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Spotlight Dance Academy - Our Greatest Show!

Saturday 23 March 2019

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

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The Full Monty

Wednesday 27 March — Saturday 30 March 2019

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

Flashback to the 1950s and 1960s Image

Flashback to the 1950s and 1960s

Sunday 31 March 2019

Memories Are Made of This

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Flying Ducks Youth Theatre presents 'This is Me!'

Friday 12 April — Saturday 13 April 2019

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


Show Performer Performances
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 Company 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
Steve Cassidy and Friends Steve Cassidy Band Sun 5 May 2019
The Marriage of Figaro York Opera Thu 9 May to Sat 11 May 2019
Neville's Island Rowntree Players Thu 16 May to Sat 18 May 2019
Betty Blue Eyes York Musical Theatre Company Wed 22 May to Sat 25 May 2019
World of Dance En Pointe Dance School Sat 1 Jun to Sun 2 Jun 2019
Dancing through the Kaleidoscope Evolution Dance Fri 7 Jun 2019
Strictly The Greatest Show The Bev Jones Music Company Sat 8 Jun 2019
Sing, Sing, Sing Larch Music Tuition Tue 11 Jun 2019
The Tina Turner Experience Emperor Productions Fri 14 Jun 2019
Enter the Galaxies (An evening of space-themed music) Shepherd Group Brass Band Sat 15 Jun 2019
Sister Act We Are Theatre Tue 18 Jun to Wed 19 Jun 2019
Peter Pan The Musical We Are Theatre Fri 21 Jun to Sat 22 Jun 2019
Midsummer Moods The Chris Irvin Concert Orchestra Sun 23 Jun 2019
The Wizard of Oz Quirky Youth Theatre Sat 29 Jun to Sun 30 Jun 2019
Greatest Perform Perform with Emma Bassett Sat 6 Jul 2019
Dance Fever 2019 Yvonne Hoque Academy of Dance Sun 7 Jul 2019
Di and Viv and Rose Rowntree Players Thu 11 Jul to Sat 13 Jul 2019
It's Dance Time Celebrates 50 Years! Barbara Taylor School of Dancing Sat 20 Jul 2019
A Musical Extravaganza Joseph Rowntree Theatre Company Sun 28 Jul 2019
Little Shop of Horrors Bite My Thumb Tue 1 Oct to Sat 5 Oct 2019

Spotlight Dance Academy - Our Greatest Show! Image

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 entertain you!

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 Image

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 Image

Flashback to the 1950s and 1960s

Memories Are Made of This

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Company

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, 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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Steve Cassidy and Friends

The Cassidy band with Andrea Begley, St. George's School Choir, Mick Hull and Community Chorus.

Steve Cassidy Band

Sunday 5 May 2019

The Steve Cassidy Band return to their favourite York venue with Andrea Begley, winner of "The Voice", making a return trip from Ireland.

Also appearing are the talented children of St. George's school, Mick Hull and Community Chorus.

Sun 5 May 19:30
£5.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart’s chaotic day of madness, sung in English with orchestra.

York Opera

Thursday 9 May to Saturday 11 May 2019

York Opera is delighted to present Mozart’s riotous depiction of love and infidelity to first time audiences and seasoned opera goers alike.

Taking place over the course of a single day, The Marriage of Figaro is a lively comedy full of deception, mistaken identities and true love, brought to life by a talented cast in a modern translation by Jeremy Sams.

Performed by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited.

Thu 9 May 19:15
£10.00 – £15.00
Fri 10 May 19:15
£10.00 – £15.00
Sat 11 May 16:00
£10.00 – £15.00

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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Betty Blue Eyes

Based on the hilariously funny but sharply observed comic film by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray.

York Musical Theatre Company

Wednesday 22 May to Saturday 25 May 2019

Fair Shares for All!

The town's elite hatch a plan to celebrate the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in style. With an appearance from our future Queen.

It is 1947, and having won the war Britain seems to have lost the peace, and the country is staggering under the burden of acute rationing, unemployment, and the coldest winter for decades. The only bright spark on the horizon is the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

The story centres around a small Yorkshire town and Betty, an adorable pig, who is being illegally reared to ensure the local dignitaries can celebrate the Royal Wedding with a lavish banquet while the local population make do with Spam.

