While experiencing independent film, ASFF also invites you to explore and discover the beautiful city of York. All our screenings take place in a rich variety of iconic and historic sites, all within walking distance of one another. Locations include medieval halls and purpose-built theatres as well as cinemas and luxury hotels, offering a unique meeting point between the historical and the contemporary. The city and its unique atmosphere provides a memorable backdrop and during the festival it becomes transformed into a playground for lovers of film.


Belfrey Hall

52A Stonegate, YO1 8AS

Belfrey Hall sits in a world of its own behind Stonegate, in a courtyard facing the Norman House, and overlooked by York Minster.
Partially accessible venue.

Bootham School

49-57 Bootham, YO30 7BU

The Bootham School Arts Centre, shortlisted for a 2014 design award, is York’s stunning new arts venue.
Fully accessible venue.

City Screen

13-17 Coney Street, YO1 9QL

Overlooking the River Ouse, City Screen is the heart of independent film in York and the venue for our Opening Night
Fully accessible venue.

City Screen Basement

13-17 Coney Street, YO1 9QL

The Basement is situated below City Screen Picturehouse. The venue has hosted an eclectic mix of events including live music and DJ nights. Full accessible venue.

Everyman Cinema

Blossom St, York YO24 1AJ

Formally Yorks Odeon, the iconic art deco cinema was reopened in 2018 offering luxury cinema experiences in an authentic setting.
Fully accesible venue.

Explore York

Library Square, Museum Street, YO1 7DS

Explore York is the first venue of its kind in the country – it combines libraries and archives in a way not seen anywhere else.
Fully accessible venue.

Friargate Theatre

Lower Friargate, YO1 9SL

Home to Riding Lights Theatre Company, Friargate Theatre features a 100-seat studio theatre and a café-style performance space.
Non-accessible venue.

King’s Manor

Exhibition Square, YO1 7EP

One of York’s most attractive sites, this group of Grade I medieval buildings is a vivid evocation of the past with a sure place in the future.
Non-accessible venue

Micklegate Social

148 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX

Sister venue to the renowned Fossgate Social in Walmgate,this newly opened space boasts a basement bar for live events.
Non-Accessible Venue

National Centre for Early Music

St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, YO1 9TL

An award-winning medieval church and home of the internationally acclaimed York Early Music Festival.
Fully accessible venue.

Thirteen Thirty One

13 Grape Lane, YO1 7HU

Situated in York’s lively Latin Quarter, this gastro-bar is a hive of activity, housing a luxury cinema with reclining seats and table service.
Non-accessible venue.

York St John University

Lord Mayor’s Walk, YO31 7EX

This prestigious civic university with an award winning campus in York city centre has roots going back to the 1840s.
Fully accessible venue.

York Theatre Royal

St Leonard’s Place, YO1 7HD

Newly refurbished for 2016, York’s premier theatre venue has a history dating back to the early 18th Century.
Fully accessible venue.

Yorkshire Museum

Museum Gardens, YO1 7FR

The museum was founded by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society in 1830 and is situated inside the York Museum Gardens.
Fully accessible venue.