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Sleeping Beauty

Saturday 8 December — Saturday 15 December 2018

Another brand new rollicking romp of a panto!

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TBL Christmas Extravaganza

Wednesday 19 December — Thursday 20 December 2018

A fast-paced Christmas spectacular with fun and festive magic for all the family.

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Christmas Concert

Friday 21 December — Saturday 22 December 2018

Festive brass, at its best!

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Season's Greetings

Sunday 23 December 2018

Take time out from the hurly-burly of the season and relax into Christmas with an easy listening selection of songs from the shows and seasonal classics.


Show Performer Performances
Sleeping Beauty Rowntree Players Sat 8 Dec to Sat 15 Dec 2018
TBL Christmas Extravaganza Tom Ball Live Wed 19 Dec to Thu 20 Dec 2018
Christmas Concert Shepherd Group Brass Band Fri 21 Dec to Sat 22 Dec 2018
Season's Greetings Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 23 Dec 2018
Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants Oddsocks Productions Sat 12 Jan 2019
Jazz Hands Grand Showcase 2019 Jazz Hands Dance and Musical Theatre Fri 18 Jan to Sat 19 Jan 2019
West End Nights NAP Music Productions Sat 2 Feb 2019
Kiss Me, Kate Joseph Rowntree Theatre Wed 6 Feb to Sat 9 Feb 2019
Alice in Wonderland The Patricia Veale School of Dance Fri 15 Feb to Sat 16 Feb 2019
Legally Blonde The University of York Central Hall Musical Society Thu 21 Feb to Sat 23 Feb 2019
The Pirates of Penzance The University of York Gilbert & Sullivan Society Thu 28 Feb to Sat 2 Mar 2019
The York Community Choir Festival 2019 Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 3 Mar to Sat 9 Mar 2019
High School Musical York St. John Musical Production Society Thu 14 Mar to Sat 16 Mar 2019
Spotlight Dance Academy - Our Greatest Show! Spotlight Dance Academy Sat 23 Mar 2019
The Full Monty The Bev Jones Music Company Wed 27 Mar to Sat 30 Mar 2019
Flashback to the 1950s and 1960s Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 31 Mar 2019
Flying Ducks Youth Theatre presents 'This is Me!' Flying Ducks Youth Theatre Fri 12 Apr to Sat 13 Apr 2019
Annie The Musical NE Musicals YORK Tue 30 Apr to Sat 4 May 2019
Neville's Island Rowntree Players Thu 16 May to Sat 18 May 2019
Greatest Perform Perform with Emma Bassett Sat 6 Jul 2019

Sleeping Beauty Image

Sleeping Beauty

Another brand new rollicking romp of a panto!

Rowntree Players

Saturday 8 December to Saturday 15 December 2018

It’s Princess Aurora’s christening and Maleficent isn’t too happy at not being invited - so she takes matters into her own hands with a deadly curse.

It’s a race against time to save the Princess. Will the Fairy Godmother break the curse? Will Dame Ophelia and Fairy Snowflake ever pass their fairy exams?

Will there be the usual madness, mess and mayhem from the Rowntree Players team? There’s only one way to find out. Book your tickets now - the panto sells quick!

Group booking discounts apply for Saturday 8th (evening only) and Monday to Thursday evenings. Simply add 10 or more tickets to your basket for one of these performances and tickets will automatically reduce to just £8 each.

Sat 8 Dec 14:00
Sat 8 Dec 19:30
Sun 9 Dec 14:00
Mon 10 Dec 19:30
Tue 11 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Wed 12 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Thu 13 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Fri 14 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 15 Dec 14:00
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 15 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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TBL Christmas Extravaganza

A fast-paced Christmas spectacular with fun and festive magic for all the family.

Tom Ball Live

Wednesday 19 December to Thursday 20 December 2018

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring but TBL were rehearsing! Yes, we have been hard at work putting together this fantastic Christmas extravaganza for you all.

With popular songs from the Christmas charts that everyone can sing along with and excerpts from your favourite Christmas films and musicals, this show is the perfect recipe for getting you all ready for the most wonderful time of the year.

