Illuminating York is brought together by a lot of hard work and investment from partners across the city and is a not-for-profit event.

The undertaking to transform Museum Gardens this year would simply not have been possible without the charge for admission. This decision was not lightly taken and we have kept ticket prices as low as possible. Should there be any surplus on ticket sales, this will be ploughed back into the festival to secure a more sustainable event, while still retaining the quality we have come to expect from Illuminating York.

We are keen that Vic Reeves: Wonderland is enjoyed in safety and security, and for a ticketed event this means staggering the public’s entry throughout the evening to ensure there is no overcrowding. Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal Box office or online and any remaining unsold will be available on the evening from the Theatre Royal or York Explore.

Gill Cooper On behalf of Illuminating York Artistic group.