Virtual bucket shake for Joseph Rowntree Theatre

by Graham Mitchell in York, England, United Kingdom

Virtual bucket shake for Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Total raised £40

raised so far

+ est. £7.50 Gift Aid



The Joseph Rowntree Theatre is part of a national initiative launched by Theatres Trust to help us raise funds via a virtual bucket shake.

by Graham Mitchell in York, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 28th December 2020 we'd raised £40 with 4 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre is taking part in a national initiative launched by Theatres Trust to help us raise funds via a virtual bucket shake this festive season.

Your donation will help to replace the huge amount of income lost as a result of the pandemic. Please help us to make sure that we can welcome visiting performers and audiences to a wide variety of top quality shows by making a donation to our virtual bucket and then claim one of our excellent rewards.

Our virtual bucket shake

We are facing a loss of income from ticket sales, merchandise and ice creams, as well as missing out on the opportunity for a traditional bucket collection. This is why we’d like to invite you to take part in a virtual bucket collection this panto season.

Rowntree Players' 2019 Panto"Sinbad" setting sail.1606330591_1606330586451.png

About Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Founded on chocolate, the Joseph Rowntree Theatre was commissioned by the Rowntree family for the workers at their chocolate factory. Opened in 1935 it is a beautiful Art Deco building, which stands opposite the original Rowntree factory. 

The workers were encouraged to use the theatre for their entertainment, whether watching or actually taking part. The Rowntree Players amateur theatre group, which was formed in 1912, made the theatre it’s home and is still going strong today; performing productions on the very stage where the original chocolate workers once trod the boards!

 The first play staged - "Ambrose Applejohn’s Adventure", 27 - 30 November 1935 1598958446_ambroseapplejohnsadventure-nov-1935.jpg

The Rowntree family built the theatre to be in the very heart of the community, as a place of affordable entertainment and that tradition continues to this day, it is a much loved and valued theatre for everyone to enjoy.

“We have visited often and are always amazed at the standard of productions. The theatre is small and intimate. Children are made welcome. Love it.”

The villainous captain has all hands swabbing the decks!



This project offered rewards

£10 or more

Be a Bucket Angel!

Theatre angels are people who finance shows. All your bucket donations will help to replace show income lost during December. Donations of £10 or more will be acknowledged as a thank you on our website until 31 January 2021.

£5 or more

Be a Bucket Elf

Be the theatre's little helper, just like those that help Santa! Your name will be listed on the theatre's website until 31 January as a thank you.

£7 or more

A pack of five Theatre Greetings Cards

A pack of 5 blank greetings cards that can be used for any occasion; featuring a wonderful art deco style image of the theatre facade created by local artist Elliot Harrison

£17 or more

Own a lovely art deco print of the theatre.

Size A4 and unframed. The illustration is the work of local artist Elliot Harrison who takes his inspiration from vintage travel posters of the 20th century using a brilliantly vibrant colour palette.

£35 or more

Become a Theatre Friend

A year's membership of the theatre Friends' Scheme giving you notice of show tickets being released for sale and ticket discounts.

£40 or more

A lovable theatre teddy bear

This gorgeously soft, honey-coloured teddy bear stands at 16 cm high. Teddy sports a long-sleeved white T-shirt bearing the theatre’s distinctive art-deco style logo. Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts. Can be hand washed.

£40 or more

A special Joseph Rowntree Theatre tote bag

Beautiful quality, long-handled tote bags, bearing the theatre’s distinctive art-deco logo. One side displays just the logo; the other bears the familiar I “heart” above the logo. Not simply an envelope style, this bag has a gusseted base

£65 or more

Become a Theatre Supporter

Membership of the theatre Friends' Scheme at Supporter Level, offering increased discounts on more tickets than the Friend level of membership.

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