Don’t miss this fast-paced Christmas spectacular with fun and festive magic for all the family. Grab your mince pie and mulled wine and let’s go!

Wed 19 Dec 19:30
£16.00 – £18.00
Thu 20 Dec 19:30
£16.00 – £18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Christmas Concert

Festive brass, at its best!

Shepherd Group Brass Band

Friday 21 December to Saturday 22 December 2018

A Christmas extravaganza featuring all the Shepherd Group of Bands, something to appeal to everyone, culminating in a massed band finale with over 100 musicians on stage.

Fri 21 Dec 19:30
£12.00
Sat 22 Dec 19:30
£12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Season's Greetings

Take time out from the hurly-burly of the season and relax into Christmas with an easy listening selection of songs from the shows and seasonal classics.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 23 December 2018

Musical Director Don Pears introduces singers and musicians from the York musical theatre scene to bring you the best of seasonal music over the years, with many Yuletide favourites - and a few surprises.

One for all the family to enjoy.

A fundraising show for Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Sun 23 Dec 19:30
£8.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants

Oddsocks make a welcome return to their favourite venue in York

Oddsocks Productions

Saturday 12 January 2019

Audiences are in for a treat as Oddsocks bring their trademark humour, fast paced action and live action to the legend that is Robin Hood.

Join Robin, Little John, Maid Marion and, of course, Friar Tuck as they take on some of their hardest challenges to date: a conniving king, a sinister sheriff and a downtrodden village of peasants whose "get up and go" has got up and gone.

Can the merry band teach the baddies a lesson? The villagers to revolt? The world to sing?

Find out when Oddsocks rumble in with their rumbustious new adventures of this legendary folk hero in a show for all the family.

Family ticket available, buy 2 adult and 2 child tickets for £48.

Sat 12 Jan 19:30
£12.00 – £18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Jazz Hands Grand Showcase 2019

York’s newest dance and musical theatre group present their first annual showcase.

Jazz Hands Dance and Musical Theatre

Friday 18 January to Saturday 19 January 2019

JAZZ HANDS Dance and Musical Theatre presents its students in its first ever grand showcase.

Ages 5 - 75 will perform modern dance and musical theatre favourites in a show that promises to be a fun and funky showcase of York’s newest dance and musical theatre group produced by York Choreographer, Jessica Hardcastle.

Fri 18 Jan 19:30
£11.00 – £12.00
Sat 19 Jan 14:30
£11.00 – £12.00
Sat 19 Jan 19:30
£11.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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West End Nights

A night of show-stopping songs from the world's best musicals!

NAP Music Productions

Saturday 2 February 2019

The show promises a wonderful evening celebrating the finest and best loved songs from the dazzling London West End.

It will provide you with two hours of the great musical classics as well as a selection from some of the latest shows and new musical revivals.

During the evening you will hear songs from some of your favourite musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Greatest Showman, Miss Saigon, Jekyll and Hyde, Me & My Girl, Oklahoma! and many more.

The fantastic show-stopping songs from some of the greatest musical theatre songwriters are brought together with the stunning vocal talents of the West End Nights 2019 cast.

Sat 2 Feb 19:30
£15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Kiss Me, Kate

Get two musicals for the price of one with a timeless classic that promises to be Wunderbar!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Wednesday 6 February to Saturday 9 February 2019

It's time to Brush Up Your Shakespeare for Cole Porter's ground breaking show-within-a-show, Kiss Me, Kate. Will director Fred Graham tame his fiery leading lady - and ex-wife - Lilli Vanessi?

Will up-and-coming ingenue Lois Lane (no, not that one) tame her wayward boyfriend Bill’s gambling habit? And will their musical version of The Taming of the Shrew ever make it to the stage?

Join us for our Wunderbar fundraising show to find out. It promises to be Too Darn Hot to miss!

