The Civic

The Civic
Hanson Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2HZ
  • Telephone 01226 327000
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–5pm; Sun (on performance days) 10am–4pm.
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  • Website www.barnsleycivic.co.uk
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The Civic

The Civic was built to bring new life to Barnsley Civic Theatre, a Victorian building which had fallen into advanced disrepair. The new building has a 316-seat theatre, a gallery, office spaces and meeting rooms suitable for a variety of purposes. The theatre hosts touring productions by leading companies such as Paines Plough and Propeller, dance shows, touring bands, live comedy and film screenings.

The Civic is a few minutes away from the Transport Interchange, and most car parking in the town is free after 6pm.

The Civic, Barnsley is a multi-storey, multi-purpose arts centre seeking to bring wide-ranging, contemporary artforms to appreciative audiences from Barnsley and beyond. As a proud supporter of the arts in South Yorkshire, The Civic showcases high-quality performances and exhibitions not usually associated with a centre of its size or regional location, and is instrumental in bringing world-class touring theatre, music and arts groups en route to larger UK cultural centres and other venues around the globe.

Comprising a large auditorium, the Assembly Room – accommodating the best in UK theatre, dance, comedy, music, cabaret, independent and classic regional film screenings and family productions – in addition to a large art gallery (Gallery@), which hosts a wide variety of innovative and exciting exhibitions dealing with all aspects of art, design and craft, The Gallery@ programme consists of curated shows and touring exhibitions which work in conjunction with the V&A, Crafts Council, Tate and Design Museum London, as well as with curators here in Barnsley. The building also has a large Panorama display and event space, working offices and several work hubs, as well as boasting a blend of historic and modern architecture enhanced by the adjacent Mandela Gardens. This public space was redeveloped in 2009 for the first time since the 1980s, and also includes facilities for outdoor performances.

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Events at this venue

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5 More Minutes

An interactive show for children about bedtime and settling down to go to sleep featuring live music and puppetry. Please take your bedtime snuggly.

Sun 8 Oct

£8 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

Adele Howitt: Ceramic Landscapes

A collection of large scale ceramics inspired by the anatomy of plants.

Fri 22 Sep

Free / 01226 327000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 23 Sep

Free / 01226 327000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 25 Sep

Free / 01226 327000

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 23 more dates until 21 Oct

Alun Cochrane: Alunish Cochranish

No-nonsense comedy. Ages 16+.

Sat 17 Feb 2018

£12.50 / 01226 327000

Best Art Vinyl Barnsley

An in-depth look at twelve of the town's own vinyl record covers, by musicians either from or living in Barnsley, including Saxon, Rolo Tomassi, The Black Lamps, Groove Armada and The Unthanks.

Sat 11 Nov

Gallery

Free / 01226 327000

  • 10:00 – 17:00
The Panorama

Free / 01226 327000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 13 Nov

The Panorama

Free / 01226 327000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 14 Nov

Gallery

Free / 01226 327000

  • 10:00 – 17:00
The Panorama

Free / 01226 327000

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 58 more dates until 20 Jan 2018

Bootleg Blondie: Blondie Tribute

The band performs new wave rock in tribute to the Debbie Harry-fronted group.

Sat 3 Feb 2018

£15 / 01226 327000

  • 20:00

The Civic Garden Party

Mandela Gardens Celebrate the launch of the Autumn Winter season at The Civic, with performances all day from Markmark and Turnaround Dance Theatre.

Fri 22 Sep

Free / 01226 327000

Civic Scratch

An informal chance for four regional artists and companies to showcase new work and try it out in front of a live audience.

Sat 30 Sep

Pay what you can / 01226 327000

Followed by a Q&A.

  • 19:30 – 21:00

Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger

Observational humour from the Canadian stand-up, including stories about coffee shops and cat flaps.

Sat 17 Mar 2018

£15 / 01226 327000

  • 20:00

Dave Spikey: Juggling On A Motorbike

The comedian takes a look back at his comedy career which has spanned 30 years.

Fri 27 Oct

£16.50 / 01226 327000

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

  • 2 stars

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Wed 11 Oct

£24 / 01226 327000

Harry & Chris: The Harry & Chris Show

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker and jazz musician Chris Read team up to bring their blend of poetry, music, love and comedy.

Fri 3 Nov

£12 / 01226 327000

  • 20:00

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Thu 23 Nov

The Assembly Room

£18.50 / 01226 327000

  • 20:00

James Acaster: Classic Scrapes Preview

Self-deprecating anecdotes from the comedian who will release his first ever book this year.

Sat 11 Nov

£16 / 01226 327000

  • 20:00

James Acaster: The Trelogy

Stand up from the 2015 Chortle Best Show winner, as he presents Recognise, Represent and Reset on tour.

Sat 11 Nov

£16 / 01226 327000

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairytale romance is adapted for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones.  Performer Rebecca Vaughan plays more roles than just Jane.

Thu 22 Mar 2018

£12 (£10) / 01226 327000

  • 19:30

Joli Vyann: Imbalance

Combining exciting acrobatic skills and athletic dance, this energetic performance explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are in or out of balance.

Thu 28 Sep

£12 (£10; Children £8) / 01226 327000

  • 19:30 – 20:30

Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings

Upbeat comedy from the former Phoenix Nights actor.

