About The Milton Rooms
Nick Bagnall and Garry Cooper
The Milton Rooms, Malton aims to be a hub of excellence for the arts in all creative fields by continuing to collaborate with and nurture established and emerging artists.
In the Summer of 2011, The Milton Rooms was relaunched with an ambitious program of events by a newly elected committee of Artists, Performers and local officials lead by it's chairman and artistic director Garry Cooper with co-artistic director Nick Bagnall. It's flagship inaugural promenade production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Nick Bagnall, took over the entirety of Malton town centre wth a cast of over a hundred and eighty professional and local performers. Since then it has continued to support local community activities and original British theatre commissioning new works by playwright Jim Cartwright and poet Simon Armitage.
With its building press coverage and national acclaim it enjoys growing support from various local, national and international institutions:
The Princes Regeneration Trust
The Arts Council
English Touring Theatre
The Theatres Trust
Ryedale District Council
North Yorkshire County Council
Kathy Burke, Imelda Staunton, Jools Holland and Bill Nighy
Built by the Fitzwilliam family in 1814 for the benefit of the residents of Malton and Norton the original, now Grade II listed, Subscription Rooms played host to society balls, town meetings, music recitals and more recently to sporting, social and church events. With the addition, in 1931, of the Milton Rooms Hall and Bar the buildings became the centre of community activity with local community performing societies staging their productions here.
With the largest sprung dancefloor in North Yorkshire, the Milton Rooms will be turned into a state of the art venue for visiting productions, community events and our own in house productions.
The Main Hall is also a regular venue for auctions, sales and exhibitions.
The Fitzwilliam Room is now a fully equipped, forty seat studio theatre, acoustic music room and bar.
The Parish Rooms
We have plans for the Georgian Parish Rooms to provide resident Artist's studios, including an incubation space for recently graduated artists.
Our aim is for the beautiful Georgian Assembly Room to become our main rehearsal room and a new exhibition and concert space.
Venue Hire - 01653 696 240
*Both the Fitzwilliam Room and the Milton Room are available for hire.
MILTON MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
- Garry Cooper (Chair)
- Councillor Paul Andrews (Vice-Chair)
- Jane Whittaker (Secretary)
- Tom Tyson
- Judy Cliffe
- Terry Herbert
- Gabriella Lee
- Councillor Stephen Shaw
- Councillor Ann Hopkinson
- Councillor Di Keal
- Barrie Elener