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. Our 2020 programme will be announced soon!

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



Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd February


York Mansion House invites you to celebrate Chinese New Year 2020!


Join us for an array of incredible workshops to kick off the Year of the Rat in style. Our popular T’ai Chi classes are back, along with traditional Chinese painting, music and calligraphy, led by local artist Danny Ha, and talented York-based practitioners.


Free with admission, this is a unique opportunity to express your creativity, produce beautiful art, and join in moving meditation, as you explore the expansive grandeur of the Mansion House.


Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Your admission to York Mansion House entitles you to join any of the workshops taking place that day, but pre-booking is required. 

If you are unable to attend your booked session, please email mansionhouse@york.gov.uk or call 01904 553660 to let us know, so someone else can attend.

Click here to find out more, and to book.




Every Sunday, 9.30 - 10.30am

As the 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

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