Welcome from Tom


Welcome from Executive Director Tom Bird

Welcome to York Theatre Royal!

Our doors are open to you to come inside and join in – whether that be taking part in a community play, doing an acting class, dancing with your toddlers, watching our stunning shows, queuing for the pantomime, eating our locally-sourced food or just doing your emails or chatting with friends – everyone is welcome, we are here for you. I am so proud to work in this wonderful place, which has been a cultural hub for York and Yorkshire for 275 years – making theatre for (and often with) the brilliant people of this beautiful, surprising, hi-tech, diverse and daring city. This building is yours: come in and be part of it.

Tom Bird, Executive Director