Events 2017


Show Performer Performances
The Jungle Book Oddsocks Sat 7 Jan 2017
Into The Woods - Junior Pauline Quirke Academy - York Sat 21 Jan 2017
Residents Festival Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sat 28 Jan to Sun 29 Jan 2017
Mary Poppins The Patricia Veale School of Dance Fri 3 Feb to Sat 4 Feb 2017
The Pirates of Penzance - The Bev Jones Broadway Version The Bev Jones Music Company Tue 7 Feb to Sat 11 Feb 2017
Anything Goes The University of York’s Central Hall Musical Society Thu 16 Feb to Sat 18 Feb 2017
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 NE Musicals YORK 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
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
Around The World in 80 Minutes The Bev Jones Music Company Sat 8 Jul 2017
Dance, Dance, Dance 2017 Yvonne Hoque School of Dance Sun 9 Jul 2017
Cancelled York Light's Got Talent York Light Youth Sat 22 Jul 2017
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
York Musicals Against Cancer York Against Cancer Sat 30 Sep 2017
York Swings Against Cancer York Against Cancer Sun 1 Oct 2017
The American Dream The Bev Jones Music Company Sat 7 Oct 2017
Steve Cassidy Band and Friends Steve Cassidy Band Sun 8 Oct 2017
The Wicked Wizard of Oz Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama Sat 14 Oct 2017
Something Wonderful York Musical Theatre Company Wed 18 Oct to Sat 21 Oct 2017
The York Gospel Choir Celebration Rowley & Sons Family Funeral Services Sun 22 Oct 2017
Cancelled Flawless Perform Perform with Emma Bassett Sat 28 Oct 2017
Tutti Amici - Fundraising with Friends Tutti Amici Tue 7 Nov 2017
Barnum York Light Youth Fri 3 Nov to Sat 11 Nov 2017
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe NE Musicals YORK Wed 15 Nov to Sat 18 Nov 2017
Shakespeare Schools Festival Shakespeare Schools Foundation Tue 21 Nov to Wed 22 Nov 2017
Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR and Into The Woods JR Tom Ball Live Sun 26 Nov 2017
Christmas Swing and Song York Against Cancer Sat 2 Dec 2017
Aladdin Rowntree Players Sat 9 Dec to Sat 16 Dec 2017
Music Night presents A Christmas Cocktail Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 17 Dec 2017
Gala Christmas Concert Shepherd Group Brass Band Fri 22 Dec to Sat 23 Dec 2017

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The Jungle Book

Calling Wolf-cubs everywhere, Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” is getting the Oddsocks treatment!

Oddsocks

Saturday 7 January 2017

Enjoy the comical adventures of Mowgli the man cub as he battles to survive and become the leader of the pack.

Based on stories from The Jungle Book with a big helping of Oddsocks humour, Mowgli's mates, Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Kaa the python all help to outwit his enemies and help him learn the law of the jungle. Mixing it with madcap monkeys, escaping the crazy Cobra and seeing off the terrifying Tiger Shere Kahn!

A fantastic, empowering story for all ages that will warm your heart and lift your spirits. Music, muppetry, laughter and excitement all mixed-up to make a memorable experience for the whole tribe.

Sat 7 Jan 19:30
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Into The Woods - Junior

The students from PQA York present this well known, popular musical for all ages!

Pauline Quirke Academy - York

Saturday 21 January 2017

The Brothers Grimm go Broadway as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cock-eyed fairy tale where all of your favorite characters - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and The Witch - meet and interact on their journeys. Students aged 6-18 years from The Pauline Quirke Academy in York present this all-time favourite musical for all ages.

Sat 21 Jan 14:00
Sat 21 Jan 19:30
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Residents Festival

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Saturday 28 January to Sunday 29 January 2017

Take a tour of your listed, purpose built community theatre led by our knowledgeable volunteers and experience the technology and backstage workings.

This year we are teaming up with the Rowntree Society who are putting on another series of exhibitions to showcase their recent work. They include some short films, the launch of the new Rowntree Walks booklet, and a host of other activities suitable for all ages.

After visiting the theatre take a walk around the Haxby Road area and discover more about the Rowntree Legacy.

