Introduction to York Conservation Trust and tour of De Grey Rooms and York Theatre Royal
Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 local people and organisations, and thousands of volunteers. Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.
This year the YCCC will be hosting a small number of walking tours in York’s historic centre, to showcase the city’s heritage and our members’ diverse craft and conservation experience. Due to ongoing uncertainty around the impact of Covid-19, we have limited our participation this year to Saturday 18th September and will be restricting group numbers for each tour to 15. We hope that you can join us for these fascinating talks!
You can find out more by visiting the Heritage Open Days site, or click below to register through Eventbrite (please note that some tickets may not be available until after 5th August).
Learn about York Conservation Trust and take a guided tour of the De Grey Rooms and York Theatre Royal.
York Conservation Trust owns over 85 properties within York, working hard to conserve these historic buildings and ensure their continued use and protection. This event offers a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes of two of York’s iconic buildings, the De Grey Rooms and York Theatre Royal, which are cared for by the YCT.
We will start the morning with a seated presentation about the fascinating history of York Conservation Trust by Chief Executive Jonathan Bryant. Following this, the Trust’s architect Guy Bowyer will take you on a 30-minute tour of De Grey Rooms finishing with a 60-minute tour of York Theatre Royal, including time for questions.
You’ll have the chance to see areas of the De Grey Rooms and Theatre Royal that are normally hidden from view, and learn more about the history and architecture of these magnificent buildings.