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 the York campus and city throughout the year, whilst also being entirely student run. The society gets its name from the iconic ‘Central Hall’ building centred at the heart of the University, which held our flagship event of each year, a large scale Musical in February,until our recent 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 Legally Blonde, Sister Act and Anything Goes, and we are thrilled to announce that the 2020 show will be Chicago! As a society we are focused on providing opportunities for all our members, both on and off the stage.


This year we took home Event of The Year at the Love York Awards for our sell-out production of Legally Blonde.


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These lovely people are our Committee Members for 2015/16 who run Central Hall Musical Society. If you would like to contact them, simply click on their photo to be directed to their Facebook pages and drop them a message!