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Perform Rises

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A collaboration of dance, acting and singing performances

Perform with Emma Bassett

Saturday 4 October 2014

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Steve Cassidy Band And Friends

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An Evening Of Music Which Spans The Decades

Steve Cassidy Band

Sunday 5 October 2014

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Alice in Theatreland

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Instead if going to Wonderland, Alice follows the White Rabbit through Theatreland.

Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama

Saturday 11 October 2014

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Gary Grace – The New King Of Swing

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The songs of Sinatra, The Rat Pack & many more

Gary Grace

Sunday 12 October 2014

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Upcoming Events in the Theatre
October 2014
Perform RisesPerform with Emma Bassett 4 October
Steve Cassidy Band And FriendsSteve Cassidy Band 5 October
Alice in TheatrelandVictoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama11 October
Gary Grace – The New King Of SwingGary Grace12 October
Shakespeare Schools FestivalShakespeare Schools Festival14 October
Shakespeare Schools FestivalShakespeare Schools Festival15 October
Shakespeare Schools FestivalShakespeare Schools Festival16 October
Reflex Movie MadnessReflex Dance Troupe18 October
It's De-LovelyYork Musical Theatre Company22 – 25 October
Les Miserables - SEYork Light Youth31 October – 8 November
November 2014
Mack and MabelNew Earswick Musical Society12 – 15 November
In Flanders FieldsYork Musical Theatre Company23 November
Gang Show 2014: Sailing OnYork Scouts and Guides25 – 29 November
December 2014
Ali Baba and the Forty ThievesRowntree Players 6 – 13 December
Gala Christmas ConcertShepherd Group Brass Band19 – 20 December
Music Night's 21st Birthday PartyJoseph Rowntree Theatre21 December
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Perform Rises

A collaboration of dance, acting and singing performances

Perform with Emma Bassett

4 October

A transfusion of mesmerising dances, animated acting and enchanting vocals.

Come and experience the enthusiasm that the versatile performers bring to the stage of perform rises.

Saturday 4 October 3:00pm Matinée

Saturday 4 October 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults £11, Concessions £10

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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Steve Cassidy Band And Friends

An Evening Of Music Which Spans The Decades

Steve Cassidy Band

5 October

Teri-Ann Prendergast and the Happy Mondays Ukekele Band will join Steve Cassidy and his talented band.

The evening will include surprise guests and new songs written by Steve.

Sunday 5 October 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £10.00; Concessions £9.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

01904 639117

Norman Fowler — 01904 870737

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Alice in Theatreland

Instead if going to Wonderland, Alice follows the White Rabbit through Theatreland.

Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama

11 October

Instead of going to Wonderland, Alice follows the White Rabbit through Theatreland, where he dances as Peter Rabbit in The Tales of Beatrix Potter, Auditions for Fame and Takes part in Lion King, Matilda, Annie, Hairspray, Grease and others.

A fun show with all forms of Dance, Drama and Singing.

email danco@btinternet.com to reserve tickets

Saturday 11 October 2:00pm Matinée

Saturday 11 October 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults £12; Concessions £10

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

On The Door

Victoria Rooke — 01904 789748

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Gary Grace – The New King Of Swing

The songs of Sinatra, The Rat Pack & many more

Gary Grace

12 October

International vocalist Gary Grace makes a welcome return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre with his band, performing classic songs associated with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Matt Monro, Tony Bennett, Andy Williams, Nat 'King' Cole, Michael Buble and many more.

Sunday 12 October 7:30pm

Tickets: All tickets £12.50

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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Shakespeare Schools Festival

Four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays.

Shakespeare Schools Festival

14 October

We are delighted to mark Shakespeare's 450th birthday by throwing him the biggest party he has ever seen with the largest Shakespeare Schools Festival to date. 35,000 young people will take to professional stages across the UK. From Southampton to Inverness, from Londonderry to Norwich, 130 theatres will be hosting a party to remember.

Tonight the following plays will be performed:-

  • HamletSt. Peter’s School – YORK
  • Romeo & JulietQueen Ethelburga’s College – YORK
  • The Merchant Of VeniceWelburn Hall School – YORK
  • The TempestHowden School & Technology College – GOOLE

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.

Across the UK, each night four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays.

