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 66 events at this location

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Anton and Erin – From Broadway to Hollywood

The dance stars celebrate a Decade in Dance in 2018 with their tenth UK nationwide tour.

Fri 15 Feb 2019

£40.40–£50.80 / 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

£29.08–£33.40 / 0844 854 2757

Ben Fogle: Tales From the Wilderness

TV adventurer Ben Fogle tours with his latest evening of storytelling.

Fri 8 Mar 2019

£25 / 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–£24.20 / 0844 854 2757

Wed 28 Nov

£5.50–£24.20 / 0844 854 2757

Thu 29 Nov

£5.50–£24.20 / 0844 854 2757

…and 9 more dates until 9 Dec

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

Caro Emerald

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

Sat 3 Nov

£28.10–£55.05 / 0844 854 2757

Coleen Nolan

Coleen Nolan returns to the stage for a solo tour without her sisters.

Fri 18 Jan 2019

£32.50 / 0844 854 2757

A Country Night in Nashville

The ultimate celebration of country music.

Sat 27 Apr 2019

£25 / 0844 854 2757

Dara O'Briain – Voice of Reason

The television regular – best known as the host of Mock The Week – brings his latest routine to the stage.

Sat 9 Mar 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

  • 20:00

Dave Gorman

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 PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint. As the title suggests, he’s bringing his laptop and projector screen with him so expect…

Wed 10 Oct

£31.35 / 0844 854 2757

Thu 11 Oct

£31.35 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 25 Jan 2019

£31.35 / 0844 854 2757

David Gest's Soul Legends: The Legacy Tour

Performances by the UK's first female artist to be signed by Tamla Motown, Kiki Dee, Sheila Ferguson, Freda Payne, Fern Kinney, Leee John, Junior Giscombe and many more.

Thu 8 Nov

£34–£95 / 0844 854 2757

Dr Hook

Dennis Locorriere brings his incarnation of Dr Hook to town.

Fri 15 Nov 2019

£32.50–£38.50 / 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

Elvis Lives

Live musical journey across Elvis' life and career, featuring finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises' worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

Faith: The George Michael Legacy

Wayne Dilks and his eight-piece band pay tribute to the music of George Michael.

Fri 22 Feb 2019

£22.50–£30 / 0844 854 2757

Golden Girls Tour

Lesley Garrett, Bonnie Langford and Maria Friedman join forces to re-imagine fan favourite tunes such as Nina Simone’s 'Feeling Good' and Judy Garland’s 'Get Happy'.

Thu 24 Jan 2019

£32.25–£63.95 / 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: 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: Result!

Jimeoin presents his new show, fresh from a smash-hit New York off-Broadway season.

Sat 16 Feb 2019

£18.50 / 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

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

Wed 24 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

With Soccer Mommy.

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

Katherine Jenkins

Britain's best-selling classical crossover artist. At this series of Christmas shows she is joined by special guest Mark Vincent and accompanied by the London Concert Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Inglis.

Fri 24 May 2019

£33.05–£61.10 / 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

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

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

Fri 21 Sep

£19.25 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 19 Oct

£19.25 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 16 Nov

£17 / 0844 854 2757

Tue 18 Dec

£17 / 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.

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

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

Moscow Ballet La Classique: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Elik Melikov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Crisp white tutus and heartbreaking romance from the Moscow Ballet, performing the most popular of all classical ballets to Tchaikovsky's familiar score.

Sun 27 Jan 2019

£20–£35 / 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

The Overtones

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

Fri 14 Dec

£25.35–£42.95 / 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

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

Remembering the Movies

On sale Fri 7 Sep: 10am If you loved Remembering Fred then get ready for a remarkable, unique and star-studded rollercoaster ride through some of the most successful, Oscar winning and most memorable films of all time. From the Golden Age of Hollywood through to the modern mega musical. Enjoy tributes to Audrey…

Tue 9 Apr 2019

£25–£42.50 / 0844 854 2757

Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John

Welsh comedian Rhod Gilbert returns to comedy after a six year hiatus and discusses the unfortunate turns his life has taken since the last time he was on stage.

Sat 6 Apr 2019

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

Rick Wakeman reinterprets some of his hits in piano form.

Sun 30 Sep

£33.95–£40.80 / 0844 854 2757

Rip It Up

Dance showcase set to a soundtrack from the 1960s by Strictly Come Dancing champions Harry Judd and Louis Smith, backed by a live band.

Fri 21 Sep

Sold out / 0844 854 2757

Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South

Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.

Thu 24 Oct 2019

£23 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 25 Oct 2019

£23 / 0844 854 2757

Robert Cray Band

The award-winning US blues guitar maestro returns.

Fri 26 Oct

£34.80 / 0844 854 2757

Roy Chubby Brown

Controversial stand-up from the Yorkshire-born veteran.

Sat 19 Jan 2019

£24 / 0844 854 2757

Russell Kane: Right Man, Wrong Age

Russell Kane discusses why it's perfectly okay to be 20 but feel 40 (or vice versa) and explains why nobody really feels their age.

Thu 11 Apr 2019

£20 / 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

Steve Steinman's Meat Loaf Story

Steve Steinman sings the songs made famous by Meat Loaf.

Thu 18 Oct

£28.50 / 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 - 40th Anniversary Tour "for the Many" - York

Pre-sale now live! Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dvfvM9 Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time…

Fri 26 Apr 2019

£43.14–£48.81 / 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

York Guildhall Orchestra

York’s renowned Guildhall Orchestra is one of the leading orchestral ensembles in the North of England. It is an exceptionally fine and large amateur/volunteer symphony orchestra.

Sat 13 Oct

£15–£22 / 0844 854 2757

Sat 5 Jan 2019

£15–£22 / 0844 854 2757

Sat 9 Feb 2019

£15–£22 / 0844 854 2757

Sat 18 May 2019

£15–£22 / 0844 854 2757

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