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The Producers

Thursday 8 February — Saturday 10 February 2018

Broadway's "Biggest Flop" turns into a smash hit comedy!

Sister Act Image

Sister Act

Thursday 15 February — Saturday 17 February 2018

Get ready to "Raise Your Voice" and join disco queen of angels, Deloris Van Cartier, as she transforms from nightclub diva to a full-time believer!

The Mikado Image

The Mikado

Thursday 22 February — Saturday 24 February 2018

One minstrel, three maidens, and a whole lotta trouble!

Lisa Marie Performing Arts World Tour Image

Lisa Marie Performing Arts World Tour

Saturday 3 March 2018

A jet-set tour of dance entertainment


Show Performer Performances
The Producers Joseph Rowntree Theatre Thu 8 Feb to Sat 10 Feb 2018
Sister Act The University of York’s Central Hall Musical Society Thu 15 Feb to Sat 17 Feb 2018
The Mikado The University of York Gilbert & Sullivan Society Thu 22 Feb to Sat 24 Feb 2018
Lisa Marie Performing Arts World Tour Lisa Marie Performing Arts Sat 3 Mar 2018
York Music Forum "Spring Showcase" York Music Forum Sun 4 Mar 2018
The York Community Choir Festival 2018 Joseph Rowntree Theatre Wed 7 Mar to Sat 10 Mar 2018
High School Musical Flying Ducks Youth Theatre Thu 22 Mar to Sat 24 Mar 2018
Music Night presents The Next Generation Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 25 Mar 2018
Advertising Space Generation Groove Sat 7 Apr 2018
Bedroom Farce Rowntree Players Thu 12 Apr to Sat 14 Apr 2018
70th Anniversary Family Proms Celebration York Light Orchestra Sun 15 Apr 2018
The York Gospel Choir Celebration Promoted by Rowley & Sons Family Funeral Services Fri 20 Apr 2018
Iolanthe in Concert Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company Sat 21 Apr 2018
Oliver! NE Musicals YORK Wed 25 Apr to Sat 28 Apr 2018
Footloose York St. John Musical Production Society Thu 3 May to Sat 5 May 2018
The Steve Cassidy Band & Friends Steve Cassidy Band Sun 6 May 2018
Light Music for Springtime The Chris Irvin Concert Orchestra Sat 12 May 2018
En Pointe presents Alice in Wonderland En Pointe Classical Dance School Sat 2 Jun to Sun 3 Jun 2018
Flawless Perform Perform with Emma Bassett Sat 16 Jun 2018
Boogie Nights We Are Theatre Tue 19 Jun to Wed 20 Jun 2018
Alice in Wonderland - The Musical We Are Theatre Fri 22 Jun to Sat 23 Jun 2018
Some Enchanted Sondheim Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 24 Jun 2018
Talking Heads - Part 2 Rowntree Players Thu 27 Sep to Sat 29 Sep 2018
Sleeping Beauty Rowntree Players Sat 8 Dec to Sat 15 Dec 2018

The Producers Image

The Producers

Broadway's "Biggest Flop" turns into a smash hit comedy!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Thursday 8 February to Saturday 10 February 2018

The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy by acclaimed writer and director Mel Brooks, which took Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards.

Failing Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his mild mannered accountant Leo Bloom scheme to get rich from Broadway's biggest scam. Planning to capitalise on a "flop" show, the twosome secure "the worst play ever written" and "the worst director in town", to open on Broadway with the gloriously offensive and decadently inappropriate Springtime for Hitler.

Come and find out about the chaos that ensues as they cope with how this fool-proof flop actually turns out right!

With a raucous and witty book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie), The Producers keenly mocks Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners, proudly proclaiming itself "an equal opportunities offender!"

Suggested age 12+ Some swearing and probably not for the easily offended.

Thu 8 Feb 19:30
£9.00 – £12.00
Fri 9 Feb 19:30
£9.00 – £12.00
Sat 10 Feb 14:30
£9.00 – £12.00
Sat 10 Feb 19:30
£9.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Sister Act Image

Sister Act

Get ready to "Raise Your Voice" and join disco queen of angels, Deloris Van Cartier, as she transforms from nightclub diva to a full-time believer!

The University of York’s Central Hall Musical Society

Thursday 15 February to Saturday 17 February 2018

Come and share your fabulous devotion and get ready to Raise Your Voice as we join disco queen of angels, Deloris Van Cartier, as she transforms from nightclub diva to full-time believer!

