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How to Book

Tickets are available to buy online, by telephone, by post or in person and are also available to print at home. 

In Person: The NCEM box office is open Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm. The Box Office entrance is on Percy's Lane which runs parallel to Walmgate, just off Navigation Road.

By Telephone: Please contact the Box Office on 01904 658338.

On-Line: Visit our ticketing website and use the secure on-line booking system. You will need to register with a user name and password to book your tickets. There is a non-refundable £1.50 administration charge for each transaction made on-line or by telephone and can be posted to you for an extra 50p. Tickets are otherwise available to collect on the door or as print at home tickets. 

By Post: Send your order to the Box Office, National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York Y01 9TL, enclosing an SAE. Cheques should be made payable to the National Centre for Early Music.

Print at Home: Tickets will be available on-line as Print at Home Tickets up to 2 hours prior to the concert, subject to availability. 

General Ticket Information

Email: Simply email your enquiry to

Reservations: Tickets can be reserved but must be paid for within three working days and at least 24 hours prior to the performance.

Seating: All seating at the NCEM is unreserved.

Concessions: The price shown in brackets is the concession price for those aged 65 and over, disabled people and a companion and the unemployed.

Student Standby Tickets: These are available for Black Swan Folk Club concerts and are available 15 minutes before the start of the concert. Please bring a valid Student ID.

Group Bookings: The NCEM welcomes group bookings. If you buy 10 tickets (full price or concessions) there is a 20% discount off the total amount.

Refunds and Exchanges: We regret that refunds can only be given if the concert is sold out and we are able to sell on the ticket. Please note there will be a 10% administration charge.

Gift Vouchers: These can be purchased from the Box Office in amounts of £5 and £10.


The NCEM offers a warm welcome to everyone. It is fully accessible to wheelchair users, with suitable toilets and designated car parking spaces. If you have any special needs please let us know when booking your tickets. The NCEM is a Typetalk Approved business.

For full information on our access scheme please click here  

Registered assistance dogs are welcome at concerts.

Visitor Information

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