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October 2019

  • Join us for a magic carpet ride...

    Come on a magic carpet ride as we take you to the city of Agrabah and explore a whole new world!

    Join us as we meet Aladdin, Jasmine and all of their friends in the Disney version of this classic tale, featuring the award winning music of Alan Menken. So come along and enjoy hearing all your Disney favourites such as Friend Like Me, Prince Ali, Arabian Nights and of course, the stunning A Whole New World, sung live on stage.

    Following their acclaimed production of Joseph last year, York Stage return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre with another west end worthy production, featuring the cities best and brightest stars of tomorrow!

    • Wed 30 Oct 7:30 PM
    • Thu 31 Oct 7:30 PM
    • Fri 1 Nov 7:30 PM
    • Sat 2 Nov 12:00 PM
    • Sat 2 Nov 2:30 PM
    • Sat 2 Nov 7:30 PM
  • Spend one night in Bangkok... in York!

    This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American, but falls for the Russian. From the Austrian Tyrol to Thailand, the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score, with challenging dance choreography linking the story throughout. For lovers of high drama, powerful singing and poignant moving dancing throughout.

    • Wed 23 Oct 7:30 PM
    • Thu 24 Oct 7:30 PM
    • Fri 25 Oct 7:30 PM
    • Sat 26 Oct 2:30 PM
    • Sat 26 Oct 7:30 PM
  • A journey under the sea.

    A Sea King lived in a coral Palace at the bottom of the sea with his mermaid daughters, who were all very happy with their lives, except one... Ariel was a headstrong teenager who longed to be part of the world beyond the ocean, the magical human world on the land, and was prepared to do anything to be there, even strike a bargain with the horrible Sea Witch in order to win the human prince's love. Join the Victoria Rooke School of Dance & Drama for this musical play full of Disney Songs & Dances. Perfect fun for the whole family and suitable for children of all ages.

    • Sat 19 Oct 2:00 PM
    • Sat 19 Oct 7:00 PM
  • Former Home Secretary, and one of the giants of the Labour party in recent years

    Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author, his memoirs selling half a million copies to date.

    Inspired by his latest book, In My Life, in this highly entertaining show Alan tells his personal story with the help of some of the music that has soundtracked his life, from growing up as an orphan in a West London slum in the 50s to becoming a postman before rising through the Labour Party ranks to hold several cabinet posts, including Home Secretary.



    • Mon 14 Oct 7:30 PM
  • Join Magic Voices Contemporary Choir for an evening of iconic and unforgettable hits

    Join Magic Voices Contemporary Choir, as we present an evening of iconic and unforgettable hits from the stage and screen to popular songs and classics.

    Featuring guest soloists from our choir, Musical Director Toby Huelin and piano accompanist Andy Rumble.

    The choir is very much looking forward to performing at the theatre, and hopes you enjoy the show!

    • Sun 13 Oct 7:30 PM
  • A spectacular show features brilliant virtuoso singers and the digitally combined voices of over 1000 volunteers.

    The story of Prometheus and Pandora in a brand-new opera.

    Zeus, the powerful President of Olympus, faces revolution and anarchy: Greek myth resonates with our modern world in an exciting, radical, and accessible English opera filled with drama, passion, politics, tragedy, and comedy. Unmissable.

    Radius Opera: New opera. Makes you think.


    • Sat 12 Oct 7:30 PM
  • Rebecca Newman, The People’s Soprano, performs for one night only!

    Official UK classical number 1 selling artist, Rebecca Newman, comes to the theatre for one night only with special guests.

    As seen on tour with Russell Watson and performing with stars including Alfie Boe, Aled Jones, Joseph Callejah, Rebecca has appeared on national TV and radio, including BBC1, BBC Radio 2 and Classic FM.

    Her unique soprano voice and stories from her unusual musical career has made her a big hit with classical and mainstream audiences alike. The evening will feature classical hits such as Nessun Dorma and Time to Say Goodbye through to lighter musicals numbers and pop.

    • Fri 11 Oct 7:30 PM
  • The Cassidy band with Mick Hull, the Abbey Belles Choir and the St George's School Choir

    The Steve Cassidy Band return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre for another evening of musical entertainment, featuring the Abbey Belles Choir, Mick Hull and the St George’s School Choir.


    • Sun 6 Oct 7:30 PM
  • Little Shop Of Horrors is a spectacular and charming show, full of romance, comedy and macabre family fun.

    Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years and now the combined talents of Bite My Thumb, Gravitas Entertainment and Cutting Edge bring an original and bold new version to the stage that’s not to be missed.

    Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

    • Wed 2 Oct 7:30 PM
    • Thu 3 Oct 7:30 PM
    • Fri 4 Oct 7:30 PM
    • Sat 5 Oct 2:30 PM
    • Sat 5 Oct 7:30 PM