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Annie Jr.

Saturday 26 August 2017

The classic family favourite Annie Jr. is coming to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre this August!

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West End Nights

Friday 1 September 2017

A celebration of the finest musical theatre songs from the dazzling West End!

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Music Night's Autumn Showcase

Sunday 10 September 2017

Popular songs from the world of Musical Theatre - and more!

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The Yeomen of the Guard

Thursday 21 September — Saturday 23 September 2017

A fully-staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most dramatic work.


Show Performer Performances
Annie Jr. Q Productions Sat 26 Aug 2017
West End Nights NAP Music Productions Fri 1 Sep 2017
Music Night's Autumn Showcase Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 10 Sep 2017
The Yeomen of the Guard Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company Thu 21 Sep to Sat 23 Sep 2017
York Musicals Against Cancer York Against Cancer Sat 30 Sep 2017
York Swings Against Cancer York Against Cancer Sun 1 Oct 2017
The American Dream The Bev Jones Music Company Sat 7 Oct 2017
Steve Cassidy Band and Friends Steve Cassidy Band Sun 8 Oct 2017
The Wicked Wizard of Oz Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama Sat 14 Oct 2017
Something Wonderful York Musical Theatre Company Wed 18 Oct to Sat 21 Oct 2017
The York Gospel Choir Celebration Rowley & Sons Family Funeral Services Sun 22 Oct 2017
Flawless Perform Perform with Emma Bassett Sat 28 Oct 2017
Barnum York Light Youth Fri 3 Nov to Sat 11 Nov 2017
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe NE Musicals YORK Wed 15 Nov to Sat 18 Nov 2017
Shakespeare Schools Festival Shakespeare Schools Foundation Tue 21 Nov to Wed 22 Nov 2017
Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR and Into The Woods JR Tom Ball Live Sun 26 Nov 2017
Christmas Swing and Song York Against Cancer Sat 2 Dec 2017
Aladdin Rowntree Players Sat 9 Dec to Sat 16 Dec 2017
Music Night presents A Christmas Cocktail Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 17 Dec 2017
Gala Christmas Concert Shepherd Group Brass Band Fri 22 Dec to Sat 23 Dec 2017
The Wizard of Oz Oddsocks Sat 13 Jan 2018

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Annie Jr.

The classic family favourite Annie Jr. is coming to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre this August!

Q Productions

Saturday 26 August 2017

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning musical, Annie Jr. will be brought to life by students from PQA York’s Summer School – Annie Jr. – Show in a Week to tell the story of everyone’s favourite little redhead in her very first adventure.

Sat 26 Aug 17:00
£14.00 – £15.00
Sat 26 Aug 19:30
£14.00 – £15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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West End Nights

A celebration of the finest musical theatre songs from the dazzling West End!

NAP Music Productions

Friday 1 September 2017

West End Nights brings its brand new show for 2017 to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

The show promises a wonderful evening celebrating the finest and best loved songs from the dazzling 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 ‘Miss Saigon', ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Chicago’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Starlight Express’, ‘Cabaret’ 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 2017 cast.

Fri 1 Sep 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Music Night's Autumn Showcase

Popular songs from the world of Musical Theatre - and more!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 10 September 2017

A selection of songs from a wide variety of musicals, accompanied by plenty of easy listening standards.

All performed by talented singers and musicians from the York Musical Theatre scene under the direction of Don Pears.

Sun 10 Sep 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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The Yeomen of the Guard

A fully-staged production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most dramatic work.

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

Thursday 21 September to Saturday 23 September 2017

The Yeomen of the Guard was the closest the highly prolific and successful partnership came to writing a grand opera together and went some way to satisfying Sullivan’s desire to write more about human interest and emotion, and avoid fanciful plots.

A pair of strolling players – Elsie Maynard (a singer) and Jack Point (a Jester) – become caught up in a risky intrigue at The Tower of London.

Colonel Fairfax, a soldier and scientist, has been sentenced to death on a false charge of sorcery. To avoid leaving his estate to his accuser (a cousin) and with the help of the Lieutenant of the Tower, he secretly marries Elsie, who agrees to be blindfolded during the ceremony and expects to be a well-paid widow within the hour.

Aided by former compatriot Yeoman Sergeant Meryll and his family, Fairfax "disappears", leaving the Tower folk in confusion and Elsie as his wife. Jack Point, who is in love with Elsie and has contrived to manipulate everything to his own advantage, is left in utter despair when Fairfax, finally pardoned, reveals his true identity and claims his bride.

