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Seating plans

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall venue layout

The seating is raked, with row A at the back.  Please note that if a concert in the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall sells out we may put extra chairs in front of the first row of fixed seats.


Central Hall

Central Hall venue layout

Centre block = 3
Centre side blocks - 2 & 4
Side blocks = 1 & 5


York Minster

Minster venue layout

There are also unreserved seats available in the side aisles.


Our Companions Card gives a 50% discount to concertgoers with a disability who come with an essential companion; please email or phone the box office to sign up for this.

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall & Rymer Auditorium:  follow signs to Concerts & Evening Box Office and enter via the walkway to the Music Research Centre.  There are spaces for wheelchairs at the back of the seating.  Please let us know in advance if you wish to book one of the spaces, and an adjacent seat for a companion.  There is an adapted toilet in the Music Research Centre foyer.

Central Hall: there is a lift from the foyer to the upper level of the auditorium and an adapted toilet.

In the University car parks, special Drivers with Disabilities Only parking bays are provided in each car park and close to the concert halls. These spaces are for holders of Blue or Orange badges, or a University Disability Permit.

National Centre for Early Music and York Minster: both are fully accessible and have adapted toilets.

If you would like further information about access or would like assistance when you arrive, please contact the Box Office (01904 322439).


We advise concert-goers to allow plenty of time for parking etc, particularly for Central Hall concerts.  Latecomers cannot normally be admitted until the end of the first item in the programme, and at the discretion of the Duty Manager.


Supper is available Monday-Friday from 6.00pm in Vanbrugh College dining room.  For information about this and other campus catering facilities, see

A bar, which also serves coffee and cakes, is available during intervals and before most concerts in the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall and Central Hall.  Interval drinks can be ordered in advance.

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