The Basement is a 100 capacity events venue situated below City Screen Picturehouse cinema, right in the heart of York city centre. The venue hosts an eclectic mix of events including live music, poetry, comedy, drama and DJ nights and has done since March 2000. Its low ceiling and side on layout make the venue incredibly intimate with the crowds rarely more than ten metres away from the acts. Although not exactly what you expect from a venue, The Basement has a character all of its own.