September 2015


Show Performer Performances
Blood and Chocolate - The Movie Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sat 5 Sep 2015
Heritage Open Days Joseph Rowntree Theatre Fri 11 Sep to Sat 12 Sep 2015
The Sorcerer Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company Thu 17 Sep to Sat 19 Sep 2015
You Should Be Dancin’ Laura Sparkes School of Dance Sun 27 Sep 2015

Blood and Chocolate - The Movie Image

Blood and Chocolate - The Movie

A cinema-style presentation of the 2013 performance of Pilot Theatre's Blood + Chocolate.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Saturday 5 September 2015

In October 2013, a city-wide and ambitious theatrical presentation was brought to the streets of York, telling the stories of the workers and owners of the chocolate factories in York at the outbreak of World War I. With a cast of over 200, rave reviews, and tickets sold out every evening, this was the show not to miss.

Now, in conjunction with Pilot Theatre, the film made during the live performances will be shown in a fundraising event for the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

If you were in the show, this is a chance to see it played in full out on a cinema screen. If you missed it, you can share the excitement in this one-time-only showing in the theatre built for York's chocolate workers.

Sat 5 Sep 15:00
Sat 5 Sep 19:00
Heritage Open Days Image

Heritage Open Days

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Friday 11 September to Saturday 12 September 2015

Visitors can tour our volunteer run Art Deco theatre, which was built in 1935 and is celebrating its 80th year this year. The theatre is Grade II listed, and a rare example of an inter-war theatre.

The tour will include front of house and backstage and visitors will be invited to view stage equipment and learn about the technical input in to some of our wonderful productions.

Max 15 people per tour/session. Tea and coffee will be available for visitors.

Fri 11 Sep 10:00
Fri 11 Sep 11:00
Fri 11 Sep 12:00
Fri 11 Sep 13:00
Fri 11 Sep 14:00
Fri 11 Sep 15:00
Sat 12 Sep 10:00
Sat 12 Sep 11:00
Sat 12 Sep 12:00
Sat 12 Sep 13:00
Sat 12 Sep 14:00
Sat 12 Sep 15:00
The Sorcerer Image

The Sorcerer

The course of love is never smooth, especially when enchantment is at work.

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

Thursday 17 September to Saturday 19 September 2015

Love levels all ranks, or so we are told, but in a 1915 village sometimes a little assistance is required. Enter a sorcerer with a love potion and soon that world is turned on its head.

Alexis, heir to the great Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre, is to marry Aline Sangazure, who can trace her lineage back to Helen of Troy.

Not content with that, Alexis wishes to pursue his belief that people should not be separated by rank when it comes to marriage and he has a plan to make the whole village happy.

He has engaged John Wellington Wells, a Sorcerer, to secretly administer a love potion, which will send all who drink it to sleep and, when they wake, will cause them to fall madly in love with the first person of the opposite sex they see, who has also drunk the potion.

What could possibly go wrong?

Thu 17 Sep 19:30
Fri 18 Sep 19:30
Sat 19 Sep 14:30
Sat 19 Sep 19:30
You Should Be Dancin’ Image

You Should Be Dancin’

An exciting performance of Song and Dance to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Laura Sparkes School of Dance

Sunday 27 September 2015

This performance by the Laura Sparkes School of Dance includes song and dance numbers that the whole family will enjoy. The talented performers aged 3 years to adult will take to the stage to showcase a range of dance styles from tap to ballet and contemporary to rock and roll.

Sun 27 Sep 15:30