The Crescent

The Crescent
8 The Crescent, York, YO24 1AW
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Working men's club transformed into a community arts venue with a 100 capacity bar (complete with darts and pool) and a 250 capacity music room that has hosted gigs for the last 100 years.

Just a short walk (less than half a mile) from York mainline rail station. Local buses include the 1 and 59.

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Acid Mothers Temple

'Motor-psycho' guitar action, ethnic drones and throat singing from this cult Japanese psychedelic group.

Tue 24 Oct


Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO

Indie psychedelic rock and experimental noise collective from Japan, led by the guitarist Kawabata Makoto.

Tue 24 Oct


Barry Hyde

Responsible for some of the biggest indie anthems of the past 10 years, Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde is at The Soundhouse on Friday 19th May.

Fri 8 Dec


Barry Hyde (the Futureheads)

Barry Hyde (The Futureheads) The Crescent, York Friday 8th December, 7.30pm. £10adv More at

Fri 8 Dec


Beth McCarthy

Yorkshire-based singer-songwriter.

Sat 25 Nov


Blackbeard's Tea Party

The York-based band plays lively and energetic folk-rock with a mixture of fiddles, squeezeboxes, guitar noise and synth bass.

Fri 15 Dec


Blue Rose Code

Celtic ballads from Edinburgh born singer-songwriter Ross Wilson.

Wed 8 Nov


The Cactus Blossoms

The Cactus Blossoms bring a new energy and vitality to a classic sound with their blood harmonies and instantly memorable songs they're often compared to the Everly Brothers. Rolling Stone writes, there's no getting around it: You're Dreaming is pretty damn dreamy and Garden & Gun magazine says, the brothers…

Tue 14 Nov


CC Smugglers

The Bedfordshire-based group plays lively country blues with elements of contemporary Gypsy swing and roots music.

Wed 25 Oct


With Supports All Our Exes Live In Texas & The Rusty Pegs.

Coquette Burlesque & Cabaret Club

Join us for a fabulous evening of cabaret and burlesque performance.

Fri 27 Oct


'dr Phil's Health Revolution'

Doctor Phil Hammond is now taking his new tour into 2018. 'Dr Phil's Health Revolution' here at The Crescent Community Venue. A perfectly intimate venue for this show. 27th Feb Doors 7pm - Show Five minutes from York train station. Laugh, love, shout and reclaim our NHS. Ditch the market, cherish the carers…

Tue 27 Feb 2018

£16.50 some concessions

An Evening With The Seeger/maccoll Family W/ Peggy Seeger, Neill Maccoll & Calum Maccoll

Please Please You & The Black Swan Folk Club presents: An Evening with the Seeger/MacColl Family with Peggy Seeger, Neill MacColl and Calum MacColl The Crescent, York Monday 27th November, 7.30pm More at

Mon 27 Nov


An Evening with the Seeger/McColl Family

Peggy Seeger with sons Calum and Neill MacColl The Seeger MacColl family are one of folk music’s most loved dynasties. Singer, songwriter and feminist icon Peggy Seeger performs with Neill and Calum, her sons with Ewan MacColl. Join these three exceptional musicians for a gloriously relaxed evening of great music and…

Mon 27 Nov


The Howl & The Hum

From different corners of the UK but born from the York music scene The Howl & The Hum was first

Sun 3 Dec



Lo-fi, alt pop outfit from Birmingham.

Wed 29 Nov



The Crescent & The Black Swan Folk Club presents Lankum The Crescent, York Tuesday 22nd May, 7.30pm. £16adv More at

Tue 22 May 2018


Leftie Scum - Josie Long / Grace Petrie / Jonny & The Baptists

LEFTIE SCUM Josie Long / Grace Petrie / Jonny & the Baptists Music! Comedy! Revolutionary socialism! Join us for a riotous evening with three of the UK's most joyfully rabble-rousing acts. Featuring: Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee JOSIE LONG 'Can she please stop grumbling?' The Telegraph…

Mon 6 Nov


Lefty Scum

In a triple headline tour, satirical song-writing comedy duo Jonny & The Baptists, Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominated stand-up Josie Long and highly acclaimed protest singer Grace Petrie tackle present-day political hot topics and socialism on a more light-hearted scale.

Mon 6 Nov


Mark Thomas: A Show That Gambles on the Future

  • 4 stars

Mark Thomas sets out to discover what the future has in store for us by collecting and examining his own predictions and those of his audiences before gambling on their outcome.

Tue 28 Nov

£16 (£12)

  • 20:00 – 22:15

£17.60 some concessions

Mr Scruff

An eclectic set from the critically acclaimed and highly-influential Manchester-based DJ, otherwise known as Andy Carthy. The turntablist and producer will be live on stage offering an electric blend of soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, reggae, Latin, African, ska, disco, house and funk all night.

Fri 3 Nov


Peggy Seeger "first Time Ever" Tour

Peggy Seeger and Family 'The First Time Ever' UK Concert Tour Each first time ever is the last time that that first time ever will happen. The first time I die will be the last time I live. I was born joyful. This is the first and last time I will write my life. Peggy Seeger, from 'The First Time Ever: A Memoir To…

Mon 27 Nov


Pictish Trail

Off-kilter indie-folk from The Pictish Trail.

Tue 12 Dec


Police Dog Hogan

Seven-piece country folk band with high energy fiddle/drums/banjo/guitars and joyous foot stomping live shows.

Sat 17 Mar 2018


Rob Auton: The Hair Show

A show for anyone who has, or has had, hair and hairs.   Award winning stand-up comedian and poet Rob Auton (Dave’s Funniest Joke Of The Fringe award winner, Glastonbury’s ‘Poet In Residence’) returns with another heart-felt and offbeat comedy/theatre/spoken word show that explores hair and hairs. Rob casts an…

Fri 9 Mar 2018


Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Rootsy, bluegrassy six-piece with tweed outfits and fedoras to complete the old-country feel.

Tue 21 Nov



Please Please You presents Shopping + Gauche The Crescent, York Wednesday 8th November, 7.30pm. £6adv/£8otd More at

Wed 8 Nov


Spring King

Post-punk noises from Mancunian four-piece.

Tue 13 Feb 2018


The Temperance Movement

The five-piece performs original rock and blues material.

Tue 7 Nov

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The punk-rock ensemble return with their utterly distinctive sound, fusing attitude-filled punk with atmospheric alternative rock.

Sun 29 Oct



Please Please You presents Wire The Crescent, York Sunday 29th October, 7.30pm. £14.50adv/£17otd More at

Sun 29 Oct



Post-punk legends who have regrouped again and can be trusted to make a taut yet melodic racket.

Sun 29 Oct


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