to the theatre, but space can be limited so please allow enough time to park and walk in. The city centre car parks can be expensive, so you may want to use York's Park & Ride scheme for a day visit.

Public transport:
York Theatre Royal is situated in the heart of York, in the shadow of York Minster. York Railway Station is just 10 minutes' walk away, giving excellent connections to the rest of the UK. A number of local bus services stop directly outside the theatre including numbers 1, 2, 5, 5A, 6, 19, 29, 30, 31, 31X, 40, 56, 58, 812 and 884. For information on bus routes and times, please visit the First and Transdev websites.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from York station


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    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesAdditive free
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    • YesVegan
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  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesChildren's menu


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