A fund raising event for Joseph Rowntree Theatre Registered Charity

Wed 6 Feb 19:30
£10.00 – £16.00
Thu 7 Feb 19:30
£10.00 – £16.00
Fri 8 Feb 19:30
£10.00 – £16.00
Sat 9 Feb 14:30
£10.00 – £16.00
Sat 9 Feb 19:30
£10.00 – £16.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Alice in Wonderland

The Patricia Veale School of Dance return with an exciting new performance of Alice in Wonderland.

The Patricia Veale School of Dance

Friday 15 February to Saturday 16 February 2019

A much loved quirky story told through ballet, jazz, contemporary and a variety of dazzling dance styles.

Alice finds herself among many new mysterious friends on her adventure into the fantasy of wonderland...

Fri 15 Feb 19:30
£12.00 – £16.00
Sat 16 Feb 14:30
£12.00 – £16.00
Sat 16 Feb 19:30
£12.00 – £16.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Legally Blonde

CHMS' amazing production of the fun, cheerful and heartfelt musical!

The University of York Central Hall Musical Society

Thursday 21 February to Saturday 23 February 2019

Join Elle Woods as she moves from her Los Angeles Sorority to the hallowed halls of Harvard Law in an effort to win back her ex-boyfriend.

Along the way she learns to have faith in her abilities and to stick up for herself and her beliefs, proving she's more than just blonde hair and a pretty face.

This is a fantastic and hilarious show, with touching and heartfelt scenes. Truly a must-see show!

Thu 21 Feb 19:30
£8.00 – £15.00
Fri 22 Feb 19:30
£8.00 – £15.00
Sat 23 Feb 14:30
£8.00 – £15.00
Sat 23 Feb 19:30
£8.00 – £15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Pirates of Penzance

Buckle your swashes for a lively adventure!

The University of York Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Thursday 28 February to Saturday 2 March 2019

Join us for a swashbuckling adventure set in the heart of Cornwall; complete with dancing Pirate Kings, Major-Generals who sing far too fast, and a strange paradox that is (almost) too ridiculous to believe, all set to the wonderful music of Gilbert and Sullivan.

This timeless show will leave you laughing in your seats, produced and performed by a group of talented students from the University of York as they re-enact the phenomenon that swept Victorian society over a century ago.

Thu 28 Feb 19:30
£10.00 – £13.00
Fri 1 Mar 19:30
£10.00 – £13.00
Sat 2 Mar 14:30
£10.00 – £13.00
Sat 2 Mar 19:30
£10.00 – £13.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The York Community Choir Festival 2019

Bigger and better than ever! Come along and celebrate the joy of singing!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 3 March to Saturday 9 March 2019

The 4th annual festival offers everything from pop songs to gospel, from classical and traditional to jazz and not forgetting songs from the shows, each in a range of different styles but all delivered exuberantly.

Choirs great and small and young and old and all from York and North Yorkshire.

A true community event that is certain to entertain whatever your musical taste.

Four very different choirs in every concert.

A fundraising event for Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Sun 3 Mar 18:00
£5.00 – £10.00
Tue 5 Mar 19:30
£5.00 – £10.00
Wed 6 Mar 19:30
£5.00 – £10.00
Thu 7 Mar 19:30
£5.00 – £10.00
Fri 8 Mar 19:30
£5.00 – £10.00
Sat 9 Mar 19:30
£5.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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High School Musical

What team? Wildcats! Come get your head in the game!

York St. John Musical Production Society

Thursday 14 March to Saturday 16 March 2019

Troy Bolton, the star athlete at a small-town high school, falls for nerdy beauty Gabriella Montez at a holiday karaoke party.

When they return to campus, Troy and Gabriella audition for the upcoming school musical. Meanwhile, the jealous Sharpay Evans conspires to stop them from threatening East High’s social order.

The two must struggle to make it to auditions while also meeting their existing obligations to the basketball team and the academic decathlon.

Can Troy and Gabriella lead their friends to a more open-minded way of thinking and acceptance of one another? Or will their friends win?

Thu 14 Mar 19:30
£10.00 – £14.00
Fri 15 Mar 19:30
£10.00 – £14.00
Sat 16 Mar 14:30
£10.00 – £14.00
Sat 16 Mar 19:30
£10.00 – £14.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Spotlight Dance Academy - Our Greatest Show!

