The Arts Barge


Exciting news from our friends at The Arts Barge Project! They are bringing Selby Tony aka The Arts Barge, back into the city for a summer full of events and happenings, bringing back their Riverside festival.

As part of this exciting project The Arts Barge itself will become one of the new venues for The Great Yorkshire Fringe this year.

The Arts Barge Project has been underway since 2009. Now 10 years on, though still very much a work in progress - the barge will be used as an arts venue for the first time.

The barge has a cash only Box Office for on the door sales.

See more on The Arts Barge Project in progress at 


View shows at this venue

The Arts Barge will be situated at Skeldergate Bridge, York, YO1 9WJ


Due to the ‘work in progress’ state of the Arts Barge at this year’s festival, we regret that wheelchair access down to the performance space is not possible. 

Through Riverside 2019 we aim to raise interest and funds to return in 2020 with full disabled access lift and toilet facilities. 

In the meantime, the gang-planks onto the barge are wide and wheelchair users are very welcome to enjoy the deck area. Our Riverside marquee (24th - 28th July) is free and accessible to all. Accessible toilet facilities in St. George’s Field car park, will be available during all Arts Barge Riverside Festival opening hours.