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Central Hall Musical Society (CHMS) is the musical theatre society at the University of York. We are devoted to the production of various shows across campus and the city throughout the year, whilst also being entirely student run. The society gets its name from the iconic ‘Central Hall’ building which lies at the heart of the University and which used to hold our flagship event of each year, a large scale Musical in February, until our move to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre.

In recent years the society has expanded rapidly, with it now being commonplace to hold multiple shows per term, whilst the February spectacle still remains the society's chief performance. Our most recent February shows have been 9 to 5, Chicago and Legally Blonde! Keep an eye on our social media for updates about our next Feb show, Sunshine on Leith! As a society we are focused on providing opportunities for all our members, both on and off the stage.

We also put on two showcases a year which aim to get everyone involved, as everyone who auditions gets a place in the cast, as well as our Spring and Summer shows, which are slightly smaller than Feb show, but just as amazing! This year we have also started our new Soirées which allow our members to showcase their talents with very little time commitment so that members who can't commit to show or Showcase rehearsal schedules still have the opportunity to perform! There is one such Showcase (except for Spring Term) and Soirée each term, so there's lots of opportunity to perform and get involved with our society!

Get in contact with us here, find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or email us directly.

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