The Festival includes a range of plays, music and films. Look out for the York New Music Weekend, as well as a special screening of the top ten shortlisted films of the international Quantum Shorts Festival.


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View our packed programme of over 150 events.

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Find an event that's right for you from our 15 broad themes.

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Festival Focus

A number of themed events on some of today’s most pressing issues.

Festival Focus