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. Throughout 2020 we are proud to be hosting an array of spectacular events for the York community, and visitors to this incredible house. We will be updating this page seasonally, so keep checking back, or sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about what's going on.

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



T'ai Chi for All


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

Check back here for tickets.


Leap Year Late Night

February 29th 2020: 5.30-7pm 

Well, this doesn’t happen every day... An extra day for spending in frivolous pursuits, and decadent leisure. Never ones to miss out on the fun, York Mansion House is hosting our first Late Night opening of 2020, to make the most of this exciting addition to our year.

Join us until  7pm, and enjoy a free welcome drink from 5pm, which you can enjoy while you explore the whole of this remarkable building. Take your time, explore the halls and galleries, and find out more about the scandalous lives of the former Mayoral residents. Head to the historic kitchen to enjoy a brand new 18th-century cooking demonstration, and, as the evening light spills through the windows, make the most of this extra day with us. 


Standard admission applies. Book now, or pay on the door.

York Fashion Week: An Evening at York Mansion House

Saturday 21st March, 7-9pm

Step into York Mansion House for an evening of opulence with Berry’s Jewellery and the debut collection from Thimbelina Bridal.

Thimbelina are presenting their exciting new range of breath-taking bridal gowns, complimented by Berry’s incredible pieces that will be adorning the catwalk models. Berry’s and Thimbelina will be available throughout the evening to answer questions and discuss any bespoke orders. Cooper King Gin Distillery will also be on hand to serve up their signature gin and tonics and Panda Mami are showcasing some delicious canapés from their exciting new menu!

A spectacular evening awaits…


Tickets are £32 per person, and available from Eventbrite

Please note ticket price includes canapes and a welcome drink. A paid gin bar will be available throughout the evening.

York Literature Festival: A Royal Affair

Saturday 28th March, 7pm

As part of York Literature Festival 2020, York Mansion House presents a sumptuous evening exploring aspects of the Georgian period through the royals and their scandalous lives, in collaboration with CinemArts Ltd. A free welcome drink will be followed by a brief talk on the Georgian period by Mansion House Curator Richard Pollitt. Guests will then be shown the film ‘A Royal Affair’ (Danish, with subtitles, 15).

A cash bar and nibbles will be available, and during the intermission we will be playing some of the finest 18th-century music.

Please be aware that due to age restrictions on this film showing, this event is open to ages 15+.


Now booking via York Theatre Royal.

Easter at York Mansion House: Glorious Chocolate

4th-19th April

Handmade Easter Egg Decorating with Ashley McCarthy

4th, 6th and 7th April

This Easter, York-based master chocolatier Ashley McCarthy is coming to York Mansion House, and bringing his incredible creativity with him. In the State Room, multiple-award winner Ashley will take you through the art of decorating hand-made Easter Eggs, in a delicious chocolate of your choice.

From dark to vegan chocolate, and everything in between, this is a wonderful opportunity to treat a loved one, or just keep your creation for yourself (we know you’ll want to…!). Settle into the beautiful State Room, find out more about the Mansion House’s unique chocolate heritage, and get gloriously chocolatey.

Fancy making an evening of it? Our workshop on Saturday 4th is exclusively adults only. A cash bar will be available throughout the event, so grab a drink and get decorating!

Book now.


Chocolate Trail

Throughout the Easter Holidays

Throughout the Easter Holidays, little ones are in for a delicious adventure with our Chocolate Trail! Running through the whole house, this self-guided walk through the Mansion House’s chocolate history will unveil York’s tastiest secrets, and the stories of the people who made our favourite treat what it is today.

Answer questions, solve puzzles, and explore the smallest cellar and largest Hall; and don’t forget to stick around for dressing up and our Little Mayor backpacks!

Running through the whole holiday, our Chocolate Trail is free with admission, and as always, York residents are entitled to 50% off. No booking required.

We update this page regularly, so keep checking back for the latest events from the Mansion House.

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