Whats On

The Gondoliers Image

The Gondoliers

Thursday 23 February — Saturday 25 February 2017

Two brothers, one of them a king – but which one?

Dancing On The Edge Image

Dancing On The Edge

Saturday 4 March 2017

Music Night presents “Stars of the Future” Image

Music Night presents “Stars of the Future”

Sunday 5 March 2017

Show songs and standards performed by young York based stars

Viva La Dance 2 Image

Viva La Dance 2

Friday 17 March — Saturday 18 March 2017


Show Performer Performances
The Gondoliers The University of York Gilbert & Sullivan Society Thu 23 Feb to Sat 25 Feb 2017
Dancing On The Edge Lisa Marie Performing Arts Sat 4 Mar 2017
Music Night presents “Stars of the Future” Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 5 Mar 2017
Viva La Dance 2 Evelyn Witcombe School of Dance Fri 17 Mar to Sat 18 Mar 2017
Annie York Musical Theatre Company Tue 21 Mar to Sat 25 Mar 2017
Spring Showcase York Music Forum Sun 26 Mar 2017
York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Wednesday Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Wed 29 Mar 2017
York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Thursday Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Thu 30 Mar 2017
York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Friday Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Fri 31 Mar 2017
York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Saturday Afternoon Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sat 1 Apr 2017
York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Saturday Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sat 1 Apr 2017
Peter Pan Flying Ducks Youth Theatre Thu 6 Apr to Sat 8 Apr 2017
‘Til The Boys Come Home Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 9 Apr 2017
Doctor Dolittle New Earswick Musicals Wed 26 Apr to Sat 29 Apr 2017
It's Dance Time with excerpts from Beauty and the Beast Barbara Taylor School of Dancing Sat 6 May 2017
Steve Cassidy Band In Concert Steve Cassidy Band Sun 7 May 2017
Four Weddings and a Funeral: An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company Sat 13 May 2017
Legally Blonde - The Musical York St John Musical Production Society Fri 19 May to Sat 20 May 2017
Alan Bennett's 'Talking Heads' Rowntree Players Fri 9 Jun to Sat 10 Jun 2017
Wyrd Sisters We Are Theatre Tue 20 Jun to Wed 21 Jun 2017
The Wizard of Oz (RSC Version) We Are Theatre Fri 23 Jun to Sat 24 Jun 2017
Dance, Dance, Dance 2017 Yvonne Hoque School of Dance Sun 9 Jul 2017
Flawless Perform Perform with Emma Bassett Sat 15 Jul 2017

The Gondoliers Image

The Gondoliers

Two brothers, one of them a king – but which one?

The University of York Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Thursday 23 February to Saturday 25 February 2017

The gondolier brothers Marco and Giuseppe Palmieri are the most charming bachelors in all of Venice, and today they will each choose a bride. All is well for 30 happy minutes - until the Grand Inquisitor of Spain appears to inform the brothers that one of them is in fact the son of the late King of Barataria. The only problem is, nobody is quite sure which brother it is.

Elsewhere, the penniless Duke of Plaza-Toro and his overbearing wife arrive from Spain to seek the king, who was married to their daughter Casilda when they were both infants. Unfortunately for Casilda, she is already in love with Luiz the drummer boy. Will any of our couples get their happy ending?

The Gondoliers will be our 45th main show since the society's formation in 1972, and with a stellar cast and cleverly updated script, it promises to be one of our best shows yet!

Thu 23 Feb 19:30
£7.50 – £12.50
Fri 24 Feb 19:30
£7.50 – £12.50
Sat 25 Feb 14:30
£7.50 – £12.50
Sat 25 Feb 19:30
£7.50 – £12.50

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Dancing On The Edge Image

Dancing On The Edge

Lisa Marie Performing Arts

Saturday 4 March 2017

Students from the Lisa Marie School of Dance are proud to present their annual showcase.

Sat 4 Mar 15:30
£10.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Music Night presents “Stars of the Future” Image

Music Night presents “Stars of the Future”

Show songs and standards performed by young York based stars

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 5 March 2017

Talented young musicians and singers from the York musical theatre scene take over the stage and perform popular songs from the shows and some modern pop classics.

