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 67 events at this location

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Ant Middleton

An evening with the soldier, adventurer and star of C4's SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Tue 4 Sep

£25 / 0844 854 2757

At Last: The Etta James Story

Theatre production telling the story of soul legend Etta James’ turbulent life, featuring some of her most beloved songs.

Tue 16 Oct

£31.90–£42.90 / 0844 854 2757

Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Story

Beautiful Noise, performed by Fisher Stevens and his band, is Europe’s leading Neil Diamond show, charting the story of Neil’s career and telling the story of the man behind the songs.

Wed 31 Oct

£25.50–£29.50 / 0844 854 2757

Betway UK Championship 2018

Snooker championship.

Tue 27 Nov

£40 / 0844 854 2757

Wed 28 Nov

£40 / 0844 854 2757

Thu 29 Nov

£40 / 0844 854 2757

…and 9 more dates until 9 Dec

Sun 9 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

Betway UK Championship Snooker

The 2018 Betway UK Championship returns to it’s home at the York Barbican.

Tue 27 Nov

£5.50–£12.10 / 0844 854 2757

Wed 28 Nov

£5.50–£12.10 / 0844 854 2757

Thu 29 Nov

£5.50–£12.10 / 0844 854 2757

…and 9 more dates until 9 Dec

Bleak House

  • Written by: Charles Dickens

Dickens' comedy-thriller about the discovery of a dead body in a rag-and-bone shop.

Tue 24 Jul

£24 / 0844 854 2757

The Bootleg Beatles

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

Fri 5 Apr 2019

£36.80 / 0844 854 2757

Bring On Tomorrow

A play about crucial moments in LGBT+ history.

Sun 8 Jul

Over-16s only

£15.55–£25.55 / 0844 854 2757

Caro Emerald

Dutch singer putting a modern pop spin on post-war jazz styles.

Sat 3 Nov

£28.10–£55.05 / 0844 854 2757

Chris Ramsey: Just Happy To Get Out Of The House

The engaging Geordie stand-up, actor and Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee mulls over supposedly sound advice as he faces the stresses and strains fatherhood in this latest hour of gentle humour. Chris Ramsey is instantly recognisable from his own television show, which returned for a second series on Comedy Central…

Sat 21 Jul

£22.95 / 0844 854 2757

Wed 5 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

With Plus Support.

Dave Gorman

Tickets on sale Friday 17 November at 9am **Dave Gorman: *****With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint*** Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, ***With Great…

Wed 10 Oct

£31.35 / 0844 854 2757

Thu 11 Oct

£31.35 / 0844 854 2757

David Gest's Legends Of Soul Live In Concert!

A soul revue show featuring appearances by Russell Allen Thompkins, former lead singer of The Stylistics, Dennis Edwards, former lead singer of The Temptations, Kim Weston, Sheila Ferguson and Billy Paul.

Thu 8 Nov

£34–£95 / 0844 854 2757

Echo & The Bunnymen

Well-preserved Liverpudlian indie rock legends.

Mon 22 Oct

£22.05–£83.10 / 0844 854 2757

Elkie Brooks

Million-selling British songstress belts out the hits as well as material from her latest album.

Sat 29 Sep

£27.50–£35 / 0844 854 2757

Ellen Kent presents Madama Butterfly

Maria HeeJung Kim and Alyona Kistenyova star in this Ellen Kent production of Puccini's great melodrama about love that tries to cross boundaries.

Mon 1 Oct

£34 / 0844 854 2757

The ELO Experience

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

Tue 24 Jul

£24.55 / 0844 854 2757

An Evening with David Sedaris

Writer, humorist and wit, brimming with sardonic social observations.

Mon 16 Jul

£33.55 / 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 30 Jun

£10 / 0844 854 2757

Sun 1 Jul

£10 / 0844 854 2757

Holy Holy

The all star lineup, including Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey, perfom David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars album.

Fri 8 Feb 2019

£36.30–£50.05 / 0844 854 2757

James Martin: On The Road Again

The celebrity TV chef invites guests into his on-stage kitchen, including celebrity friends and members of the audience.

