Sonnet Walks

Take a guided walk around the byways of York City Centre, encounter a series of colourful characters from present day York, hear some of Shakespeare’s most loved verse…

Friday 12 May 2017 to Saturday 20 May 2017, starting from York Theatre Royal cafe terrace

There will be two walks each evening led by a guide around a carefully chosen route. Along the way your group will meet an array of different performers each with a story to share. The walks will last about an hour.

The walks are aimed at those aged 14+ but may be enjoyed by younger folk with the right support from their accompanying adult.

“A joy from start to fin.” York Press about YSP’s 2014 Sonnet Walks


  • Buy in person from: York Theatre Royal box office
  • Call the box office on 01904 623 568
  • Buy online

£6, £4 (14-17), two U14s per adult free

Maximum of 16 per walk

No walks on Sunday 14 May

Walks begin from York Theatre Royal Café terrace


Produced and Directed by Helen Wilson & Maurice Crichton

Walk Guides: Ian Timmins and Helen Wilson

Sonneteers:  Vic Delaney, Hannah Forsyth, Bill Laverick, Marguerite Moss, Terry Ram, Di Starr, Beth Stevens, Mick Taylor, Sophie Walmsley, Shirley Williams, Diana Wyatt