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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  • 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.

Fri 28 Apr

£12 (£10; £8) / 01226 327000

Adrian Ashworth: Somewhere in Time

A collection of portraits by Adrian Ashworth that explore the relationships between those with dementia and their carers.

Sat 22 Apr

Free / 01226 327000

Mon 24 Apr

Free / 01226 327000

Tue 25 Apr

Free / 01226 327000

…and 34 more dates until 3 Jun

Alfie Moore: Getting Away With Murder

The former detective sergeant and 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.

Fri 28 Apr

The Electric Theatre

£10 / 01226 327000

Anyday

Circus show featuring Max and his pet bird. Ages 5+.

Thu 11 May

£12–£12 (£10; Students £8) / 01226 327000

Anyday & Roter Faden

The Spanish trampoline artist performs a comical routine alongside his little per bird.

Thu 11 May

£12 (£10; £8) / 01226 327000

Around

Circus-themed performance for ages 5+.

Sun 9 Apr

£8 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

Burton

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.

Fri 12 May

The Assembly Room

£12 (£10) / 01226 327000

Comedy Club 4 Kids

  • 4 stars

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. And they have to keep it clean.

Sat 1 Apr

£5–£8 / 01226 327000

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

Declaration

An exploration of ADHD, getting diagnosed and mental health.

Sat 27 May

£8–£12 / 01226 327000

Declaration

With autobiographical comedy, storytelling and conversations with audiences, Art with Heart take you on a curious, colourful and candid exploration through ADHD, Diagnosis and Mental Health. "A level of empathy and understanding that smashes apart stereotypes and stigma." Upstaged Recommended for 14+

Sat 20 May

£12 (£10; £8) / 01226 327000

Dillie Keane

The Fascinating Aïda linchpin goes solo.

Thu 20 Apr

Assembly Room

£19.50 / 01226 327000

Dracula: The Bloody Truth

A comedy version of the famous Bram Stoker novel performed by Le Navet Bete.

Sat 6 May

£8–£10 / 01226 327000

Ed Byrne

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Wed 11 Oct

£24 / 01226 327000

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

£5–£8 / 01226 327000

2.30pm (Sunday) 10.30 am | 1.30pm (Monday)

Mon 24 Apr

£5–£8 / 01226 327000

2.30pm (Sunday) 10.30 am | 1.30pm (Monday)

Fashion And Freedom

Fashion designers explore the impact of WWI upon the changing roles of women and fashion.

Fri 24 Mar

Free / 01226 327000

Sat 25 Mar

Free / 01226 327000

Sun 26 Mar

Free / 01226 327000

…and 13 more dates until 8 Apr

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

New show from the German Comedy Ambassador.

Thu 23 Nov

The Assembly Room

£18.50 / 01226 327000

HOAX Our Right To Hope

The true story of a young man from Manchester, his poetry, life and death with schizophrenia. Ages 14+.

Tue 4 Apr

£16 (£12) / 01226 327000

Wed matinee is clinically supported.

Wed 5 Apr

£16 (£12) / 01226 327000

Wed matinee is clinically supported.

Thu 6 Apr

£16 (£12) / 01226 327000

Wed matinee is clinically supported.

Fri 7 Apr

£16 (£12) / 01226 327000

Wed matinee is clinically supported.

Hut People

Entertaining folk session.

Fri 21 Apr

The Assembly Room

£10 / 01226 327000

Joan

The tale of Joan of Arc told through story and cabaret.

Wed 17 May

£11 / 01226 327000

Jonny & the Baptists: Eat the Poor

Songs, satire and silliness from Jonny & the Baptists.

Fri 26 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01226 327000

Last Laugh Comedy Club

Guest acts take to the stage with MC Toby Foster.

Sat 29 Apr

Assembly Room

£12 / 01226 327000

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter, with MC Toby Foster.

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

Serial sneaker-into-places-he-shouldn't-be, Lee Nelson, returns with a new standup show.

Sat 8 Apr

£22.40 / 01226 327000

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…

Sat 8 Apr

Lightning Under Their Skirts

Barnsley’s Joy Winkler presents a play about the monochrome 1950s being shoved aside for a bright new world.