No booking is necessary, activities will start each hour from 10:30

Opening times 10.00 - 16:00

Sat 28 Jan 10:00
Sun 29 Jan 10:00
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Mary Poppins

The Patricia Veale School of Dance

The Patricia Veale School of Dance

Friday 3 February to Saturday 4 February 2017

A creative and exciting dance show with colourful costumes and great choreography, music and songs from everyones favourite film Mary Poppins

A performance for all the family to enjoy.

Fri 3 Feb 19:30
Sat 4 Feb 14:30
Sat 4 Feb 19:30
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The Pirates of Penzance - The Bev Jones Broadway Version

The hilarious all-singing, all-dancing Pirates of Penzance, adapted and rearranged by the incomparable Bev Jones

The Bev Jones Music Company

Tuesday 7 February to Saturday 11 February 2017

Enter dancing Pirates, (swashbuckling they are not), chased by the bumbling Policemen, the handsome young Frederick who turns 21, falls in love with the "sweet" Mabel, then finds out he was born in a Leap Year so actually he is only 5 years old! His nanny Ruth who tries to foil his love match, a bevvie of beautiful dancing maidens and their chaperones accompanied by their father the rather "camp" Major General, who insist on wearing PINK , and finally The Pirate King, a man of eloquence with a twinkle in his eye!

A laugh out loud production for all the family.

Tue 7 Feb 19:30
Wed 8 Feb 19:30
Thu 9 Feb 19:30
Fri 10 Feb 19:30
Sat 11 Feb 14:30
Sat 11 Feb 19:30
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Anything Goes

Cole Porter’s crowd-pleasing classic musical

The University of York’s Central Hall Musical Society

Thursday 16 February to Saturday 18 February 2017

The University of York’s Central Hall Musical Society is delighted to be presenting their annual large-scale production at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre for the first time after a series of overwhelmingly successful shows performed on campus and elsewhere in York.

Join us aboard the SS American as we set sail from New York to England with a whole host of crazy characters, accompanied by Cole Porter’s best known and most loved songs.

This classic musical will be brought to life with sensational energy (and plenty of tap dancing) by a cast of 40 talented students, many of whom hope to pursue a career in musical theatre after graduating. Catch them at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre before you see them in the West End!

Thu 16 Feb 19:30
Fri 17 Feb 19:30
Sat 18 Feb 19:30
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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
Fri 24 Feb 19:30
Sat 25 Feb 14:30
Sat 25 Feb 19:30
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Dancing On The Edge

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

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
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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
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Viva La Dance 2

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

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 excitement.

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
Sat 18 Mar 19:30
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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
Wed 22 Mar 19:30
Thu 23 Mar 19:30
Fri 24 Mar 19:30
Sat 25 Mar 14:30
Sat 25 Mar 19:30
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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
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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

Click on this link for an excerpt by Daytones Barbershop Chorus

Wed 29 Mar 19:30
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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
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

Click on this link for an excerpt by Main Street Sound Ladies Barbershop Chorus

Fri 31 Mar 19:30
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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

Click on this link for an excerpt of "Mona Lisa" by Spirit of Harmony Barbershop Chorus

Sat 1 Apr 14:00
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

Click on this link for an excerpt by Supersing

Sat 1 Apr 19:30
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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
Fri 7 Apr 19:30
Sat 8 Apr 14:30
Sat 8 Apr 19:30
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‘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
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Doctor Dolittle

The doctor who can talk to the animals, takes the audience on a journey to the far corners of the world.

NE Musicals YORK

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, who 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
Thu 27 Apr 19:30
Fri 28 Apr 19:30
Sat 29 Apr 14:30
Sat 29 Apr 19:30
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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
Sat 6 May 19:30
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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
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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
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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
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
Sat 20 May 14:30
Sat 20 May 19:30
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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
Sat 3 Jun 14:00
Sat 3 Jun 18:00
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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
Sat 10 Jun 14:30
Sat 10 Jun 19:30
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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
Wed 14 Jun 19:30
Fri 16 Jun 19:30
Sat 17 Jun 19:30
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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
Wed 21 Jun 19:30
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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
Sat 24 Jun 14:30
Sat 24 Jun 19:30
Music Night presents

Music Night presents "The Music You Love"

Show songs and standards celebrating famous anniversaries from 1887 to 1977! Merry Widow to Elton John via Vera Lynn.

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 celebrating the many anniversaries that occur this year be they births, premieres or other noteworthy events!

Events celebrated include "Ruddigore", "The Merry Widow", "Showboat" and "West Side Story".

