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Les Miserables - SE

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An epic tale of broken dreams, passion and redemption, against the backdrop of a nation in the grip of revolution.

York Light Youth

Friday 31 October to Saturday 8 November 2014

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Mack and Mabel

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New Earswick Musical Society

Wednesday 12 November to Saturday 15 November 2014

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In Flanders Fields

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A tribute from York Musical Theatre Company to those who fought, lived and died.

York Musical Theatre Company

Sunday 23 November 2014

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Gang Show 2014: Sailing On

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The York Scout & Guide Gang Show is a variety show filled with songs, dances and sketches

York Scouts and Guides

Tuesday 25 November to Saturday 29 November 2014

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Upcoming Events

Les Miserables - SEYork Light YouthFri 31 Oct 7:30pm
Sat 1 Nov 2:30pm
Sat 1 Nov 7:30pm
Mon 3 Nov 7:30pm
Tue 4 Nov 7:30pm
Wed 5 Nov 7:30pm
Thu 6 Nov 7:30pm
Fri 7 Nov 7:30pm
Sat 8 Nov 2:30pm
Sat 8 Nov 7:30pm
Mack and MabelNew Earswick Musical SocietyWed 12 Nov 7:30pm
Thu 13 Nov 7:30pm
Fri 14 Nov 7:30pm
Sat 15 Nov 2:30pm
Sat 15 Nov 7:30pm
In Flanders FieldsYork Musical Theatre CompanySun 23 Nov 3:00pm
Sun 23 Nov 7:30pm
Gang Show 2014: Sailing OnYork Scouts and GuidesTue 25 Nov 7:15pm
Wed 26 Nov 7:15pm
Thu 27 Nov 7:15pm
Fri 28 Nov 7:15pm
Sat 29 Nov 2:00pm
Sat 29 Nov 7:15pm
Ali Baba and the Forty ThievesRowntree PlayersSat 6 Dec 2:00pm
Sat 6 Dec 7:30pm
Sun 7 Dec 2:00pm
Mon 8 Dec 7:30pm
Tue 9 Dec 7:30pm
Wed 10 Dec 7:30pm
Thu 11 Dec 7:30pm
Fri 12 Dec 7:30pm
Sat 13 Dec 2:00pm
Sat 13 Dec 7:30pm
Gala Christmas ConcertShepherd Group Brass BandFri 19 Dec 7:30pm
Sat 20 Dec 7:30pm
Music Night's 21st Birthday PartyJoseph Rowntree TheatreSun 21 Dec 6:30pm


We are currently recruiting for the posts of Bookings Director and Front of House Director as well as three Trustees. For further information see the recruitment page. Additionally we are also recruiting Stage Managers

About The Theatre

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Haxby Road is a vibrant hub of live entertainment, hosting productions from pantomime and musicals staged by talented local groups to touring performances by national and international musicians all year round, in a stunning art deco building.

Since 2001 the Theatre has been run by a charitable trust to provide an affordable venue to over 30 performing hirers, thanks to the efforts of its 150 regular volunteers. These volunteers come from all walks of life, be they retired former members of amateur dramatic societies, or youngsters wanting to learn the skills of stage management and the technical aspects of theatre.

Please explore our website - whether you are looking for shows to see, a place to perform or you want to contribute as one of our volunteers we are sure you will find something to your taste.

Mailing List

We send out a monthly email with news from the theatre and information on shows coming into the theatre. For further information and a sign up form go to our mailing list page.