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We have big plans for the future of our theatre, evolving it into a vibrant community hub. Performing arts remain at the heart but we passionately believe that by opening up the theatre, more people from York will be excited and inspired. 

To build the community hub, we are embarking on a major capital project to raise money to fund our theatre expansion.

There are a number of ways in which you can support us.

  • If you love going to the theatre, why not treat yourself and become a Friend of Joseph Rowntree Theatre?

  • The Joseph Rowntree Theatre has 365 seats and its intimate size and friendly feel is loved by audiences and performers alike you can support the theatre by sponsoring a seat for 5 years

  • The Joseph Rowntree Theatre already has a special place in the hearts of many people – it is, after all, a totally unique facility. You can support us by making a donation.

  • Do you shop online with Amazon? If you use Amazon Smile, the company will donate a small percentage of the purchase price to a charity of your choice, including us.

  • You can support us by making a regular monthly donation.

  • We are looking for new people to join our volunteer team, if you have an interest in theatre, just want to meet people or want to volunteer in your local community, please do get in touch. 

  • If you are a UK taxpayer, for every £1 you donate to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, we can claim an additional 25p from HM Revenue and Customs. 

  • Nominate the Joseph Rowntree Theatre as your chosen charity.

  • Can't decide what show your friend or family would like best? The Joseph Rowntree Theatre Gift Voucher is the perfect present.