If you are looking for the best in music, theatre or community events in Malton look no further than The Milton Rooms.

Heart of the Community

When it was first built in the early 1800s, it included a Subscription Rooms, the Masonic Lodge and a Theatre, which was later converted into a Mechanics Hall and Reading Room in 1839 and then demolished in 1930. 


The current Milton Rooms complex was built in 1931 on the former site of the original theatre and its main space seats almost 300 theatre style. It features the largest sprung wooden dance floor in North Yorkshire. The Assembly Rooms is widely used for community events and meetings. In addition, the Studio Bar has been converted into a comfortable and friendly place for a drink before or after a show.

The Future

Redevelopment of the Milton Rooms is ongoing and in August 2021, Ryedale District Council agreed an investment of around £500,000 to upgrade the building’s ageing infrastructure including toilet facilities, as well as adding state of the art light and sounds systems.

Our aim is to break-even, as a not-for-profit organisation, with all money we make from tickets being re-invested into the venue and into creating a great theatre, arts and community programme for Malton.

We are run by a an active team of volunteers- Charity no 1162515


Messages from our happy visitors

I have such happy memories dancing on stage at the Milton Rooms. They were very special times being surrounded by passionate and hard working people on stage and off.

Samantha Raine, Senior Ballet Mistress, Royal Ballet Company

Wonderful venue in Malton with touring theatre, music comedy and family shows. Very friendly staff and some great entertainment.

Kick In The Head Theatre Productions

I will forever owe a huge debt to the Milton Rooms and the people who work so tirelessly to ensure this wonderful building remains a key part of the community. It was my first experience of ‘theatre’ and I will remember it forever.

Scott Garnham, Award winning singer, actor and theatrical producer.

A delightful building. We went for a wedding & they served some wonderful food. So well organised! Lovely staff too.

Ellie Renoir

Beautiful building and a perfect atmosphere created for a great evening. Volunteer Staff were very friendly and extremely hardworking.

Jill Quarmby

Lovely intimate place. Perfect for my niece's wedding reception , great time had by all, staff are lovely and welcoming.

Scott Chambers

A great entertainment venue in a great town! Enjoyed the brilliant ABBA Sensations tribute band tonight... Raising money for Ryedale Special Families.

Bjorn Risi