A snapshot of The Grand Depart

On Sunday the 6th of July York was buzzing with bikes as the city filled with people gathered to see The Grand Depart of the Tour De France.

Always keen to contribute to the chaos, we were thrilled to entertain the crowds with some street theatre, including a few (very abridged) French Classics and a History of the Tour De France in five inventions. Plus our Senior Youth Theatre provided some excellent music and short sketches to punctuate the afternoon.

Below are a few snaps of the performance (click on an image to enlarge):

 

Riding Lights Riding Bikes

KIPPA MATTHEWS - COPYRIGHT NOTICERiding Lights Theatre Company will be performing in York as part of the Grand Depart of the Tour De France.

Find us in King’s Square for such dramatised delights as The History of Le Tour De France, The Three Musketeers, and Henry 4 and a half. Plus our youth theatre will be making mayhem with their own moments of pedal powered pop-up theatre too.

All taking place on Sunday July 6th,  we’ll be starting late morning, after the pelaton has passed through the city centre.

Friargate Refreshments

As the Tour is whizzing right past the top of our street, Friargate Theatre will also be open throughout the day too – from 9am til 4pm. Our newly spruced up ground floor cafe-space will be providing refreshments to the crowds lining the streets of York. Disabled access toilets and baby changing facilities will also be available.

So, if you’re in the centre of York for Le Tour, we’d love for you to drop in and say ‘bonjour’.