York Barbican

York Barbican
Paragon Street, York, YO10 4NT
  • Telephone 0844 854 2757
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 10am–2pm; closed Sat & Sun.
  • Website www.yorkbarbican.co.uk
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York Barbican

The Barbican was built in 1989 as a multi-purpose arts centre for the people of York, but after a chequered early career (including a failed attempt by York Council to sell the place off to a developer) it closed in 2004 and lay empty until a £1.5m refurbishment saw it opening again in 2011. It's now managed on behalf of its owners York Council by the ultra-professional SMG group. It offers a broad range of live performance from concerts, stand-up comedy, rock opera, classical music and, if Bill Bailey happens to be playing, all of the above. Plus the occasional psychic.

York station is a mile to the west and the venue is served by the 4, 7, 18, 26, 27, 37, 42-2, 42, 44, 200 and 415 bus routes.

Events at this venue

There are 43 events at this location

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ABBA Mania

Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.

Fri 15 Dec

£19 / 0844 854 2757

Abba Reunion

Tribute to the pop megastars.

Fri 21 Jul

£22.50 / 0844 854 2757

Thu 27 Jul

£22.50 / 0844 854 2757

ABC

New wave from Martin Fry and band.

Thu 9 Nov

£35.75–£82.50 / 0844 854 2757

Alison Moyet

The much loved Yazoo chanteuse with the big smokey voice tours her latest album the minutes.

Sun 19 Nov

£27.50–£54.45 / 0844 854 2757

Back to Bacharach

A showcase of the music of Burt Bacharach.

Sat 22 Jul

£22.50 / 0844 854 2757

Bananarama

Retro pop hits from the renowned 1980s British pop group.

Thu 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

Betway UK Championship

The Betway UK Championship features 128 players battling over 12 days for the renowned trophy.

Tue 28 Nov

£7–£63 / 0844 854 2757

Wed 29 Nov

£7–£63 / 0844 854 2757

Thu 30 Nov

£7–£63 / 0844 854 2757

…and 9 more dates until 10 Dec

Betway UK Championship Snooker

The 2017 Betway UK Championship returns to it’s home at the York Barbican.

Tue 28 Nov

£6.93–£69.30 (£3.96–£16.83) / 0844 854 2757

Wed 29 Nov

£6.93–£69.30 (£3.96–£16.83) / 0844 854 2757

Thu 30 Nov

£6.93–£69.30 (£3.96–£16.83) / 0844 854 2757

…and 9 more dates until 10 Dec

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

The master of surreality tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness in his latest show. His musical interludes include fashioning a symphony from a ringtone and re-imagining the Stars and Stripes.

Wed 31 Jan 2018

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Sun 12 Nov

£24 / 0844 854 2757

Curtis Stigers And The Ronnie Scott's Big Band

The Idaho-born multi-platinum selling singer, saxophonist, producer and songwriter is joined by Ronnie Scott's Big Band to perform renditions of Frank Sinatra songs.

Fri 28 Jul

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

  • 19:30

The ELO Experience

This tribute band recreates 'Mr Blue Sky' et al, probably with a more stable line-up than the real ELO.

Thu 13 Jul

£22 / 0844 854 2757

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

The enormously tall and slightly manic-eyed comedian you'll know from many a telly panel show and from his terrifying turn as the head of sixth form in The Inbetweeners, Davies returns with a new show of stand-up to follow the likes of Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and The Back of my Mum's Head.

Wed 1 Nov

£30.80 / 0844 854 2757

Thu 2 Nov

£30.80 / 0844 854 2757

Gymfusion

A carnival themed gymnastics festival, showcasing the skills, variety and creativity that this form of physical theatre has to offer.

Sat 10 Jun

£10 / 0844 854 2757

Sun 11 Jun

£10 / 0844 854 2757

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Sat 29 Jul

£18.50 / 0844 854 2757

  • 19:30

Jason Manford: Best Of

The television star and Chortle award-winning comic, known for his endearing personality and broad Northern accent, presents a show of his favourite anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter, with his typically charming and teasingly intelligent wit.

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Wed 15 Nov

£18.50 / 0844 854 2757

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Fri 17 Nov

£20.50 / 0844 854 2757

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools and his band play classic boogie woogie and rock'n'roll tunes for your merriment. Featuring guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall.

Fri 3 Nov

£44 / 0844 854 2757

With Guest Vocalist: Jose Feliciano. Also Featuring: Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall & Beth Rowley.

Kevin & Karen Dance - The Live Tour 2017

Strictly Come Dancing professionals and husband-and-wife duo Kevin and Karen Clifton perform the waltz, cha cha, fox trot, tango and salsa, with a supporting cast of dancers and a 12-piece band. It is an evocative performance bursting with passion, and a true delight for fans of the hit BBC show.