Wed 22 May 19:30
£14.00 – £20.00
Thu 23 May 19:30
£14.00 – £20.00
Fri 24 May 19:30
£14.00 – £20.00
Sat 25 May 14:30
£14.00 – £20.00
Sat 25 May 19:30
£14.00 – £20.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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World of Dance

En Pointe’s annual theatre performance. Junior performances at 2pm Senior performances at 7pm

En Pointe Dance School

Saturday 1 June to Sunday 2 June 2019

Spectacular performances of themed dances from around the world.

Showcasing the talent of En Pointe dance school and demonstrating the various dance styles we offer at our school.

Join us as we travel around the world with music, dance and fantastic costumes ... World of Dance 2019.

Sat 1 Jun 14:00
£7.50 – £12.50
Sat 1 Jun 19:00
£7.50 – £12.50
Sun 2 Jun 14:00
£7.50 – £12.50
Sun 2 Jun 19:00
£7.50 – £12.50

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Dancing through the Kaleidoscope

Journey through the colours of the kaleidoscope with Evolution Dance

Evolution Dance

Friday 7 June 2019

Join Evolution Dance for an exciting evening of Freestyle Dance, with our theme of colours.

Dancers of all ages look forward to performing for you, in the fifth year of our school, on The Joseph Rowntree Theatre stage for the first time.

Dancing in a range of styles under the Freestyle umbrella, and to a variety of popular songs, come join us for a fun show as our students dance you through the kaleidoscope!

Fri 7 Jun 19:00
£5.00 – £8.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Strictly The Greatest Show

Our yearly musical extravaganza takes a new exciting twist!

The Bev Jones Music Company

Saturday 8 June 2019

Hosted by York's favourite radio presenter DOUGIE WEAKE, in his own cheeky style, we are delighted to bring you our musical extravaganza featuring songs and dances from all your favourites (you will know them all).

A new style of show will keep you rooted to your seat, be prepared to be amazed.

This talented group of performers will sing and dance their way into your memory ensuring you return year after year.

Enjoy Queen, Little Shop of Horrors, Full Monty, ELO & Cabaret plus many more and by popular demand, a few favourites from Les Miserables.

Sat 8 Jun 14:30
£12.00 – £15.00
Sat 8 Jun 19:30
£12.00 – £15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Sing, Sing, Sing

An evening of songs, saxophones and much, much more!

Larch Music Tuition

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Join Larch Music Tuition's first ever musical extravaganza for an evening of songs, saxophones and a great house band.

Featuring Haxby based Community Chorus and Community Chorus Extra along with North Yorkshire's largest saxophone choir Sax Maniacs, this will be a night to remember.

Tue 11 Jun 19:30
£6.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Tina Turner Experience

SIMPLY THE BEST NIGHT OUT THIS YEAR

Emperor Productions

Friday 14 June 2019

This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the worlds iconic performers.

Full of hits like “Private Dancer”, “Nutbush City Limits”, “Proud Mary”, “River Deep, Mountain High” and “Let’s Stay Together” to name but a few, this show is the ultimate night out.

The concert style show features a 7-piece band making this the only completely live touring tribute to this multi award winning legend.

Powerful vocals, backing singers and fabulous professional dancers with electrifying dance routines make

The Tina Turner Experience - Simply the Best.

Fri 14 Jun 19:30
£16.00 – £20.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Enter the Galaxies (An evening of space-themed music) Image

Enter the Galaxies (An evening of space-themed music)

An evening of space themed music.

Shepherd Group Brass Band

Saturday 15 June 2019

An evening featuring all five of the Shepherd Group Brass Bands.

Through music we will take you on a journey beyond the stars!

Sat 15 Jun 19:00
£12.50

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Sister Act

The brilliant musical based on the movie starring Whoopi Goldberg.

We Are Theatre

Tuesday 18 June to Wednesday 19 June 2019

Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a Convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

This is a truly feel good show about the power of friendship, sisterhood and music.

Tue 18 Jun 19:30
£13.60 – £15.60
Wed 19 Jun 19:30
£13.60 – £15.60

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Peter Pan The Musical

A new musical version of the enchanting tale of Peter Pan.

We Are Theatre

Friday 21 June to Saturday 22 June 2019

Peter Pan is a new musical based on J. M. Barrie's story about the free-spirited and mischievous boy who never grew up.

Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland, interacting with fairies and pirates and occasionally ordinary children from the outside world.

