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 63 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

Sat 17 Mar 2018

£35.50–£44 / 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 2018

£31.90–£42.90 / 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

Betway UK Championship Snooker

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

Tue 27 Nov 2018

£5.50–£12.10 / 0844 854 2757

Wed 28 Nov 2018

£5.50–£12.10 / 0844 854 2757

Thu 29 Nov 2018

£5.50–£12.10 / 0844 854 2757

…and 9 more dates until 9 Dec 2018

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

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

Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?

Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.

Sat 21 Jul 2018

£22.95 / 0844 854 2757

Chris Ramsey: Just Happy To Get Out Of The House

Upbeat anecdotes, feel-good humour and witty observations from the Geordie stand-up, actor and Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, instantly recognisable from his own television show, which kicked off on Comedy Central in January, and his role as Jack in BBC2's Hebburn.

Sat 21 Jul 2018

£20 / 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

Coldplace

A Coldplay tribute act. As if one Chris Martin wasn't enough.

Wed 13 Dec

£22.55 / 0844 854 2757

  • 20:00

Count Arthur Strong Is Alive And Unplugged

Steve Delaney portrays the self-anointed show business legend as he pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can vaguely remember with stories and other nuggets of well-worn stagecraft. Inspired by the BBC sitcom by Delaney and Graham Linehan.

Fri 8 Jun 2018

£20 / 0844 854 2757

  • 20:00

Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus

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

Fri 8 Jun 2018

£20 / 0844 854 2757

Dance to the Music

A history of dance from the 20s to modern day. Created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff (Strictly Come Dancing) and featuring a full cast of dancers including Chris Maloney (X Factor).

Fri 19 Jan 2018

£32.55–£55.55 / 0844 854 2757

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…

Thu 11 Oct 2018

£31.35 / 0844 854 2757

Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point (The Powerpoint)

The comedian/writer/general brainbox's new tour is centred around on his trademark powerpoint presentations, with wit and hilarity in shedloads.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Dave Gorman: With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint

The Stafford-born stand-up who worked as a writer on TV comedies The Fast Show and The Mrs Merton Show presents his latest tour featuring Powerpoint presentations.

Thu 11 Oct 2018

£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

  • 19:30

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

£41.80–£47.30 / 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

Flight Of The Conchords

Banish all memories of Richard Stilgoe – this cult New Zealand duo give comedy songs a good name.

Fri 9 Mar 2018

£63.40 / 0844 395 4000

Sat 10 Mar 2018

£63.40 / 0844 395 4000

Sun 11 Mar 2018

£63.40 / 0844 395 4000

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.

Sat 27 Jan 2018

£31.35 / 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

Joan Baez

A musical giant whose influence on the likes of everyone from Bob Dylan himself to Led Zeppelin has been enormous, Joan Baez continues her reign as the USA's Queen of Folk.

Tue 13 Mar 2018

£40.55–£65.55 / 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 2018

£29.50–£59.50 / 0844 854 2757

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

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

Sun 11 Feb 2018

£18.50 / 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

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 2018

£19.50–£37.50 / 0844 854 2757

Katie Melua

Emotional pop and sultry acoustica from the Georgia-born singer-songwriter, who is accompanied by the 23-piece Gori Women's Choir - masters of the ancient Georgian tradition of polyphonic singing. Together, they perform songs from Melua's six album back catalogue alongside new material from a forthcoming recording project.

Wed 12 Dec 2018

£22.06–£87.51 / 0844 854 2757

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

Kim Wilde

Iconic pop singer.

Sun 15 Apr 2018

£29.35–£38 / 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 2018

£25.55–£30.05 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 15 Dec

£17 / 0844 854 2757

A night of raucous stand-up courtesy of Raymond Mearns, Jenny Collier, Steve Bugeja and regular MC Damion Larkin.

  • 19:30

Wed 20 Dec

£17 / 0844 854 2757

A night of raucous stand-up courtesy of Al Barrie, Pete Phillipson, Allyson June Smith and regular MC Damion Larkin.

  • 19:30

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

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

Fri 15 Dec

£17 / 0844 854 2757

Wed 20 Dec

£17 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£18.95 / 0844 854 2757

…and 5 more dates until 22 Jun 2018

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 15 Dec

£18.70–£19.25 / 0844 854 2757

Wed 20 Dec

£18.70–£19.25 / 0844 854 2757

Fri 12 Jan 2018

£18.70–£19.25 / 0844 854 2757

…and 4 more dates until 18 May 2018

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 2018

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 854 2757

With The Blow Monkeys.

The Levellers

Perennial crusty favourites influenced by punk and traditional English music.

Fri 16 Mar 2018

£25–£27.50 / 0844 854 2757

Lisa Stansfield

R&B, pop and soul from the British singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades.

Thu 19 Apr 2018

£30.86–£109.51 / 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

My Dad Wrote a Porno: Live

The team behind the smash hit podcast take their sell-out show on tour.

Thu 26 Apr 2018

£31.35 / 0844 854 2757

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

The Queen Extravaganza

The official Queen tribute act, assembled by Roger Taylor.

Fri 2 Nov 2018

£31.35–£51.15 / 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

£25.50 / 0844 854 2757

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

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.

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

Smokie

Classic hits including 'Living Next Door To Alice', 'If You Think You Know How To Love Me' and 'Don't Play Your Rock'n'Roll To Me'. Really big in Germany.

Fri 23 Mar 2018

£25 / 08717 029486

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.

Sat 10 Feb 2018

£15–£22 / 0844 854 2757

Sat 19 May 2018

£15–£22 / 0844 854 2757

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