Directed by Steve Aylmer, who has over 50 years’ experience of performing and directing Gilbert and Sullivan works, alongside Musical Director Jessica Douglas, this is sure to be another highly successful production from Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company.

Thu 21 Sep 19:30
£0.00 – £12.50
Fri 22 Sep 19:30
£0.00 – £12.50
Sat 23 Sep 14:30
£0.00 – £12.50
Sat 23 Sep 19:30
£0.00 – £12.50

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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York Musicals Against Cancer

York Musicals Against Cancer – songs from the west end performed by local talent.

York Against Cancer

Saturday 30 September 2017

To celebrate York Against Cancer’s 30th anniversary as a charity, YAC promotions have planned something really special: York Proms Against Cancer which features a full weekend of music and song from York’s finest talent at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

The weekend starts with York Musicals Against Cancer, a brand new concept which sees us bring two of York’s finest Directors, Nik Briggs from York Stage Musicals and Howard Ella from Rowntree Players to work collaboratively on putting on a show of songs from classic musicals old and new.

We have been spoilt for choice with all the local talent who want to do their bit for our local charity, we have had to hold auditions and so this promises to be a very special show.

Sat 30 Sep 14:30
£15.00
Sat 30 Sep 19:30
£15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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York Swings Against Cancer

York Swings Against Cancer – songs from Sinatra and co performed by local bands and singers.

York Against Cancer

Sunday 1 October 2017

To celebrate York Against Cancer’s 30th anniversary as a charity, YAC promotions have planned something really special: York Proms Against Cancer which features a full weekend of music and song from York’s finest talent at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

The weekend concludes as York Swings Against Cancer returns for the 4th time following 3 sell out shows over the past 3 years and 2017 will be no different. This year we have added a matinée to avoid disappointment as we sell out so quickly and we recommend that you get your tickets as soon as possible.

Sun 1 Oct 14:00
£15.00
Sun 1 Oct 19:00
£15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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The American Dream

A unique concert featuring "Miss Saigon" plus other American musicals

The Bev Jones Music Company

Saturday 7 October 2017

A fantastic, unique, concert style performance of Miss Saigon with York's best voices.

Be absorbed into the passionate love story set in Vietnam and the USA. Experience the horror of war and its devastating effects.

Add to this an epic mini concert from Broadway!

Something for everyone. A Bev Jones Music Company spectacular!

Sat 7 Oct 14:30
£8.00 – £12.00
Sat 7 Oct 19:30
£8.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Steve Cassidy Band and Friends

The talented Steve Cassidy Band make a return to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre, their favourite venue.

Steve Cassidy Band

Sunday 8 October 2017

The Steve Cassidy Band will play a wide range of music, including rock and country, gentle ballads, a few new items and a few surprises!

The children from St. George's School are now a regular feature in Steve's shows and they never fail to delight with their enthusiasm and love of performing!

The versatile and rather wonderful Community Chorus made a great impression appearing with the band in May this year. They will bring their unique blend of voices to please the audience at this October date.

Sun 8 Oct 19:30
£9.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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The Wicked Wizard of Oz

Dorothy & her friends take you on a whirlwind fantasy journey to the enchanted Land of Oz.

Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama

Saturday 14 October 2017

Join the Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama at the beginning of Wicked where Elphaba (the Witch of the west) meets Glinda (the Witch of the south). Then let Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man & Lion take you on a whirlwind fantasy journey to the enchanted Land of Oz. This exciting story is told in Drama, Song and Dance including Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap, Street Dance and Contemporary ballet.

Sat 14 Oct 14:00
£10.00 – £14.00
Sat 14 Oct 19:00
£10.00 – £14.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Something Wonderful

Step into the enchanting world of Rodgers & Hammerstein with an evening of some of their most captivating songs.

York Musical Theatre Company

Wednesday 18 October to Saturday 21 October 2017

Devised & Directed by Paul Laidlaw

The greatest musical theatre partnership of the 20th century.

Step into the enchanting world of Rodgers & Hammerstein with an evening of their most captivating songs.

Beginning "The Golden Age" of musicals, the writing partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein composed some of the best loved musicals in history. Join us as we journey through their five biggest hit shows, Carousel, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. With their romantic melodies and charming lyrics in such songs as Climb Every Mountain, Getting to Know You, Some Enchanted Evening, Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Something Wonderful and many more.

