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The Adventures of Aladdin

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

Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama

Saturday 10 October 2015

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It's Dance Time

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A glorious event for all the family.

Barbara Taylor School of Dancing

Saturday 17 October 2015

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When the Lights Go On Again

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Wartime spectacular back in York by popular demand

York Musical Theatre Company

Wednesday 21 October to Saturday 24 October 2015

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The Memory lives on in York

York Light Youth

Friday 30 October to Saturday 7 November 2015

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Visitor Facilities and Seating


The Joseph Rowntree Theatre has the following facilities available to its patrons

  • Induction Loop for the hard of hearing (stalls seats only) accessible by putting your hearing aid into the "T" position.
  • Level Access for wheelchair and less able bodied patrons
  • Space to accommodate 3 wheelchairs within the auditorium (please advise at time of booking)
  • Toilet for wheelchair users
  • Nearby free parking
  • Sales of light refreshments before the show and during the interval
  • Unobstructed sight-lines from all seats

Seating Plan

This plan shows the layout of the seats in the theatre starting from the balcony (top of the diagram), through the stalls with the stage at the bottom of the diagram.

Plan of JRT Seating

All seats within the theatre have an unobstructed line of sight to the stage. Following the auditorium refurbishment in 2003 the seats all have ample leg room. Wheelchair spaces are allocated at the rear of the stalls, with associated seats for assistants to disabled patrons.

A printable version of the seating plan can be downloaded below:-

PDF logoJRT Theatre Auditorium Seating Plan.