York Musical Theatre Company has been performing musical theatre in the city of York since 1902. Formerly known as York Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, we celebrated our centenary in 2002 and updated our name and brand for the 21st century. We have been delighting audiences in the city for all these years performing musicals, concerts and recently, our first play. We performed the UK amateur premiere of Titanic the Musical in 2004 and have also in recent years performed much loved shows such as Cabaret, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! Oliver! Me and My Girl, Aspects of Love and A Little Night Music amongst many others.
We're at the heart of the performing community in York and also perform smaller shows and concerts in surrounding towns and villages such as Thirsk, Sheriff Hutton, Scarborough, Stockton-on-the-Forest, Easingwold and Selby.
Our members and the community:
We play an important role in the lives of our members but also in the lives of our loyal audiences in York and the surrounding area. There is a welcoming and 'family' feel to the Company and along with recruiting new members for each show, many of our members have been a part of the Company for many years. Some for decades! We want to continue to engage people in and around York with musical theatre and give people the opportunity to perform on stage at venues such as the Grand Opera House, York Theatre Royal and the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.
Looking to the future:
These are tough times for Arts organisations and we need all the help we can get to continue to enrich and engage people in our work for the next century. We do not receive funding from the Arts Council or local authority. Instead, we are a self-funding entity raising our funds through internal giving, musical theatre productions, concerts and fundraising.