The NCEM offers a unique performance space for a variety of different artists. Based in the heart of York city centre, the venue provides an ideal location for public performances.

The NCEM offers excellent acoustics, pre-set theatre lighting, black-out facilities, recording equipment and is an entirely flexible performance space that can be adapted to meet a variety of needs.

We will provide a front of house manager and at least two stewards for any public event. We can also offer a box office service selling tickets online, over the phone and in person in advance of the concert and also door sales on the day.

A listing of your event on the NCEM website is possible (only if you use our box office service) but we cannot offer publicity in any other NCEM marketing materials and you will be responsible for all your own concert promotion and marketing.

The NCEM is able to sell CDs and other merchandise on the day of the concert (subject to commission). The NCEM is registered with the Performing Rights Society and therefore we must charge you royalties for the performance of copyright works.

Please see our hire pack for more information about the venue’s facilities and hire charges.

If you would like to book the venue, please contact Christopher Roberts, our Operations Manager on 01904 632220 or email

For full details about hiring the NCEM for your concert or lecture, download our concert hire pack