York St John Societies are proud to rehearse, perform and meet at on and off Campus York St John University Facilities.

  • Class Rooms
  • Fountains
  • De Grey
  • Skell
  • New Wing
  • Music Block
  • Theatres

Temple Hall

Temple Hall is located in the centre of York St John University Campus. Temple Hall offers a main conference room (seating capacity 240) and a registration area for functions, performances and exhibitions. The hall is fully equipped with media and audio visual facilities with an adjoining foyer


The Chapel is located near the on-campus student accommodation and is most commonly used by Christian Union; other groups such as MPS and Big Band have been known to use the facility for rehearsals. Although the building was completed in the 1960s its architecture is so distinctive that it has Grade II listed status.

  • Chapel of St John the Evangelist - is a large and peaceful multi-use building. It is an original and unusual sacred space used for teaching, exhibitions and performance as well as prayer and worship.
  • St Margaret’s Chapel - is the north transept of the main Chapel is dedicated to St Margaret and contains items from the former Ripon Chapel including a mosaic of Margaret educating the people of Dunfermline.
  • The Water of Life Chapel - is the South Transept of the main chapel is dedicated to Christ, the Water of Life. The stained glass window is the work of a former College student.
  • Chapel of Christ the Teacher - is the small chapel to the right on entering the building. It is always available for quiet prayer.

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Joseph Rowntree Theatre is an off-campus facility situated on Haxby Road (around a 15 minute walk from Campus). Built in 1935, it was then known as The Joseph Rowntree Hall, but was renamed The Joseph Rowntree Theatre in 1946. Joseph Rowntree Theatre has a 450 seater auditorium and the hall is equipped with the most up to date acoustics, lighting and heating system. Although this facility must be hired, societies such as MPS often perform various shows here across the academic year.



Student Media

Our student media page is an opportunity for our media based societies to showcase their hard work and what they do, whilst some of our other societies use it as an opportunity to showcase their hard work through their blogs, links of which can be found here. Our media focussed societies; Square One and Radio Society cater to students who have interest in the media and production and both have a focus on producing content for students. Square One is a magazine created by its society members and was a new society last year. They are run by students, for students and are always keen for feedback and to hopefully inspire others to contribute and get involved with the society. Radio society are on the up this year, especially after winning most improved society at the societies’ dinner. As well as members having their own shows they also host takeover events with the sports and societies, giving them an opportunity to get themselves on air. Getting involved is easy! Head over to the society section of our website and look under the name of the society you’re interested in for more information and how to join. The media societies at York St. John are brilliant to keep students up to date with the things that interest them as a student, and written from a student’s perspective!

Square One

Square One is the student magazine of York St John. It is aimed to promote creativity within York St John and achieves this by being solely created by the students who are a part of the Square One society. The society is open to all students who wish to join, with membership providing the opportunity to be a part of the magazine production process. Whether that’s writing, drawing, editing, designing or organising. If contributing isn’t for you then we welcome you into our readership, which is very important to us, with the magazine serving you. Regular issues or updates are released every two months, with events planned throughout the year.

Radio Society

Radio Society broadcasts from 10am-10pm everyday. It is an internet radio station, run by the students of YSJ. If you're interested in getting involved then email the society at RadioSociety@yorksj.ac.uk

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Occupational Therapy

The York St John Occupational Therapy Blog is a platform for the society to showcase what they are doing each week for both members and non-members. After each meeting a blog post will be uploaded giving details of the event and a quick reflection of what we got up too. Hopefully this will encourage you to come and join us, there is something for everyone, or to catch up on what you missed if you couldn't make it. The YSJ Occupational Therapy blog also has links to our other social media platforms including our Twitter and Facebook accounts so you are guaranteed to know where we are and what we are up too each week.

Click here to view their blog