How to Book

Tickets are available to buy online, by telephone, by post or in person.

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.


Visit our website at and use the secure online booking service. 

By Telephone

Please contact the Box Office on 01904 658338. 

By Post

Please send your order to the NCEM Box Office, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL enclosing a large SAE. Cheques should be made payable to the National Centre for Early Music. 

Booking Charges

There is a non-refundable £1.50 transaction charge for each transaction made online or by telephone. If you would like your tickets posting to you, there is an additional £1.00 charge for postage.  

Gift Vouchers

These can be purchased from the Box Office in amounts of £5 and £10. You can also purchase them here using PayPal.

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General Information


Simply email your enquiry to or call the Box Office on 01904 658338. 


Tickets can be reserved but must be paid for within three working days and at least 24 hours prior to the performance. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the venue immediately prior to the performance.


Concession prices are shown in brackets. These apply to over 65s, under 16s, full time students, those in receipt of means-tested benefits and audience members who have disabilities.

Group Discounts

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 that there will be a 10% administration charge.

under 35 offer

Under 35's Offer

If you are under 35 you can purchase £6 tickets for selected concerts promoted by the NCEM.  To take advantage of this offer, call the Box Office on 01904 658338 or book online. 

Please note that these are on a first-come, first-served basis and there is a limited number. When collecting tickets you will need to bring along photo ID which will be checked as proof of age.