Events 2018

Show Performer Performances
The Wizard of Oz Oddsocks Productions Sat 13 Jan 2018
The Producers Joseph Rowntree Theatre Thu 8 Feb to Sat 10 Feb 2018
Sister Act The University of York 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
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
Steve Cassidy Band and Friends Steve Cassidy Band Sun 6 May 2018
In The Spotlight York St John Dance Fri 11 May 2018
Light Music for Springtime The Chris Irvin Concert Orchestra Sat 12 May 2018
Fiddler on the Roof The Bev Jones Music Company Wed 23 May to Sat 26 May 2018
En Pointe presents Alice in Wonderland En Pointe Classical Dance School Sat 2 Jun to Sun 3 Jun 2018
Shepherd Group of Bands Spring Gala Concert Shepherd Group Brass Band Sat 9 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
Bugsy Malone Live Q Youth Theatre Sat 30 Jun to Sun 1 Jul 2018
York Music Forum "Summer Showcase" York Music Forum Wed 4 Jul 2018
Showcase 2018 Anna's Academy of Dance Sat 7 Jul 2018
Dance Fever Yvonne Hoque School of Dance Sun 8 Jul 2018
The A-Z of Dance Just Dance Fri 13 Jul to Sat 14 Jul 2018
Strictly Happy The Bev Jones Music Company Sun 15 Jul 2018
Viva La Dance III Evelyn Witcombe School of Dance Fri 20 Jul to Sat 21 Jul 2018
Princess Ida Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company Thu 20 Sep to Sat 22 Sep 2018
Music Night Celebrates Those Red Letter Years Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 23 Sep 2018
Talking Heads - Part 2 Rowntree Players Thu 27 Sep to Sat 29 Sep 2018
When You Wish Upon A Star York Musical Theatre Company Thu 4 Oct to Sat 6 Oct 2018
Steve Cassidy Band and Friends Steve Cassidy Band Sun 7 Oct 2018
Doug Scott A Crawl Down The Ogre Due North Events Mon 8 Oct 2018
It's Dance Time! Barbara Taylor School of Dancing Sat 13 Oct 2018
Shakespeare Schools Festival Shakespeare Schools Foundation Mon 15 Oct 2018
Frozen Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama Sat 20 Oct 2018
Oklahoma! The Bev Jones Music Company Wed 24 Oct to Sat 27 Oct 2018
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat York Stage Musicals Wed 31 Oct to Sat 3 Nov 2018
Our House York Light Youth Wed 7 Nov to Sat 10 Nov 2018
A Christmas Carol NE Musicals YORK Wed 14 Nov to Sat 17 Nov 2018
The Holy Eyebrow Andy Lickley Sun 25 Nov 2018
'Tis the season for.... Gang Show 2018 York Scouts and Guides Tue 27 Nov to Sat 1 Dec 2018
Sleeping Beauty Rowntree Players Sat 8 Dec to Sat 15 Dec 2018
TBL Christmas Extravaganza Tom Ball Live Wed 19 Dec to Thu 20 Dec 2018
Christmas Concert Shepherd Group Brass Band Fri 21 Dec to Sat 22 Dec 2018
Season's Greetings Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 23 Dec 2018

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The Wizard of Oz

Firm favourites Oddsocks are back with another comedy classic adventure!

Oddsocks Productions

Saturday 13 January 2018

Will the Scarecrow find a brain? The Lion some courage? The Tin Man a heart? The audience some ice cream?

The irresistibly anarchic Oddsocks Productions are bringing another classic adventure to life with a hearty dollop of their trademark comedy, new songs, familiar faces and laughs aplenty!

In a brand new adaptation of L Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, the Oddsocks troupe invite you to meet Dorothy as you have never seen her before. Join the Scarecrow, Lion and Tin Man as they travel through the weird and wonderful land of Oz, encountering Wet Witches, Flying Monkeys, Poisonous Poppies and a multitude of Munchkins along the way! What could possibly go wrong?

"You have to be very clever indeed to be this daft and get away with it!" - William Stafford (Bumonaseat).

Sat 13 Jan 19:30
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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
Fri 9 Feb 19:30
Sat 10 Feb 14:30
Sat 10 Feb 19:30
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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 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
Fri 16 Feb 19:30
Sat 17 Feb 14:30
Sat 17 Feb 19:30
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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
Fri 23 Feb 19:30
Sat 24 Feb 14:30
Sat 24 Feb 19:30
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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
Sat 3 Mar 18:00
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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!

