The Basement

100 capacity events space situated below City Screen York Picturehouse.

Licensed venue for live music, comedy, spoken word and theatre.

The Basement can be hired for events, contact us for details.


Upcoming


Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club!

First Saturday of the month

Treat yourself to a laugh: Come and see the best in live stand-up with comedians from such shows as BBC2s Mock The Week, Channel 4s 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow etc.

Plus the best of the rest from around the world. Each show has three top comics plus the host MC.

Booking & Info


The Basement Sessions by Navigators Art & Performance

Fri 23rd Feb 19.30

LIVE, LOCAL AND LOUD!
An adventurous mixed bill of new music (bands and solo), comedy, spoken word and more - with a few surprises up its sleeve.
All performers are local to York & area and are chosen for a spirit of experimentality and community - and of course for being excellent!
Some material may be unsuitable for young children.

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York Pride Drag Race 2024

Thu 25th April 18.45

Start your engines, York Pride Drag Race is back!
Join us for an evening of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent as the winner of York Pride Drag Race 5 is crowned.
Hosted by Gayle Force, winner of York Pride Drag Race 1, our Queens and Kings will perform on the runway before our panel of guest judges - York Templars' Maxence Simpere, VisitYork's Managing Director Sarah Loftus and winner of York Pride Drag Race 2 TomTyra.

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Live dance music with Old Skool Anthems

Sat 9th March, 19.30

Like your favourite 90s dance mixtape played live, Old Skool Anthems return to City Screen Basement Bar for a night of floor-fillers. Expect to hear tunes by Faithless, Robin S, Gala, Baby D, Crystal Waters, The Prodigy, Livin' Joy and about 30 more, recreated by a five-peace band who play with no loops or backing tracks and mix the songs into one another like a DJ.

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James Taylor & Carole King Charity Concert

Thu 21st March 20.00

Yorkshire musicians celebrate the music of James Taylor and Carole King at the Basement, York raising funds for the Swan Song Project. 

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The Basement

Riverside Cafe Bar

The Riverside Café-Bar is a perfect place to unwind. Our glorious outdoor terrace overlooking the river is one of the best places in York to soak up the sun with your beverage of choice, be it a glass of wine from our esteemed suppliers Bibendum or an ale from one of York’s local breweries.

Our chefs create unforgettable dishes using the finest Yorkshire seasonal produce as well as the best ingredients from around the globe. Our seasonal menus and specials always have a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes, and we offer gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan alternatives to the majority of our dishes.




Riverside Cafe Bar

Food & Drink at City Screen, York

Food & Drink at City Screen, York