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The JoRo Musical Theatre Awards are coming!

The JoRo Musical Theatre Awards are coming!

posted 28 Jan 2024

York boasts one of the most competitive and high standard amateur musical theatre scenes in the UK, and we think it’s about time that we celebrated that together, with the first ever Joseph Rowntree Musical Theatre Awards 2024.

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre has operated as a hub for the community for many years, and this exciting venture aims to bring the diverse and wonderful community of Yorks’ theatre scene together in celebration of the amazing work that is produced. 

Eight of York’s prestigious production companies have signed up to take part, with shows across the year in the running for various categories, from Best Production, Best Technical, Best Vocal Ensemble, to Best Individual Comedy Performance and Best Leading Performer. 


An appointed judge from each of the participating production companies will attend all productions happening throughout the year. At the end of the year, the judges will come together and decide on the winners, to be announced at the JoRo Awards Ceremony, held at the theatre in early 2025.

Check out which shows are in the running to walk away with the very first JoRo Awards. All productions will be stamped with the JoRo Awards badge on their show page and there's a handy list below if you want to reserve your seat ahead of time. 



The first production in the running for the JoRo Awards, is the classic monster musical comedy, Young Frankenstein, opening at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre on the 31 January.

If you haven't already, book your tickets for the all-singing, all-dancing, monster parody of the classic tale you think you know.



Young Frankenstein

31 Jan - 3 Feb Pick Me Up Theatre


7 - 10 Feb Joseph Rowntree Theatre Company

Princess Ida

15 - 17 Feb Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Into the Woods

22 - 24 Feb Central Hall Musical Society

Sunday in the Park with George

5 - 13 April Pick Me Up Theatre

The Wizard of Oz

22 - 25 May York Musical Theatre Company

American Idiot

3 -6 July Bright Light Musical Productions

The Sorcerer

3-6 July York Opera

The Last Five Years

17 - 19 Oct Black Sheep Theatre Productions

Songs for a New World

14 - 16 Nov Black Sheep Theatre Productions

Interested in one of the productions? Click the title to be taken to their show page where you can find out more and book tickets.

If there is a show that doesn't have any dates, there may not be a booking page yet, but fear not and keep your eyes peeled and tickets will release later on in the year.

If you haven't found what you're looking for, check out the rest of the season. We have a diverse range of productions happening across the year, from tribute shows, variety acts, musical theatre comedies and so much more!