We’re delighted to report that we have been chosen to supply the York Mystery Plays that take place in York Minster this month.
Yorvale will supply its dairy ice cream for theatregoers at each of the 41 performances of the York Mystery Plays which run from 26 May to 30 June.
Guests will be able to enjoy 120ml tubs of Yorvale’s popular ice cream flavours double chocolate chip, caramel honeycomb, vanilla and strawberry.
Lesley Buxton, director of Yorvale, said: “It will be an honour to be the sole supplier of ice cream to the York Mystery Plays and we’re looking forward to the event returning to York Minster – you couldn’t ask for a nicer setting to enjoy a great spectacle and tasty ice cream.”
Production teams have been working on the 1,000-seat auditorium installed in York Minster in preparation for the performances.
The York Mystery Plays tell the Bible’s story from creation to the last judgement and were first performed in York around 700 years ago.
Yorvale last supplied its ice cream for the York Mystery Plays in 2012 when a purpose-built auditorium was built in front of St Mary’s Abbey.
Those wishing to purchase tickets can buy online at www.yorkminster.org/mysteryplays2016 or by calling 01904 623568.
Yorvale ice cream is proving to be the theatregoers’ choice as the company recently secured another theatre listing, this time at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.
Tubs of Yorvale’s double chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream in 120ml containers are sold at the theatre’s kiosk, from the bar, in the coffee shop and during intervals inside the main house.
The theatre began selling Yorvale ice cream at the end of April.
Lesley said: “To know that our ice cream is bring enjoyed by scores of theatregoers in this great theatre in Huddersfield delights us. We’re proud to be the ice cream suppliers to the Lawrence Batley Theatre and support the venue.”
Partnering with Yorvale enables the theatre to continue to supply customers with quality purchases during their visits, said Katrina Ward, the house and hospitality manager at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.
“As the only professional theatre in Kirklees, we feel it’s important to support local businesses, and customers love to see a well-known and loved brand on offer at the theatre.
“Yorvale also supports some of the charitable aims of the organisation by donating ice creams for patrons who attend our Charity Christmas performance.”
This contract goes towards cementing Yorvale’s strong track record in providing ice cream for performing arts venues.
The ice cream is currently sold at York’s Theatre Royal and Joseph Rowntree Theatre, Bradford’s Alhambra Theatre and the First Direct Arena and the West Yorkshire Playhouse, both in Leeds.