What does the Trust do?
The YMPST was set up after the 2012 York Mystery Plays 2012 in the Museum Gardens in recognition of the community’s wish to see the Plays continue and to participate in them. We are a charitable incorporated organisation which exists to advance the education of the public in the medieval Mystery Plays of York and supports all performances of the Plays in York.
What is the York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust about?
Developed a website bringing together all the main sources of information about the Plays and their history
Produced regular newsletters – read across the globe
Represented the Plays at conferences and seminars
Raised funds to support performances of the plays
Produced its own Waggon Plays in 2014 and 2018 as part of York’s Festival Trust’s pageant
Staged A Nativity for York at the Spurriergate Centre in December 2019, the first of what is planned to be an annual production
Organised trips to performances of Plays in other cities
Worked with the University of York to develop courses and public lectures
Supported York Minster with the community launch of the 2016 production
Joining the Trust gives you access to the latest information about the Plays and become part of a group of supporters; membership fees (£10 per annum) support the administration of the Trust, enabling our fundraising activities to contribute directly to performances.