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Events

Event Hire

We offer a venue that combines modern facilities with versatile spaces. Get in touch today to host your event with us.

Exterior of Creative Centre building

With a number of conference rooms, lecture theatres and performance spaces, our modern, city centre facilities are purpose built to meet the demands of contemporary events.

  • Conference room hire includes complimentary use of the integrated presentation equipment.
  • City centre location within easy reach of local transport links and York Station.
  • A range of group accommodation options available from June to August.
  • Dedicated team of events professionals on hand to assist with the planning of your event.
  • A wide range of onsite catering available to suit all budgets.
  • Hourly and day rates available.

Whether you are planning a small day meeting, a yoga retreat or a residential conference, our experienced events team will empower you to create an event that is custom tailored to your needs.

Performance spaces

Overview

Our performance spaces are not only suited to theatre and dance rehearsals, they are also ideal for all kinds of creative and movement-based workshops.

£120 to £500 per day
£20 to £80 per hour

 

Wide view of the Creative Centre theatre.

Details

Creative Centre auditorium

168 capacity
£500 per day; £80 per hour

Chapel

150 capacity
£450 per day; £80 per hour

Quad performance studios

35 capacity
£250 per day; £40 per hour

Recital room

40 capacity
£300 per day; £60 per hour

Small music practice rooms

3 capacity
£120 per day; £20 per hour

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Lecture theatres

Overview

With tiered seating and integrated presentation equipment, our lecture theatres are the ideal setting for talks, screenings, annual general meetings and conferences.

£350 to £625 per day
£65 to £80 per hour

 

Empty lecture room in De Grey building

Details

De Grey lecture theatre

140 capacity
£520 per day; £80 per hour

Fountains lecture theatre

180 capacity
£625 per day; £80 per hour

Temple Hall

238 capacity
£520 per day; £80 per hour

De Grey mini lecture theatre

25 capacity
£350 per day; £65 per hour

Creative Centre auditorium

168 capacity
£500 per day; £80 per hour

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Breakout rooms

Overview

Offering comfortable seating, inbuilt presentation equipment and flexible layouts, our breakout rooms are the perfect venues for talks, seminars and meetings.

£155 to £350 per day
£36.50 to £65 per hour

 

A classroom featuring a lectern, presentation screens, speakers, a flip chart, and reconfigurable desks with space for around 30 chairs

Details

De Grey and Skell small classroom

35 capacity
£210 per day; £50 per hour

De Grey and Skell large classroom

60 capacity
£285 per day; £60 per hour

De Grey boardroom

30 capacity
£350 per day; £65 per hour

Ripon Wing small classroom

30 capacity
£155 per day; £36.50 per hour

Ripon Wing large classroom

60 capacity
£210 per day; £50 per hour

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Specialist spaces

Overview

We have a small portfolio of high-tech, specialist computer suites and physiotherapy labs available for hire to professional groups.

£250 to £475 per day
£40 to £100 per hour

 

An IT suite with a lectern, presentation screens, and retractable desktop computers

Details

Physiotherapy lab

25 capacity
£250 per day; £40 per hour

IT suite

30 capacity
£475 per day; £100 per hour

Screening room/critical listening space

50 capacity
£350 per day; £65 per hour

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Catering spaces

Overview

Our catering spaces offer an ideal location for a range of catered events, from informal coffee breaks through to formal dining occasions.

£250 to £475 per day
£40 to £80 per hour

 

A dining space with seating at tables, stools at bars, and sofas with coffee tables

Details

Holgate dining room

140 capacity
£475 per day; £80 per hour

Holgate dining room extension

80 capacity
£250 per day; £40 per hour

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Summer accommodation

Overview

Our off-campus group accommodation facilities offer low cost bedrooms in central York from June to August. All bedrooms are arranged into flats and offer budget accommodation and communal tea making facilities.

From £25 per night

 

A photograph of accommodation shows a double bed, a bedside table, a floor length window, shelving, and a long desk with a chair and drawers.

Details

St Mary's at The Grange

Shared bathroom, single bed
£25 per room per night

Garden Street

En suite bathroom, single bed
£45 per room per night

St John Central

En suite bathroom, single bed
£45 per room per night

See accommodation locations with our Campus Map.

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Get in touch to make an enquiry

To discuss your event requirements further, contact our Events team by email at events@yorksj.ac.uk, or by phone on 01904 876 318.

Technical support

Our dedicated technical support team are on site from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. We can provide dedicated and out of hours technical support for an additional fee. This service is subject to availability so please check when making your booking.

Accessibility

All of our spaces are wheelchair accessible. If you have specific accessibility requirements (e.g. hearing loops) then please let us know when making your booking so that we can discuss your needs further.

Parking for guests

York Council’s Union Terrace and Monk Bar pay and display car parks are a short walk from our campus. There is no parking available on campus.

External equipment

We are happy for event organisers to use their own equipment. The Events team must approve any equipment brought onto campus as part of an event. All event organisers must notify the Events team if they plan to use their own equipment.

Signage

Event guests are asked to use the on-campus directional signage to locate their event venue. The Events team can provide temporary A4 signage to direct to specific rooms inside a building.

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