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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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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

  • Play a leading role in our Name a Seat Campaign
    The Joseph Rowntree Theatre has 362 seats and its intimate size and friendly feel is loved by audiences and performers alike.

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

  • 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.