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, 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

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.

Sat 1 Apr

Cooper Gallery

£10 / 01226 327000

Around

Circus-themed performance for ages 5+.

Sun 9 Apr

£8 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

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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

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

£8 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

Mon 27 Feb

Danny Baker: Cradle to the Stage

Stories and comedy from the veteran broadcaster.

Fri 17 Mar

Daoiri Farrell

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.

Sat 18 Mar

£14.50 / 01226 327000

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Daoiri Farrell & The Damien O’Kane Trio

A double headliner featuring the Northern Irish folk musician and folk pop ensemble.

Sat 18 Mar

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

Dillie Keane

The Fascinating Aïda linchpin goes solo.

Thu 20 Apr

Assembly Room

£19.50 / 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)

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Fashion And Freedom

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

Wed 22 Feb

Free / 01226 327000

Thu 23 Feb

Free / 01226 327000

Fri 24 Feb

Free / 01226 327000

…and 43 more dates until 8 Apr

Gaudete

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+.

Fri 24 Mar

£8–£12 / 01226 327000

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.

Fri 3 Mar

The Assembly Room

£12 (£10) / 01226 327000

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

Thu 6 Apr

£16 (£12) / 01226 327000

Fri 7 Apr

£16 (£12) / 01226 327000

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Home

Multi-sensory story of discovery for audiences with profound and multiple learning disabilities, presented by Frozen Light.

Thu 2 Mar

£8 / 01226 327000

Hut People

Entertaining folk session.

Fri 21 Apr

The Assembly Room

£10 / 01226 327000

Iain Stirling: Onwards!

Iain Stirling explores the perception of his generation within today’s society and looks at their function within it.

Sat 25 Feb

£10–£15 £12 | £10 conc / 01226 327000

£12 (£10) / 01226 327000

Joan

A fusion of lyrical writing and cabaret from multi-award winning Milk Presents, portraying the tale of Joan Of Arc in a new light.

Wed 17 May

£11 / 01226 327000

John Spiers

Folk music from composer, melodeon and concertina player, John Spiers.

Fri 24 Feb

£12 (£10) / 01226 327000

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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

£20 / 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

Leviathan

James Wilton Dance's version of the Moby Dick story.

Thu 9 Mar

£12; £8 (£10) / 01226 327000

Fri 10 Mar

£12; £8 (£10) / 01226 327000

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.

Sun 14 May

£8 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

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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

Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro

Blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Harley and bassist Kimbro.

Sat 11 Mar

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

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

Sun 26 Feb

£8 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

Mon 27 Feb

£8 (£6; Children £5) / 01226 327000

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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.

Paperdoll Workshop

Design, cut out and model your own life-size paper doll clothes.

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

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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

£15 / 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

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

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

Taking Flight

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

Thu 23 Feb

£12 (£10; Children £8) / 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.

Thu 23 Feb

Free / 01226 327000

Fri 24 Feb

Free / 01226 327000

Sat 25 Feb

Free / 01226 327000

…and 42 more dates until 8 Apr

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