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--------The Joseph Rowntree Theatre is in Art Deco style, built in 1935,by Rowntree & Co trustees, in Haxby Road York,near the Rowntree factory
( Now Nestles ) It was built at the cost of £12,000. It was opened by chairman of Rowntrees Seebohn Rowntree "With the aim of providing a hall which may be a fitting centre for recreational and educational activities which make a full and happy life ". It was known as Hall but renamed Theatre in 1946.. It had seating for 400 in 1935 , but now for modern comfort about 200.. mg=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/935071/91267e10-2239-11e9-8298-b5d52fa347c7.JP91267e10-2239-11e9-8298-b5d52fa347c7.JPGJOSEPH ROWNTREE THEATRE HAXBY ROAD YORK.


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