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Joseph Rowntree Players go 'Up on the Roof'

Joseph Rowntree Players go 'Up on the Roof'

posted 25 Jun 2020

In just one week since the Raise the Roof music video was launched, we have raised £2,000. It’s a great start to the Raise the Roof appeal which has been set up to help secure the future of our theatre, so that we may continue to operate and expand as an important community asset for York. 

Thanks so much to everyone who's got involved already:

"Been a massive part of our lives and so important for local community" - Craig

"Love the video! Fantastic! Well done for Raising the Roof! Love Rowntree Theatre and the wonderful performances and can't wait to come back" Thank you to you all" - Beryl

"Missing all the action. Hope the theatre is soon humming again with shows. This is a great idea" - Brenda

The music video of the song, ‘Up on the Roof’, was recorded by the artists at home during lockdown and was put together by Jess Douglas and Ollie Nash. If you haven’t already seen it, take a look now.  

Support the Raise the Roof Music Event directly

Hot on the heels of this first step there are several ways you can join the party - here are details of just two of the many events that have been inspired by the video:

Zoom Dance Class

Hannah King, a local dance instructor, is organising an online dance class via Zoom this Saturday at 10am (27th June) to raise money for our appeal.  The online class costs just £3 and will be based on songs from the musicals. Come and join in what is sure to be great lockdown fun, all the while raising money for our theatre.

For more information and to join, email hannahfking@live.com

UPDATE (02/07) - A big thank you to Hannah King who raised £280 with her Zoom Class last week. Absolutely fantastic! Thank you to all who took part."

Yorkshire’s Got Talent

Another of our supporters, Hannah Wakelam, is running a Yorkshire’s Got Talent competition to raise money for the appeal. If lockdown and social distancing have left you despairing of when you can next perform on stage, then this is for you. Enter the competition and show us just how talented you, our supporters are. The entry fee is only £5 and you could win £100! Sign up now just email hannah.wakk@gmail.com.

Make a donation in support of the event. All money raised goes to the Raise the Roof appeal. 

Got an idea?

Just let us know and we'll help with the promotion 

How can I help?

Make a direct donation to the Raise the Roof fund. Every pound raised really does make a difference.

Spread the news! 

Tell all your friends and family about the campaign and the upcoming events.  



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