Thu 4 Oct

£37.50 / 0844 854 2757

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.

Fri 5 Oct

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Sat 6 Oct

£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.

Fri 5 Oct

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Sat 6 Oct

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 29 Mar 2019

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Jasper Carrott & The Bev Bevan Band

The veteran stand-up returns to the stage, with comedy routines, and songs from his musical guests.

Mon 19 Nov

£25 / 0844 854 2757

Jimeoin: Renonsense Man

Refining a lost art of the commonplace, Jimeoin is a comic with a delightful sense of the absurd and a uniquely low-key style.

Sat 16 Feb 2019

0844 854 2757

Jimeoin: Ridiculous

Refining a lost art of the commonplace, Jimeoin is a comic with a delightful sense of the absurd and a uniquely low-key style.

Sat 16 Feb 2019

£18.50 / 0844 854 2757

Joanna Lumley: It's All About Me

The popular actress, political activist and comedian discusses her impressive career and life journey.

Sun 28 Oct

£29.50–£59.50 / 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.

Fri 16 Nov

£45.10 / 0844 854 2757

Kacey Musgraves

The US country music singer-songwriter tackles contemporary themes close to her heart.

Wed 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

Kacey Musgraves

Contemporary country artist from Texas, who has toured with Lady Antebellum.

Wed 24 Oct

£27.50–£39.50 / 0844 854 2757

Kate Rusby

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

Tue 18 Dec

£28 / 0844 854 2757

Katie Melua

Emotional pop and sultry acoustica from the Georgia-born singer-songwriter, who is accompanied for this one-off tour by the 24-piece Gori Women's Choir, who are masters of the ancient Georgian tradition of polyphonic singing.

Wed 12 Dec

£22.06–£87.51 / 0844 854 2757

Kevin & Karen Clifton

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Kevin and Karen Clifton perform the waltz, cha cha, fox trot, tango and salsa. Karen has appeared on four years of Strictly, partnering Westlife's Nicky Byrne, Dave (Hairy Biker) Myers, Mark Wright and Jeremy Vine. Husband Kevin has reached the final for three consecutive years on the…

Wed 20 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

The King is Back

The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling musical comedy adventure for 4 to 94 year olds. Enter the imaginative world of Alice in Wonderland creator, Lewis Carroll, in this brand new, highly original, ultra-modern adaptation inspired by his…

Sat 8 Sep

£25.55–£30.05 / 0844 854 2757

The King is Back

Elvis tribute from Ben Portsmouth.

Sat 8 Sep

£25–£29.50 / 0844 854 2757

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

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

Fri 20 Jul

£19.25 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 24 Aug

£19.25 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 21 Sep

£19.25 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 19 Oct

£19.25 / 0844 854 2757

laugh out loud comedy club - york barbican

Four top professional comedians make you laugh. Incredible atmosphere and great night out! Different acts every show!

Fri 20 Jul

£19.25 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 24 Aug

£19.25 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 21 Sep

£19.25 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 19 Oct

£19.25 / 0844 854 2757

The League of Gentlemen: Live Again!

Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark, unhinged characters from the popular BBC television series to the stage.

Wed 22 Aug

£35 / 0844 854 2757

Let's Hang On

A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Tight falsetto vocals and doo-wop harmonies, featuring all those insanely catchy hits such as 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' and 'December '63 (Oh What A Night)'.

Thu 13 Sep

£24 / 0844 854 2757

Level 42

Eighties funk pop quartet back on the road again, singing old favourites including 'Running in the Family' and 'Lessons in Love' as well as new tracks from their latest EP Sirens.

Mon 15 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

With The Blow Monkeys.

The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

Thu 19 Jul

£28.05–£30.80 / 0844 854 2757

Love Actually

Watch Love Actually on the big screen with a full orchestra performing the score live.

Thu 13 Dec

£39.50–£65 / 0844 854 2757

Love Actually with Live Orchestra

Richard Curtis's Christmas anthology, with live orchestral accompaniment.

Thu 13 Dec

£53.51–£69.45 / 0844 854 2757

Meat Loaf Greatest Hits Tour

Steve Steinman's tribute to the pomp rock of the mighty Meat Loaf.