Celebrate 10 years of SDA with singing, dancing and acting!

Spotlight Dance Academy

Saturday 23 March 2019

Our shows never fail to entertain and this one certainly will!

From ballet to tap, jazz to acro, musical theatre to contemporary, and street to drama, come join us as we celebrate 10 years of talent.

Featuring dances from previous shows, tightrope and stilt walkers, ring masters and acrobats, our show will certainly make you Come Alive!

Sat 23 Mar 14:30
£7.00 – £10.00
Sat 23 Mar 19:30
£7.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Full Monty

Ordinary guys with ordinary lives – dance the Full Monty!!

The Bev Jones Music Company

Wednesday 27 March to Saturday 30 March 2019

They may not be young, they may not be pretty, they may not be very good, but they're there, and for one night only, with nothing to lose, they're daring to go The Full Monty!

Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "The Full Monty" - total nudity.

Life is tough, money is tight, and the wives and girlfriends are nagging to see more money! What can an ordinary bloke do? Follow in the steps of The Chippendales? And guess what? The women will pay to see it? Only one problem – these guys haven't seen a gym EVER. Some don’t even take their clothes off at home – never mind in public!

Join this fun, fun show, with its powerful songs, and fantastic dance moves and leave the theatre feeling the urge to “rip off your own and join in“!!

Wed 27 Mar 19:30
£12.00 – £15.00
Thu 28 Mar 19:30
£12.00 – £15.00
Fri 29 Mar 19:30
£12.00 – £15.00
Sat 30 Mar 14:30
£12.00 – £15.00
Sat 30 Mar 19:30
£12.00 – £15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Flashback to the 1950s and 1960s

"Memories Are Made of This"

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 31 March 2019

From “Singin’ In The Rain” to “Funny Girl”; from Doris Day to Mary Hopkin - find out why some say that “Those Were the Days, My Friend”

Musical Director Don Pears introduces singers and musicians from the York music scene to bring you a kaleidoscopic look back at the music of the 1950s and 60s. Songs from the charts mixed with songs from the stage and screen.

A fundraising show for Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Sun 31 Mar 19:30
£8.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Flying Ducks Youth Theatre presents 'This is Me!'

A fun filled performance packed with numbers from all your favourite musical shows of our time!

Flying Ducks Youth Theatre

Friday 12 April to Saturday 13 April 2019

This is Me! is a showcase of scenes, songs and dances from shows such as The Greatest Showman, Hairspray, Grease, Chicago, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver and many many more!

A real mash up of musicals in one place, that has something for everyone and the whole family will enjoy!

Fri 12 Apr 19:30
£9.00 – £11.00
Sat 13 Apr 14:30
£9.00 – £11.00
Sat 13 Apr 19:30
£9.00 – £11.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Annie The Musical

Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes centre stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.

NE Musicals YORK

Tuesday 30 April to Saturday 4 May 2019

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a world-wide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written including "Tomorrow".

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC.

In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical

Tue 30 Apr 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Wed 1 May 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Thu 2 May 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Fri 3 May 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Sat 4 May 14:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Sat 4 May 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Neville's Island

Rowntree Players present Tim Firth’s classic Lake District comedy

Rowntree Players

Thursday 16 May to Saturday 18 May 2019

When 4 middle aged, middle of the road, middle management men are shipwrecked during a company bonding outward bounds course things slowly take a turn for the dark.

Laugh out loud one liners combine with deep and damaged characters in Tim Firth’s brilliant observation of the unravelling of the human in desperate circumstances.

I’m A Celebrity has nothing on this!

Thu 16 May 19:30
£10.00
Fri 17 May 19:30
£10.00
Sat 18 May 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Greatest Perform

A collaboration of dynamic dances, sensational vocals and charismatic acting.

Perform with Emma Bassett

Saturday 6 July 2019

Come and watch performances from "The Greatest Showman", Disney and popular pop songs, to name only a few.

A show not to be missed.

Sat 6 Jul 15:00
£11.00 – £12.00
Sat 6 Jul 19:00
£11.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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