Under protective custody after witnessing a murder, this queen of the scene is hidden in a place no-one would think to look - a convent! We wave goodbye to Deloris and welcome Sister Mary Clarence to the stage...(or altar!). As two worlds collide Deloris adds her own sparkle to the lives of her fellow sisters, but, in turn, learns her own valuable lessons about what is truly important.

With dazzling music from Tony and 8 times Oscar winning composer Alan Menken, glistening dance routines inspired by Motown, soul and disco and a whole host of magnificent characters Sister Act is a fabulous tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music (with plenty of chances to shake your thing and send all the love to the man above!).

Following the success of last year's Anything Goes, Central Hall Music Society's talented members are back and ready to rock the pews as they hope to Spread The Love (and glitter) around the Joseph Rowntree Theatre for a second year running. Don't miss the funniest and funkiest musical in town!

Thu 15 Feb 19:30
£8.00 – £15.00
Fri 16 Feb 19:30
£8.00 – £15.00
Sat 17 Feb 14:30
£8.00 – £15.00
Sat 17 Feb 19:30
£8.00 – £15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Mikado Image

The Mikado

One minstrel, three maidens, and a whole lotta trouble!

The University of York Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Thursday 22 February to Saturday 24 February 2018

Come with us on a journey to the tiny town of Titipu where a wandering minstrel seeks the hand of a beautiful young maiden; but is he truly who he says he is?

The University of York Gilbert & Sullivan Society are proud to present a comedic romp for all the family!

Thu 22 Feb 19:30
£10.00 – £13.00
Fri 23 Feb 19:30
£10.00 – £13.00
Sat 24 Feb 14:30
£10.00 – £13.00
Sat 24 Feb 19:30
£10.00 – £13.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Lisa Marie Performing Arts World Tour Image

Lisa Marie Performing Arts World Tour

A jet-set tour of dance entertainment

Lisa Marie Performing Arts

Saturday 3 March 2018

For one spectacular day only join Lisa Marie Performing Arts as we take you on a trip around the world.

In our annual showcase award winning dancers, singers and gymnasts aged 2 -18 will blow your mind away with their high energy and professional performances.

Our outstanding company of young performers take you on a jet-set world tour of entertainment, without ever having to leave York! Featuring musical numbers from Paris, London and Rome to Hawaii this line-up of exceptional talent is not to be missed!

Book your tickets and buckle up to join our artistes for what is set to be a truly global spectacular.

Sat 3 Mar 14:30
£10.00 – £12.00
Sat 3 Mar 18:00
£10.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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York Music Forum

York Music Forum "Spring Showcase"

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

York Music Forum

Sunday 4 March 2018

York Music Forum brings a showcase of their many musical talents, from beautiful choirs and exceptional jazz to their Stagecentre concert band.

See the best of York's musical youth and support their continued success and achievements.

Sun 4 Mar 17:00
£3.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The York Community Choir Festival 2018

Bigger and better than ever! 5 concerts; 23 choirs; 550+ voices - pure enjoyment!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Wednesday 7 March to Saturday 10 March 2018

The 3rd annual festival celebrating local community choirs offers everything from pop songs to gospel, from classical and traditional to jazz in a range of different styles from close harmony & barbershop to pop anthems and songs from the shows all delivered in exuberant style.

Choirs great and small, young and old(er) from York and North Yorkshire perform in a true community event that is certain to entertain whatever your musical taste.

Very different choirs in EVERY concert. Come along and celebrate the joy of singing!

Wed 7 Mar 19:30
£7.50 – £10.00
Thu 8 Mar 19:30
£7.50 – £10.00
Fri 9 Mar 19:30
£7.50 – £10.00
Sat 10 Mar 14:00
£7.50 – £10.00
Sat 10 Mar 19:30
£7.50 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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High School Musical

Join the students of East High this Spring, breaking free and unleashing their musical talents!

Flying Ducks Youth Theatre

Thursday 22 March to Saturday 24 March 2018

Troy Bolton, the hero of the basketball team and Gabriella Montez, the smart, stunning, geek instantly click whilst singing karaoke at a New Year's Eve party. When Troy meets new girl Gabriella again at East High School, they accidentally both audition for their school's musical, infuriating leading drama diva Sharpay and her twin brother, Ryan.

Concerned that Troy will be distracted from his team's championship games and Gabriella from the Brainiac Decathlon, their friends conspire to prevent them performing in the musical.

Can the love torn duo win the support of their friends, the teams, the school and each other?

