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Tickets now on sale for York Minster Mystery Plays

Wednesday 13th January 2016

Tickets for the York Minster Mystery Plays - the biggest event the cathedral has ever staged – are now on sale.

The Box Office for the production, which will see the Minster’s magnificent Nave transformed into a 1000-seater auditorium, opened at 9.30am today (Wednesday 13 January).

The performances begin on 26 May and run for five weeks and, in keeping with tradition, a community cast will form the heart of the  production supporting one professional actor – details to be announced soon.

The Plays’ are being developed by an award winning artistic team, including director Phillip Breen, of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and writer Mike Poulton, who recently wrote the scripts for the RSC’s  productions of Hilary Mantel’s global best-selling novels Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies.

Due to the scale of the production and anticipated high demand for tickets, the Box Office is being provided in partnership with York  heatre Royal. Performances take place Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, with general matinees on Saturdays at 1.30pm. Learning matinees will take place on Wednesdays at 1.30pm with a post-performance director’s/producer’s Q&A aimed at learners of all ages.

Tickets for the evening performances will be priced at £25, £32.50 and £40, with tickets for the twice weekly matinees available from £15. Tickets for the evening and Saturday matinee performances are now on sale, and tickets for the Wednesday learning matinees will be released later this month.

To purchase tickets, visit the York Minster Mystery Plays website at or call 01904 623568. Tickets can also be purchased by visiting the Theatre Royal’s Box Office at the De Grey Rooms in St Leonards Place, York and from York Minster’s visitor admission desks. 

For full details about the production, visit or follow #mysteryplays.



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Sharon Atkinson – Director of Communications – t: 01904 557248 m: 07785 615457

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