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

Sometimes 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



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



Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd, and Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September

11.30am and 2.30pm


Come down to the beautiful Mansion House over the York Food and Drink Festival weekends and learn how to make traditional Georgian recipes: Chocolate Cream and Chocolate Wine. Watch our team recreate these indulgent desserts in the fully restored kitchens under the stairs, and have a taste for yourself! Be careful, the Chocolate Wine is not for the faint hearted… Recipe sheets will be available so you can make these at home.

Tickets are limited for each session, so ensure you book your free ticket here. Admission to the house will need to be purchased on arrival. See Plan Your Visit for ticket prices.



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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.