Regular Musical Director Don Pears will lead the live band, introduce the performers (and try to keep order).

Think, Lion King, West Side Story, Mamma Mia, Frozen and many, many more………

Sun 5 Mar 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Viva La Dance 2

Evelyn Witcombe School of Dance

Friday 17 March to Saturday 18 March 2017

A truly magnificent dance show with many forms of dance, full of fun, joy and excitment.

Featuring tinies, amazing teenagers all the way up to fantastic Lady Tappers. The whole show is absolutely alive, ending as always with our unbelievable traditional French Can Can.

Fri 17 Mar 19:30
£10.00 – £11.00
Sat 18 Mar 19:30
£10.00 – £11.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Annie Image

Annie

The extraordinary fairytale story of the little American orphan who wins the heart of big bucks millionaire ‘Daddy’ Warbucks.

York Musical Theatre Company

Tuesday 21 March to Saturday 25 March 2017

Leapin’ Lizards!

Annie is the extraordinary fairytale story of the little American orphan, rescued from her hard-knock life in a New York orphanage and the clutches of the evil Miss Hannigan, and taken to a world of top-dollar and big bucks in the mansion of billionaire Oliver Warbucks.

‘Daddy’ Warbucks offers to adopt her, but Annie wants to find her real Mom and Dad, so Warbucks agrees to help. Miss Hannigan, with her ruthless brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily, soon plot to steal the Warbucks reward. But as plucky Annie’s story hits the national headlines, Annie, her lovable pooch Sandy and all the gang, make sure that the sun’ll come out tomorrow.

First on Broadway in 1977 and winning the Tony Award for Best Musical, Annie includes such unforgettable and loved songs as It’s the Hard Knock Life, You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile, I Think I’m Gonna Like It Here and Tomorrow.

A fun-packed musical for all the family!

A JUSTLY BELOVED MUSICAL…A FANTASTIC SCORE…A MASTERPIECE OF STORYTELLING - The Chicago Tribune

Tue 21 Mar 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Wed 22 Mar 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Thu 23 Mar 19:30
£15.00 – £18.00
Fri 24 Mar 19:30
£15.00 – £18.00
Sat 25 Mar 14:30
£15.00 – £18.00
Sat 25 Mar 19:30
£15.00 – £18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Spring Showcase

"The place to be heard" showcases something well worth hearing!

York Music Forum

Sunday 26 March 2017

York Music Forum brings a showcase of their many musical talents.

From beautiful choirs and exceptional jazz to our Stagecentre Concert Band. See the best of York's musical youth and support their continued success and achievements.

Sun 26 Mar 14:00
£3.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Wednesday Night Image

York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Wednesday Night

Celebrate the joy of singing!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Enjoy show tunes, standards, operetta, pop.... the list goes on. There is something for everyone as twenty community choirs of all shapes and sizes perform in five concerts. Join us to celebrate the joy of singing!

The evening will feature the following:

  • Daytones Barbershop Chorus
  • Harmonix
  • Euphonics Ladies Choir
  • Jorvik Gilbert & Sullivan Choir
Wed 29 Mar 19:30
£7.00 – £9.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Thursday Night Image

York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Thursday Night

Celebrate the joy of singing!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Thursday 30 March 2017

Enjoy show tunes, standards, operetta, pop.... the list goes on. There is something for everyone as twenty community choirs of all shapes and sizes perform in five concerts. Join us to celebrate the joy of singing!

The evening will feature the following:

  • In Harmony Ladies Choir
  • The York Hospital Staff Choir
  • Sounds Fun Ladies Choir
  • Tad Chorale
Thu 30 Mar 19:30
£7.00 – £9.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Friday Night Image

York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Friday Night

Celebrate the joy of singing!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Friday 31 March 2017

Enjoy show tunes, standards, operetta, pop.... the list goes on. There is something for everyone as twenty community choirs of all shapes and sizes perform in five concerts. Join us to celebrate the joy of singing!

