Established in 1912 as the ‘Cocoa Works Dramatic Society’ and later changing ‘Rowntree Players’, we have been entertaining the people of Yorkshire for over 100 years.
Formed by workers at the world famous Rowntree’s Chocolate Factory; the group initially performed in the Lecture Hall at the factory, but then later took residence in the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. Our links with the Joseph Rowntree Theatre are strong to this day and the majority of Rowntree Player’s productions take place on the same stage as our founders all those years ago.
Rowntree Players is a strong community theatre company and involves volunteers from all over Yorkshire of all ages and abilities both on and off the stage. We have performed many different genres of plays, musicals and plays with music along with revues over the decades. Then, of course, the our annual rollicking romp of a panto is not one to miss!
For more information about the company, see upcoming shows or to get involved visit our website www.rowntreeplayers.co.uk
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