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A Night With The Light

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An evening of music from stage and screen

York Light Opera Company

Sunday 28 September 2014

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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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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.