Booking Info | York Barbican


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Public safety continues to be our priority. We’re doing all we can to keep you safe at our venue. Please remember we do not permit backpacks or large bags and you will be screened upon arrival. Read more about our safety policy here.  Read more

Booking Info


A parking voucher for Q-Park Kent Street car park can be bought from our box office for the reduced York Barbican rate of £5.50, which is valid for the day of the event. Please park your car first before purchasing a ticket from our Box Office counter. The Box Office counter opens at 5pm on show nights and will stay open until the end of the interval.


There are 4 disabled parking bays for Blue Badge holders in Q-Park Kent Street which are available on a first come, first served basis on the day. For more information about the car park, please visit Q-Park’s website or phone Q-Park on 01904 639040. The car park address is Kent Street, York, YO10 4AH.

Buying Tickets

Welcome to the tickets section, which contains all you need to know about buying tickets for York Barbican.

Please be aware that if you don't buy your tickets from authorised outlets you run the risk of being refused entry to the venue or not getting any refund if the event is cancelled or postponed. If you choose not to use the ticket buying options below and are unsure of the legitimacy of a ticket outlet, we suggest you check the official artist or promoter website.

Before you book don't forget to have a browse through our Whats On section and check out the Seating Plans section of the website so you can see where your seat is or where you want it to be!

If you are buying tickets for anyone 14 years or under we advise you purchase a seated ticket. Please be aware that during concerts people may stand up.

View a full list of terms and conditions.

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How to Book

Book Online -  Buy tickets online by clicking the 'What's On' tab, which will take you to our ticket buying website. From here, you can browse our events by month using our Calendar option, or you can view our full programme by clicking Event Listings. Click the Purchase button to buy your tickets. Tickets are subject to a booking fee.

Personal Callers - Our box office is located to the left hand side of venue. The box office is open Monday-Friday 10.00am-2.00pm, and from 5.00pm on show nights.

By Telephone - If you'd rather give us a call, our booking line is available on 0844 854 2757. Calls to 0844s cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge. If you're calling from overseas. Our phoneline is open 08:00-20:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00-18:00 Saturday & Sunday.

Please note, the Box Office is closed to personal callers and telephone bookers on Bank Holidays unless there is an event on at the venue

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Booking Fees

All ticket sales through Ticketmaster are subject to a service charge and a possible handling charge; these amounts are set in relation to the ticket price. Ticket sales via the York Barbican Ticket Office are also subject to a service charge.

The booking fee charged per ticket pays for the technology infrastructure, telephone lines, distribution network, merchant charges, labour and other costs associated with arranging and managing a ticket inventory and servicing a ticket transaction, including the handling and processing of cash by our team from transaction through to banking process. York Barbican do not have our own ticketing platform; we hire these services from Ticketmaster, who give us the means and the technology required to process tickets for patrons at our box office here in York.

In common with any business, the Barbican reviews its service provision and pricing from time to time but always looks to benchmark favourably with other UK venues and theatres. In light of this and in the interest of customer equality, we are now ensuring that the total amount paid by customers is the same, irrespective of whether they are paying by credit/debit card, cheque or cash. We always advise our customers to check our current prices and event listings when they are looking to purchase a ticket from our box office.

A venue facility fee of 65p per ticket is now in place. The venue facility fee covers the increased property rates introduced by central government in 2017 and the extensive security measures added for public safety.