The Crescent is one of York’s foremost concert and events spaces. This former working men’s club has been entertaining audiences in York for over 100 years and has become a key part of York’s music and cultural scene since its re-opening.
Open seven days a week, the Crescent boasts a fully licensed bar with a projector, DJ booth and games room with pool table, darts board and retro computer games to keep visitors entertained. The Crescent is most notable, though, for its intimate 250 capacity concert room which meets an industry standard in its equipment and programming. The venue is regularly used by a number of local promoters putting on live music and comedy, with past visitors including acts such as Skinny Pelembe, Say Sue Me and John Bramwell of I Am Kloot.
While it showcases performers from further afield, the Crescent is known for hosting a number of smaller events as it provides a vital service to the local community. Each week the venue puts on open DJ decks, retro gaming nights and line dancing classes, while it also welcomes exhibitions such as record and zine fairs.
Dedicated to the people of York and showcasing upcoming talent, the Crescent is one of the key places to go for independent culture in the walled city.