The evening will feature the following:

  • Chechelele
  • Soon Amore
  • Main Street Sound Ladies Barbershop Chorus
  • Tutti Amici Youth Choir
Fri 31 Mar 19:30
£7.00 – £9.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Saturday Afternoon Image

York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Saturday Afternoon

Celebrate the joy of singing!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Saturday 1 April 2017

Enjoy show tunes, standards, operetta, pop.... the list goes on. There is something for everyone as twenty community choirs of all shapes and sizes perform in five concerts. Join us to celebrate the joy of singing!

The afternoon will feature the following:

  • Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate Choir
  • Spirit of Harmony Barbershop Chorus
  • Jubilate Ladies Choir
  • Boroughbridge Community Choir
Sat 1 Apr 14:00
£7.00 – £9.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Saturday Night Image

York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Saturday Night

Celebrate the joy of singing!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Saturday 1 April 2017

Enjoy show tunes, standards, operetta, pop.... the list goes on. There is something for everyone as twenty community choirs of all shapes and sizes perform in five concerts. Join us to celebrate the joy of singing!

The evening will feature the following:

  • York Light Youth Choir
  • Track29 Ladies Close Harmony Chorus
  • Supersing
  • York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir
Sat 1 Apr 19:30
£7.00 – £9.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

Peter Pan Image

Peter Pan

Second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning

Flying Ducks Youth Theatre

Thursday 6 April to Saturday 8 April 2017

This spring, JM Barrie’s much-loved story takes flight in York.

Wendy, Michael and John Darling join Peter Pan and Tinkerbell on a magical journey to Neverland where the Lost Boys, Indians and Mermaids await them for a series of adventures beyond their wildest dreams.

But not everyone is pleased to see Peter Pan and his new friends. Captain James Hook and his crew of pirates are plotting to capture and kill Peter Pan.

What happens when Peter Pan and Hook cross swords in a final dramatic duel? Will Captain Hooks worst fear… the ticking crocodile… come back for him? For one of them the end is near…

Thu 6 Apr 19:30
£8.00 – £10.00
Fri 7 Apr 19:30
£8.00 – £10.00
Sat 8 Apr 14:30
£8.00 – £10.00
Sat 8 Apr 19:30
£8.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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‘Til The Boys Come Home Image

‘Til The Boys Come Home

Wartime women; their lives, loves, songs and stories.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 9 April 2017

Join Jessa Liversidge and her accompanist Malcolm Maddock for an evening of nostalgia, emotion, and a little humour as we pay tribute to the women of WWI and WWII. A treasure trove of moving and uplifting songs will be intertwined with poems, diaries and letters written by some of the unsung wartime heroes – the women.

This is a fundraising event for Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sun 9 Apr 19:30
£5.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Doctor Dolittle Image

Doctor Dolittle

New Earswick Musicals

Wednesday 26 April to Saturday 29 April 2017

This classic tale of kindness to (and by) animals trots, crawls, and flies onto the stage as the Broadway-sized family musical arrives in York.

The Doctor, that can talk to the animals, takes the audience on a journey from the small English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh to the far corners of the world.

Including such amazing songs as Talk to the Animals, Something in your Smile, and the beautiful When I look in Your Eyes - You will have Never Seen Anything Like It!.

Wed 26 Apr 19:30
£12.00 – £18.00
Thu 27 Apr 19:30
£12.00 – £18.00
Fri 28 Apr 19:30
£12.00 – £18.00
Sat 29 Apr 14:30
£12.00 – £18.00
Sat 29 Apr 19:30
£12.00 – £18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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It's Dance Time with excerpts from Beauty and the Beast Image

It's Dance Time with excerpts from Beauty and the Beast

A Fantastic Display of Dance

Barbara Taylor School of Dancing

Saturday 6 May 2017

A festival arrangemnt of dance, in this whole school event, includes ballet, tap, freestyle, jazz, street. contemporary and adult. Our grand finale production with excerpts from Beauty and the Beast

Sat 6 May 14:30
£10.00 – £12.00
Sat 6 May 19:30
£10.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Steve Cassidy Band In Concert Image

Steve Cassidy Band In Concert

Steve Cassidy Band and friends - Music from then till now

Steve Cassidy Band

Sunday 7 May 2017

The talented Steve Cassidy band love playing at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. They return with some of their friends to provide an evening of great music. A highlight will be songs from the choir of St George's RC Primary School. These children never fail to delight with their enthusiasm and love of life.

