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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Event times

There are 18 events at this location

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Convicts And Lunatics

A witty double bill by Red Ladder Theatre Company and Gracefool Collective. Wrong 'Un is a one-woman musical drama about suffragette Annie Wilde, a Lancashire mill girl who fights for votes for women. This Really Is Too Much is a highly entertaining dance piece about farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles.

Fri 10 Feb 2017

£8–£12 / 01226 327000

Danny Baker: Cradle to the Stage

Stories and comedy from the veteran broadcaster.

Fri 17 Mar 2017

Dillie Keane

The Fascinating Aïda linchpin goes solo.

Thu 20 Apr 2017

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 01226 327000

Ed Byrne

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Wed 11 Oct 2017

£24 / 01226 327000

Gary Delaney: There's Something About Gary

The something about Gary is that he has a lot of opinions on jokes and is going to let you hear them (and hopefully some jokes) on his latest tour.

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Iain Stirling: Onwards!

Edinburgh's very own Scottish BAFTA-winning and triple BAFTA-nominated comedian returns to the festival following four consecutive sell-out runs. As seen/heard on Drunk History (Comedy Central), Love Island (ITV2) and The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC).

Sat 25 Feb 2017

£12 (£10) / 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 2017

Liz West

Award winning artist Liz West experiments with the different colours of the supermarket in her exhibition, 'The Trolley Series'.

Wed 7 Dec

Free / 01226 327000

Thu 8 Dec

Free / 01226 327000

Fri 9 Dec

Free / 01226 327000

…and 50 more dates until 28 Jan 2017

Liz West

Yellow Trolley, Blue Trolley, Red Trolley, Green Trolley, Purple Trolley and Orange Trolley In the Trolley series Barnsley-born West has experimented with building collections of block colour in the supermarket, a place where colour is in abundance, in order to understand how colour may look in mass. In this work the…

Wed 7 Dec

Free / 01226 327000

Thu 8 Dec

Free / 01226 327000

Fri 9 Dec

Free / 01226 327000

…and 47 more dates until 28 Jan 2017

The Pitmen Poets

Songs, jokes and stories from North-East England's coalmining tradition.

Fri 27 Jan 2017

The Assembly Room

£17.50 / 01226 327000

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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 2017

£15 / 01226 327000

Sam Shendi: Mother and Child

Egyptian born, Yorkshire-based sculptor Sam Shendi analyses the age old subject Mother and Child showing all the emotions that surround the subject.

Wed 7 Dec

Free / 01226 327000

Thu 8 Dec

Free / 01226 327000

Fri 9 Dec

Free / 01226 327000

…and 36 more dates until 28 Jan 2017

Snow White

Traditional panto with music, comedy and more. Ages 5+.

Wed 14 Dec

£12 (£10; Children £8) / 01226 327000

Thu 15 Dec

£12 (£10; Children £8) / 01226 327000

Fri 16 Dec

£12 (£10; Children £8) / 01226 327000

…and 8 more dates until 24 Dec

Toby Foster's Last Laugh Comedy Club

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter.

Sat 28 Jan 2017

The Assembly Room

£12 / 01226 327000

Toby Foster's Last Laugh Comedy Club

The Civic supporter and Barnsley born Toby Foster (Phoenix Nights, BBC Radio Sheffield) presents a great night of laughter, hosting some of the best comedians from the UK and international circuit! Acts will be announced on The Civic website. May contain strong and explicit language. Recommended for 18+

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Toby Foster's Last Laugh Comedy Club

The Civic supporter and Barnsley born Toby Foster (Phoenix Nights, BBC Radio Sheffield) presents a great night of laughter, hosting some of the best comedians from the UK and international circuit! Acts will be announced on The Civic website. May contain strong and explicit language. Recommended for 18+

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club

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

Sat 28 Jan 2017

£12 / 01226 327000

The Underground Man

The story of William John Cavendish Scott-Bentinck, the 5th Duke of Portland.

Thu 26 Jan 2017

The Assembly Room

£10–£12 / 01226 327000

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