Had I encountered something like Shakespeare Schools Festival, I believe my life would have bounced forward over some of the inhibitions and incomprehensions of adolescence. Childhood deserves such luck.Sir Tom Stoppard, Playwright and SSF Patron

Tuesday 14 October 7:00pm

Tickets: £8.75 and £6.75

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

YTR Box Office — 01904 623568

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Shakespeare Schools Festival

Four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays.

Shakespeare Schools Festival

15 October

We are delighted to mark Shakespeare's 450th birthday by throwing him the biggest party he has ever seen with the largest Shakespeare Schools Festival to date. 35,000 young people will take to professional stages across the UK. From Southampton to Inverness, from Londonderry to Norwich, 130 theatres will be hosting a party to remember.

Tonight the following plays will be performed:-

  • A Midsummer Night’s DreamSt. Martin’s Ampleforth – YORK
  • Julius CaesarSt Olave’s School – YORK
  • Romeo & JulietGriffin Primary School – HULL
  • The Taming of the ShrewKirk Hammerton CE Primary School and Staveley Community Primary School – YORK


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.

Across the UK, each night four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays.

Had I encountered something like Shakespeare Schools Festival, I believe my life would have bounced forward over some of the inhibitions and incomprehensions of adolescence. Childhood deserves such luck.Sir Tom Stoppard, Playwright and SSF Patron

Wednesday 15 October 7:00pm

Tickets: £8.75 and £6.75

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

YTR Box Office — 01904 623568

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Shakespeare Schools Festival

Four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays.

Shakespeare Schools Festival

16 October

We are delighted to mark Shakespeare's 450th birthday by throwing him the biggest party he has ever seen with the largest Shakespeare Schools Festival to date. 35,000 young people will take to professional stages across the UK. From Southampton to Inverness, from Londonderry to Norwich, 130 theatres will be hosting a party to remember.

Tonight the following plays will be performed:-

  • Macbeth — Quay Academy – BRIDLINGTON
  • Much Ado About NothingSelby High School – SELBY
  • Romeo & JulietThomas Hinderwell Primary Academy – SCARBOROUGH

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.

Across the UK, each night four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays.

Had I encountered something like Shakespeare Schools Festival, I believe my life would have bounced forward over some of the inhibitions and incomprehensions of adolescence. Childhood deserves such luck.Sir Tom Stoppard, Playwright and SSF Patron

Thursday 16 October 7:00pm

Tickets: £8.75 and £6.75

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

YTR Box Office — 01904 623568

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Reflex Movie Madness

Join the madness as Reflex Dance Troupe celebrates some of the best loved musicals of all time!

Reflex Dance Troupe

18 October

For one night only Reflex Dance Troupe are back and better than ever!

For the second year running the young dancers take to the stage to perform hits from the biggest musicals of all time including Annie, Hairspray & Singing in the Rain, not to mention the much loved Disney film Frozen! There's something for eveyone at our Movie Madness extravaganza and we hope to see you there!

Saturday 18 October 7:30pm

Tickets: All tickets £5.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Julie Walker — 01904 624408

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It's De-Lovely

An evening of Cole Porter

York Musical Theatre Company

22 October to 25 October

Night and Day I Get a Kick Out of You Begin the Beguine Just One of Those Things are just some of the wonderful songs by composer Cole Porter and York Musical Theatre Company is celebrating a very special anniversary.

Marking the 50th anniversary of his death in 1964, this musical celebration features some of Cole Porter’s greatest and best loved songs from his hit musicals and film scores that are now considered to be timeless classics. You’ll be treated to a stunning evening of music and dance from touching melodies to musical comedy numbers.

With songs from shows such as High Society, Kiss Me Kate, Can-Can, Anything Goes and many more, let us take you back to an era of charm, romance and sophistication.

Directed by Paul Laidlaw

Wednesday 22 October 7:30pm

Thursday 23 October 7:30pm

Friday 24 October 7:30pm

Saturday 25 October 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 25 October 7:30pm

Tickets: All tickets £10.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

York Musical Theatre Company Online Booking

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Les Miserables - SE

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

York Light Youth

31 October to 8 November

In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment but finds nothing in store for him beyond mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in the hope of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways.

Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter, Cosette. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.

Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that continues to thrill audiences all over the world.