Sun 7 May 19:30
£8.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Four Weddings and a Funeral: An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan Image

Four Weddings and a Funeral: An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan

An evening of Gilbert and Sullivan favourites, based around a Four Weddings and a Funeral theme.

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

Saturday 13 May 2017

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company return to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre with a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan favourites, set around a Four Weddings and a Funeral Theme.

With pieces from The Mikado, The Gondoliers, Patience and The Yeomen of the Guard, there will be something for everyone to enjoy as they look at some of the most joyful (and occasionally less joyful) aspects of Gilbert and Sullivan’s work.

Sat 13 May 19:30
£9.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Legally Blonde - The Musical Image

Legally Blonde - The Musical

Don't judge a book by its hair colour!

York St John Musical Production Society

Friday 19 May to Saturday 20 May 2017

The only show to end the academic year and start the summer with.

Enjoy an energetic and lively performance of how Elle battles her way in life to discover who she is; breaking all the stereotypes and proving that anything is possible. You will leave singing and dancing and 'go home to be Legally Blonde!'

Fri 19 May 19:30
£10.00 – £14.00
Sat 20 May 14:30
£10.00 – £14.00
Sat 20 May 19:30
£10.00 – £14.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Alan Bennett's 'Talking Heads' Image

Alan Bennett's 'Talking Heads'

Three of Bennett’s original, thought provoking and still poignant monologues presented by three new directors.

Rowntree Players

Friday 9 June to Saturday 10 June 2017

Rowntree Players return to Alan Bennett’s darkly comical and reflective monologues with three new takes on three classic monologues. Each brought to life by a brand new director. Support some of York’s best emerging talent whilst enjoying the prose one of the UK’s best writers.

Fri 9 Jun 19:30
£8.00
Sat 10 Jun 14:30
£8.00
Sat 10 Jun 19:30
£8.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Wyrd Sisters Image

Wyrd Sisters

A wonderful comedy based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel

We Are Theatre

Tuesday 20 June to Wednesday 21 June 2017

A brilliant comedy adapted by Stephen Briggs, this tale takes Shakespeare's Macbeth and then turns it up till the knob comes off.

It's up to three witches (including one fond of bunnies!) to save the kingdom from destruction. A great show for all whether a Pratchett fan or not.

Tue 20 Jun 19:30
£10.00 – £12.00
Wed 21 Jun 19:30
£10.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Wizard of Oz (RSC Version) Image

The Wizard of Oz (RSC Version)

The musical based upon the original film

We Are Theatre

Friday 23 June to Saturday 24 June 2017

Come with us to the land of Oz and find there really is no place like home. Featuring the classic songs Over the Rainbow and If I only have a brain this enchanting musical really is one for all the family.

Fri 23 Jun 19:30
£11.60 – £13.60
Sat 24 Jun 14:30
£11.60 – £13.60
Sat 24 Jun 19:30
£11.60 – £13.60

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Dance, Dance, Dance 2017 Image

Dance, Dance, Dance 2017

An exciting colourful dance extravaganza for a Sunday afternoon

Yvonne Hoque School of Dance

Sunday 9 July 2017

A lively colourful show featuring pupils from 3 years to adult. From ballet to jazz, tap to cheerleading there is something for everyone.

Sun 9 Jul 14:30
£10.00 – £11.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Flawless Perform Image

Flawless Perform

Outstanding talent from Emma Bassett's Perform pupils

Perform with Emma Bassett

Saturday 15 July 2017

A collaboration of amazing dances and stunning vocal performances from Perform with Emma Bassett's pupils. A show not to be missed.

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

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935