Fri 10 May 2013
York Theatre Royal’s Artistic Director, Damian Cruden, has been voted York Tourism Ambassador at the 2013 Visit York Awards.
Thu 02 May 2013
Our ticketing hosting has moved to https://tickets.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Fri 26 Apr 2013
It is with regret that we announce that from May 13th 2013 a transaction fee will be charged to all ticket purchases. This is a one off payment per transaction and does not apply to each ticket. Please read the article or our terms and conditions for more information.
Fri 19 Apr 2013
York Theatre Royal supports My Theatre Matters the campaign to raise public's voices and let you tell the government how you feel about local theatre.
Fri 12 Apr 2013
Usher Rita Ridgeon reaches a landmark with her 40th year as a member of our staff.
Thu 11 Apr 2013
We are immensely proud to announce that Rodney Hardcastle as our new Chairperson at York Theatre Royal
Tue 26 Mar 2013
York Theatre Royal is looking to recruit 25 enthusiastic people to become part of an interactive forum to explore how the theatre works with older people and senior citizens.
Sun 24 Mar 2013
Our Artistic Director Damian Cruden recently directed 'Tomorrow' by Donald Freed in LA, read a review and find out more.
Thu 14 Mar 2013
A youthful team, aged between 11 and 25, will create and run their own theatre festival, designed to entice in new audiences of their own age group. Their work will be mentored by staff from the theatre.
Thu 07 Mar 2013
THE last time Ruby Clarke was involved in the TakeOver Festival, in which young people programme and run York Theatre Royal for a season, she helped decorate the foyer, stage managed one of the shows and “just really got involved wherever they needed help”. This time, for TakeOver 2013, she’s in charge as artistic director.
Mon 25 Feb 2013
Dedicated Panto fans from York and beyond get set for another year of ‘annual rubbish’, as tickets go on sale for Aladdin and the Twankeys, for purchase in person at the York Theatre Royal Box Office on Fri 1 Mar, 9am. Running from 12 Dec 2013 – Sat 1 Feb 2014.
Fri 15 Feb 2013
On Our Turf is a brand new initiative to take Arts based activities across North Yorkshire. It is based around engaging new audiences, new participants, new artists and new communities.
Mon 04 Feb 2013
The next York Theatre Royal panto has been announced.
Mon 28 Jan 2013
Barlow adapted Hitchcock's 1945 thriller for the stage. It has since won an Olivier and been awarded Best New Comedy. Interview by Mark Fisher
Fri 25 Jan 2013
Hannah Brown shares her experience of York Theatre Royal Youth Theatre.
Tue 22 Jan 2013
Alongside Riding Lights Theatre Compay Youth Theatre members explore the past experiences of Jewish families escaping persecution and fleeing to York.
Tue 22 Jan 2013
York Theatre Royal has secured financial support from the Arts Council for a complete rejuvenation of the theatre. York Theatre Royal is able to announce today that it has successfully got through the Stage One application process of the Arts Council’s large scale capital grants. It will receive financial support to enable it to develop the project in more detail and secure a grant of £2.9 million from the Arts Council Capital Lottery Fund.
Mon 21 Jan 2013
York Theatre Royal will play host to guided backstage tours of the theatre on the afternoon of January 27 as part of the York Residents Festival.
Wed 16 Jan 2013
York Theatre Royal has teamed up with Clumber Park Hotel & Spa to offer customers a fantastic “Robin Hood Experience Break” in Sherwood Forest for a special Half-Term Family Break.
Mon 14 Jan 2013
Ever seen a show at York Theatre Royal and wondered what goes on behind the curtain? York Theatre Royal invites you to guided tours of the theatre on Sun 27 Jan, every half hour between 12 and 4pm.
Mon 07 Jan 2013
Against a backdrop of continuing cuts in arts funding nationally, York Theatre Royal artistic director Damian Cruden vows to keep raising standards at York Theatre Royal.
Sat 29 Dec 2012
York’s famous De Grey Rooms ballroom will host a unique event on New Year’s Day and the opportunity for fans of Northern Soul and Tamla Motown music from the 1960s and 1970s to dust off those polished leather soled shoes and dance non- stop from 2pm until midnight, with the knowledge all profits will be going to charity.
Mon 24 Dec 2012
The beautiful De Grey Rooms have won the People's Choice York Design Awards.
Thu 20 Dec 2012
As BBC Four traces the history of the pantomime dame, Berwick Kaler, Britain’s longest-serving dame, discusses with Ben Bryant this quintessentially British alter-ego.
Tue 11 Dec 2012
York Theatre Royal’s exciting new season has taken its inspiration from God’s Own County itself; Yorkshire. From the Wars of the Roses to the wartime bombing in York, from Yorkshire born writers to exciting new theatre companies who have been formed and nurtured here, with over 50 different productions 2013 is the year to celebrate England’s largest county.
Tue 16 Oct 2012
Martha Graham, the American modern dancer and choreographer, once said that “theatre is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is place” and she is unquestionably right.
Mon 24 Sep 2012
Due to the extraordinary demand for places on this terms adult acting classes, we've opened a special Friday class for those who'd like to come along to a specific subject or on a more week by week basis. So if you are 18+ and fancy enhancing your skills in a relaxed atmosphere then join us for the beginning of the new term this Friday 28th September.