Their much loved musicals continue to wow audiences from the West End to Broadway today - and this is your chance to enjoy their most enthralling music in one evening. It really will be Something Wonderful.

Concessions:

Wednesday Only: Seniors £12

Friday is Family Day: book children with an adult and when you checkout the family ticket offer will be applied 1 Adult +1 child £19; 1 Adult + 2 children £24; 1 Adult + 3 children £29.

Wed 18 Oct 19:30
£12.00 – £14.00
Thu 19 Oct 19:30
£12.00 – £14.00
Fri 20 Oct 19:30
£12.00 – £14.00
Sat 21 Oct 14:30
£12.00 – £14.00
Sat 21 Oct 19:30
£12.00 – £14.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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The York Gospel Choir Celebration

Celebrate the best of York's gospel scene. Feel the flow and relax

Rowley & Sons Family Funeral Services

Sunday 22 October 2017

Clear your head, feel the flow and relax as we celebrate the best of York's gospel scene. Gospel choirs young and old will be performing some of the classic pieces and songs you may have never heard before.

This is a must see celebration that will leave you entertained, inspired and full of that feel good factor.

Sun 22 Oct 19:00
£8.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Flawless Perform

A collaboration of dance and singing numbers from talented performers

Perform with Emma Bassett

Saturday 28 October 2017

Striking vocals and shining dances from talented all round performers

Sat 28 Oct 15:00
£11.00 – £12.00
Sat 28 Oct 19:00
£11.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Barnum

Roll up, roll up, don't miss "The Greatest Show on Earth"!

York Light Youth

Friday 3 November to Saturday 11 November 2017

"Barnum's the name, P.T. Barnum. And I want to tell you that tonight you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for"

Here is the show that traces the career of Phineas Taylor Barnum, America's greatest showman, "The Prince of Humbug" from 1835 to 1881, the year he joined with James A Bailey to form "The Greatest Show on Earth".

Despite the objections of his wife, Chairy, Barnum attempts to create a show in which the main attractions are the freaks of society - the oldest woman alive, Joice Heth, the smallest man in the world, Tom Thumb; he builds his American Museum - and falls for the charms of the glamorous Swedish opera singer, Jenny Lind. Eventually, to appease Chairy, Barnum agrees to give up the show and start a normal life, lived in black & white rather than the colour he craves.

But in the end Barnum returns to the circus business in grand fashion by forming a partnership with James A Bailey - and the start of a circus tradition, which lasts until May 2017, just as York Light Youth started their rehearsals for "Barnum".

The score includes "There's a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute"; "One Brick At a Time"; "The Colors of my Life"; "Black and White" and, of course, "Come Follow the Band".

Fri 3 Nov 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 4 Nov 14:30
£15.00 – £18.00
Sat 4 Nov 19:30
£15.00 – £18.00
Wed 8 Nov 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Thu 9 Nov 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Fri 10 Nov 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 11 Nov 14:30
£15.00 – £18.00
Sat 11 Nov 19:30
£15.00 – £18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis’s fantastic tale of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a magical musical adventure which will take you on a journey you will never forget.

NE Musicals YORK

Wednesday 15 November to Saturday 18 November 2017

NE Musicals York invite you to enter the magical land of Narnia. A land that lies behind the wardrobe door where animals talk, trees can walk, and a White Witch covers the landscape with snow, bewitching you with Turkish Delight.

Can Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter save the land from eternal winter and can Aslan, the mighty lion, rescue them whenever they get into trouble?

C. S. Lewis’s first tale of Narnia is loved by children and adults the world over and now comes to life on stage in Irita Kutchmy’s musical adaptation. Just open the wardrobe door. You will never believe what you will find!

Wed 15 Nov 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Thu 16 Nov 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Fri 17 Nov 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Sat 18 Nov 14:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Sat 18 Nov 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Shakespeare Schools Festival

The Schools' Shakespeare Foundation are proud to present the world's largest youth drama festival.

Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Tuesday 21 November to Wednesday 22 November 2017

Join us for a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools.

Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, we invite you to an exhilarating evening of theatre where you will see Shakespeare's stories brought to life like never before.

"Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process. To bring the enchantment of Shakespeare to thousands of children - there's no more magical process in the whole of education. Long live the Shakespeare Schools Festival!" Philip Pullman, Author and SSF Patron.

Tue 21 Nov 19:00
£7.50 – £10.00
Wed 22 Nov 19:00
£7.50 – £10.00

Tickets are not yet on sale, but will be on sale from Wed 06 September 2017

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR and Into The Woods JR

Join us as we perform not one, but two shows back to back.

Tom Ball Live

Sunday 26 November 2017

Tom Ball Live Academy know how to spoil an audience and these two shows are no exception.

Our Junior Musical Theatre students will be performing the fabulous Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR, the classic Disney story, from the toymaker Geppetto's perspective, featuring the beloved songs When You Wish Upon a Star and I've Got No Strings, alongside a host of new songs.

Our Senior Musical Theatre students will be performing Into the Woods JR. Be careful what you wish for as this cock-eyed fairytale comes to life. It features all your favourite characters - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch, in this lyrically rich retelling of The Brothers Grimm fables.

Both shows are fantastic and completely different and we are delighted to bring these amazing shows to you all.

Sun 26 Nov 12:00
£14.00 – £16.00
Sun 26 Nov 17:00
£14.00 – £16.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Christmas Swing and Song

Christmas Swing & Song with the Sam Johnson Big Band

York Against Cancer

Saturday 2 December 2017

With 5 sell-out shows for York Swings Against Cancer, here at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, the Sam Johnson Big Band and guest singers will get you into a festive frame of mind with Christmas carols and Christmas classics all given the big band treatment.

All profits from this show will go to York Against Cancer, which is a charity that supports local people. So buy your ticket, get your Santa hat and tinsel ready and be ready to sing, clap your hands and wiggle along to an evening of great music.

Sat 2 Dec 19:30
£15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Aladdin

Rowntree Players are proud to present Aladdin - that all time favourite.

Rowntree Players

Saturday 9 December to Saturday 16 December 2017

It's time for yet another rollicking romp of a panto and this year Rowntree Players are whizzing you off to Peking to enjoy the perennial favourite Aladdin.

In the depths of China the evil Abanazar will stop at nothing to gain control of every magical artefact in the world. All that stands in his way are a cave of wonders, a rather strong willed princess and our hero Aladdin. With the assistance of a magic lamp, a flying carpet, an all powerful genie and, of course, the comedy contributions of Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee there is no way Abanazar can win. Is there...?

To find out come and see Aladdin at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre from 9th - 16th December 2017.

Sat 9 Dec 14:00
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 9 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sun 10 Dec 14:00
£14.00 – £16.00
Mon 11 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Tue 12 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Wed 13 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Thu 14 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Fri 15 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 16 Dec 14:00
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 16 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Music Night presents A Christmas Cocktail

An evening full of seasonal classics!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 17 December 2017

Enjoy a relaxing and heartwarming cocktail of a classic mix of popular songs, show tunes and Christmas music performed by a live band with soloists from the York musical theatre scene, all under the direction of Don Pears.

Sun 17 Dec 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Gala Christmas Concert

Shepherd Group Brass Bands gala Christmas concert

Shepherd Group Brass Band

Friday 22 December to Saturday 23 December 2017

An evening of festive music featuring all five of the Shepherd Group Brass Bands, to get you in the mood for Christmas.

Tickets on sale from 10.00 a.m. on 30 September 2017

Fri 22 Dec 19:30
£12.00
Sat 23 Dec 19:30
£12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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The Wizard of Oz

Firm favourites Oddsocks are back with another comedy classic adventure!

Oddsocks

Saturday 13 January 2018

Will the Scarecrow find a brain?The Lion some courage?The Tin Man a heart?The audience some ice cream?

The "irresistibly anarchic" Oddsocks Productions are bringing another classic adventure to life with a hearty dollop of their trademark comedy, new songs, familiar faces and laughs aplenty!

In a brand new adaptation of L Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, the Oddsocks troupe invite you to meet Dorothy as you have never seen her before. Join the Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man as they travel through the weird and wonderful land of Oz, encountering Wet Witches, Flying Monkeys, Poisonous Poppies and a multitude of Munchkins along the way! What could possibly go wrong?

"You have to be very clever indeed to be this daft and get away with it!" - William Stafford (Bumonaseat).

Sat 13 Jan 19:30
£11.00 – £17.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935