Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Central Hall Musical Society

CHMS is the premiere musical theatre society at York. We are known for producing one of the biggest events on campus each year: a large-scale, high budget musical in the middle of Spring Term. Recent shows have included The Love York Awards Event of the Year 2019: 'Legally Blonde', 'Sister Act' in February 2018 and 'Anything Goes' in 2017. 

Since winning Society of the Year at the 2013 YUSU Awards, our society has grown from strength to strength. We now put on three rights shows a year both on and off Campus which have recently included 'Addams Family', 'Songs For a New World', 'I Love You Because' and an upcoming production of 'RENT'. We have also taken two pieces of original writing, Olly Wood's 'A Tale Of Two' and 'The Surface' by Elissa Nicholson up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

Alongside all of this we put on two themed musical showcases and host a growing number of workshops from industry professionals, and if that's not enough, we also hold regular Karaoke nights both on campus and in York itself, as well as many 'CHMessy' socials!


We are also very excited this year to be continuing weekly fitness classes run by the talented Lissy Foyle.

There has never been a better time to be a part of Central Hall Musical Society, whether you're looking to go into theatre as a career, just want to meet a bunch of like minded musical lovers, or enjoy raucous nights out that usually involve a tune or two, join CHMS and be a part of our wonderful society. 

Contact Info:

Jessica Field


Meeting Days, Times and Venue

Committee Meetings are Monday 8-10pm. If you ever have any issues or concerns please email us and let us know, we can raise them in these meetings!

Stay updated on our social media pages for dates of auditions, shows, workshops, socials and classes.

Committee info

Emily Smith


Mark Ellis


You can join this student group by buying one of the memberships below:

Annual Membership - £6.00

Annual Membership