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Crystallised - Our 15th Anniversary Show

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From Musical Theatre to Pop! A great afternoon of entertainment

Lisa Marie School of Dance

Sunday 3 May 2015

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The Pitmen Painters

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Pick Me Up Theatre

Tuesday 5 May to Saturday 9 May 2015

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Die Fledermaus

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Johann Strauss’s Bubbly Comic Opera

York Opera

Tuesday 12 May to Saturday 16 May 2015

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Steve Cassidy Band And Friends

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Music for every generation. Music from then till now

Steve Cassidy Band

Sunday 17 May 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.