Thu 23 Aug 2012
City of York Council and York-based film company Parashoots are looking for 2 female actors for a specially commissioned short film.
Tue 21 Aug 2012
One of the shows produced as part of the Play in a Week youth sessions is going to the Galtres Festival this weekend.
Fri 27 Jul 2012
A new season of exciting and different work is now on sale at York Theatre Royal.
Wed 25 Jul 2012
My Shoes...thoughts and musings after the show
Tue 17 Jul 2012
York Theatre Royal Young Actors Company presents a new production at the Yorkshire Museum - and it's free!
Fri 01 Jun 2012
Applications for TakeOver 2013 are now open! Forms and Job Descriptions on the YTR website. Closing date 1st July.
Tue 22 May 2012
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Thu 17 May 2012
The Arts Council have today announced that York Theatre Royal and Pilot Theatre are two of 173 organisations who have been successful in their bid for Catalyst funds. Catalyst is a capacity building and match funding scheme which will enable arts organisations to build their fundraising capacity.
Tue 15 May 2012
This May York Theatre Royal Young Actors Company (YAC) is holding auditions for their latest production, a commissioned piece for The Yorkshire Museum.
Thu 19 Apr 2012
There is an exciting opportunity for young people to be involved in a one-off project at York Theatre Royal as part of our Playhouse project.
Wed 11 Apr 2012
You may know that York Theatre Royal runs one of the largest Youth Theatre programmes in the country, however you may not know that we also run classes for adults as well.
Fri 09 Mar 2012
York Theatre Royal supports Access for All, and are committed to making our performances as accessible as possible. Audio Describer, Ted Kendall, outlines the what it means to provide this essential service to the theatre community.
Thu 23 Feb 2012
Tickets for this years brand new pantomime, Robin Hood and his Merry Mam!, go on sale at 9 am Thu 1 March. Tickets are only available in person at the box office on Thu 1 March. The queues start very early (with some people camping out over night to make sure they get their favourite seats), so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available over the phone and online from 10 am on Fri 2 Mar.
Wed 15 Feb 2012
What do you think of the weekly email? Do you find it interesting? Is it too long? Too short? Too purple? Tell us!
Wed 18 Jan 2012
The TakeOver artistic team will be producing Shakespeare's 'As You like It' at this year's festival, which returns for the 4th year this May.
Fri 25 Nov 2011
York Theatre Royal regrets to announce that the sold-out performance of Doubt in the Studio on Sat 3 Dec, has had to be rescheduled for Mon 16 Apr 2012
Tue 22 Nov 2011
York Theatre Royal Young Actors Company (YAC) is holding auditions for their latest production of 'How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found' by Fin Kennedy. The production will take place in the Studio 21st – 24th March.
Thu 17 Nov 2011
Angela Breffit and her husband took up our challenge and booked to see every show in our Ensemble Season. She wins a pair of tickets to a York Theatre Royal production. Angela was also so kind as to provide reviews of all the shows she saw in the season.
Wed 14 Sep 2011
YTR talk to Joe Williams, who plays Jarvis in our upcoming production of Alan Bennets 'Forty Years On'
Wed 14 Sep 2011
YTR talk to Henry Raby, who plays Crabtree in our upcoming production of Alan Bennets 'Forty Years On'
Wed 14 Sep 2011
YTR talk to John Askew, who plays Wrigglesworth in our upcoming production of Alan Bennets 'Forty Years On'
Wed 14 Sep 2011
YTR talk to Nik Fenwick, who plays Lord in our upcoming production of Alan Bennets 'Forty Years On'
Wed 14 Sep 2011
YTR talk to Tom Jackson, who plays Charteris in our upcoming production of Alan Bennets 'Forty Years On'
Wed 14 Sep 2011
YTR talk to Matthew Williams, who plays Rumbold in our upcoming production of Alan Bennets 'Forty Years On'
Tue 13 Sep 2011
The lights are positioned and focused, the paints dried, the grass is laid and the satellite dish is up…meaning we are raring to go! There are lots of little limbo states during production week, periods where you’re waiting for the next event to happen. I’m currently limbo-ing before the company arrives at 4.30 for our tech part 1, which we continue tomorrow at 10. The tech for those not ‘in the know’ is the setting of the technical elements, principally the lights and sound into the piece more formulaically, getting the levels right and the length of the transitions from state to state.
Wed 07 Sep 2011
YTR talk to Phil Grainger, who plays Tredgold in our upcoming production of Alan Bennets 'Forty Years On'
Thu 25 Aug 2011
We are one scene away from completing the play, that sounds very grand and final but it means we are just one scene away from having gone through every scene in the play. Perhaps nothing to shout about after 4 weeks of a 6 week rehearsal period, but it’s a significant marker nevertheless.
Wed 17 Aug 2011
I had intended to update the blog last week, in response to the terrible scenes we saw in Londonand subsequent other cities. I had in mind a title something like ‘The positive side of youth’, although hopefully I would have thought up something a little pithier than that.
Mon 01 Aug 2011
First day of rehearsals completed, which to be honest is always a bit of a relief. A director feels the trepidation at least as equally as the actors.
Tue 12 Jul 2011
We have finally completed the casting for the Young Actors Company’s production of Little Angels.