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.

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The hits of one of the most successful and influential English pop bands of the 70s, revisited by original member Graham Gouldman and some new faces. The original line-up of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme assumed the name 10cc in 1972. Their first single 'Donna' peaked at number two in the…

Fri 31 Mar 2017

£32–£35 / 0844 854 2757

Al Stewart

For fifty years, Al Stewart has been writing and singing songs. This concert sees him playing acoustic versions from his musical back pages going all the way back to the bedsit with Bedsitter Images. He will be accompanied by his long-time collaborator Dave Nachmanoff and guitarist Tim Renwick. Stewart came to stardom…

Fri 5 May 2017

£42.90 / 0844 854 2757

Alexander O'Neal

Soul and R&B songsmith known for the 80s hits 'If You Were Here Tonight', 'Criticize' and 'Saturday Love' performs with a full live band.

Sat 8 Apr 2017

£25–£32.50 / 0844 854 2757

Amy MacDonald

Down-to-earth young singer-songwriter from Glasgow performs MOR material from her third album Life in a Beautiful Light.

Wed 29 Mar 2017

£22.50–£37.50 / 0844 854 2757

Anton and Erin Just Gotta Dance

Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag hit the road with their newest show.

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

A selection of exhilarating sports and adventure films.

Wed 8 Mar 2017

The Bootleg Beatles

Relive the sights and sounds of the 60s with the most established Beatles tribute band.

Tue 4 Apr 2017

£25–£29 / 0844 854 2757

Chris de Burgh

AOR from the man who unleashed 'The Lady in Red' on the world, playing covers from his latest album.

Fri 21 Apr 2017

£45–£55 / 0844 854 2757

The Circus of Horrors: The Never Ending Nightmare

The troupe celebrates its 21st anniversary with its latest spectacular featuring an amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape.

Wed 25 Jan 2017

£22.40–£29.12 / 0844 854 2757

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Count Arthur Strong

Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.

Fri 19 May 2017

£20 / 0844 854 2757

Daniel O'Donnell

The man with a thousand jumpers performs a selection of classic hits from his astonishingly successful easy listening records.

Wed 3 May 2017

£47 / 0844 854 2757

Gino D'Acampo: Gino's Italian Escape

The TV chef signs copies of his latest book.

Thu 4 May 2017

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Ray McVay directs the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra through their repertoire of swing and jazz band tunes.

Tue 27 Dec

£23.50–£29.50 / 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 2017

Thu 2 Nov 2017

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The Human League

Much-loved Sheffield electro pop pioneers offer up some prime early 80s nostalgia.

Thu 15 Dec

£40 / 0844 854 2757

Ian Waite And Natalie Lowe

Strictly’s favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK Tour. Ian and Natalie have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances. New music developed to accompany these dances and give you a feel good factor with pure romance. The dance…

Tue 23 May 2017

£24–£26 / 0844 854 2757

Imelda May

Commercial rockabilly songstress from Dublin.

Tue 16 May 2017

£0–£35 / 0844 854 2757

Kate Rusby

One of the British folk scene's best-loved artists and the voice of contemporary English folk music.

Sun 18 Dec

£25 / 0844 854 2757

Special Christmas show.

Kevin And Karen

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.

Fri 9 Jun 2017

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

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Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

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

Fri 20 Jan 2017

£0–£17 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 24 Feb 2017

£0–£17 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 24 Mar 2017

£0–£17 / 0844 854 2757

Marc Almond

The former Soft Cell perv pixie turned torch song crooner and old school cabaret interpreter revisits his long career.

Sun 26 Mar 2017

£22.50–£55 / 0844 854 2757

Marti Pellow

Pop and soul from the lead singer of Wet Wet Wet, who releases his new album Mysterious in February 2017.

Tue 21 Mar 2017

£39.50–£75 / 0844 854 2757

Mike & the Mechanics

Mike Rutherford's MOR crew return with a new vocalist in tow – Andrew Roachford of 'Cuddly Toy' fame. The band perform from tracks from their extensive back catalogue including 'The Living Years’, 'Word Of Mouth' and 'Another Cup of Coffee'.

Fri 17 Feb 2017

£32.50–£37.50 / 0844 854 2757

Miles Jupp: Songs Of Freedom

The actor, stand-up and host of The News Quiz muses on modern life.

Wed 22 Feb 2017

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Milton Jones

Slightly neurotic and deadpan one-liners littered with puns from the surreal stand-up and Sony Award-winning radio star.