Thu 25 May

£12 (£10; Students £8) / 01226 327000

The Magic Paintbrush

The ensemble presents a family dance show exploding with energy and surprises.

Sun 14 May

£8 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

The Maria Penrose School Of Dance

The cast present their annual show presenting a varied programme of dance styles.

Sat 25 Mar

£10 / 01226 327000

Sun 26 Mar

£10 / 01226 327000

The Mayor's Musical Stars: Celebrating Our Next Generation Of Musicians

Featuring the Real Music Centre, Barnsley Town Concert Band, Spring Vale pop band, Barnsley Youth Children's Choir and additional soloists from the Borough.

Meet Fred

Meet Fred, the two foot tall cloth puppet who just wants to be a regular guy: get a job, meet a girl, settle down. But when threatened with losing his PLA (Puppetry Living Allowance), Fred's life begins to spiral out of his control.

Thu 4 May

£12 (£10; Students £8) / 01226 327000

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

Morgan and West: Parlour Tricks

The time travelling duo presents a show of illusions and magic.

Sat 15 Apr

Nick Sharratt's Big Draw Along

Join children's illustrator Nick Sharratt for a live draw along. Suitable for ages 4+.

Sun 30 Apr

£8 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

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.

The Owl & The Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat are shocked when a storm sweeps them out of the window and on to a voyage to a curious land. Kitchen Zoo use puppets and live music to bring Edward Lear's story to life. Ages 3-7.

Sun 28 May

£8 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

Partus

Contemporary performance surrounding the subject of birth, engaging with real people and real stories. Presented by Third Angel.

Thu 13 Apr

£12 (£10; £8) / 01226 327000

Race Horse Company: Around

Charming circus performance from the Finnish company, full of juggling, clowning, acrobatics, sword swallowing and hula hooping.

Sun 9 Apr

£8 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Wed 19 Apr

£15 / 01226 327000

Rob Beckett: Mouth of the South

Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up.

Sun 9 Apr

Phone for availability / 01226 327000

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

…and 28 more dates until 3 Jun

Sean McLoughlin & Milo McCabe

Touted as the best comedian you've never heard of, McLoughlin's precursor is sure to change very soon as he sets off on a UK tour with his latest stand-up show. As seen on Russell Howard's Stand-Up Central and Live at the Comedy Store, the joker presents off-beat observations and anecdotal humour that is sure to propel…

Wed 12 Apr

£8 ( £6) / 01226 327000

The Snake Davis Band

Mainstream jazz, soul, funk and pop by the well-travelled saxophonist and band.

Fri 5 May

£14 (£12) / 01226 327000

Snake Davis Classic Sax Solos

Saxophonist Snake Davis and his band perform classics like Baker Street, Harlem Nocturne and his own solos Million Love Songs, Moving on Up an exhilarating show. "In these times of political unrest, terrorism and economic hardship escapism is hard sought, but an evening with the Snake Davis Band lifts the spirit. Treat…

Fri 5 May

£14 (£12) / 01226 327000

Spring Apothecarium

A craft market celebrating all things steampunk, vintage, goth, geek and alternative. Also includes live music and a children’s raygun workshop.

Sat 15 Apr

Free / 01226 327000

Spring Reign

A story from the Syrian conflict: based on real-life accounts of refugees, aid workers, activists, and journalists. Ages 15+.

Sat 20 May

£12 (£10; Students £8) / 01226 327000

£5–£12 / 01226 327000

Stand Up & Spit

A night of angry, politically charged poetry, inspired by poet and original ranter Tim Wells.

Sat 22 Apr

The Assembly Room

£8 (£6) / 01226 327000

The Ties That Bind

The Ties that Bind, experimental theatre unraveling a changing world of dementia, weaving together the real and the imagined, exploring what binds us to life. Strong performances and subtle, affecting writing from artistic director Claire Webster Saaremets…a poignant lifeline to normality." - The Scotsman (Edinburgh…

Thu 18 May

£8–£10 / 01226 327000

Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club

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

Sat 29 Apr

£12 / 01226 327000

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.

Sat 25 Mar

Free / 01226 327000

Sun 26 Mar

Free / 01226 327000

Mon 27 Mar

Free / 01226 327000

…and 12 more dates until 8 Apr

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