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Flight Of The Conchords Announce 3 Nights At York Barbican in March

Flight Of The Conchords Announce 3 Nights At York Barbican in March

01 November 2017

Late last week, Grammy Award-winning folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords (aka Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) announced the UK and Ireland edition of the “Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour,” which sold out in a matter of hours. And now, due to overwhelming demand, Bret and Jemaine have expanded the tour.

Barbican Panto Producer's Nominated For York Culture Award!

Barbican Panto Producer's Nominated For York Culture Award!

27 October 2017

The team behind the new pantomime season at the York Barbican, which this year present a star studded Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, are spending the run up to Christmas working with fifteen schools and organisations. They are teaching around one thousand of York’s children about the history and origins of the great British pantomime tradition; pantomime.

Kim Wilde brings her Here Come The Aliens tour to York in 2018!

Kim Wilde brings her Here Come The Aliens tour to York in 2018!

23 October 2017

Pop icon Kim Wilde is heading out on a brand new 19-date UK tour in spring 2018. The multi-award-winning artist – who has sold more than 30 million records worldwide during a stunning career – is currently completing work on her 14th studio album.

The voice of Wet Wet Wet is back next May!

The voice of Wet Wet Wet is back next May!

11 October 2017

One of our most loved pop icons, Marti Pellow will tour the UK in 2018 with “The Private Collection Tour”. The tour celebrates 30 years in the industry, including number 1’s and hit singles from his many albums as both a solo artist and with Wet Wet Wet.

Everyone's favourite 'Man-Band' return to York this Christmas!

Everyone's favourite 'Man-Band' return to York this Christmas!

28 July 2017

Celebrating the most wonderful time of the year, with a stocking rammed full of Christmas crackers, in the shape of good ol’ classics such as ‘White Christmas’, ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ and ‘Let It Snow’, The Overtones Christmas 2017 tour IS quickly becoming a fixture in everyone’s Christmas party season.

Don't Miss The Timeless Sounds of Elkie Brooks!

Don't Miss The Timeless Sounds of Elkie Brooks!

21 July 2017

Elkie will be performing her biggest hits including “Pearl’s A Singer”, “Lilac Wine”, “Fool (If You think It’s Over)”, Don’t Cry Out Loud” & “No More The Fool” as well as many more featured on her recent hit album “Elkie Brooks – Pearls – The Very Best Of”

Extra Jason Manford Date Added!

Extra Jason Manford Date Added!

23 June 2017

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit.

**CANCELLED** The Cranberries

**CANCELLED** The Cranberries

19 June 2017

Most regrettably, Dolores O’Riordan has been instructed by her doctors to not resume touring as planned to help facilitate a full recovery to an ongoing back problem that she is currently receiving treatment for.

The Doobie Brothers + JD & The Straight Shot head to York Barbican this October

The Doobie Brothers + JD & The Straight Shot head to York Barbican this October

13 June 2017

Born out of Northern California’s chaotic, late-1960s musical stew, The Doobie Brothers’ rugged, real and authentic approach to rock and roll made them biker bar stalwarts. But their self-titled debut album in ’71 went beyond just leather and motorcycles, revealing even more musical layers; sweet three-part harmonies and rootsy, introspective, acoustic flavors.

York Barbican announce B-Fest - Beer, Blues & Folk Festival this August!

York Barbican announce B-Fest - Beer, Blues & Folk Festival this August!

05 May 2017

York Barbican is teaming up with SIBA – the Society of Independent Brewers - to create a brand new event, ‘B-Fest’ - in the heart of York this August. For two days the Barbican will showcase the best real ale from a myriad of Yorkshire and the North East’s craft brewers alongside great local blues and folk artists and bands.

Do you want to play York Barbican?

Do you want to play York Barbican?

26 April 2017

Do you want to play at York’s Flagship music venue? We’re looking for Blues/Folk/Singer-Songwriter acts to play our B-Fest this August.

Jason Manford - On Sale Now!

Jason Manford - On Sale Now!

18 April 2017

He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit.

Easter Opening Times

Easter Opening Times

13 April 2017

Our Box Office and Telephone Booking Line will be closed between Good Friday & Easter Sunday.

Paul Carrack will return in 2018!

Paul Carrack will return in 2018!

28 March 2017

Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road with his band in early 2018, performing in 23 venues across the UK.

Ward Thomas - On Sale Now!

