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

Support Us


Your donation makes all the difference

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. 

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

We are recognised nationally for our work with our community, especially with and for young people in our city and region. From large-scale community theatre to our legendary pantomime, from supporting the next generation of artists to enabling anyone, regardless of their circumstances, to enjoy York’s cultural life.

To ensure there continues to be a thriving theatre in our city for everyone to enjoy, we need your continued support.

Click here to view the development newsletter – Winter 2019.

How To Support Us

Support your theatre and your community

Take a look at our appeals and projects to see how you can help us continue to offer relevant and exciting theatre, update our facilities and continue to engage, inspire and excite all members of our community.


Access discounts, invitations and more

We have a range of different membership schemes for you to choose from. Perfect if you want to enjoy discounts to shows, invitations to exciting events and exclusive money can’t buy benefits – all while supporting us to continue our work.


Corporates and Foundations

Be part of our rich heritage

A theatre has been operating on this site in York since 1744, but we are not a museum. Help us to continue to thrive in modern times, ensure we are relevant and progressive and make our city proud.

Gift In Will

Leave a lasting legacy

Remember York Theatre Royal in your will. Small or large, every gift left to the theatre will make a vital contribution to our work and our building for future generations to enjoy.