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We wanted to put out a brief statement around our thoughts on ‘Plan B’, and safety at The Crescent.

Please click here to find out about our approach to ‘passports’, air quality and measures to help with the issue of drink spiking.

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Statement on Reopening

The government has today confirmed that restrictions around capacity at music venues will be lifted as of next Monday.

This means that we can finally dance again! We will be reopening for all planned gigs and events from WED 21st JULY, with the front bar reopening every day for our regulars too. We’ve got a cracking summer of shows in the calendar; head HERE to take a look….

However, as we move towards ‘personal responsibility’, we’d like to encourage our customers to treat each other and staff with respect. These are strange times, and in order to pull through this, respect needs to be at the heart of what we do not just as a venue, but as a society.
Here are some brief guidelines on how things will be working at The Crescent.

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Ouroboros Returns With Shows This Summer!

Our in house promoters of leftfield genres present a summer season of live shows to herald the return of live music! Featuring jazz, afrobeat, soul and much more! Here’s a brief rundown of what we have going on, click the links for tickets and more info!

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Light at the end of the tunnel…

There is a feeling of optimism in the air! Vaccinations are continuing at pace, and since the governments announcement our inboxes have exploded with enquiries, and tickets are quickly moving for all of our announced shows, with many heading to sellouts (head here to see […]

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Venue Info – Socially Distanced Live Concerts

Hi everyone! As we try to navigate our way through this rather tricky scenario please be kind to us. We’re learning too. We’re going to try and do some shows! We all, you guys included, have to adhere to the current local and national event guidance. We’re going to have to be much more organised (and potentially bossy) than we like to be here. Please read the information here before attending a show.

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Funding success!!!

We’re delighted to announce that alongside some of York’s other venues and cultural organisations, we were successful in our application to the Cultural Recovery Fund! This money will enable us to reopen safely, and survive till next Spring. We’ve got some fun plans in the meanwhile, but want to wait and see how the news develops over the next couple of weeks. As well as ACE and DCMS, we want to thank everyone who’s been supporting us, our incredible team and staff, as well as the musicians, engineers, and creatives who helped make our venue what it is.

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Update around planning for The Crescent Nursery next door

The Music Venue Trust have pioneered a way forward in creating a win-win situation for developers and music venues alike, using a form of contract known as a ‘Deed of Easement’. We would like the councillors to adopt this as a planning condition for developments near all music venues in York. This would represent a massive and progressive step from a council that has pledged to protect its venues from this very threat.

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Our thoughts on re-opening

This week’s government announcements, although welcomed by the likes of Wetherspoons, was not a great moment for culture and arts. The guidance clearly states that live performances, including music and comedy, as well as background music, are off the table for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, […]

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