- Telephone 01226 327000
- Box office times Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–5pm; Sun (on performance days) 10am–4pm.
- Website www.barnsleycivic.co.uk
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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- Written by: Eddie Kay
Three new commissions by choreographers Tamsin Fitzgerald, Lenka Vagnerova and newcomer Rebecca Evans that explore the darker side of humanity. Presented by 2Faced Dance.
Adrian Ashworth: Somewhere in Time
A collection of portraits by Adrian Ashworth that explore the relationships between those with dementia and their carers.
Alfie Moore: Getting Away With Murder
The former Detective Sergeant, star of BBC Radio Four's It's A Fair Cop, provides a detailed step-by-step guide to achieving this goal – from choosing a weapon to body disposal.
April Fools Comedy Festival Launch
Offbeat humour and comedic songs from animator and 2011 Writer's Guild Award-winner for Best Children's TV Script, Howard Read. Plus Andrew O'Neill and Tiernan Douieb.
Circus-themed performance for ages 5+.
Miles Productions presents the story of the life of Welsh actor Richard Burton performed as a solo drama, tracing his story from humble beginnings to his life as a world famous film star.
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. And they have to keep it clean.
Compagnie Animotion: Musicians Of Bremen
Compagnie Animotion are back in the UK with their spectacular version of Grimm's ever-popular tale of musical animals.
Sun 26 Feb
Danny Baker: Cradle to the Stage
Stories and comedy from the veteran broadcaster.
A traditional Irish folk singer and bouzouki-player with a versatile repertoire encompassing humorous ballads, songs of exile and popular contemporary songs. Double bill with Damien O'Kane Trio.
Daoiri Farrell & The Damien O’Kane Trio
A double headliner featuring the Northern Irish folk musician and folk pop ensemble.
Dave Spikey: Juggling On A Motorbike
The comedian takes a look back at his comedy career which has spanned 30 years.
The Fascinating Aïda linchpin goes solo.
Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The story of the kindly shoemaker and his wife and the mysterious helpers who turn around their fortunes. Ages 4+.
Sun 23 Apr
Mon 24 Apr
Fashion And Freedom
Fashion designers explore the impact of WWI upon the changing roles of women and fashion.
A Yorkshire village is shattered when elemental spirits replace the parish priest with his double. Realities collide as this changeling reinterprets the gospel of love. Ages 16+.
The Gospel of Matthew
Actor George Dillon presents an unforgettable vision of jesus in this staging of the first gospel using a musical score and video background.
Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option
New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.
HOAX Our Right To Hope
The true story of a young man from Manchester, his poetry, life and death with schizophrenia. Ages 14+.
Wed 5 Apr
Multi-sensory story of discovery for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities, presented by Frozen Light.
Entertaining folk session.
Iain Stirling: Onwards!
Iain Stirling explores the perception of his generation within today’s society and looks at their function within it.
A fusion of lyrical writing and cabaret from multi-award winning Milk Presents, portraying the tale of Joan Of Arc in a new light.
Folk music from composer, melodeon and concertina player, John Spiers.
Last Laugh Comedy Club
Guest acts take to the stage with MC Toby Foster.
Lee Nelson: Serious Joker
Serial sneaker-into-places-he-shouldn't-be, Lee Nelson, returns with a new standup show.
Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted
Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…
James Wilton Dance's version of the Moby Dick story.
The Magic Paintbrush
Set to an urban soundtrack, the ensemble's version of the book follows the young heroine as she leaps, splatters, swirls, boogies and paints her world into a brighter place and tries to vanquish the mighty shadow of greed.
The Maria Penrose School Of Dance
The cast present their annual show presenting a varied programme of dance styles.
Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro
Blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Harley and bassist Kimbro.
Morgan & West: A (sort of) Christmas Carol Magic Show!
Magic show for ages 5+ based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The show stars time travelling magicians Morgan & West, who have to play all the parts themselves.
Sat 15 Apr
£10 (£8) / 01226 327000
Morgan and West: Parlour Tricks
The time travelling duo presents a show of illusions and magic.
Musicians of Bremen
French interdisciplinary company, Compagnie Animotion tell the tale of four animals put to pasture with their version of Grimm’s The Musicians of Bremen. Recommended for 3–7yrs
Mon 27 Feb
Nick Sharratt's Big Draw Along
Join children's illustrator Nick Sharratt for a live draw along. Suitable for ages 4+.
Northern Ballet: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
The company performs this child-friendly ballet, based on the fairy tale, that is an opportunity to introduce young children to the live ballet, music and theatre.
Design, cut out and model your own life-size paper doll clothes.
Contemporary performance surrounding the subject of birth, engaging with real people and real stories. Presented by Third Angel.
Race Horse Company: Around
Charming circus performance from the Finnish company, full of juggling, clowning, acrobatics, sword swallowing and hula hooping.
Sun 9 Apr
Richard Herring: The Best
A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.
Royal Photographic Society: International Print Exhibition
The RPS selects the best images submitted by photographers all over the world, for inclusion in this major exhibition. This is the 159th International Print Exhibition.
Sat 22 Apr
Tue 25 Apr
Wed 26 Apr
A craft market celebrating all things steampunk, vintage, goth, geek and alternative. Also includes live music and a children’s raygun workshop.
Stand Up & Spit
A night of angry, politically charged poetry, inspired by poet and original ranter Tim Wells.
Red Dragonfly Productions present three exciting new family friendly short plays from emerging British writers, tales of wonder and of life, all told with a hint of spice. "Beautifully realised, captivating piece of theatre." London Theatre. Recommended for PG
Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club
Toby Foster brings the laughs with a bunch of special guests.
Vs David Bowie
Barnsley born colouring book creator Mel Elliot collaborates with local artists on a project inspired by pop culture legend, the late David Bowie. Sponsored by Vinyl Underground Records.