Thu 18 Oct

£28.50 / 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'.

Tue 19 Mar 2019

£47.05 / 0844 854 2757

Mike and the Mechanics

Rock/pop supergroup led by former Genesis bassist Mike Rutherford.

Tue 19 Mar 2019

£47.05 / 0844 854 2757

Moscow Ballet La Classique: The Nutcracker

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's magical Christmas ballet.

Sat 27 Oct

£29–£31 / 0844 854 2757

Ocean Film Festival

A selection of documentaries celebrating the beauty and power of the world's oceans.

Tue 23 Oct

£13.55 / 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'.

Sat 26 Jan 2019

£34.50–£39.50 / 0844 854 2757

Paul Weller

The Modfather performs material from his 40-year career, including his latest album A Kind Revolution.

Thu 23 Aug

prices vary / 0844 854 2757

The Proclaimers

Scotland's unforgettable musical twins return to the stage with their singalong Caledonian anthems.

Wed 17 Oct

£36.30 / 0844 854 2757

The Queen Extravaganza

The official Queen tribute act, assembled by Roger Taylor.

Fri 2 Nov

£31.35–£51.15 / 0844 854 2757

Rick Wakeman

The world-renowned former Yes keyboardist performs pieces from his recent solo album, Piano Portraits. His discography includes over 90 solo albums that range various musical styles and concepts. Along with his music career, he is also known for his contributions to BBC's Grumpy Old Men, his former radio show on Planet…

Sun 30 Sep

£29.50–£35 / 0844 854 2757

Rick Wakeman: Piano Odyssey Tour

Following the hugely successful Piano Portraits tour last year, in support of the album of the same name, Rick Wakeman returns with a new show based on the follow up release, entitled Piano Odyssey. The fourteen-date tour will feature a selection of tracks from both Piano Odyssey and Piano Portraits, showcasing music that…

Sun 30 Sep

£33.95–£40.80 / 0844 854 2757

Rick Wakeman:Piano Portraits In Concert

Currently celebrating his 50th year as a professional musician, keyboard player, songwriter and broadcaster, Rick Wakeman recently made chart history when his Piano Portraits album became the first solo piano album to enter the UK’s Top 10. Initially inspired by the unprecedented reaction to his performance of David…

Sun 30 Sep

£33.95–£40.80 / 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.

Fri 21 Sep

£26.50–£43.75 / 0844 854 2757

Robert Cray Band

The award-winning US blues guitar maestro returns.

Fri 26 Oct

£34.80 / 0844 854 2757

Russell Watson

The world-famous tenor, originally from Salford in Lancashire, who has won four Brit Classical Awards and is still the only artist to top the UK and US classical charts at the same time, performs songs from his True Stories album interspersed with a selection of greatest hits.

Thu 25 Oct

£30–£45 / 0844 854 2757

Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Sat 27 Oct

0844 854 2757

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Fri 9 Nov

Sold out / 0844 854 2757

Sat 10 Nov

Sold out / 0844 854 2757

Sun 11 Nov

Sold out / 0844 854 2757

Stewart Francis: Into the Punset

  • 3 stars

Surreal and deadpan one-liners from the Canadian stand-up and TV regular, as seen on Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo.

Sat 20 Oct

£19.50 / 0844 854 2757

Talon: The Best of the Eagles

Eagles tribute band Talon once again perform their popular tribute to the beardy country rockers.

Sun 7 Oct

£28 / 0844 854 2757

UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

Fri 26 Apr 2019

prices vary / 0844 854 2757

UB40 + Special Guests 40th Anniversary

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive hometown show in Birmingham this December!

Fri 26 Apr 2019

£41.80–£47.30 / 0844 854 2757

Sun 9 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

The Whitney Houston Show

Belinda Davids pages homage to one of the world’s most revered singers, accompanied by the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. The show features Houston’s greatest hits, including 'I Will Always Love You', 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody' and 'One Moment in Time'.

Wed 14 Nov

£31.63–£37.93 / 0844 854 2757

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