Click here to see which choirs perform on each night.

Wed 7 Mar 19:30
Thu 8 Mar 19:30
Fri 9 Mar 19:30
Sat 10 Mar 14:00
Sat 10 Mar 19:30
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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
Fri 23 Mar 19:30
Sat 24 Mar 14:30
Sat 24 Mar 19:30
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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
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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
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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
Fri 13 Apr 19:30
Sat 14 Apr 19:30
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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 hits and 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
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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 19:30
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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
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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
Thu 26 Apr 19:30
Fri 27 Apr 19:30
Sat 28 Apr 14:30
Sat 28 Apr 19:30
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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
Fri 4 May 19:30
Sat 5 May 14:30
Sat 5 May 19:30
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Steve Cassidy Band and 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
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In The Spotlight

YSJ Dance are In The Spotlight, presenting their summer show.

York St John Dance

Friday 11 May 2018

YSJ Dance are excited to present an array of dance pieces and guest performances in their summer show: In The Spotlight!

Featuring dance of 8 different styles – Ballet, Burlesque, Commercial, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Street and Tap! All choreographed, taught and performed by students – a constellation of different talents and styles on display.

YSJ "Competition Squads" will perform pieces that have been sweeping up trophies across the board after their most successful dance season ever.

The dance piece From Dusk 'til Dawn inspired and performed to empower the All About Respect campaign held on the university campus.

All proceeds will be going to Beat and JDRF charities.

Fri 11 May 19:30
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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
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Fiddler on the Roof

Be Happy - Be Sad. Beautiful songs and dances tell this humorous tale - Bev's favourite.

The Bev Jones Music Company

Wednesday 23 May to Saturday 26 May 2018

Meet Tevye, his long suffering wife and their 5 daughters who all struggle to make a living in the village of Anatevka.

Tevye talks to God - his best friend - when times get tough!

Add into the mix Yente, the old matchmaker (or village gossip) who insists on finding suitable husbands for his daughters!

A recipe for disaster? You decide.

Fiddler is full of fun, humour and the most beautiful, haunting music.

Wed 23 May 19:30
Thu 24 May 19:30
Fri 25 May 19:30
Sat 26 May 14:30
Sat 26 May 19:30
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En Pointe presents Alice in Wonderland

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in a performance that includes ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, acro and much more.

En Pointe Classical Dance School

Saturday 2 June to Sunday 3 June 2018

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in En Pointe's big stage performance including ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, acro and much more.

Be inspired by the school's much-loved performances and come along.

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Sat 2 Jun 14:00
Sat 2 Jun 19:00
Sun 3 Jun 14:00
Sun 3 Jun 19:00
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Shepherd Group of Bands Spring Gala Concert

All five Shepherd Group Brass Bands perform in a gala concert.

Shepherd Group Brass Band

Saturday 9 June 2018

All five of the Shepherd Group Brass Bands perform in the annual Spring Gala Concert. From the very beginnings of Brass Roots to the Championship Shepherd Group Brass Band.

Over 150 musicians will bring you a selection of the best of brass.

Sat 9 Jun 19:30
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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
Sat 16 Jun 19:00
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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 70s 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
Wed 20 Jun 19:30
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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
Sat 23 Jun 14:30
Sat 23 Jun 19:30
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Some Enchanted Sondheim

An inspiring 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
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Bugsy Malone Live

Quirky Youth Theatre presents "Bugsy Malone" Live

Q Youth Theatre

Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July 2018

An exciting, immersive production of the classic family favourite.

Some of the area's most talented young performers feature in this full scale SPLURGE FEST!

Sat 30 Jun 14:00
Sat 30 Jun 19:30
Sun 1 Jul 14:00
Sun 1 Jul 19:30
York Music Forum

York Music Forum "Summer Showcase"

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

York Music Forum

Wednesday 4 July 2018

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.

Wed 4 Jul 19:30
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Showcase 2018

Join the pupils of Anna's Academy of Dance as they showcase their talents.

Anna's Academy of Dance

Saturday 7 July 2018

The pupils revisit Disney classics and enter the world of Alice for their ballet Wonderland!

After that we have Billy Elliot and a flash back to the '80s before getting you all rocking in your seats with School of Rock!

Sat 7 Jul 14:00
Sat 7 Jul 19:00
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Dance Fever

Something for everyone in this vibrant, energetic, dance extravaganza.

