York Mansion House is a stunning events venue in the centre of the city, and has hosted a range of events from parlour games to product launches, black tie dinners to immersive theatrical feasts. In 2019 our schedule is packed with even more delights; our Chinese New Year celebrations, intimate live concerts, fashion shows and screenings.

For all 2019-2020 events hosted by the Lord Mayor, please click here



Saturday 19th - Thursday 31st October, 5.30pm

Some tricks. Always a treat.


The stairs creak, and shadows flicker in the candlelight, as the wind howls and rattles the windows: the ghosts of York Mansion House are waking up, ready to cause havoc. For too long, the Lord Mayor has been bothered by these sinister happenings, and needs your help to put a stop to them for good!

 Welcome to York Haunted House.

 This Halloween, the Mansion House will be transformed into the ultimate spooky experience for adventurous little ones. With a guide, they will venture into dark halls and vast rooms to solve puzzles and crack clues, and help protect the house... An electrifying, immersive adventure; treasure awaits those who are brave enough to enter the Haunted House!


Additional spooky adventures will run on Halloween night at 6.45pm (for children) and 8pm (for ages 16+).

The Haunted House is designed to be spooky not scary, and we recommend the experience for ages 6-13. The group will be supervised by staff at all times, but for children of a sensitive disposition, parental discretion is advised. The price of the ticket includes a free adult (all children must have an accompanying adult).


£6.50 per child (including free accompanying adult)

£7.50 per adult on October 31st, 8pm

Tickets available here


Friday 1st November 2019

It’s 1738. The increasingly unpopular Lord Mayor George Benson is floundering. His friends are dwindling and his enemies increasingly angry. In order to try and regain favour with the people of York, he is throwing a lavish party for some select guests at the newly opened Lord Mayor’s Mansion House. He is declaring the event to be a wonderful tour of his house and a night of indulgent merriment. However, with all his enemies in one place, could this evening turn deadly?


This November, you are invited to the Mansion House for a night of drinking, revelry, and murder… The Lord Mayor, George Benson has been murdered in his own home in the middle of a party. Join us in this classic Georgian building, searching for clues, and hunting down the killer who lurks in your midst. Come on your own, or in groups. Costumes are welcome, but not required…

 Tickets £15 per person, which includes a free welcome drink.

This event is for 18+. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.


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Every Sunday, 9.30 - 10.30am


As the summer sun comes streaming into the glorious State Room, we invite every body to come and experience the ‘moving meditation’ of T’ai Chi. 

 Open to all ages, and no experience necessary, you will be led through this gentle exercise that promotes relaxation, balance, health and fitness. Practised for over 3,000 years, T’ai Chi is renowned for reducing physical and mental strains, and setting you on the path to a tranquil mind.  

Led by instructor Paul Neary, there is no better way to spend a Sunday morning than in hidden tranquility right in the centre of York.


£6 per person per class

Tickets available here



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If you are interested in hosting an event with us please see our Hire page or contact us at the address below.