Joseph Rowntree Theatre bags £10,000 refurbishment

The curtain’s up and the stage is most definitely set at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Getting to work!

Thanks to The Big Lottery Fund, our beloved volunteer-run theatre has already taken advantage of the £10,000 cash injection.

The beautiful Art Deco-style auditorium has always been a sight for sore eyes. However, the refurbishment has seen old, sealed-in, low-risk asbestos in the walls removed by specialists, followed by replastering and repainting.

The theatre is now ready for the new season of shows.

Dan Shrimpton, Chair of Trustees, says: “We’re working to a very tight schedule and we’re on time for re-opening. We’d saved up money for redecorating, but the extra removal work wouldn’t have been possible without the grant, for which we’re truly grateful.”



Why not check it out for yourself? Here’s what’s coming up:

Talking Heads: Part 2 (27th-29th September)
A series of Alan Bennett’s monologues.

Steve Cassidy Band & Friends (7th October)
The band returns with Andrea Begley, winner of The Voice.

Oklahoma! (24th-27th October)
The Bev Jones Music Company brings this classic musical back to York.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (31st October-3rd November)
This York Stage Musicals production will have your toes tapping.

Our House (7th-10th November)
Join York Light Youth for a show full of Madness classics.

‘Tis the Season For… Gang Show 2018 (27th November-1st December)
This compilation show sticks to the Scouts and Guides traditions of the 1930s.

Click here to check out the full listings, and book tickets!


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