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1744 to the Future

Find out more about our redevelopment plans

1744 to the Future

Capital Redevelopment & NPO Funding

York Theatre Royal is delighted to receive the news that the organisation has been awarded £2,850,000 towards its £4.1 million Redevelopment Project. In other good news, the Theatre also received confirmation of its continued status as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), meaning that it will receive an annual grant from Arts Council England to support its work over the next three years.

Blog No. 6 from Assistant Director of Thirty Little Plays About Life

Voice work is such an essential part of an actors life and this can be traced back to the ancient Greek times in which those with powerful and distinctive voices became public speakers and teachers of rhetoric. They used their voice as a form of persuasion, in an attempt to propel an audience into action. Speech is an extremely powerful tool for an actor and a clear and effective speaking voice is just as important as dealing with the emotions and actions of a character.

Yes it's true...we have a Second World War Hurricane on our roof!

An aircraft landed on top of the Theatre Royal in the centre of York early this morning. The city centre was deserted as the Hawker Hurricane made its unique "flight" at the start of Armed Forces Day.

Yes it's true...we have a Second  World War Hurricane on our roof!

Preview: The Press interview 'A Taste of Honey' star

Thu 03 Jul 2014

Written by Charles Hutchinson

SHAMELESS and Waterloo Road regular Rebecca Ryan has grown to know Jo, the 17-year-old tearaway in Shelagh Delaney's A Taste Of Honey, very well.

Review: Avenue Q

Fri 27 Jun 2014

Written by The Press

Avenue Q is a step out of the box for York Light Opera Company, but if it is a sign of things to come I’d keep my eye on them. In fact, I wouldn’t take it off of them. Cheesy and crude and wonderfully entertaining, the cast do this West-End production real justice with knock-out performances throughout. All in all, a roaring success.

Review: A Taste of Honey - Manchester Evening News

Thu 12 Jun 2014

Written by Natalie Anglesey

Often regarded as a dark drama, director Mark Babych has interspersed both live and recorded music of the period throughout with both Jo and her mother addressing the audience directly