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 54 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

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

Sat 17 Mar 2018

£29.50–£44 / 0844 854 2757

Anton and Erin: Swing Time

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

Sat 17 Mar 2018

£35.50–£44 / 0844 854 2757

Bananarama

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

Thu 16 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

A selection of exhilarating sports and adventure films.

Wed 14 Mar 2018

£13.05 / 0844 854 2757

Barenaked Ladies

Canadian quirky popsters who inject their songs with lashings of humour.

Sat 21 Apr 2018

£33.05–£44.05 / 0844 854 2757

Beauty and the Beast

Musical based on the Disney film based on the fairy tale. Presented by Disney Concerts with music from the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Fri 6 Apr 2018

£43.21–£56.72 / 0844 854 2757

Beauty And The Beast

The classic story of bookish Belle and the beast she winds up with. There's something about a magic rose and talking household objects, too.

Fri 6 Apr 2018

£40.05–£65.55 / 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

Thu 1 Feb 2018

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

The Bootleg Beatles

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

Wed 18 Apr 2018

£28–£32.50 / 0844 854 2757

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Sun 12 Nov

£24 / 0844 854 2757

Brendan Cole: All Night Long

Choreographer, performer and Strictly dancer Brendan Cole performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Wed 7 Feb 2018

£30.05–£40.05 / 0844 854 2757

  • 19:30

Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott

Moore is one of Ireland's leading solo artists, mixing traditional song with contemporary social and political commentary.

Wed 9 May 2018

£37.40 / 0844 854 2757

Don McLean

Don McLean, author of the most famous song ever to have been inspired by an air accident, continues to tour but says he will not be releasing any more albums following his swansong Addicted to Black.

Mon 30 Apr 2018

£37.50–£42.50 / 0844 854 2757

DON McLEAN

America’s legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean returns to the UK to perform at Symphony Hall in support of his new album, Botanical Gardens. The folk-influenced singer-songwriter is best known for his songs Vincent (Starry Starry Nigh t), Crying, Castles In The Air *and the iconic *American Pie. Since first hitting…

Mon 30 Apr 2018

£38.05–£43.05 / 0844 854 2757

The Doobie Brothers

Laid-back Californian rockers with two original members left of an ever-shifting lineup.

Wed 25 Oct

£45–£65 / 0844 854 2757

Tue 31 Oct

£45–£65 / 0844 854 2757

Eleanor Conway's Walk of Shame

Ludicrous observations from the comedian who discusses porn, sex, drugs and drink and all the stuff you're supposed to know by the age of 31.

Sat 11 Nov

£13 / 0844 854 2757

Elkie Brooks

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

Sat 29 Sep 2018

£27.50–£35 / 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 2018

£24.55 / 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

James & Ola: Uncensored

Husband and wife choreographers and dancers James and Ola Jordan, best known for their work on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing perform the cha cha, rumba, samba, jive and paso doble.

Sun 4 Mar 2018

prices vary / 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.

Thu 8 Feb 2018

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 5 Oct 2018

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Sat 6 Oct 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

Fri 5 Oct 2018

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Sat 6 Oct 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

Sun 11 Feb 2018

£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

Jonathan Pie: Back To The Studio

A humorous and satirical look at the news.

Wed 28 Feb 2018

£22.50 / 0844 854 2757

Jonathan Pie: Live

  • 3 stars

The comic reveals the truth behind recent news events both home and abroad.

Wed 28 Feb 2018

£22.50 / 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 Cliffton

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…

Wed 20 Jun 2018

Prices to be confirmed / 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 10 Nov

£18.70 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 15 Dec

£18.70 / 0844 854 2757

Wed 20 Dec

£18.70 / 0844 854 2757

The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£25–£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Marti Pellow

The Wet Wet Wet frontman and established stage star performs music from across his repertoire.

Mon 21 May 2018

£44–£47.30 / 0844 854 2757

Menopause the Musical

Parody musical, featuring tunes from the 60s–80s, follows four women in a department store who appear to have nothing in common but a bra on sale. Naturally, come the end of the show, they realise they share more than they originally thought.

Fri 27 Apr 2018

£28.05 / 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

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

With Tiny Magnetic Pets.

The Overtones

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

Thu 14 Dec

£25.30–£42.90 / 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

Rhythm Of The Night: An Audience With Ian Waite And Oti Mabuse

The two Strictly Come Dancing stars perform a mixture of ballroom and Latin numbers.

Fri 15 Jun 2018

£20–£27 / 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

Roy Chubby Brown

Controversial stand-up from the Yorkshire-born veteran.

Sat 20 Jan 2018

£20 / 0844 854 2757

Rule the World

Tribute to the reformed 90s boy band featuring classic tunes such as ‘Never Forget’, ‘Greatest Day’, ‘Back For Good’, ‘Relight My Fire’, ‘Everything Changes’, ‘Shine’ and ‘Pray’.

Sat 9 Jun 2018

£22 / 0844 854 2757

Russell Brand: Re:Birth

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

Tue 24 Apr 2018

£30.50 / 0844 854 2757

Russian National Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Russian National Ballet production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Tue 7 Nov

£27 / 0844 854 2757

  • 18:30

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 2018

£29 / 0844 854 2757

Sat 10 Nov 2018

£29 / 0844 854 2757

Sun 11 Nov 2018

£29 / 0844 854 2757

Sarah Millican: Outsider

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 2018

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Sat 10 Nov 2018

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Sun 11 Nov 2018

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox

Scott Bradlee, and ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox, reworks 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles.

Thu 8 Mar 2018

£28.10–£39.10 / 0844 854 2757

The Waterboys

Scottish folk-rock outfit led by Mike Scott, the only original and constant band member, supporting their forthcoming studio album due to be released this year.

Sat 5 May 2018

£35.55–£40.05 / 0844 854 2757

The Waterboys

Indie-pop and folk with Celtic overtones by Mike Scott and his band of raggle taggle musicians.

Sat 5 May 2018

£39.05 / 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. Regularly working with top class international soloists, it is capable of giving high-quality performances of some of the most demanding…

Sat 10 Feb 2018

£15–£22 / 0844 854 2757

Sat 19 May 2018

£15–£22 / 0844 854 2757

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