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We're Roots

Roots is a Yorkshire national touring theatre company that stages important stories created with neighbourhood ensembles.

 
 

We invited Yorkshire writers to reimagine the return of life to cities following Coronavirus with York Theatre Royal. 

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Take Part

We create our theatre with artists and neighbourhood ensembles; diverse communities of non-professionals local to the theatres we perform in.

Roots is a registered charity committed to celebrating the creativity of people throughout England. In our Neighbourhood Ensemble rehearsals we develop the talents of everybody; from life-long theatre-goers to people who have never before participated in the exciting life of their local theatre. Our legacy lives on long after a tour with each Neighbourhood Ensemble becoming ambassadors for their theatre. 

Are you interested in taking part as a performer or as an audience member? Join our newsletter to be the first to hear when a Roots production is coming to your local theatre.

 

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Contact Us

07568585841

Roots

York Theatre Royal

St Leonard's Place

York

YO1 7HD

 

Roots People

Steven Atkinson

Artistic Director

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Steven founded Roots and is our Artistic Director. He produces all our productions and leads the company.

Francesca Clark

Trustee

Francesca Clark

Francesca chairs the Roots board. She is a Producer and works at HighTide.

James Drake

Trustee

James Drake

James works in financial services, focusing on operations, accounting and risk management.

Nisha Oza

Trustee

Nisha Oza

Nisha is the founder of Nisha Oza Productions. She worked previously for the National Theatre.

Lizzie Vogler

Trustee

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Lizzie is a Producer and has worked previously for ETT and Futures Theatre.

Our Partners

York Theatre Royal
Backstage Trust
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Socials

@rootstouring #rootstouring

 

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