Welcome to Ryedale Youth Theatre

This week we received news that John Veysey, Honorary Life President of Ryedale Youth Theatre, had passed away peacefully. Most of you will know that Ryedale Youth Theatre was formed in 1991 in memory of John’s wife June, who was Angela and Jennie’s Friend and whose dream it was to create a youth musical theatre group in Ryedale.

The funeral arrangements if anyone wishes to attend are as follows:

Wednesday 27th July,

2pm St Michaels Church, Market Place Malton.

3.40pm York Crematorium, Bishopthorpe and on to The Gillygate Pub, Gillygate, York.

Donations/collection to Ryedale Youth Theatre.

A supporter to the end. RIP John.

Ryedale Youth Theatre is very proud to have been honoured and recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2016, the highest national award a voluntary group can receive in the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities.

The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on 2nd June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. The group will receive the award from the Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mr Barry Dodd CBE, later this summer.

Barbara Wood and Barbara Murray were delighted to attend the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace last month. On Sunday 12th June, Barbara Wood and Angela Kirkham had a wonderful, once in a life time experience at the Queen’s Patrons Lunch on the Mall and on the same day Anne Pegg and Barbara Murray represented Ryedale Youth Theatre at a Service of Thanksgiving to mark the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday at Ripon Cathedral.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate all of the volunteers, both current and over the past 25 years, for the huge amount of hard work and commitment that they have shown for Ryedale Youth Theatre.

You might also like to take a look at our photo gallery of this years production ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ along with our past productions here.