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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Ben Hart: Wonder
The Britain's Got Talent finalist and acclaimed magician heads out on his debut solo show.
Fri 25 Feb
£15–£17 / 01226 327000
The Bob Dylan Story
A tribute to a singer-songwriting icon.
Sat 29 Oct
£20 / 01226 327000
Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest
Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has any traits that are worth passing on to his children. Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert! A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At…
Fri 11 Feb
£25 / 01226 327000
Gary Delaney: Gary In Punderland
Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he's ready to bring you a brand…
Fri 16 Sep
£22 / 01226 327000
Gill Sims: Why Mummy Drinks
Gill Sims is a mum on a mission against the idealised lives we see on Instagram. Her blog, Peter and Jane, an honest account of family life, spun into a book, Why Mummy Swears. Now she is releasing the follow-up Why Mummy Drinks. Join Gill for a Q&A about her life and career so far.
Sat 23 Apr
Prices to be confirmed / 01226 327000
Mike Bubbins, star of hit podcast The Socially Distant Sports Bar, and of BBC television comedies Mammoth, Tourist Trap and The Unexplainers, unleashes Throwback, his first ever solo UK stand-up tour. And things may never be the same again. Throwback is a powerful, thought-provoking, visceral hour of stand-up comedy, that…
Fri 8 Apr
£19.50 / 01226 327000
Shaparak Khorsandi: IT WAS THE 90s!
Ah, the 90s! The decade that Shaparak Khorsandi was in her twenties and ‘ladette’ culture ruled the school. The decade when there was nothing to be done but party, and Shaparak found herself flying about London with hope in her heart, a tenner in her pocket and spare knickers in her handbag. She matched the boys…
Fri 20 May
£17.60 / 01226 327000