Tips for Buying our Concert Tickets

How early can concert tickets be purchased?

Our concert season starts in October. General ticket sales for concerts in the new season open on 21 September.

Can Patrons book tickets any earlier?

Priority booking for Patrons of the Chapter House Choir opens before the general ticket sales, on 7 September. If you would like to become a Patron and enjoy priority booking and other exclusive benefits please click here for information or use our patrons contact form to email

Where are tickets sold?

  • Tickets for the concerts in York Minster on 13 October and 19 December are available in person from York Minster (Mon-Sat 9am-4.30pm; Sun 12.45pm-3pm) Online:
  • Tickets for all the other concerts are available from York Theatre Royal Box Office, St Leonard’s Place, York YO1 7HD. Telephone 01904 623568. Online:
  • The “Buy tickets” buttons on our website link straight through to our concert ticket pages on both box office websites. The buttons become visible on this website once tickets go on sale.

How can I avoid paying the York Theatre Royal booking fee?

York Theatre Royal charges a booking fee of £1.50 per transaction for all transactions except cash payments made at the York Theatre Royal. Therefore, to avoid the booking fee, you need to visit York Theatre Royal in St Leonard’s Place and pay for your tickets using cash.

When is the York Theatre Royal Box Office open?

The box office website is open all the time. To book your tickets in person you need to visit York Theatre Royal between these times: Mon 9am-5pm, Tues-Sat 10am-6pm or 10am-8pm on show days.

How can I buy tickets for the concerts outside York?

Our concerts outside York are usually promoted by local charities or organisations, who arrange the publicity and the selling of tickets. We put the details onto our website Concerts and Events page as soon as we can, with contact email addresses and telephone numbers so that you can still support the choir for our concerts outside York.

How can I buy tickets for Carols by Candlelight if it is sold out?

Returned tickets are sometimes available from the York Minster Box Office – check their website to see if any tickets have been returned. There are usually a few returned tickets available at the door, just before the concert. Doors open at 7pm.

Come and Sing 2016 with John Rutter

Come and Sing with John Rutter – September 2016