A MIXTURE of cabaret and karaoke is coming to a York theatre in a fundraising push for a city charity.

The newly-formed Acorns Theatre Workshop will stage a “cabaroke” evening in aid of St Leonard’s Hospice at the Railway Institute Theatre in Queen Street this Saturday.

A string of entertainers will provide a bill of comedy, music, theatre and magic before the audience are invited to test their voice by belting out their favourite tunes in a karaoke session.

“This is our first venture before the public and we wanted to do something to raise money for such a fantastic charity,” said organiser Ben Tanguay, who launched Acorns – which runs workshops every Sunday at the Railway Institute for children and adults – earlier this year.

Sarah Atkinson, of the hospice’s fundraising team, said: “This promises to be a great night, with top-class entertainment and a chance to take part yourself.

“We’re really grateful to Ben and everybody at Acorns Theatre Workshop for running this special event in aid of St Leonard’s.”

Admission is £2, which will be donated to the Hospice, and a raffle will also be held to raise extra funds.