Thu 22 Mar 19:30
£8.00 – £12.00
Fri 23 Mar 19:30
£8.00 – £12.00
Sat 24 Mar 14:30
£8.00 – £12.00
Sat 24 Mar 19:30
£8.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Music Night presents The Next Generation

Popular song from stage & screen plus some modern standards all performed by a selection of York's remarkable young talent.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 25 March 2018

Talented young vocalists and musicians from the York area join Don Pears on stage to perform show tunes and other popular songs with youthful verve and panache.

Sun 25 Mar 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Advertising Space

An evening of music from adverts past and present.

Generation Groove

Saturday 7 April 2018

Do you always skip through the adverts when watching TV? Well you are missing out on some classic songs and quite a few surprises.

Join Generation Groove and their special guests Community Chorus and Stockton on the Forest Primary School Choir and see what you are missing!

Sat 7 Apr 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Bedroom Farce

Alan Ayckbourn's classic bedroom farce.

Rowntree Players

Thursday 12 April to Saturday 14 April 2018

A highly strung couple wreak havoc in the bedrooms of three other couples during a single night in Alan Ayckbourn's much loved, classic, bedroom farce.

Thu 12 Apr 19:30
£10.00
Fri 13 Apr 19:30
£10.00
Sat 14 Apr 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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70th Anniversary Family Proms Celebration Image

70th Anniversary Family Proms Celebration

Celebrating 70 years of charitable music making in York - a fantastic family friendly Proms concert of live music in support of St Leonard's Hospice.

York Light Orchestra

Sunday 15 April 2018

What do the NHS, Andrew Lloyd Webber and York Light Orchestra have in common? They are all 70 in 2018!

York Light Orchestra is celebrating 70 years of charitable music making in York with a family friendly Proms concert of popular and well-known music.

All are welcome to enjoy a live performance that includes film sound tracks, West End musicals and some Proms classics. Our celebrations are in support of St. Leonard's Hospice, so book your tickets, grab a flag and join in the fun.

Sun 15 Apr 14:30
£7.50 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The York Gospel Choir Celebration

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

Promoted by Rowley & Sons Family Funeral Services

Friday 20 April 2018

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 as well as songs you may never have heard before. This is a must see celebration that will leave you entertained, inspired and full of that feel good factor.

Fri 20 Apr 19:00
£8.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Iolanthe in Concert

A concert performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's evergreen political satire - the fairy opera.

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

Saturday 21 April 2018

Jorvik Gilbert & Sullivan Company return to Joseph Rowntree Theatre with this concert performance of Iolanthe.

Iolanthe pits the shepherd Strephon against the House of Lords as they compete for the hand of Phyllis, a ward in Chancery. Unknown to them though Strephon has an advantage - he is half-fairy and the Fairy Queen is prepared to make life miserable for the peers in order to come to his aid.

Well known songs include Loudly Let the Trumpet Bray (the Peers' Chorus) and the Lord Chancellor's Nightmare Song in this light- hearted take on political satire - that may still have relevance today.

Sat 21 Apr 19:30
£0.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Oliver!

Charles Dickens' classic tale brought to life with Lionel Bart's award winning, amazing, music.

NE Musicals YORK

Wednesday 25 April to Saturday 28 April 2018

Charles Dickens' classic tale brought to life with Lionel Bart's award winning, amazing, music.

Oliver is a young boy who escapes the orphanage to discover life is not all that it seems in 19th century London.

With amazing characters and fantastic songs you will be singing all the way home.

A real feel good musical!

Wed 25 Apr 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Thu 26 Apr 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Fri 27 Apr 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Sat 28 Apr 14:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Sat 28 Apr 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Footloose

Kick off your Sunday shoes and come cut Footloose!

York St. John Musical Production Society

Thursday 3 May to Saturday 5 May 2018

Big city boy Ren and his mother move from Chicago to the small farming town of Bomont. But is it everything that they hoped for?

How will he cope when he finds out about the ban against dancing, which has always been his passion and getaway?

What happens when he meets the lovely blonde bombshell Ariel and her jealous boyfriend?

Will there be a hero to break the ban?

Find out in York St John Musical Production Society's rendition of Footloose!

Thu 3 May 19:30
£10.00 – £14.00
Fri 4 May 19:30
£10.00 – £14.00
Sat 5 May 14:30
£10.00 – £14.00
Sat 5 May 19:30
£10.00 – £14.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Steve Cassidy Band & Friends Image

The Steve Cassidy Band & Friends

The talented Cassidy band plus Community Chorus and St. George's School Choir

Steve Cassidy Band

Sunday 6 May 2018

The Steve Cassidy Band return to their favourite venue to provide a musical evening playing ballads, rock and country music.

