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



Wednesday 17th July - Sunday 1st September



Former Lord Mayor Gorge Hudson has been off on his summer holidays and sent us some postcards that we’ve hidden around the house… Can you find them, and follow the trail to answer his questions? As you find them, make sure you try your hand at being Lord Mayor, dress up and match your outfit to the portraits!


All summer, come and get creative with us! Dress up a Lord Mayor, design your own postcard, or help us decorate the front of the House. Come into the magnificent State Room and let your creativity flow – we can’t wait to see what you make.


Everyday at 11.30am and 2.30pm, we will be whipping up some tasty treats in our historic kitchen. We’ve dipped into our banqueting archives and picked all your favourite things… Georgian style! Make sure you come down to help us out, or have a go at making your own eighteenth century meal with our interactive cooking experience.




Every Sunday in August, 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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