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.
Wed 21 Apr
£17 / 01226 327000
Gary Delaney: Gagster's Paradise
Comedy from Mock the Week regular.
After reaching the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2020 (3000 Ofcom complaints), Nabil Abdulrashid brings his brand-new stand-up show on tour. From growing up under military rule in northern Nigeria to falling into legal trouble as a teenager in south London, join Nabil as he recollects the remarkable, chaotic and sometimes…
Wed 22 Sep
£19.80 (£17.60) / 01226 327000
Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior… Confessions of a Club Comic
Shappi recounts her journey through the 90s comedy club scene with plenty of sharp-tongued gags.
Fri 12 Feb
Prices to be confirmed / 01226 327000