York St John Creative Centre

 York St John Creative Centre is a brand new, award-winning building built to house music, drama and other creative courses at the university. With a central auditorium seating 150, purpose-built creative break-out spaces and a surrounding atrium to mingle and browse exhibition stands, it’s the ideal venue for our return Convention.

The Centre is just outside the ancient city walls, within sight of York Minster, less than a mile from the railway station and within walking distance of a range of hotels and guest houses.

You can see the location of York St John Creative Centre here.

Arriving at the Creative Centre

For information on travel, see our Travel to York page. Please note there is no parking on the campus.

If you are on foot, If you are on foot, there is a path from Lord Mayor’s Walk which leads through the campus to the Creative Centre. If you are driving, the nearest car park is Union Terrace car park and you will find the main entrance to the campus directly across the road and the Creative Centre on the left a few yards away.

There are interactive campus maps on the York St John website showing the location of the Creative Centre, which you can find here. You can also download a pdf map of the campus here.

Convention locations

All our sessions and our exhibition will take place in the Creative Centre. Lunches and our Saturday Convention dinner will take place just across the pathway in the Holgate dining extension (pictured here). Tea and coffee stations will be spread around the Creative Centre to avoid too many queues.

The building itself is on three floors, all surrounding the central atrium, which makes finding your way round straightforward. Our delegate reception will be by the main doors and will be manned throughout the weekend, so do come and see us if you’ve any questions – or just to say hello!

Floor plans of the Creative Centre

You can download pdf files of the floor plans here.


    York St John University provides accessibility information for all its buildings via AccessAble. To view the guide for the Creative Centre, click here.

    • There is a lift to all floors of the Creative Centre.
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the ground, first and second floors in the main corridor to the left when exiting the lift.
    • Shared standard toilet facilities are located on the first and second floors in the main corridor to the left when exiting the lift.