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.


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.

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The Family Shambles X Coven Events

Second Saturday of the month

Start your engines, York Pride Drag Race is back!
Join us for a Monthly Drag Show that's bound to leave your sides hurting. With a different theme each month, it's gonna be absolutely gorgeous for a night you don't want to miss!

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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