Wednesday 26th October 2016

Illuminating York 2016

See one of York’s best kept secrets illuminated by candle-light. Learn about our hidden history, visit the secret chapel by night, and hear the fascinating stories of our past brought to life by live performers.

Join us from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday 26th October 2016. Your ticket costs £6 and includes entry to our Exhibition.

For other events taking place as part of the Illuminating York Festival, click here to visit the official website.


Monday 31st October 2016

Free Hidden Chapel Tours

Mondays: 10am & 11am
Fridays: 11am

Join our expert volunteer guides to discover the fascinating history and hidden treasures of England’s oldest living convent.

Tours are free, last for approximately 45 minutes, and include a visit to our magnificent 18th-century Hidden Chapel.

No need to book – simply meet in the entrance hall by Reception.

Please note that tours are subject to availability; call us on 01904 643 238 before making a special trip.

Bar Convent Hidden Chapel

Wednesday 30th November 2016

Christmas Lunches at The Convent

If you’re looking for somewhere extra special to enjoy a festive lunch this year, look no further! Our fabulous Christmas lunch menu is now available to book. We’ll be serving Christmas lunches between 30th November and 22nd December – make sure you call us soon on 01904 643 238 to avoid disappointment.

Click on the menu below to take a closer look…


Friday 9th December 2016

Puer Natus: A Child is Born

On Friday 9th December we will be hosting The Stamford Bridge Singers for readings and music for Christmas on the theme of Puer Natus: A Child is Born. Tickets are £12 each and include a glass of wine and a mince pie. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Please book in advance. Our Christmas events sell out year-on-year, so make sure to call us soon.

Ring us 01904 643 238 to book your tickets.


Friday 16th December 2016

The Friends of The BC Carol Concert 2016

A perennial favourite, join us on December 16th 2016 to enjoy a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie or two, and the talents of York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir. This event is being hosted by The Friends of The Bar Convent. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Tickets cost £12, including your glass of wine and mince pie, and can be reserved by calling our Reception team on 01904 643 238.