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The 39 Steps

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The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock and rewritten by Patrick Barlow in 2005.

Rowntree Players

Thursday 5 March to Saturday 7 March 2015

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Music Night presents a Frank Sinatra Tribute

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Frank Sinatra Tribute Evening celebrating Old Blue Eyes 100th birthday!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 8 March 2015

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The Wedding Singer

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Celebrating MPS 50th Anniversary

York St John Musical Production Society

Thursday 12 March to Saturday 14 March 2015

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A Little Night Music

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A tangled web of love, passion and endless possibilities in Sondheim’s most popular show

York Musical Theatre Company

Wednesday 18 March to Saturday 21 March 2015

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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.

Hire Charges September 2015 to August 2016

Hire charges are £280 for minimum 4 hours plus £90 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 £2,010.

Note: The theatre is not available before 6pm on weekday evenings. All prices are inclusive of VAT at 20%. If you are considering hiring for a period outside of the above 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.