Pre Show Experience |


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Pre Show Experience

The Bars

The next round's on you...

The Bar opens at the same time as our Front Doors. We suggest arriving early to avoid the large queues, and to give yourself the opportunity to natter with our amazing bar staff!

Remember to order your interval drinks before the concert, and they will be ready and waiting for you at our kiosk.
(We love it when a plan comes together)

The Drinks

Whats your tipple?

A selection of great guzzle-worthy drinks for all tastes, including:

Heineken | Fosters | Strongbow | John Smith's | Guinness

Coca Cola | Diet Coke | Lemonade

Eristoff | Jack Daniels | Bacardi | Gordons 

Tea | Coffee | Hot Chocolate

Bar Treats

Make your visit extra tasty!

Treat yourself to some of our super tasty treats, all of which are available on the bars

Maltesers | Galaxy Minstrels| Skittles | Revels | M&M’s | Kettle Chips |

Auditorium Treats

Criterion Ices - The future, in a little pot.

We really love ice cream here at the York Barbican, that’s why we serve Criterion Ices! Criterion were the Winners of (wait for it) not one, but two ‘Gold Great Taste Awards’  in 2007. Our mouth-watering flavours include; Belgian Chocolate, English Strawberry, Gold Medal Vanilla, and Lemon Sorbet.

The Kiosk

No information here, just hot steamy food!

Rollover Hot Dogs - Try Rollovers delicious authentic German Hot Dogs! – köstlich!

Chicago Town Pizza -  Experience the UK's favourite pizza, right here in our foyer!  They’re hot, they’re stuffed crust & they’re oozing with cheese. You just made an excellent choice – well done you!


For that extra bit of comfort...

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