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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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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

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A Rollicking Romp of a Panto

Rowntree Players

Saturday 6 December to Saturday 13 December 2014

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Gala Christmas Concert

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Shepherd Group Brass Band

Friday 19 December to Saturday 20 December 2014

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Music Night's 21st Birthday Party

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Music Night is a fundraising concert for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 21 December 2014

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Hiring The Theatre

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre is available for hire for many types of performances and events. Should you wish to hire the venue then please email with your name and contact phone numbers (both daytime and evening)

Hire Charges September 2014 to August 2015

Hire charges are £275 for minimum 4 hours plus £85 per hour for each additional hour used.

Should you wish to book the theatre Sunday 10am - 10pm and Monday - Saturday 6pm - 10pm this is charged at a discounted fee of £1,970.

Note: The theatre is not available before 6pm on weekday evenings. All prices are inclusive of VAT at 20%. Prices are valid for the period between September 2014 and August 2015 — if you are considering hiring for a period outside of these dates, please contact for pricing information.

Additional Charges

Additional charges are levied for use of the radio microphones, for any Performing Rights Society (PRS) fees and to cover press publicity listings. The full Hiring Price List can be downloaded (PDF format).

Further Information

The venue has a seating capacity of 362, has free parking close by and has facilities for disabled visitors.

The other pages in this section give information about the theatre facilities for hirers:-

The full set of hiring factsheet information can be found in the Downloads section as PDF documents.