Yvonne Hoque School of Dance

Sunday 8 July 2018

A vibrant, energetic, show featuring pupils from 3 years to adult.

From ballet to jazz, tap to cheerleading, there's something for everyone.

Sun 8 Jul 14:30
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The A-Z of Dance

A night of fabulous dancing not to be missed!

Just Dance

Friday 13 July to Saturday 14 July 2018

This unique dance show, brought to you by the students of Just Dance York, includes songs and artists from each letter in the alphabet.

We have come up with some extremely creative, fun and energetic routines to perform for you in our big show. There is a wide range of music and dance styles which are sure to keep you entertained and singing along throughout!

Fri 13 Jul 19:00
Sat 14 Jul 19:00
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Strictly Happy

Let the sun shine in - with our Happy Musical Extravaganza - a song and dance smile for your face.

The Bev Jones Music Company

Sunday 15 July 2018

The Bev Jones Music Company brings you all the old faces, plus some new ones too, with a bright, happy show full of fun and summer sunshine. Songs and dances to put a smile on your face.

Treat yourself to our exciting excerpts from The Greatest Showman, plus many more.

We will entertain you from start to finish.

Sun 15 Jul 14:30
Sun 15 Jul 19:30
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Viva La Dance III

A truly magnificent dance show.

Evelyn Witcombe School of Dance

Friday 20 July to Saturday 21 July 2018

A show full of fun, joy and excitement

Featuring Tiny Tots, Teenagers all the way up to the fantastic Lady Tappers and ending with our amazing, traditional, French Can Can.

Fri 20 Jul 19:30
Sat 21 Jul 19:30
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Princess Ida

Will Princess Ida be wooed by cross-dressing Prince Hilarion, or will his love end in tragedy?

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

Thursday 20 September to Saturday 22 September 2018

Jorvik Gilbert & Sullivan Company return to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre for the 10th year with a performance of Princess Ida - a satire on the battle of the sexes.

The opera is loosely based on Tennyson's poem The Princess and sees the headstrong Princess Ida defy her arranged marriage and retire to a women's university.

Prince Hilarion, betrothed to her in infancy, sets out to win her heart by infiltrating her college with two trusted friends disguised as female students.

The opera features some of Sullivan's most enchanting music alongside quarrelsome kings, bumbling soldiers, cross-dressing courtiers and a fearsome army of female students.

Thu 20 Sep 19:30
Fri 21 Sep 19:30
Sat 22 Sep 14:30
Sat 22 Sep 19:30
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Music Night Celebrates Those Red Letter Years

A special evening of song marking many musical anniversaries. Gershwin, Bacharach, Lloyd Webber and Kylie plus a musical celebration of the end of the Great War.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 23 September 2018

Music Night marks several notable anniversaries to celebrate in song under the leadership of Musical Director Don Pears.

A wide range of popular song covering 120 years of birthdays, debuts, anniversaries and other events, all performed by talented singers and musicians from the York musical theatre scene.

Is it really 50 years since Judi Dench took to the stage as Sally Bowles in the UK premiere of Cabaret and Ron Moody starred as Fagin in the movie version of Oliver!?

A fund raising event for Joseph Rowntree Theatre Registered Charity

Sun 23 Sep 19:30
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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
Fri 28 Sep 19:30
Sat 29 Sep 19:30
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When You Wish Upon A Star

The enchanting music from the magical world of Walt Disney

York Musical Theatre Company

Thursday 4 October to Saturday 6 October 2018

"That's the trouble with the world. Too many people grow up." Walt Disney.

It's hard to imagine a childhood without the magic of Walt Disney. The timeless songs, characters and films that Disney has created over the many years since the first creation of Mickey Mouse 90 years ago have charmed and enthralled children and adults the world over.

We bring a selection of those enchanting songs to the stage in this magical journey of Disney through the decades.


Thu 4 Oct 19:30
Fri 5 Oct 19:30
Sat 6 Oct 14:30
Sat 6 Oct 19:30
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Steve Cassidy Band and Friends

The band return with more of their talented friends.

Steve Cassidy Band

Sunday 7 October 2018

Steve and the band welcome Andrea Begley the winner of the 2013 TV talent search show The Voice who joins regular guests Community Chorus and St George's Primary School Choir.

Sun 7 Oct 19:30
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Doug Scott A Crawl Down The Ogre

Doug will be telling a thrilling story of hard climbing, team-work and survival against all odds.

