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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

Saturday 6 May 2017

A Fantastic Display of Dance

Steve Cassidy Band In Concert Image

Steve Cassidy Band In Concert

Sunday 7 May 2017

Steve Cassidy Band and friends - Music from then till now

Summer Showdown Image

Summer Showdown

Friday 12 May 2017

YSJ Dance presents their end of year show

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

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

Saturday 13 May 2017

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


Show Performer Performances
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
Summer Showdown York St John Dance Fri 12 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
A Night at the Movies En Pointe Classical Dance School Fri 2 Jun to Sat 3 Jun 2017
Alan Bennett's 'Talking Heads' Rowntree Players Fri 9 Jun to Sat 10 Jun 2017
La Traviata York Opera Tue 13 Jun to Sat 17 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
Music Night presents "The Music You Love" Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 2 Jul 2017
Macbeth Oddsocks Mon 3 Jul 2017
Dance, Dance, Dance 2017 Yvonne Hoque School of Dance Sun 9 Jul 2017
York Light's Got Talent York Light Youth Sat 22 Jul 2017
PQA Summer Schools – 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
Flawless Perform Perform with Emma Bassett Sat 28 Oct 2017

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 arrangement 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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Summer Showdown Image

Summer Showdown

YSJ Dance presents their end of year show

York St John Dance

Friday 12 May 2017

A show filled with different styles of dance as well as guest performances. From ballet to burlesque it is sure to get your toes tapping. So come and enjoy and evening with the biggest student club at York St John University and spring into summer with us.

Fri 12 May 19:30
£2.00 – £5.00

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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A Night at the Movies Image

A Night at the Movies

Come and watch the talented dancers of En Pointe dance school, York, as they perform to music from your favourite films, dancing Ballet, Pointe, Acro, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap and Contemporary.

En Pointe Classical Dance School

Friday 2 June to Saturday 3 June 2017

We will be taking you back to some of your favourite films, expressing them through dance, come and join us for this wonderful night of excellent dancing, performed by En Pointe dance school.

Fri 2 Jun 19:00
£7.50 – £12.50
Sat 3 Jun 14:00
£7.50 – £12.50
Sat 3 Jun 18:00
£7.50 – £12.50

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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La Traviata Image

La Traviata

Verdi's superb sparkling opera of passionate love, morality and mortality.

York Opera

Tuesday 13 June to Saturday 17 June 2017

York Opera presents in English, with orchestra, one of the world's most popular operas - Verdi's La Traviata. An opera packed with arias and choruses that you'll soon recognise, such as the famous 'Brindisi' drinking chorus.
The story follows fragile and life - loving courtesan Violetta, as she is forced to surrender her love for Alfredo, in order to protect his family's reputation. Will she ever become reunited with her lover again before her fatal illness claims her?

Libretto by F. M Piave

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Translated by Thomas and Ruth Martin

Tue 13 Jun 19:30
£9.00 – £15.00
Wed 14 Jun 19:30
£9.00 – £15.00
Fri 16 Jun 19:30
£9.00 – £15.00
Sat 17 Jun 19:30
£9.00 – £15.00

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 had 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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Music Night presents "The Music You Love" Image

Music Night presents "The Music You Love"

Show songs and standards celebrating famous anniversaries in 2017

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 2 July 2017

Talented Musicians and singers from the York musical theatre scene and Escrick’s popular choir “The Tuesday Singers” take to the stage and perform popular songs celebrating the many anniversaries that occur this year be they births, premieres or other “note”- worthy events!

Regular Music Director Don Pears will lead the live band and introduce the performers.

A fundraising concert for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Sun 2 Jul 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Macbeth Image

Macbeth

Shakespeare’s dramatic story of ambition turned bad is brought vividly to life in Oddsocks’ hilarious Steampunk musical adaptation.

Oddsocks

Monday 3 July 2017

Shakespeare’s dramatic story of ambition turned bad is brought vividly to life in Oddsocks’ hilarious Steampunk musical adaptation. The ruling monarch Duncan holds sway with a caring, iron fist. His chief warlords Macbeth and Banquo return triumphantly from the battlefield – and discover three weird sisters who want to Put A Spell On You and soon they are on course for promotions. Awaiting his return is Macbeth’s ambitious wife who can feel success coming In The Air Tonight. Although Macbeth needs convincing she releases the devil within him and soon there’s blood on his hands. Suspicions are roused about Macbeth’s two-faced False Love and Banquo thinks he’s a a scummy man because it changes When The Sun Goes Down round here. Pretty soon Macbeth’s feeling Bad To The Bone and he finds a murderer to do his dirty work who tells him there’s Nothing Sweet About Me. But doubts start to creep in and Macbeth believes there’s a Ghost in my House and Witchcraft starts to take over. Lady Macbeth is slipping into a Mad World and at last, hero Macduff steps up to take on Macbeth, with the audience’s help. The final dramatic battle sees Macbeth despatched like a Bat Out Of Hell and Scotland is safe again.

Mon 3 Jul 19:30
£11.00 – £17.00

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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York Light's Got Talent Image

York Light's Got Talent

York Light and York Light Youth bring you an evening of entertainment featuring a variety of acts all battling it out to be the audience’s favourite.

York Light Youth

Saturday 22 July 2017

York Light and York Light Youth bring you an evening of entertainment featuring a variety of acts all battling it out to be the audience’s favourite. The event is hosted by York Light’s Richard Bayton (Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finalist 2016).

Sat 22 Jul 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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PQA Summer Schools – Annie JR Image

PQA Summer Schools – Annie JR

The team behind the hugely popular Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, are delighted to bring their Summer School – Annie JR to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Q Productions

Saturday 26 August 2017

The team behind the hugely popular Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, are delighted to bring their exciting initiative, Summer School – Annie JR, to York this August.

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 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 Image

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.

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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

Flawless Perform Image

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