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Blood and Chocolate - The Movie

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A cinema-style presentation of the 2013 performance of Pilot Theatre's Blood + Chocolate.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Saturday 5 September 2015

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Heritage Open Days

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Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Friday 11 September to Saturday 12 September 2015

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The Sorcerer

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The course of love is never smooth, especially when enchantment is at work.

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

Thursday 17 September to Saturday 19 September 2015

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You Should Be Dancin’

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An exciting performance of Song and Dance to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Laura Sparkes School of Dance

Sunday 27 September 2015

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Upcoming Events in the Theatre
September 2015
Blood and Chocolate - The MovieJoseph Rowntree Theatre 5 September
Heritage Open DaysJoseph Rowntree Theatre11 – 12 September
The SorcererJorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company17 – 19 September
You Should Be Dancin’Laura Sparkes School of Dance27 September
October 2015
The Adventures of AladdinVictoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama10 October
It's Dance TimeBarbara Taylor School of Dancing17 October
When the Lights Go On AgainYork Musical Theatre Company21 – 24 October
CatsYork Light Youth30 October – 7 November
November 2015
Viva La DanceEvelyn Witcombe School of Dance12 – 14 November
Sunset BoulevardNew Earswick Musicals17 – 21 November
Shakespeare School FestivalShakespeare Schools Festival24 – 25 November
An Evening of Cabaret and Comedy – The Best BitsJB Entertainment28 November
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Blood and Chocolate - The Movie

A cinema-style presentation of the 2013 performance of Pilot Theatre's Blood + Chocolate.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

5 September 2015

In October 2013, a city-wide and ambitious theatrical presentation was brought to the streets of York, telling the stories of the workers and owners of the chocolate factories in York at the outbreak of World War I. With a cast of over 200, rave reviews, and tickets sold out every evening, this was the show not to miss.

Now, in conjunction with Pilot Theatre, the film made during the live performances will be shown in a fundraising event for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

If you were in the show, this is a chance to see it played in full out on a cinema screen. If you missed it, you can share the excitement in this one-time-only showing in the theatre built for York's chocolate workers.

Saturday 5 September 3:00pm Matinée

Saturday 5 September 7:00pm

Tickets: £6.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Email — 01904 639117


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Heritage Open Days

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

11 September to 12 September 2015

Visitors can tour our volunteer run Art Deco theatre, which was built in 1935 and is celebrating its 80th year this year. The theatre is Grade II listed, and a rare example of an inter-war theatre.

The tour will include front of house and backstage and visitors will be invited to view stage equipment and learn about the technical input in to some of our wonderful productions.

Max 15 people per tour/session. Tea and coffee will be available for visitors.

Friday 11 September 10:00am

Friday 11 September 11:00am

Friday 11 September 12:00pm

Friday 11 September 1:00pm

Friday 11 September 2:00pm

Friday 11 September 3:00pm

Saturday 12 September 10:00am

Saturday 12 September 11:00am

Saturday 12 September 12:00pm

Saturday 12 September 1:00pm

Saturday 12 September 2:00pm

Saturday 12 September 3:00pm

Tickets: Free. No booking required

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

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The Sorcerer

The course of love is never smooth, especially when enchantment is at work.

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

17 September to 19 September 2015

Love levels all ranks, or so we are told, but in a 1915 village sometimes a little assistance is required. Enter a sorcerer with a love potion and soon that world is turned on its head.

Alexis, heir to the great Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, is to marry Aline Sangazure, who can trace her lineage back to Helen of Troy.

Not content with that, Alexis wishes to pursue his belief that people should not be separated by rank when it comes to marriage and he has a plan to make the whole village happy.

He has engaged John Wellington Wells, a Sorcerer, to secretly administer a love potion, which will send all who drink it to sleep and, when they wake, will cause them to fall madly in love with the first person of the opposite sex they see, who has also drunk the potion.

What could possibly go wrong?

Thursday 17 September 7:30pm

Friday 18 September 7:30pm

Saturday 19 September 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 19 September 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults: £12.00; Concessions: £10.00; Under 16s Free

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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You Should Be Dancin’

An exciting performance of Song and Dance to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Laura Sparkes School of Dance

27 September 2015

This performance by the Laura Sparkes School of Dance includes song and dance numbers that the whole family will enjoy. The talented performers aged 3 years to adult will take to the stage to showcase a range of dance styles from tap to ballet and contemporary to rock and roll.

Sunday 27 September 4:00pm

Tickets: Adult £9.50; Child/Concession £6.50; Family Ticket (2 adult, 2 children) £30.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Laura Sparkes — 07595 367067

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The Adventures of Aladdin

This exciting story takes you through Frozen, Tangled, Cats, Mamma Mia & more.

Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama

10 October 2015

The street boy Aladdin has to leave his home town to get away from the evil sorcerer Jafar. He takes a lift from a magic carpet to see his cousin Kristoff in Arendelle, where he helps Anna & Elsa in Frozen.

Next he travels to see his cousin Eugene where he helps save Rapunzel from the wicked Gothel.

Then he decides to go to London to seek his fortune but ends up performing as an extra in the musicals Cats and Les Mis. Where do you think he will go from there? Come and see to find out in a show full of dance, drama and singing.

Saturday 10 October 2:00pm Matinée

Saturday 10 October 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults £12.00; Concessions £10.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Victoria Rooke — 01904 789748

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It's Dance Time

A glorious event for all the family.

