Concert venues

York Musical Society currently has three concert venues here in York: York Minster, the York Barbican and Central Methodist Church in St Saviourgate.

York MinsterYork Minster v2

Most YMS concerts take place in the magnificent surroundings of York Minster, by kind permission of The Chapter of York. For information about the Minster, please visit their website.



York BarbicYork Barbicanan

In June 2016 we gave our first ever concert in York Barbican Centre. Named after the nearby barbican attached to Walmgate Bar, the centre hosts various music events, family shows and community events throughout the year and is also a venue for conferences. The Barbican Centre has also been a regular snooker venue, with the second biggest ranking tournament, the UK Championship, returning here since 2011. The centre is located on the southern end of York city centre, opposite the city walls.

For more information, please visit their website.

Central Methodist ChurchCentral Methodist Church

Central Methodist Church, St Saviourgate, was our rehearsal venue until June 2016 and has been a popular venue for our Christmas carol concerts. For information, please visit their website.



 Getting to our venues

Travel by car
York has several “Pay & Display” carparks around the city. For more information, visit the City of York Council’s website at

Travel by Public Transport
Local bus services are provided by:
First Group –
Coastliner –

York has a long and proud history with the railways and thus enjoys frequent intercity and local train services. The railway station is a leisurely 10 minute walk from York Minster. The Barbican is a little further and should take around 20 minutes. For information on train times, visit: