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In 2020, celebrate our 36th JORVIK Viking Festival

JORVIK Viking Festival 2020 will run from Saturday 15th February to Sunday 23rd February. Further details will be announced over the coming months – keep an eye on our social channels and sign up to our eNews for all the latest news and events.


Everything you need to know

Discover how to buy tickets, how to take part and what our Festival theme will be...


Tickets for highlight events at Festival 2020 will go on sale in late October, with the full programme released in early 2020.

At JORVIK Viking Festival, some events have a fee and are ticketed, and some are free and unticketed.

We do not sell a general ticket for the Festival. Instead, we sell tickets separately for each ticketed event. There is no need to pre-book for free events, or when an event is included within standard admission to one of our venues. You can find out details about each event, including date, time and price, on the event listing.

Several events usually sell out in advance (particularly the Battle Spectacular and Banquet) so we recommend pre-booking any ticketed events you are interested in.

Please note that tickets for events organised by York Archaeological Trust for JORVIK Viking Festival 2020, including the Battle Spectacular on Saturday 22 February 2020, are only available direct from the JORVIK Viking Festival website, or by calling the JORVIK Reservations team.  We do not sell tickets to these events through third parties.


Experience Past Festivals

To whet your appetite for all things Viking be sure to check out our JORVIK Viking Festival galleries and discover the fun had at previous events. You can also discover each of our previous themes on our history pages.

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