Friday 31 October 7:30pm

Saturday 1 November 2:30pm

Saturday 1 November 7:30pm

Monday 3 November 7:30pm

Tuesday 4 November 7:30pm

Wednesday 5 November 7:30pm

Thursday 6 November 7:30pm

Friday 7 November 7:30pm

Saturday 8 November 2:30pm

Saturday 8 November 7:30pm

Tickets: Fridays and Saturdays: [Adult: £18.00; Under 16: £15.00; Family ticket: £60.00 SAT MATINEE ONLY] Mon-Thurs [Adult: £16.00; Under 16: £13.00; Family ticket: £50.00] 1 ticket free in every 10 booked for any one performance

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Theatre Royal Box Office — 01904 623568

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Mack and Mabel

New Earswick Musical Society

12 November to 15 November

The early days of Hollywood film studios and the relationship between Mack Sennet and the famous Hollywood director Mabel Normand, a star of the roaring twenties.

Wednesday 12 November 7:30pm

Thursday 13 November 7:30pm

Friday 14 November 7:30pm

Saturday 15 November 2:30pm Matinée

Saturday 15 November 7:30pm

Tickets: Adults £15.00; Concessions £14.00 and Children £10.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

TicketSource — 0333 6663366

Ursula Groom — 07759 260852

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In Flanders Fields

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

York Musical Theatre Company

23 November

Members of York musical Theatre Company join forces with the Thirsk Royal British Legion Band and the Military Wives Choir for a programme of poetry, words and music of the 'Great War. The performance is dedicated to those who paid the final sacrifice, in Flanders Fields, and other stations...they gave their lives that we might live.

Sunday 23 November 3:00pm

Sunday 23 November 7:30pm

Tickets: All Tickets £10.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

York Musical Theatre Company — 01904 612961

York Musical Theatre Company Online Booking

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Gang Show 2014: Sailing On

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

York Scouts and Guides

25 November to 29 November

A traditional Gang Show based upon the format established by Ralph Reader filled with songs, dances and sketches. The cast is made up of Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network and leaders from the York Scout Districts of Minster and Ebor, as well as Brownies, Guides, Rangers, Senior Section and Leaders from the Girlguiding County of North Yorkshire South.

Tuesday 25 November 7:15pm

Wednesday 26 November 7:15pm

Thursday 27 November 7:15pm

Friday 28 November 7:15pm

Saturday 29 November 2:00pm Matinée

Saturday 29 November 7:15pm

Tickets: £10.00; Concessions £8.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Don Saxton — 01904 632750

Gang Show Booking Form

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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

A Rollicking Romp of a Panto

Rowntree Players

6 December to 13 December

Join Ali, his mother Mollie and his brother Ollie as they fail to sell their Brollies in the searing deserts of Egypt!

Celebrate the Princess Pashmina's Birthday and boo the Evil Arte Farte as he announces his most cunning heist to date, all to be completed with the help of his forty (ish) thieves!

Packed with tradition, song and dance and, of course, plenty of seasonal silliness, Rowntree Players promise yet another "Rollicking Romp of a Panto!"

Saturday 6 December 2:00pm Matinée

Saturday 6 December 7:30pm

Sunday 7 December 2:00pm Matinée

Monday 8 December 7:30pm

Tuesday 9 December 7:30pm

Wednesday 10 December 7:30pm

Thursday 11 December 7:30pm

Friday 12 December 7:30pm

Saturday 13 December 2:00pm Matinée

Saturday 13 December 7:30pm

Tickets: £8.00 to £14.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Rowntree Players Booking — 07927 026071

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Gala Christmas Concert

Shepherd Group Brass Band

19 December to 20 December

All four of the Shepherd Group Brass Bands entertain in this extremely popular Gala Christmas Concert to get you in the festive mood.

Friday 19 December 7:30pm

Saturday 20 December 7:30pm

Tickets: £10.00

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

Nicola Harper — 01904 655076

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Music Night's 21st Birthday Party

Music Night is a fundraising concert for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

21 December

Join us as we celebrate 21 years of Music Night. This evening of popular songs, including music from stage and screen, features local artists who have performed in Music Night concerts over the last 21 years.

Musical Director: Don Pears

Sunday 21 December 6:30pm

Tickets: £9, concessions £8

Booking fees may apply to ticket purchases.

01904 639117