Artistes celebrated include Vera Lynn, Andy Williams, George Gershwin, & Elton John.

Let's not forget "The Jungle Book"!

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
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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
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Around The World in 80 Minutes

This unique group entertains with song and dance from around the globe.

The Bev Jones Music Company

Saturday 8 July 2017

The renowned Bev Jones Music Company return to entertain with a unique blend of music song and dance from around the world. Visual enhancement and on stage orchestra. From America to Africa, from France to Hawaii, let us entertain you!!

Sat 8 Jul 14:30
Sat 8 Jul 19:30
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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
Cancelled
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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
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Annie Jr.

The classic family favourite Annie Jr. is coming to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre this August!

Q Productions

Saturday 26 August 2017

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning musical, Annie Jr. will be brought to life by students from PQA York’s Summer School – Annie Jr. – Show in a Week to tell the story of everyone’s favourite little redhead in her very first adventure.

Sat 26 Aug 17:00
Sat 26 Aug 19:30
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West End Nights

A celebration of 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
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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
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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
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

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York Musicals Against Cancer

York Musicals Against Cancer – songs from the west end performed by local talent.

York Against Cancer

Saturday 30 September 2017

To celebrate York Against Cancer’s 30th anniversary as a charity, YAC promotions have planned something really special: York Proms Against Cancer which features a full weekend of music and song from York’s finest talent at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

The weekend starts with York Musicals Against Cancer, a brand new concept which sees us bring two of York’s finest Directors, Nik Briggs from York Stage Musicals and Howard Ella from Rowntree Players to work collaboratively on putting on a show of songs from classic musicals old and new.

We have been spoilt for choice with all the local talent who want to do their bit for our local charity, we have had to hold auditions and so this promises to be a very special show.

Sat 30 Sep 14:30
£15.00
Sat 30 Sep 19:30
£15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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York Swings Against Cancer

York Swings Against Cancer – songs from Sinatra and co performed by local bands and singers.

York Against Cancer

Sunday 1 October 2017

To celebrate York Against Cancer’s 30th anniversary as a charity, YAC promotions have planned something really special: York Proms Against Cancer which features a full weekend of music and song from York’s finest talent at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

The weekend concludes as York Swings Against Cancer returns for the 4th time following 3 sell out shows over the past 3 years and 2017 will be no different. This year we have added a matinée to avoid disappointment as we sell out so quickly and we recommend that you get your tickets as soon as possible.

Sun 1 Oct 14:00
£15.00
Sun 1 Oct 19:00
£15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The American Dream

A unique concert featuring "Miss Saigon" plus other American musicals

The Bev Jones Music Company

Saturday 7 October 2017

A fantastic, unique, concert style performance of Miss Saigon with York's best voices.

Be absorbed into the passionate love story set in Vietnam and the USA. Experience the horror of war and its devastating effects.

Add to this an epic mini concert from Broadway!

Something for everyone. A Bev Jones Music Company spectacular!

Sat 7 Oct 14:30
£8.00 – £12.00
Sat 7 Oct 19:30
£8.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Steve Cassidy Band and Friends

The talented Steve Cassidy Band make a return to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre, their favourite venue.

Steve Cassidy Band

Sunday 8 October 2017

The Steve Cassidy Band will play a wide range of music, including rock and country, gentle ballads, a few new items and a few surprises!

The children from St. George's School are now a regular feature in Steve's shows and they never fail to delight with their enthusiasm and love of performing!

The versatile and rather wonderful Community Chorus made a great impression appearing with the band in May this year. They will bring their unique blend of voices to please the audience at this October date.

Sun 8 Oct 19:30
£9.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Wicked Wizard of Oz

Dorothy & her friends take you on a whirlwind fantasy journey to the enchanted Land of Oz.

Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama

Saturday 14 October 2017

Join the Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama at the beginning of Wicked where Elphaba (the Witch of the west) meets Glinda (the Witch of the south). Then let Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man & Lion take you on a whirlwind fantasy journey to the enchanted Land of Oz. This exciting story is told in Drama, Song and Dance including Ballet, Modern Jazz, Tap, Street Dance and Contemporary ballet.

Sat 14 Oct 14:00
£10.00 – £14.00
Sat 14 Oct 19:00
£10.00 – £14.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Something Wonderful

Step into the enchanting world of Rodgers & Hammerstein with an evening of some of their most captivating songs.