Barbara Taylor School of Dancing

17 October 2015

All dance styles blended into a spectacular show, from ballet, tap and jazz, to street dance and more... Performed by children through to adult. With our exciting end production of Alice in Wonderland. Take a journey into our world of wonder!

Saturday 17 October 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 17 October 7:30pm

Tickets: £11.00 adults, £8.00 concessions

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Lisa Craig — 07801 423186

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When the Lights Go On Again

Wartime spectacular back in York by popular demand

York Musical Theatre Company

21 October to 24 October 2015

Back by popular demand this is another chance, in the special anniversary year of VE Day, to see this hilarious, light-hearted and nostalgic look back to the songs and sketches that lightened the dark days of the war.

With all the popular songs of the period to sing along to, memories of the Andrews Sisters, Max Miller and a hilarious war-time pantomime, this is a show that will have you in stitches: you’ll be laughing ‘til you cry.

Jolly and nostalgic. The cast have a ball- Charles Hutchinson, YORK PRESS

The audience laughed every minute. All we could do was shout for more!
We were engrossed in one of the liveliest performances we have seen in a long time
We would urge our friends and relations not to miss this marvellous show
"Side-splittingly funny"
"Not enough superlatives to describe this wonderful show"
"I have never before had such an enjoyable night in the theatre - don't miss it!"
"The sheer joy of the evening will stay with me forever" - Audience comments

Wednesday 21 October 7:30pm

Thursday 22 October 7:30pm

Friday 23 October 7:30pm

Saturday 24 October 2:30pm Matinée

Tickets: £14.00; Under 16s £11.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Musical Theatre Company — 01904 612961

York Musical Theatre Company Online Booking

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The Memory lives on in York

York Light Youth

30 October to 7 November 2015

York Light Youth is proud to bring Cats to York. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s stunning musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they decide who will be granted an extra, precious life.

This fantastic show will be performed by the talented young performers of York Light Youth, whose most recent successes include Les Miserables in October 2014 and Honk! in May 2015.

Friday 30 October 7:30pm

Saturday 31 October 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 31 October 7:30pm

Monday 2 November 7:30pm

Tuesday 3 November 7:30pm

Wednesday 4 November 7:30pm

Thursday 5 November 7:30pm

Friday 6 November 7:30pm

Saturday 7 November 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 7 November 7:30pm

Tickets: Monday-Thursday Adult: £14.00; Under 16: £11.00; Family tickets: 2A+2U16: £45.00, 1A+3U16: £42.00 Friday and Saturday (including matinees) Adult: £16.00; Under 16: £13.00; Family tickets: 2A+2U16: £53.00; 1A+3U16: £50.00 Special offer: I ticket free in every 10 booked for the same performance (NB: not in conjunction with family ticket)

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Email — 07795 384644

York Light Youth Online Booking

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Viva La Dance

A superb show featuring many different types of dance from the pupils of Evelyn Witcombe's renowned dance school.

Evelyn Witcombe School of Dance

12 November to 14 November 2015

The hottest dance show this November from the students of renowned York dance teacher, Evelyn Witcombe, returning for her 47th annual showcase. Expect dance of every style, from ballet and tap to acrobatic and Irish, including a special armed forces themed number to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Thursday 12 November 7:30pm

Friday 13 November 7:30pm

Saturday 14 November 7:30pm

Tickets: £12.00 (£10.00 for concessions on Thursday 12 November only)

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

01904 652202

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Sunset Boulevard

An exciting, dramatic musical based on the film Sunset Boulevard.

New Earswick Musicals

17 November to 21 November 2015

Follow Joe Gillis into a house of mystery and intrigue on Sunset Boulevard. Will he survive the emotional journey?

Tuesday 17 November 7:30pm

Wednesday 18 November 7:30pm

Thursday 19 November 7:30pm

Friday 20 November 7:30pm

Saturday 21 November 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 21 November 7:30pm

Tickets: £16.00; Concessions: £15.00; Children: £11.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

TicketSource (New Earswick) — 0333 666 3366

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Shakespeare School Festival

Shakespeare performed as you have never seen it before!

Shakespeare Schools Festival

24 November to 25 November 2015

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre is thrilled to welcome local talent to the stage as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival.

Each night three to four schools will perform different Shakespeare plays. Come and celebrate the achievements of our local schools while enjoying a wonderful evening of entertainment. You will see Shakespeare performed as you’ve never seen it before!

The Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival and enables over 1,000 primary, secondary, and special schools to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre. 35,000 young people will take to stages across the UK.

Tuesday 24 November 7:00pm

Wednesday 25 November 7:00pm

Tickets: £9.00; £7.00 (will go on sale from 1st Sep 2015)

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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An Evening of Cabaret and Comedy – The Best Bits

Join us for a fun-filled fundraiser of song, dance and plenty of laughs.

JB Entertainment

28 November 2015

JB Entertainment bring you one of their traditional comedy style variety shows, in aid of the fantastic local charity St Leonard’s Hospice.

This show is a collaboration of our favorite and most popular songs, dances and sketches from out previous four cabaret evenings, led by Barry and Josh Benson, joined by a fantastic cast of local talent!

So come and join us for the ‘best bits’ all rolled into one Evening of Cabaret & Comedy.

Saturday 28 November 7:30pm

Tickets: £15.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

St Leonard's Hospice Fundraising Dept — 01904 777777