Esk Valley Theatre

Glaisdale, near Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK

Our Mission

Who are we?

We are a non-profit making organization committed to bringing professional theatre to the Esk Valley in North Yorkshire.


Esk Valley Theatre was formed in 2005 by actor Mark Stratton and choreographer Sheila Carter. The annual event takes place in August at the Robinson Institute in Glaisdale, amid the beautiful scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

Funding & Support

Since its inception, EVT has received generous support from Arts Council England, North Yorkshire County Council, Scarborough Borough Council, Glaisdale Parish Council and a host of local sponsors.

If you would like to, or are able to sponsor us in any capacity whatsoever and in so doing help contribute to the continuing success of EVT, please visit our Sponsor Us page. Thanks.

Policy Statement

Esk Valley Theatre is a non-profit making organization committed to bringing professional theatre to the Esk Valley in the North York Moors National Park.

We believe that rural audiences should have access to professional theatre. It can play an important role in society and can bring significant cultural and economic benefits. We aim to entertain and provide a forum for debate and social interaction. We will work hard to bring our community together to enjoy theatre. In a remote rural area like ours it can help to diminish people's sense of isolation.

EVT will endeavour to recruit theatre practitioners across the spectrums of age, race and ability. It prides itself on offering creative opportunities in a supportive and collaborative environment. Members of the company are encouraged to flex their creative muscles, take artistic risks, and aim for the highest production standards.

It is a particular aim to encourage new writing, and the company will strive to build links with other arts organizations and develop working partnerships in the arts community.

Stimulating minds and imaginations is important to the company and we believe EVT brings great social benefits to audiences, volunteers and the artists working for us. We believe theatre has to re-invent itself in this modern era, and we are working hard to make that happen.

Sheila Carter & Mark Stratton (Directors)

Privacy Policy

Esk Valley Theatre is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring all of your personal information is safe and secure. This privacy policy outlines how we will use, maintain and disclose data collected from users of our website.

Your data

You have the right to opt out of any communications, or to ask that your details be removed from any or all of our databases, at any time  please email to update your preferences.

If you sign up to our email list we will never sell any part of your data, nor share it with anyone.

The information we collect

We may collect, store and use the following types of personal data:

 Details of any transactions you have made when booking tickets.

 Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us.

 Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to email notifications and/or newsletters.

 Any other information that you choose to send to us.

How we will use this information

We may use your information to contact you about further events and services. If you no longer wish for us to use your information in this way, please contact us.

Disclosure of information

The transmission of information over the internet is not completely secure. We will do our best to protect your personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted to Esk Valley Theatre and any transmission is at your own risk. Please be aware that Esk Valley Theatre may be obliged to give information to the relevant authorities if required to by law, in which case we will comply with judicial proceedings.


If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from our emails, or to change and update your personal information, please contact us.

Privacy policy amends

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page regularly to ensure you are happy with any changes. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Esk Valley Theatre  Terms & Conditions

Tickets are non-refundable.

Concessions are for customers aged under 18 and over 65.

If booking via the website payment should be made by Bank Transfer within 72 hours of receipt of a confirmation email otherwise tickets will be released for re-sale. Once you have paid in to the EVT Box Office Account your booking is complete and we will only contact you again if there is a problem. If you have any concerns, please ring the box office and we will be happy to help. We are unable to accept debit or credit cards.

We will allocate the best available seats and aim to seat all members of your party together, although this may not always be possible.