York Musical Theatre Company

Wednesday 18 October to Saturday 21 October 2017

Devised & Directed by Paul Laidlaw

The greatest musical theatre partnership of the 20th century.

Step into the enchanting world of Rodgers & Hammerstein with an evening of their most captivating songs.

Beginning "The Golden Age" of musicals, the writing partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein composed some of the best loved musicals in history. Join us as we journey through their five biggest hit shows, Carousel, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. With their romantic melodies and charming lyrics in such songs as Climb Every Mountain, Getting to Know You, Some Enchanted Evening, Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Something Wonderful and many more.

Their much loved musicals continue to wow audiences from the West End to Broadway today - and this is your chance to enjoy their most enthralling music in one evening. It really will be Something Wonderful.

Concessions:

Wednesday Only: Seniors £12

Friday is Family Day: book children with an adult and when you checkout the family ticket offer will be applied 1 Adult +1 child £19; 1 Adult + 2 children £24; 1 Adult + 3 children £29.

Wed 18 Oct 19:30
£12.00 – £14.00
Thu 19 Oct 19:30
£12.00 – £14.00
Fri 20 Oct 19:30
£12.00 – £14.00
Sat 21 Oct 14:30
£12.00 – £14.00
Sat 21 Oct 19:30
£12.00 – £14.00

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

Rowley & Sons Family Funeral Services

Sunday 22 October 2017

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 and songs you may have never heard before.

This is a must see celebration that will leave you entertained, inspired and full of that feel good factor.

Sun 22 Oct 19:00
£8.00 – £10.00
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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
Sat 28 Oct 19:00
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Tutti Amici - Fundraising with Friends

Tutti Amici invite singing friends to join them at a free concert.

Tutti Amici

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Tutti Amici is inviting singing friends to join them for this free concert. The York youth choir is singing and raising funds that will help fund them to sing Handel's Messiah in The Royal Albert Hall in 2018 with other youth choirs from the UK and Europe. Tutti Amici will be collecting donations at the end of the concert. The choir will also be holding a raffle to raise funds for York Light Youth. This concert is in partnership with York Light Youth.

Tue 7 Nov 19:00
£0.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Barnum

Roll up, roll up, don't miss "The Greatest Show on Earth"!

York Light Youth

Friday 3 November to Saturday 11 November 2017

"Barnum's the name, P.T. Barnum. And I want to tell you that tonight you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for"

Here is the show that traces the career of Phineas Taylor Barnum, America's greatest showman, "The Prince of Humbug" from 1835 to 1881, the year he joined with James A Bailey to form "The Greatest Show on Earth".

Despite the objections of his wife, Chairy, Barnum attempts to create a show in which the main attractions are the freaks of society - the oldest woman alive, Joice Heth, the smallest man in the world, Tom Thumb; he builds his American Museum - and falls for the charms of the glamorous Swedish opera singer, Jenny Lind. Eventually, to appease Chairy, Barnum agrees to give up the show and start a normal life, lived in black & white rather than the colour he craves.

But in the end Barnum returns to the circus business in grand fashion by forming a partnership with James A Bailey - and the start of a circus tradition, which lasts until May 2017, just as York Light Youth started their rehearsals for "Barnum".

The score includes "There's a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute"; "One Brick At a Time"; "The Colors of my Life"; "Black and White" and, of course, "Come Follow the Band".

Weekday Family Ticket: £55 (2 adult,2 children), £53 (1 Adult +3 Children)

Sat Family Ticket: £60 (2 Adults, 2 Children), £56 (1 Adult, 3 Children)

Fri 3 Nov 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 4 Nov 14:30
£15.00 – £18.00
Sat 4 Nov 19:30
£15.00 – £18.00
Wed 8 Nov 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Thu 9 Nov 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Fri 10 Nov 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 11 Nov 14:30
£15.00 – £18.00
Sat 11 Nov 19:30
£15.00 – £18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis’s fantastic tale of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a magical musical adventure which will take you on a journey you will never forget.

NE Musicals YORK

Wednesday 15 November to Saturday 18 November 2017

NE Musicals York invite you to enter the magical land of Narnia. A land that lies behind the wardrobe door where animals talk, trees can walk, and a White Witch covers the landscape with snow, bewitching you with Turkish Delight.

