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The theatre has a bar!

The theatre has a bar!

posted 01 Dec 2022

York’s exciting Art Deco entertainment venue is moving into summer with an updated offer to customers and lots of opportunities for new volunteers to join our community teams.

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Haxby Road is now fully licenced and will be selling a growing range of alcoholic and soft drinks, ice-cream, sweets, and savoury snacks at shows over the summer months.  With a very busy schedule of musicals, concerts, dance and tribute bands this means that lots of new volunteers will be needed to welcome audiences, sell refreshments and ensure the safety of our visitors.

The community theatre is a charity and relies on a large team of volunteers who regularly offer a wide range of skills to keep the theatre running.

Chair of the Theatre’s Board, Dan Shrimpton, said “Our volunteers are what keeps this theatre running. Some volunteer front-of-house welcoming our customers, selling tickets and serving refreshments, others are backstage making sure the show runs like clockwork. We also have volunteers supporting marketing, fundraising and gardening. What unites us all is that we all do it for love and to keep providing entertainment to the citizens of and visitors to York.”

If you have some spare time and want to support your community, take a look at Joseph Rowntree Theatre’s website or email volunteer@jrtheatre.co.uk.

If you like meeting people and would enjoy being a front of house steward or refreshment seller there is a new volunteers’ welcome event on Saturday 18 June at 11 am at the theatre.  Contact the theatre via our website or just turn up and have a look round.