The Joseph Rowntree Theatre is a venue in York that is operated by the community for the community.
With 362 seats, they accommodate a wide range of productions throughout the year.
Joseph Rowntree Theatre was built by the Rowntree family for the benefit of their employees & their families and the York community at large.
The charity that manages and runs the theatre for the benefit of the community was established in 2003 and over the years trustees have gradually improved it culminating in 2017 being able to fund the purchase of the freehold from its owners.
They now plan to widen the scope of our activities and improve facilities to modern day standards by building a large extension that will incorporate much better access for all users, better social spaces for community use and enable us to fulfil the mission of being a vibrant community hub in a low wage area.