Events 2018


Show Performer Performances
The Wizard of Oz Oddsocks Sat 13 Jan 2018
The Producers Joseph Rowntree Theatre Thu 8 Feb to Sat 10 Feb 2018
Sister Act The University of York’s Central Hall Musical Society Thu 15 Feb to Sat 17 Feb 2018
York Music Forum "Spring Showcase" York Music Forum Sun 4 Mar 2018
The York Community Choir Festival 2018 Joseph Rowntree Theatre Wed 7 Mar to Sat 10 Mar 2018
High Society York Musical Theatre Company Wed 14 Mar to Sat 17 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
Flawless Perform Perform with Emma Bassett Sat 16 Jun 2018
Some Enchanted Sondheim Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 24 Jun 2018

The Wizard of Oz Image

The Wizard of Oz

Firm favourites Oddsocks are back with another comedy classic adventure!

Oddsocks

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
£11.00 – £17.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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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.

Early bird ticket offer:

Ticket prices are reduced by up to 25% - book before 17 December

Adult full price £14 Early Bird Offer £11

Senior full price £12 Early Bird Offer £9

Student & Child full price £10 Early Bird Offer £8

Thu 8 Feb 19:30
£8.00 – £11.00
Fri 9 Feb 19:30
£8.00 – £11.00
Sat 10 Feb 14:30
£8.00 – £11.00
Sat 10 Feb 19:30
£8.00 – £11.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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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’s Central Hall Musical Society

Thursday 15 February to Saturday 17 February 2018

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

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

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

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

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

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

York Music Forum

York Music Forum "Spring Showcase"

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

York Music Forum

Sunday 4 March 2018

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

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

Sun 4 Mar 17:00
£3.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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The York Community Choir Festival 2018

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

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Wednesday 7 March to Saturday 10 March 2018

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

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

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

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

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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High Society

What a swell party this is! Join us for the wedding of the year in Cole Porter's irresistible classic.

York Musical Theatre Company

Wednesday 14 March to Saturday 17 March 2018

Set on a luxurious Long Island estate, socialite and heiress Tracey Lord is planning her stunning summer wedding when the unwelcome arival of her "ex" threatens to ruin her big day. When a third suitor comes onto the scene and jostles for the soon-to-be-bride's affections, who will she possibly choose?

Featuring much loved Cole Porter tunes including "True Love", "You're Sensational", "Well Did You Evah?" and the delightful "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?", frivolity, fun and frolics are ripe in this charming musical, soaked in champagne and timeless jazz.

"Shows off in the most delightful manner" - THE INDEPENDENT

"Barn-storming song and dance" - THE TELEGRAPH

Wed 14 Mar 19:30
£12.00 – £15.00
Thu 15 Mar 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Fri 16 Mar 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Sat 17 Mar 14:30
£13.00 – £18.00
Sat 17 Mar 19:30
£13.00 – £18.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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High School Musical

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

Flying Ducks Youth Theatre

Thursday 22 March to Saturday 24 March 2018

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

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

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

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

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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MUSIC NIGHT presents THE NEXT GENERATION

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

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 25 March 2018

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

Sun 25 Mar 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Advertising Space

An evening of music from adverts past and present.

Generation Groove

Saturday 7 April 2018

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

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

Sat 7 Apr 19:30
£10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Bedroom Farce

Alan Ayckbourn's classic bedroom farce.

Rowntree Players

Thursday 12 April to Saturday 14 April 2018

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

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

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

70th Anniversary Family Proms Celebration Image

70th Anniversary Family Proms Celebration

Celebrating 70 years of charitable music making in York, York Light Orchestra invites you to 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 N.H.S., Andrew Lloyd Webber and York Light Orchestra have in common? They are all 70 in 2018!

York Light Orchestra is celebrating 70 years of charitable music making in York with a family friendly Proms concert of popular and well-known music. All are welcome to enjoy a live performance that includes film sound tracks, West End musicals and some Proms classics. Our celebrations are in support of St. Leonard's Hospice, so book your tickets, grab a flag and join in the fun.

Sun 15 Apr 14:30
£7.50 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

The York Gospel Choir Celebration Image

The York Gospel Choir Celebration

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

Promoted by Rowley & Sons Family Funeral Services

Friday 20 April 2018

Clear your head, feel the flow and relax as we celebrate the best of York's Gospel scene. Gospel Choirs young and old will be performing some of the classic pieces as well as songs you may never have heard before. This is a "must see" celebration that will leave you entertained, inspired and full of that "feel good" factor.

Fri 20 Apr 19:00
£8.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

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Iolanthe in Concert

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

Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company

Saturday 21 April 2018

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

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

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

Sat 21 Apr 19:30
£0.00 – £10.00

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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Oliver!

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

NE Musicals YORK

Wednesday 25 April to Saturday 28 April 2018

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

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

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

A real feel good musical!

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

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

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

No booking fees for any show at Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre Box Office 01904 50 1935

Some Enchanted Sondheim Image

Some Enchanted Sondheim

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

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sunday 24 June 2018

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

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

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

A fundraising concert for Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

Sun 24 Jun 19:30