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Grand Opera House York
At the Grand Opera House York there are many shows that offer discounts for groups of 10 or more. Additional benefits of booking a group are a longer payment period where possible and no booking fees to pay!
Schools deals are also applicable on selected shows too:
Sister Act: Fri 12 – Sat 20 Sep Schools rates available
Cinderella Pantomime: Fri 12 Dec – Sun 4 Jan Group and schools reductions available (exc.Christmas eve and Boxing Day mat)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Mon 19 – Sat 24 Jan Group and schools discounts on selected performances
One Man, Two Guvnors: Mon 9 – Sat 14 March Group and schools discounts on selected performances
Merchant Adventurers' Hall
Eat your packed lunch in the Undercroft and have a guided tour of the Hall afterwards for only £2.00 per person. Max number is 40.
Holy Trinity, Goodramgate
The Railway King
Actor and storyteller Chris Cade portrays George Hudson, one of York's most famous and controversial historic figures, in this entertaining and interactive drama presentation.
Suitable for Key Stage 2 & 3 groups (max 30 students per group). Performances last one hour. There is a charge of £70 per performance.
The Churches Conservation Trust
0845 303 2760
Education visits are available on Mondays throughout the year. We are able to offer two different souvenir packs at diiscounted prices:
The £1 gift pack contains a badge, a pencil and an eraser
The £2 gift pack contains a badge, a pencil, an eraser, a pen and a ruler
01904 655 543
Askham Bryan College
Summer Accommodation Available
Stay at Askham Bryan College between 7th July and 31st August this summer and enjoy great B&B prices (starting at £30 per person).
Please contact our Group Travel Desk for more information.
A lesson 2000 years in the making...
Take your students on a 70 minute journey through 2000 years of York’s murky history, as our full cast of entertaining theatrical actors bring to life gripping stories of the city's most infamous characters and events - from 71 AD when the Roman's created the City to the infamous highway man Dick Turpin in 1739.
With stunning special effects, authentic sets, witty comedy and a host of scary surprises lurking in the Dungeon, it’s a unique and fun introduction to a range of classroom subjects. Supported by our downloadable educational resources, a class visit to The York Dungeon is linked to National Curriculum topics including: History, Performing Arts and English for Key Stages 2, 3 & 4.
And for schools wishing to discover even more of York, add our unique City Tour where you will be guided around the City by two of our actors who tell the history and tales of the streets of York.
The York Dungeon have launched Deadly Drama Workshops
The Dungeon stage awaits…
Throw your pupils into the depths of history by combining your dungeon tour with a 60 minute drama session. Give your students a practical insight into a day in the life of a Dungeon actor as they learn the worst of York's history.
Having laughed and screamed with our actors throughout their Dungeon tour, students will be encouraged to get into character themselves by our Professional Performance Team which will bring out their theatrical side.
Your class will love to learn how to portray the distinctive movements and characteristics of the York Dungeon characters; interactive Performing Arts Workshops with a unique Dungeon twist. It’s a great way to stimulate their learning about horrible history and all for only £3.00 extra per student.
Deadly Drama Sessions are only available when booking a school visit to the York Dungeon.
For groups of 10+
Tour of Dungeon: £4.50 per Child
Tour of Dungeon & City Tour: £7.50 per Child
Free teacher places.
For further information about our school visits, please telephone 01904 632599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the nature of the York Dungeon is not recommended children under the age of 10yrs and for those of a nervous disposition.
City Sigtseeing Tours
£3.50 per child.
Teachers go free.
Private Bus hire is £220.00 which includes live guide, or there is the multi lingual option if needed. (Max Number is 70).
Runes, Ruins & Berserkers Package
2 day, 1 night full board £45+VAT
Price includes activities & attraction visits
A Delicious Way to Learn: Educational Visits at York’s CHOCOLATE Story
Child (5‐15 years): £4.50
FREE teacher places on a 1:6 ratio for Primary groups and a 1:10 ratio for Secondary Schools.
Student (16‐18 years): £6.50
Hands‐on Workshop and Tour package prices available, please enquire for more information.
UK Language School rates are also available. Our Reservations team will be able to advise you further.
For more downloadable information about our educational offer, please visit
www.yorkschocolatestory.com/education/schools‐prices/. You can also access a series of worksheets and activities to use before, during and after your visit.
Call +44 (0)845 070 6255
York’s CHOCOLATE Story is open daily from 10am – 6pm (last tour 5pm)
For the latest updates on our opening times, special events and group offers, please contact ourdedicated Reservations department.
Our 45 minute York City Cruise is the perfect way to unwind and take in the sights.
With live captain’s commentary, it is a great way to see York in the comfort of a heated saloon or open top deck. Recent award finalist for ‘Outstanding Customer Service’, our team will take great care of you from boarding to disembarking.
Due to this being a public cruise, trips are often busy. Pre-booking your group ensures you benefit from having seats reserved and guaranteed places. Your group is more than welcome to eat packed lunches onboard.
We have four guaranteed sailings at 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm from February to November. Extra cruises depart between May and October, every 30 minutes from 10.30am to 3pm. Boarding Points We have 2 landings to choose from: Kings Staith Landing, York (Close to the Dungeons, Castle Museum, Clifford’s Tower and Jorvik) Lendal Bridge Landing, York (Close to Minster, Museum Gardens, Yorkshire Museum, Shops) Prices We have a special discount for school groups of 20 people or more (aged 5yrs to 15yrs), priced at £3.15 per child/teacher.
Risk assessments are available upon request.
To book a time slot simply call YorkBoat on 01904 628324. We will send confirmation and then contact you 1 month prior to the cruise for final details and to forward an invoice. Payment is then due two weeks prior to the cruise date by cheque, card payment or bank transfer.
We hope to welcome you aboard in the near future!