Can Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter save the land from eternal winter and can Aslan, the mighty lion, rescue them whenever they get into trouble?

C. S. Lewis’s first tale of Narnia is loved by children and adults the world over and now comes to life on stage in Irita Kutchmy’s musical adaptation. Just open the wardrobe door. You will never believe what you will find!

Wed 15 Nov 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Thu 16 Nov 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Fri 17 Nov 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Sat 18 Nov 14:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Sat 18 Nov 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Shakespeare Schools Festival

The Schools' Shakespeare Foundation are proud to present the world's largest youth drama festival.

Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Tuesday 21 November to Wednesday 22 November 2017

Join us for a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools.

Whether you are a parent, friend or another local school, we invite you to an exhilarating evening of theatre where you will see Shakespeare's stories brought to life like never before.

"Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process. To bring the enchantment of Shakespeare to thousands of children - there's no more magical process in the whole of education. Long live the Shakespeare Schools Festival!" Philip Pullman, Author and SSF Patron.

Tue 21 Nov 19:00
£7.50 – £10.00
Wed 22 Nov 19:00
£7.50 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR and Into The Woods JR

Join us as we perform not one, but two shows back to back.

Tom Ball Live

Sunday 26 November 2017

Tom Ball Live Academy know how to spoil an audience and these two shows are no exception.

Our Junior Musical Theatre students will be performing the fabulous Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR, the classic Disney story, from the toymaker Geppetto's perspective, featuring the beloved songs When You Wish Upon a Star and I've Got No Strings, alongside a host of new songs.

Our Senior Musical Theatre students will be performing Into the Woods JR. Be careful what you wish for as this cock-eyed fairytale comes to life. It features all your favourite characters - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch, in this lyrically rich retelling of The Brothers Grimm fables.

Both shows are fantastic and completely different and we are delighted to bring these amazing shows to you all.

Sun 26 Nov 12:00
£14.00 – £16.00
Sun 26 Nov 17:00
£14.00 – £16.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Christmas Swing and Song

Christmas Swing & Song with the Sam Johnson Big Band

York Against Cancer

Saturday 2 December 2017

With 5 sell-out shows for York Swings Against Cancer, here at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, the Sam Johnson Big Band and guest singers will get you into a festive frame of mind with Christmas carols and Christmas classics all given the big band treatment.

All profits from this show will go to York Against Cancer, which is a charity that supports local people. So buy your ticket, get your Santa hat and tinsel ready and be ready to sing, clap your hands and wiggle along to an evening of great music.

Sat 2 Dec 19:30
£15.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Aladdin

Rowntree Players are proud to present Aladdin - that all time favourite.

Rowntree Players

Saturday 9 December to Saturday 16 December 2017

It's time for yet another rollicking romp of a panto and this year Rowntree Players are whizzing you off to Peking to enjoy the perennial favourite Aladdin.

In the depths of China the evil Abanazar will stop at nothing to gain control of every magical artefact in the world. All that stands in his way are a cave of wonders, a rather strong willed princess and our hero Aladdin. With the assistance of a magic lamp, a flying carpet, an all powerful genie and, of course, the comedy contributions of Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee there is no way Abanazar can win. Is there...?

To find out come and see Aladdin at The Joseph Rowntree Theatre from 9th - 16th December 2017.

Sat 9 Dec 14:00
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 9 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sun 10 Dec 14:00
£14.00 – £16.00
Mon 11 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Tue 12 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Wed 13 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Thu 14 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Fri 15 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 16 Dec 14:00
£14.00 – £16.00
Sat 16 Dec 19:30
£14.00 – £16.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Music Night presents A Christmas Cocktail

An evening full of seasonal classics!

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 17 December 2017

Enjoy a relaxing and heartwarming cocktail of a classic mix of popular songs, show tunes and Christmas music performed by a live band with soloists from the York musical theatre scene, all under the direction of Don Pears.

Sun 17 Dec 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Gala Christmas Concert

Shepherd Group Brass Bands gala Christmas concert

Shepherd Group Brass Band

Friday 22 December to Saturday 23 December 2017

An evening of festive music featuring all five of the Shepherd Group Brass Bands, to get you in the mood for Christmas.

Tickets on sale from 10.00 a.m. on 30 September 2017

Fri 22 Dec 19:30
£12.00
Sat 23 Dec 19:30
£12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935