On what dates will the Plays be performed?
This year the York Mystery Plays are being performed on two consecutive Sundays, Sunday 9th September and Sunday 16th September and there will also be an evening performance on Wednesday 12th September.
Will all the Plays be performed at every location?
On 9th and 16th September all the wagons will perform their Play at each of the four playing stations (you can view the venues here)
On Wednesday 12th, 5 Plays will be presented in the Shambles Market area with audiences moving between the wagons.
Where can I watch the Plays?
The Plays will be performed at four main locations throughout the day:
“The Green” (College Green) at approximately 11am, then moving on to…
“The Fair” (St. Sampson’s Square) at roughly 11.45am, then…
“The Streets” (St. Helen’s Square) at 12.35pm and concluding at…
“The Stage” (King’s Manor) at approximately 1.30pm.
However, the way in which the production works is that you are able to watch the Plays or certain performances, and then move on. You could watch some in the City centre during the late morning and then buy tickets for seats for Part 2 of “The Stage” location. Or you can follow the Plays throughout the day to watch the whole sequence at the various locations.
What time do the Plays start/finish?
The Sunday performances take place throughout the day with the first performance starting at
“The Green” (College Green) at approximately 11am and finishing at…
“The Stage “(King’s Manor) at approximately 5.30pm.
As the Plays are live performances that take place throughout the streets of York times may vary depending on the arrival time of the wagons at each venue. You can find more information on the venues and approximate start times here.
The Wednesday evening performance will take place at the Shambles Market from 7pm. This is a ticketed event and you can purchase your ticket here. This is a ticket only event.
Do I need a ticket to watch the Plays?
You do not need a ticket to view the Plays as they will be performed on the streets with the first three locations being free to view, however, the final location at “The Stage” (King’s Manor) does have a seating area undercover, meaning the best views and shelter from whatever the Great British weather decides to do on the day. We strongly recommend buying tickets for this to avoid disappointment and to get the best experience from it. You can buy tickets here.
How can I buy tickets?
You can buy tickets for all dates (Sunday 9th, Wednesday 12th and Sunday 16th September) here.
How much are tickets?
The production is quite long so at the King’s Manor venue we divide the plays into 2 parts with an interval in-between. Tickets for Part 1 and Part 2 are £15 per part. If you buy tickets for both parts there is a 10% discount meaning a combined ticket is £27. Booking fees apply and there are additional fees if, for example, you would like the tickets posting to you.
How do I obtain the combined ticket discount?
The booking system will automatically deduct your discount at the checkout.
For any further questions on the Plays, venues, tickets or general enquiries, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org