You may have noticed an increased stirring of activity at Malton’s Milton Rooms recently – and if not, then a quick glance at the venue’s website or Facebook page might surprise you!
You might also have become aware of the new ‘I love the Milton Rooms’ branding which has been a key aspect of the ongoing strategy to re-kindle interest in the building that dominates the south-west corner of the Market Place. The Milton Rooms is actually a complex of 3 different inter-connected spaces: a 1930’s Art Deco dancehall providing flexible and adaptable space; a 40-capacity studio bar; and The Assembly Rooms, an 1840’s Georgian ballroom facing Yorkersgate.
Operating as a charitable limited company, The Milton Rooms is volunteer-operated and is largely self-funded from events and room-hire. The Board and Management Team are passionate and determined to continue providing great live entertainment. It has long been the home to Malton and Norton Musical Theatre’s pantomime in January and Ryedale Youth Theatre’s musical extravaganzas in April, as well as host to many community-related events including vintage dance classes and Musical Memories.
Working with specialist performers and promoters has become an important aspect of event programming. In conjunction with Blues aficionado Paul Winn, The Milton Rooms is now home to Ryedale Blues Club. In 2019, new collaborations with Malton’s own award-winning presenter and entertainer Ryan Swain will generate some fantastic family entertainment and talent show events and, in September, the venue will host Ryedale’s first ComiCon/ Cosplay event.
If you’re looking for space to host a 40-400 capacity meeting, party or another event, there are 3 great spaces to choose from at highly competitive rates – and some great food suppliers on the doorstep!
Being a venue creates many different volunteering opportunities and if you’re tempted by the footlights and rubbing shoulders with some well-known names please feel free to get in touch via email@example.com or on 01653 696240. The board is in need of 2-3 potential new directors/trustees, especially with fundraising/business development, artistic strategy and operational team management experience.