Due North Events

Monday 8 October 2018

Doug Scott CBE and that other icon of mountaineering, Chris Bonington, made the first ascent of The Ogre (7285m) in the Karakoram range in July 1977. Their climb extended the boundaries of what had been achieved before at that altitude. But it was the subsequent descent from the summit in the dark, turning a catalogue of disasters that would have defeated most people, into an epic which has since entered mountaineering folklore. It was 24 years before The Ogre was climbed again.

Doug will be telling a thrilling story of hard climbing, team work and survival against all odds, in his famously laconic and humorous style. The talk has been refreshed with the aid of recently discovered photographs and material from diaries from other members of the team – Chris Bonington, Nick Estcourt and Clive Rowland - plus cine film and audio tapes recently discovered in an attic and made by the late Mo Anthoine on the expedition.

Proceeds from the talks will help support the work of Community Action Nepal Doug will update the audience on CAN’s progress with post-Nepal Earthquake reconstruction of its projects.

The evening will include a sale of Nepalese goods, Christmas cards and posters, and will be followed by an auction of framed mountaineering prints signed by famous mountaineers, such as Reinhold Messner, Chris Bonington and Stephen Venables, to support the work of the charity. Doug will also be signing copies of his award-winning autobiography Up And About and his latest book, The Ogre – Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent

Mon 8 Oct 19:30
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It's Dance Time!

A festival arrangement of dance involving the whole school.

Barbara Taylor School of Dancing

Saturday 13 October 2018

Ballet, Tap, Freestyle Jazz, Street, Musical Theatre and Adult Tap, with excerpts from Annie and Cinderella.

All proceeds to Wigginton Primary School for performing arts and York Against Cancer.

Sat 13 Oct 14:00
Sat 13 Oct 19:00
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Shakespeare Schools Festival

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

Shakespeare Schools Foundation

Monday 15 October 2018

Join us for an exhilarating evening, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools.

See Shakespeare's timeless stories brought to life like never before, and support young people from your community as they take to the stage.

Details of the schools performing can be found at

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is a cultural education charity, transforming lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. This year we mark our 18th birthday with "A Season of Democracy" in which young people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities have been finding their "voice" in their school rehearsal room and culminating in a thrilling night of theatre.

Mon 15 Oct 19:00
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The story of Frozen told in dance, drama and song.

Victoria Rooke School of Dance and Drama

Saturday 20 October 2018

Elsa, Anna and the people of Arendelle are trapped in eternal winter due to Elsa's magic. Will they save Anna in time?

Sat 20 Oct 14:00
Sat 20 Oct 19:00
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A happy show guaranteed to have you smiling and clapping.

The Bev Jones Music Company

Wednesday 24 October to Saturday 27 October 2018

Not seen in York for many years, we bring you this feel good musical full of sunshine and cowboys as well as catchy tunes and dancing girls all topped off with humour and plenty of drama. In addition to our resident singers we introduce some new faces to our resident cast.

With Sally Lewis (director of Fiddler on the Roof) at the helm this lovely musical will set your hearts on fire with "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top", "I Cain't Say No", "Many a New Day" and, of course, "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning".

Head on down to Kansas City and book your tickets today.

Wed 24 Oct 19:30
Thu 25 Oct 19:30
Fri 26 Oct 19:30
Sat 27 Oct 14:30
Sat 27 Oct 19:30
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The Dreamer returns to York for a 50th anniversary celebration.

York Stage Musicals

Wednesday 31 October to Saturday 3 November 2018

York Stage Musicals return to the theatre with a new production of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber classic.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the show, York Stage have brought together 50 of the city's youngest shining stars to tell the tale of a dreamer like you.

Featuring songs such as Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me and Go Go Go Joseph this show promises to bring you all of the energy, excitement and quality York Stage are famous for. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Directed by Nik Briggs

Wed 31 Oct 19:30
Thu 1 Nov 19:30
Fri 2 Nov 19:30
Sat 3 Nov 14:30
Sat 3 Nov 19:30
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Our House

Our House - The Madness Musical

York Light Youth

Wednesday 7 November to Saturday 10 November 2018

​T​he right path? The wrong path? What happens if you choose both?

Joe Casey is about to find out! On the night of his sixteenth birthday, Joe takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out on their first date. In an effort to impress her with bravado, he breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey Street, which is owned by Mr. Pressman, a high-end property developer. The police turn up, at which point Joe’s life splits into two: the Good Joe, who stays to help, and Bad Joe, who flees.

