Concert venues

York Musical Society currently has three concert venues here in York: York Minster, the York Barbican and St Lawrence Church off the Hull Road.

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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.



St Lawrence Parish Church, York

St Lawrence Parish Church is situated off the Hull Road and is the largest parish church in York. We were pleased to add this as a concert venue for our Christmas Concert 2017 and will return there at Christmas 2018 and for our Choral Workshop in January 2019.

For more information, please visit their website.

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We held our first concerts at York Barbican Centre in June 2016 and October 2017. 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 centre is located on the southern end of York city centre, opposite the city walls.

For more 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: