About the venue
The Basement is a 100 capacity events venue situated below City Screen Picturehouse cinema, right in the heart of York city centre. The venue hosts an eclectic mix of events including live music, poetry, comedy, drama and DJ nights and has done since March 2000; read a full history of the venue. Its low ceiling and side on layout make the venue incredibly intimate with the crowds rarely more than ten metres away from the acts. Although not exactly what you expect from a venue, The Basement has a character all of it's own.
Unless otherwise stated The Basement operates from 8pm until 11pm for the majority of events and 7pm until 10pm for Hyena Lounge Comedy Club events on Sundays. However, occasionally some events may start earlier or finish later than these times so please check the individual event pages prior to the event. City Screen is open from 11am every day, except Wednesday and Sunday, when it opens at 10:30am. During the daytime The Basement Internet Cafe is in operation."
How to get Tickets
Tickets can be bought from any till in City Screen during the opening hours of the cinema. For telephone bookings please call 0871 902 5726 or to book online please follow the link on the individual event page.
The Basement is a 16+ venue.