THIS is what a pop-up Viking hall venue in York city centre could look like if City of York Council gives the project the go-ahead.

Bifrost Entertainment is planning to build a Viking-themed theatre, featuring a great hall and courtyard performance space, on part of the Castle Car Park.

The venue would be installed at the site from January 18 to May 3 2019.

There would also be food and drink stalls, seating and potentially a craft and skills market.

A report prepared for the council's executive members says the company hopes to attract 44,800 visitors to the venue.

Documents say: "With the working title, Vikings: The Shield Wall Sagas, this experiential theatre will plunge visitors into the most exciting periods of history, delivering a unique and immersive, theatrical experience, with 360 degree sets, live actors, and special effects."

Bifrost would reimburse the council £136,500 for the use of about 100 car park spaces that will be needed for the structure.

The report adds: "The proposal offers an innovative proposal for an attraction targeting a family audience during the spring to Easter period.

"It has the potential to provide a significant new attraction within York’s overall offer and to complement the existing Viking Festival."

Councillors are invited to approve the proposals at a meeting of the executive next Thursday.