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The medieval cycle of York Mystery Plays has been performed by the people of York across the centuries and is a world-famous part of the city's cultural heritage.

In 2012, as London hosts the Olympic Games and York celebrates the 800th anniversary of the granting of its Civic Charter, the Mystery Plays will be staged in Museum Gardens for the first time in 24 years.

An impressive stage and 1,400 covered-seat auditorium will be built against the magnificent backdrop of the ancient walls of St Mary's Abbey.

Presented by the York Theatre Royal, Riding Lights Theatre Company and York Museum Trust and supported by the City of York Council and Arts Council England, this bold, accessible adaption of the Plays will involve over 1,000 people from the local community who will join with a team of professional artists and technicians to create this spectacular production. 

York Mystery Plays 2012 offers a unique opportunity for businesses and organisations to be involved and to support the production with a range of benefits including:

- Local, national and international exposure

- Appeal to a broad audience

- High profile patronage

- Exclusive opportunity to support a major 2012 event

- Hospitality options for valued clients

- Increased online exposure

- Value options with excellent return

Six sponsorship categories are available and each of our sponsorship packages are designed to provide an effective, flexible, value for money opportunity for your business, and will undoubtedly raise your company profile on a local, national and international level. This is a creative way to put your company's name in front of thousands of people whilst supporting this significant community project. The proposed sponsorship packages are flexible and aim to ensure that, as a sponsor and contributor, your needs are fully met. 


Download our Sponsorship Pack here


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Join us at the Visit York Tourism Awards!

Join us at the Visit York Tourism Awards!
Were you a York Mystery Plays 2012 volunteer? Do you want to join us at the Visit York Tourism Awards 2013?

2012 Production Nominated For 2 Awards

2012 Production Nominated For 2 Awards
The Visit York 2013 Award nominations have been announced with York Mystery Plays 2012 up for 2 titles.

York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust formed

York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust formed
A group of people involved in York Mystery Plays 2012 launch a new group to support future productions.

York Mystery Plays 2012 shortlisted for award

York Mystery Plays 2012 shortlisted for award
The marketing campaign for the York Mystery Plays 2012 has been shortlisted for a prestigious TMA award.