About the festival
York is an incredibly exciting, vibrant and diverse city, rich in heritage, discovery and an overriding sense of curiosity - in short a city where ideas spring to life and flourish and where collaboration is celebrated.
The York Festival of Ideas will return from 7 to 19 June 2016 with a theme of Tick Tock.
Discover talks, activities, performances and exhibitions that interest you.
Several days during the Festival are dedicated to events on a certain theme.
Hear from the experts on subjects from brains to Beowulf.
Theatre, music, film and more.
From creative writing to hands-on science.
Several exhibitions are on show around the city throughout the festival.
Planning your visit to York Festival of Ideas? Plan ahead by viewing the online version of the York Visitor Guide 2016 with full information and tips on places to eat, stay and explore.
Visit the website to find out more.