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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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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 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.