York Light Youth is very excited to bring you this uplifting, energetic musical comedy, inspired by and full of all your Madness favourites including: It Must be Love, House of Fun, Baggy Trousers and Driving in my Car.

Come along for a night of fun that will have you singing all the way home!

Wed 7 Nov 19:30
Thu 8 Nov 19:30
Fri 9 Nov 19:30
Sat 10 Nov 14:30
Sat 10 Nov 19:30
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A Christmas Carol

Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in this lavish and thrilling Broadway musical. A night at the theatre you will not forget.

NE Musicals YORK

Wednesday 14 November to Saturday 17 November 2018

One cold Christmas Eve Scrooge, who is nasty to everybody, is visited by 3 ghosts; Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present and Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, who show him the error of his ways.

Is it too late for Scrooge, or will it be a merry Christmas?

This amazing Broadway musical comes to York for a night at the theatre you will not forget!

Wed 14 Nov 19:30
Thu 15 Nov 19:30
Fri 16 Nov 19:30
Sat 17 Nov 14:30
Sat 17 Nov 19:30
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The Holy Eyebrow

Join us for “The Holy Eyebrow” a show where music and comedy collide, in a high energy performance.

Andy Lickley

Sunday 25 November 2018

Sun 25 Nov 19:15
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'Tis the season for.... Gang Show 2018

One of the longest running, and best, Gang Shows in the country!

York Scouts and Guides

Tuesday 27 November to Saturday 1 December 2018

A fabulous cast comprising members of the Scout and Girl Guiding Movements from York and the surrounding area return to perform their 2018 show.

This is a traditional Gang Show based on the format created in the 1930s. A wonderful mix of songs, dances and sketches.

Come along, support the cast, and enjoy one of the city's fine traditions.

Tue 27 Nov 19:15
Wed 28 Nov 19:15
Thu 29 Nov 19:15
Fri 30 Nov 19:15
Sat 1 Dec 14:00
Sat 1 Dec 19:15
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Sleeping Beauty

Another brand new rollicking romp of a panto!

Rowntree Players

Saturday 8 December to Saturday 15 December 2018

It’s Princess Aurora’s christening and Maleficent isn’t too happy at not being invited - so she takes matters into her own hands with a deadly curse.

It’s a race against time to save the Princess. Will the Fairy Godmother break the curse? Will Dame Ophelia and Fairy Snowflake ever pass their fairy exams?

Will there be the usual madness, mess and mayhem from the Rowntree Players team? There’s only one way to find out. Book your tickets now - the panto sells quick!

Group booking discounts apply for Saturday 8th (evening only) and Monday to Thursday evenings. Simply add 10 or more tickets to your basket for one of these performances and tickets will automatically reduce to just £8 each.

Sat 8 Dec 14:00
Sat 8 Dec 19:30
Sun 9 Dec 14:00
Mon 10 Dec 19:30
Tue 11 Dec 19:30
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.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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TBL Christmas Extravaganza

A fast-paced Christmas spectacular with fun and festive magic for all the family.

Tom Ball Live

Wednesday 19 December to Thursday 20 December 2018

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring but TBL were rehearsing! Yes, we have been hard at work putting together this fantastic Christmas extravaganza for you all.

With popular songs from the Christmas charts that everyone can sing along with and excerpts from your favourite Christmas films and musicals, this show is the perfect recipe for getting you all ready for the most wonderful time of the year.

Don’t miss this fast-paced Christmas spectacular with fun and festive magic for all the family. Grab your mince pie and mulled wine and let’s go!

Wed 19 Dec 19:30
£16.00 – £18.00
Thu 20 Dec 19:30
£16.00 – £18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Christmas Concert

Festive brass, at its best!

Shepherd Group Brass Band

Friday 21 December to Saturday 22 December 2018

A Christmas extravaganza featuring all the Shepherd Group of Bands, something to appeal to everyone, culminating in a massed band finale with over 100 musicians on stage.

Fri 21 Dec 19:30
Sat 22 Dec 19:30

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Season's Greetings

Take time out from the hurly-burly of the season and relax into Christmas with an easy listening selection of songs from the shows and seasonal classics.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 23 December 2018

Musical Director Don Pears introduces singers and musicians from the York musical theatre scene to bring you the best of seasonal music over the years, with many Yuletide favourites - and a few surprises.

One for all the family to enjoy.

A fundraising show for Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Sun 23 Dec 19:30
£8.00 – £12.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935