Joining them on stage will be York's Community Chorus who are building a reputation for excellent choral singing. Also returning will be children from St. George's School who never fail to delight with their enthusiasm for performing and singing.

Something old and something new!

Sun 6 May 19:30
£2.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Light Music for Springtime

Come and enjoy a relaxing evening of melodies chosen from the vast treasury of light classical music. Light music for lighter nights.

The Chris Irvin Concert Orchestra

Saturday 12 May 2018

For those who love popular musicals, signature tunes, evocative film scores, folk songs and country dances, here is a chance to hear a wide-ranging repertoire performed by the Chris Irvin Concert Orchestra.

Christopher Irvin and many of his orchestra have been working together for more than 6 years, sharing an affection for popular tunes of today and yesterday, aiming to provide variety and entertainment, revive happy memories and spring a few surprises.

Sat 12 May 19:30
£6.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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En Pointe presents Alice in Wonderland Image

En Pointe presents Alice in Wonderland

En Pointe Classical Dance School

Saturday 2 June to Sunday 3 June 2018

Sat 2 Jun 14:00
£8.00 – £12.00
Sat 2 Jun 19:00
£8.00 – £12.00
Sun 3 Jun 14:00
£8.00 – £12.00
Sun 3 Jun 19:00
£8.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Flawless Perform Image

Flawless Perform

A collaboration of dance and singing numbers from talented performers.

Perform with Emma Bassett

Saturday 16 June 2018

Striking vocals and stunning dances from talented all-round performers.

Sat 16 Jun 15:00
£11.00 – £12.00
Sat 16 Jun 19:00
£11.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Boogie Nights

The musical full of '70's songs to get you singing and dancing.

We Are Theatre

Tuesday 19 June to Wednesday 20 June 2018

Do you remember where you were the night Elvis died? Well tonight's the night. Boogie Nights tells the hilarious and heart warming story of Roddy, a jack-the-lad, whose life of "birds, booze and boogie" is about to be turned upside down.

This is a brilliant upbeat musical with classic '70's songs including "I Will Survive", "Blame it on the Boogie", "You Sexy Thing" and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart". It is sure to have you singing and dancing in the aisles!

Tue 19 Jun 19:30
£11.00 – £13.00
Wed 20 Jun 19:30
£11.00 – £13.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Alice in Wonderland - The Musical Image

Alice in Wonderland - The Musical

An enchanting musical based on the stories of Lewis Carroll.

We Are Theatre

Friday 22 June to Saturday 23 June 2018

Come with us down the rabbit hole to Wonderland and journey with Alice as she discovers lots of bright and colourful characters in this musical adaptation. Meet the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat (if he doesn't disappear first!), the outrageous Mad Hatter and many others. This is a lovely musical suitable for all ages.

Fri 22 Jun 19:30
£11.00 – £13.00
Sat 23 Jun 14:30
£11.00 – £13.00
Sat 23 Jun 19:30
£11.00 – £13.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Some Enchanted Sondheim

An inspring evening celebrating the timeless songs of Oscar Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 24 June 2018

From Oklahoma! to Follies and Into The Woods; from Some Enchanted Evening to Send in the Clowns, these are songs of longing, love, loss and hope. All performed by local singer Jessa Liversidge and accompanied by John Atkin.

"A wonderful evening of music, informal and informative" Neil Foster BBC Radio York

"Magical....., well known songs complimented by many more that enchanted and moved the audience" The Flanagan Collective.

A fundraising concert for Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Sun 24 Jun 19:30
£5.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Talking Heads - Part 2

Another collection of Bennett's well loved monologues.

Rowntree Players

Thursday 27 September to Saturday 29 September 2018

Rowntree Players return to complete the first set of Bennett monologues with "A Lady of Letters", "Bed Among the Lentils" and "A Cream Cracker Under the Settee". Once again first time directors are paired with seasoned performers.

This promises to be an emotional, heart-warming and funny production.

Thu 27 Sep 19:30
£10.00
Fri 28 Sep 19:30
£10.00
Sat 29 Sep 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Sleeping Beauty

Another brand new rollicking romp of a panto!

Rowntree Players

Saturday 8 December to Saturday 15 December 2018

Sat 8 Dec 14:00
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 8 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sun 9 Dec 14:00
£14.00 – £16.00
Mon 10 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
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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