Come and join us as we take you on this magical tale to Neverland. You’ll meet lots of colourful characters along the way, including the mischievous Tinkerbell and the legendary Captain Hook.

Suitable for all the family, come and join in this magical adventure and don’t forget your fairydust – after all, we do believe in fairies!

Fri 21 Jun 19:30
£12.60 – £14.60
Sat 22 Jun 14:30
£12.60 – £14.60
Sat 22 Jun 19:30
£12.60 – £14.60

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Midsummer Moods

THE CHRIS IRVIN CONCERT ORCHESTRA WITH LIGHT MUSIC FOR A SUMMER AFTERNOON

The Chris Irvin Concert Orchestra

Sunday 23 June 2019

Chris and many of the orchestra have been working together for more than seven years, welcoming new members to regular celebrations of popular music along their tuneful way!

They look forward to being here again, sharing a joyous, light classical repertoire, ranging from nostalgic folk songs and country dances to film scores and signature tunes, from old favourites to new melodies blithely entering the genre...

a perfect choice of entertainment for a nearly-midsummer afternoon!

Sun 23 Jun 15:00
£6.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Wizard of Oz

Quirky Youth Theatre present "The Wizard of Oz"

Quirky Youth Theatre

Saturday 29 June to Sunday 30 June 2019

Following last year’s hit show ‘Bugsy Malone Live’, Quirky Youth Theatre is back with the magical and mesmerising classic musical, ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

Join us on the Yellow Brick Road as some of the areas most talented young performers bring this much loved story to life!

Sat 29 Jun 14:00
£15.00 – £17.00
Sat 29 Jun 19:30
£15.00 – £17.00
Sun 30 Jun 14:00
£15.00 – £17.00
Sun 30 Jun 19:30
£15.00 – £17.00

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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Dance Fever 2019

Yvonne Hoque Academy of Dance proudly present Dance Fever 2019

Yvonne Hoque Academy of Dance

Sunday 7 July 2019

Join us on Sunday afternoon for an extravaganza of dance featuring an array of music and styles.

There is something for everyone in our action packed show performed by pupils aged 3 to adult.

Sun 7 Jul 14:30
£9.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Di and Viv and Rose

An emotional tale of three women’s lives and enduring bonds.

Rowntree Players

Thursday 11 July to Saturday 13 July 2019

Aged 18, three women join forces. Life is fun. Living is intense. Together they feel unassailable.

Di and Viv and Rose charts the steady but sometimes chaotic progression of these three women's lives and their ultimately enduring bonds.

The varied journeys of their lives take their toll on the characters, forcing them apart and stretching their relationships with each other to a near breaking point.

Thu 11 Jul 19:30
£10.00
Fri 12 Jul 19:30
£10.00
Sat 13 Jul 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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It's Dance Time Celebrates 50 Years!

Celebrating 50 years since the Barbara Taylor School of Dancing first opened its doors.

Barbara Taylor School of Dancing

Saturday 20 July 2019

A festival arrangement of dance, in this whole school event, includes Ballet, Tap, Freestyle Jazz, Street, Musical Theatre and Adult Tap.

With excerpts from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Mary Poppins.

Our Grand Finale celebrates of 50 years of the Barbara Taylor School of Dancing.

All show proceeds are going to Alzheimers Society.

Sat 20 Jul 14:00
£10.00 – £12.00
Sat 20 Jul 19:00
£10.00 – £12.00

Tickets will be on sale from Wed 01 May 2019

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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A Musical Extravaganza

A night of West End hits with the Joseph Rowntree Theatre Company

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Company

Sunday 28 July 2019

Come along for a toe-tapping evening of brilliant tunes with some of York’s finest musical talent.

After the abundant success of The Producers (2018) and Kiss Me, Kate (February this year), the exceptionally talented cast of volunteers bring you an all-singing, all-dancing showcase revue, featuring their favourite hits from the West End and Broadway.

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre Company is the in-house performing group of the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, dedicated to fundraising to secure the legacy of our wonderful theatre.

Sun 28 Jul 19:30
£8.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop Of Horrors is a spectacular and charming show, full of romance, comedy and macabre family fun.

Bite My Thumb

Tuesday 1 October to Saturday 5 October 2019

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.

Tue 1 Oct 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Wed 2 Oct 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Thu 3 Oct 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Fri 4 Oct 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 5 Oct 14:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 5 Oct 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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