What’s on at NRM York

The Railway Children

The mesmerising return of the National Railway Museum and York Theatre Royal's award winning production of The Railway Children. Join Bobby, Peter and Phyllis as they tell the story of how they became The Railway Children.

31 Jul 2015 - 05 Sep 2015
£18 - £32.50
Performances, Events

Mike Kenny's adaptation of E. Nesbit's well loved novel and Damien Cruden's direction tells a fantastic story which comes to life using a unique theatre setting that allows the audience to sit on station platforms either side of a real rail track. 

Featuring the steam locomotive which was in the original film of The Railway Children this production will make you laugh, cry, sigh, gasp and your heart ache in one of the most breath taking theatrical events York has ever seen. 

Performances will take place in the Signal Box Theatre - our new purpose built auditorium. Railway Children is suitable for all ages 5 and above as it does contain some loud noises.

"An enchanting steam- powered family show - spirited, inventive and magical" (TIME OUT)

"A glorious adaptation of E. Nesbit's children's classic" (GUARDIAN)

"There were shrieks of excitement from the stalls and the watching children were round-eyed in amazement." (INDEPENDENT)

"The show's great coup is the glorious arrival of a splendid, fully operational Victorian steam engine." (DAILY TELEGRAPH)

Tickets: £17.00-32.50 with concessions and great discounts available including under 18s, over 60s and families, subject to availability.

Book your ticket via York Theatre Royal Box Office on 01904 623568 or online.

Seeing the show? Park in our car park for £5 (matinee performances) or £3 (evening performances). There are limited blue badge holder spaces available at City Entrance for both matinee and evening performances. This facility is free of charge. Please note that the exit route for the evening performances is via Leeman Road so there is a walk back to the blue badge car parking area. If you have any access queries you would like to discuss with us or to arrange a pick up point closer to the exit please do not hesitate to contact us in advance on 08448 153139.

See also

Background: 'Skegness is so Bracing' LNER Poster