Fri 9 Jun

£33.40–£48.88 / 0844 854 2757

La La Land

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 126 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Damien Chazelle
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, J.K. Simmons
  • UK release: 13 January 2017

In Los Angeles, aspiring actress Mia (Stone) falls for jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). Audaciously inventive homage to classic movie musicals, technically wonderful and joyously emotional, with Gosling as a goofy idealistic charmer and Stone showing the versatility, vulnerability and talent of a young Shirley MacLaine.

Sat 23 Sep

£37.50–£65 / 0844 854 2757

La La Land Live On-Screen with Orchestra

Live screening of Damien Chazelle's Oscar-winner about an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) and a jazz Musician (Ryan Gosling) struggling to make ends meet in modern-day Los Angeles. Accompanied by 60-piece orchestra.

Sat 23 Sep

£43.45–£54.45 / 0844 854 2757

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Live material from famous faces from TV panel shows and other comedy roadshows.

Fri 30 Jun

£18.70 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 21 Jul

£18.70 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 25 Aug

£18.70 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 22 Sep

£18.70 / 0844 854 2757

Magic: A Kind of Queen

Long-running tribute to pomp rockers Queen.

Thu 3 Aug

£21 / 0844 854 2757

Michael Kiwanuka

Soulful/jazzy singer-songwriter who topped the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll.

Fri 20 Oct

£19.25–£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Sat 30 Sep

£26 / 0844 854 2757

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour

The CBeebies arts and crafts hero embarks on another live theatre tour. Join Mister Maker and his colourful pals The Shapes for arty adventures, songs and dancing.

Sat 21 Oct

£14.50 / 0844 854 2757

The Next Step

The CBBC tween dance show goes live with original choreography and music from the hit series.

Sat 3 Jun

£31–£42 / 0844 854 2757

OMD

Veteran synth pop act performing favourites from their back catalogue and tracks from new album The Punishment of Luxury.

Sat 18 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

Paul Carrack

The voice behind hits such as Ace's 'How Long', Squeeze's 'Tempted' and Mike and the Mechanics' 'The Living Years'.

Fri 16 Feb 2018

£35.75–£43.50 / 0844 854 2757

Remembering Fred

Strictly Come Dancing ’s Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara star in this all-singing, all-dancing tribute to Hollywood legend Fred Astaire. Remembering Fred features classic songs including 'Cheek To Cheek, 'Puttin’ On The Ritz'* and 'The Way You Look Tonight'.

Mon 7 May 2018

£43.20–£49 / 0844 854 2757

Rip It Up

Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the 1950s. The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and rock'n'roll.

Sun 10 Sep

£28.75–£74.75 / 0844 854 2757

Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up …

Him of Marion & Geoff, Gavin & Stacey and The Trip fame, the one with the Welsh accent and the funnies, is bringing a brand new stand-up show out on tour.

Tue 10 Oct

£31.70 / 0844 854 2757

Thu 21 Dec

£14–£27 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 22 Dec

£14–£27 / 0844 854 2757

Sat 23 Dec

£14–£27 / 0844 854 2757

…and 7 more dates until 31 Dec

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

The controversial stand-up embarks on his latest tour, inspired by the birth of daughter.

Thu 12 Oct

£30.50 / 0844 854 2757

Tue 24 Apr 2018

£30.50 / 0844 854 2757

Shane Filan

The Westlife member heads out on tour, performing tracks from his solo albums You and Me and Right Here.

Thu 28 Sep

£36.85–£55 / 0844 854 2757

Showaddywaddy

Doo wop nostalgia merchants who performed on Top of the Pops over 50 times and have now been together over 40 years.

Fri 13 Oct

£18.50 / 0844 854 2757

Status Quo

Cheery veterans of classic rock.

Wed 21 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

Texas

Reformed Glasgow pop-rockers fronted by Sharleen Spiteri have another crack at the whip.

Thu 21 Sep

£31.35–£54.45 / 0844 854 2757

With Plus Support.

Tosca

Russian State Opera presents Puccini's gripping three-act opera surrounding events leading to Napoleon's invasion of Italy. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles.

Fri 6 Oct

£28 / 0844 854 2757

  • 18:30

Tosca

Russian State Opera presents Puccini's Tosca, a dramatic masterpiece where love and politics collide, and murder takes place at the highest level.

Fri 6 Oct

£28–£30 / 0844 854 2757

Twist And Shout

Sing and dance along with an all-star West End cast to the music of The Beatles, Hermans Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more.

Fri 4 Aug

£19.50 / 0844 854 2757

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