Sat 30 Sep 2017

£26 / 0844 854 2757

The Overtones

Doo-wop vocal harmony man band doing it for the mums.

Wed 14 Dec

£22.50–£38.50 / 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'.

Sun 12 Feb 2017

£33–£42.50 / 0844 854 2757

Paul Weller

The singer-songwriter and former frontman of The Jam and The Style Council - affectionately known as The Modfather - plays his hits.

Fri 7 Apr 2017

£39 / 0844 854 2757

Paul Weller

The Modfather performs material from throughout his 30-year career, including his latest album Saturn's Pattern.

Fri 7 Apr 2017

£43 / 0844 854 2757

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Purple Rain

A tribute to Prince.

Wed 12 Apr 2017

£22.50 / 0844 854 2757

Ricky Gervais & Guests

A work-in-progress show from the Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning creator of Extras and The Office. Joined by special guests.

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Ricky Gervais: Humanity

The Emmy, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning creator of Extras and The Office tours with his latest stand up show containing yet more of his famous brand of dark unflinching humour.

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Phone for availability / 0844 854 2757

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Phone for availability / 0844 854 2757

Sam Bailey

The former prisoner officer turned songstress who won the 2013 X Factor takes her debut album The Power Of Love on the road.

Sat 25 Mar 2017

£0–£29.50 / 0844 854 2757

Shakin' Stevens

The eighties' singer with the famous hips performs his past hits to celebrate the anniversary of 30 years since the release of his first hit in the UK. In 1980 the singer released Hot Dog after years of touring and recording Stevens got his big break. His success in the eighties continued with the release of Marie Marie…

Thu 18 May 2017

£22.50–£35 / 0844 854 2757

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Doo wop nostalgia merchants, big in the 70s, with thinning quiffs these days, tour in celebration of their 40th year together.

Fri 13 Oct 2017

£18.50 / 0844 854 2757

The Snowman and The Nutcracker

Carrot Productions present live music over two festive animated films, The Snowman and The Nutcracker.

Fri 16 Dec

Prices vary / 0844 854 2757

The Snowman

  • Directed by: Bill Alexander
  • Written by: lyrics)

Bill Alexander directs a musical adaptation of Raymond Briggs's children's story about the airborne adventures of a boy and his frosty friend, with music and lyrics by Howard Blake and choreography by Robert North.

Fri 16 Dec

Stewart Lee: A Room with a Stew

The latest show from Lee to promote his next Comedy Vehicle DVD. A series that won him Best Male Television Comic and Best Comedy Entertainment Programme at the British Comedy Awards in 2011.

Wed 17 May 2017

Stewart Lee: Content Provider

The deep-thinking, anti-comedian returns with another panoply of caustic observations in his first full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.

Wed 17 May 2017

£24.64 / 0844 854 2757

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Tom Chaplin

Lead singer of Keane off out in solo guise.

Fri 12 May 2017

£18.50–£35 / 0844 854 2757

Ward Thomas

Country pop from Hampshire twins Catherine and Lizzy.

Tue 2 May 2017

£17 / 0844 854 2757

Welcome to the Carnevil

The Circus of Horrors present the story of a young girl who runs away to join the circus but finds herself in a big top ruled by the undead. Set in Victorian London when Jack The Ripper was at large and the Freakshow was all the rage the show features killer clowns, sword swallowers, demon dwarfs and death deifying…

Wed 25 Jan 2017

£20–£26 / 0844 854 2757

Wilko Johnson

The redoubtable Dr Feelgood guitarist and band rock it up Canvey Island-style; after undergoing radical surgery to treat his hitherto-believed-to-be terminal cancer, the indomitable Johnson is back, minus one pancreas but with added vim and vigour.

Sat 22 Apr 2017

£25 / 0844 854 2757

Wizard Of Oz

Dorothy and Toto head off on an adventure down the yellow brick road.

Wed 19 Apr 2017

£19 / 0844 854 2757

York Guildhall Orchestra

Jamie Walton makes a welcome return to perform with the York Guildhall Orchestra in October. He will be playing the glorious Concerto for Cello and Orchestra by Antonin Dvorak – full of rich tunes so evocative of his homeland. Alongside the concerto, we shall be performing two works that are challenging orchestra…

Sat 11 Feb 2017

£15–£22 / 0844 854 2757

Sat 13 May 2017

£15–£22 / 0844 854 2757

You Win Again: The Story of the Bee Gees

A tour through the Bee Gees' career, from the 60s through the 80s with all the best tunes and plenty of dancing.

Fri 24 Mar 2017

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