The York Theatre Royal building is closed and all performances and events are cancelled until further notice. More info

Support York Theatre Royal


York Theatre Royal is the oldest continuously operating theatre company in the English-speaking world.

The closure of theatres in the UK puts York Theatre Royal, along with hundreds of other theatres, into a critical situation. It’s with enormous sadness that we take these measures, but the safety of our audiences, staff and community is of utmost importance. If you are able to and would like to make a donation to help the theatre survive, we would be extraordinarily grateful. As a charity, your support is crucial to our survival. We will do everything we can to support our ecosystem of artists, staff, partners and community, many of whom are freelance, during this unprecedented time. 

We are cultural hub for York, North Yorkshire and beyond, and is recognised nationally for the scale of its integration with the people of the city and the region.

From our from our drama projects with young people to our fantastic community productions, York Theatre Royal is the beating heart of the city’s cultural life.

York Citizens’ Theatre Trust is a registered charity. You can make a donation online by clicking here.

Don’t forget to tell us if you are a UK taxpayer and we can claim Gift Aid on your donation.

Ways to Donate


You can donate over the phone safely and securely.

01904 623568


You can donate online when you book your tickets.

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In person

Call in at the Box Office or pop any spare coins in our foyer donation box.