Sat 9 Dec

£15 ( £5) / 01226 327000

  • 20:00

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards-winning duo perform contemporary folk.

Fri 23 Mar 2018

£14.50 / 01226 327000

  • 20:00

King Lear Retold

An explosive retelling of King Lear by Debs Newbold.

Thu 19 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01226 327000

The Life And Soul

Written by Chris O'Connor Director Rod Dixon Producer Jen Sullivan Performed by Simon James Bailie Jim's always been a bit of a character, just like his Dad, and spends most of his life between the bookies, the pub and the football. He's always had this lingering feeling though that he doesn't quite fit into this…

Wed 1 Nov

Live Arts Cafe: Digital Media Centre

£5 (£3) / 01226 327000

  • 19:00

Louise Wright: Organic Forms

The Barnsley-based artist shows drawings base on microbiology and nature.

Fri 22 Sep

Staircase

Free / 01226 327000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 23 Sep

Staircase

Free / 01226 327000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 25 Sep

Staircase

Free / 01226 327000

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 23 more dates until 21 Oct

Medusa

A story of a woman who exacts her revenge on the men that destroyed her and the gods that cursed her. The Medusa myth is a tragedy that has echoed through the generations. From Proper Job Theatre.

Thu 26 Oct

£12 (£10) / 01226 327000

Michael Morpurgo's King Arthur

Story Pocket Theatre bring to life thrilling stories of Camelot, Merlin and Arthur with music, puppetry and storytelling. Suitable for ages 7+.

Wed 18 Oct

£9 (£7) / 01226 327000

Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band

BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015 and member of folk supergroup The Full English.

Sat 4 Nov

£14 / 01226 327000

  • 20:00

New Work Weekend

Featuring Akiem Buck – Windows of Displacement and Most Wanted – Life by The Throat.

Fri 13 Oct

£8–£15 / 01226 327000

Sat 14 Oct

£8–£15 / 01226 327000

Peter And The Wolf: Goblin Theatre

With singing birds, waddling ducks, sneaky cats, and a rocking wolf, this musical adventure for young children has a contemporary score inspired by Prokofiev's symphonic fairy tale. With lively puppets and musical vegetables, it offers little ones a fun introduction to music-making and instruments.

Sun 5 Nov

£8 (£6; Children £4) / 01226 327000

  • 14:30

Phoenix Dance Theatre: Mixed Programme 2017

Celebrating their 35th anniversary year, Phoenix Dance Theatre present a thrilling programme of work. Nightlife at the Flamingo, one of the company's earliest works is re-imagined by Edward Lynch for a cast of founding, retired and current company members. Fusing Jazz, Soul, and Reggae this dazzling piece captures the…

Fri 17 Nov

£14 (£12) / 01226 327000

  • 19:30

The Ruck

An energetic tale inspired by the real life story of the first UK women's rugby league team to tour Australia, told with physical theatre and music, written by award-winning playwright Kevin Fegan and directed by Joyce Branagh.

Fri 22 Sep

£14 (£10) / 01226 327000

Shakespeare Schools Festival 2017

Students from primary, secondary and special schools perform various Shakespeare plays.

Wed 22 Nov

£9.50 (£7) / 01226 327000

  • 19:00

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central…

Fri 8 Dec

The Assembly Room

£20 / 01226 327000

  • 19:30

Stuart Maconie: Jarrow Road to the Deep South

The popular TV and radio presenter, journalist and author talks about walking 300 miles from Jarrow to London. He was retracing the famous Jarrow Crusade – a march in the autumn of 1936 by 200 men to protest mass unemployment and extreme poverty.

Sat 18 Nov

£15 / 01226 327000

  • 20:00

Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club

Toby Foster brings the laughs with a bunch of special guests.

Sat 23 Sep

£12 / 01226 327000

The Toy Box: From Pop To Present

The exhibition explores the use of toys in the world of contemporary art and design using paintings, prints and sculpture from around the world. Works by Eduardo Paolozzi, KAWS, Jason Freeny, Jimmy Cauty, Glennray Tutor, Ron English and others are represented.

Fri 22 Sep

Free / 01226 327000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 23 Sep

Free / 01226 327000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tubular Bells and Mary Casio

Mike Oldfield's classic album Tubular Bells, performed live by Tubular Brass – a 28-piece brass band featuring some of the UK's finest players. Plus a special performance of Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia by electronic artist and composer Hannah Peel that combines synthesizers and brass.

Sat 21 Oct

£16 / 01226 327000

  • 19:30 – 21:50

Ugly Duckling

With a menagerie of mean animals depicted through inventive physicality, and live music that quacks and trills, this charming production plays with ideas of identity, and the journey to discover inner beauty. Ages 3–7.

Sun 22 Oct

£8 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

What Once Was Ours

An immersive new show about identity and belonging.

Wed 8 Nov

£12 (£10; £8) / 01226 327000

  • 19:30

What the Floyd

What the Floyd recreate the sounds of the legendary Pink Floyd.

Fri 6 Oct

£15 / 01226 327000

You Have Been Watching

Dark Horse Theatre present a comedy set in the world of a TV detective show, featuring eight professionally trained actors with learning disabilities.

Wed 4 Oct

£12 (£10; Students £8) / 01226 327000

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