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Welcome to Upstage Centre & our venue, a bustling arts and community centre based @ 41 Monkgate, in the heart of York only a few hundred yards from the historic city walls.

We host our own youth theatre, numerous productions from visiting companies in the John Cooper Studio and hire out rehearsal, performance and meeting room space

Established over 20 years ago by John Cooper, Upstage Centre Youth Theatre Ltd is a registered charity, whose trustees own the building and support a leading youth theatre group.

The Charity is managed by a small board of trustees and is run entirely by volunteers. 

Professional practitioners are engaged on a regular basis to run our youth projects.