Ward Thomas - On Sale Now!

24 March 2017

Record breakers and chart toppers Ward Thomas have announced 22 UK Dates for 2017 including their biggest YORK headline show to date at York Barbican on Tuesday 2nd May.

Joel Dommett – Live 2017

Joel Dommett – Live 2017

26 January 2017

One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Catch the star of 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1’s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country.

Buy Tickets For The Chinese New Year Gala

Buy Tickets For The Chinese New Year Gala

17 January 2017

The annual Chinese New Year Gala organised by Chinese Students and Scholars Association has become a highlight of the Spring Festival tradition in York universities.

Keane front man Tom Chaplin plays York Barbican

Keane front man Tom Chaplin plays York Barbican

19 December 2016

Currently on an intimate sold out tour across the UK and with new album ‘The Wave’ debuting at 3 in the UK Album Chart on Friday, Tom Chaplin has announced a 14 date tour for May 2017 including a show at the prestigious London Palladium on the 17th.

Jackson - Live In Concert

Jackson - Live In Concert

25 October 2016

There are many Michael Jackson Tribute Artists in the world today. Some dance but cannot sing, others sing but cannot dance and it was thought impossible to find an artist with the ability to perform completely live whilst authentically capturing the essence and the magic of Michael Jackson on stage.

Experience the magic of the Snowman this Christmas.

Experience the magic of the Snowman this Christmas.

20 October 2016

Following on from their highly acclaimed 33 performance tour last December, Carrot Productions are visiting York Barbican to share their Snowman magic. Hear some of the UK's top musicians perform Howard Blake's beautiful soundtrack - including the evocative 'Walking in the Air' - in perfect synchronicity with the film shown on the big screen.

Wet Wet Wet's Marti Pellow to play York Barbican

Wet Wet Wet's Marti Pellow to play York Barbican

31 August 2016

Marti will perform a variety of material during the tour including Wet Wet Wet favourites, original material from throughout his solo career including new album tracks, along with a string of music theatre numbers.

We Are Recruiting!

We Are Recruiting!

01 August 2016

Do you want to work at York's flagship Music & Entertainment venue?

Strictly's favourite couple are coming to York Barbican

Strictly's favourite couple are coming to York Barbican

29 July 2016

Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever… Strictly’s favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK Tour. Ian and Natalie have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances.

Who's Bad? Tickets on sale now!

Who's Bad? Tickets on sale now!

21 July 2016

Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band Whos Bad's power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see.

The Overtones are back this Christmas!

The Overtones are back this Christmas!

05 July 2016

The Overtones have firmly established themselves as the number 1 vocal harmony group. Since breaking in 2010 with their debut Good Ol’ Fashioned Love, the group has established their reputation as an act with the unique ability to deliver consistently uplifting music infused with exquisitely crafted vocal harmonies.

Kate Rusby Returns This Christmas!

Kate Rusby Returns This Christmas!

20 June 2016

Kate Rusby at Christmas Forever proud to call herself a folk singer, Kate Rusby’s beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience. Famously down to earth, for over twenty years Kate’s engaging personality and sharp Yorkshire wit have further endeared her to concert goers everywhere.

Ronan Keating comes back to the Barbican

Ronan Keating comes back to the Barbican

08 June 2016

Tickets On Sale Friday 10 June. Due to demand Ronan Keating added 3 extra dates in March and is now adding a further 4 dates to his national UK tour.

Bootleg Beatles 2017 - On Sale Now!

Bootleg Beatles 2017 - On Sale Now!

07 June 2016

Seven appearances at Glastonbury Festival, several world-tours, numerous radio & TV appearances and many sell-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall are testament to the band's incredible recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.

Russell Watson Show Cancelled

Russell Watson Show Cancelled

20 May 2016

We regret to inform you that Russell Watsons show on Saturday 21st May has been postponed. Please click for more details.

Alan Cumming - Tickets on sale Friday!

Alan Cumming - Tickets on sale Friday!

03 May 2016

Alan Cumming is an actor and activist beyond eclectic, and according to the New York Times ‘a bawdy countercultural sprite’. Time Magazine named him one of the most fun people in show business! He brings his new show 'Sings Sappy Songs' to York Barbican this October.

Big Ian Bring's A Night To Remember To York Barbican

Big Ian Bring's A Night To Remember To York Barbican

14 January 2016

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER - Big Ian presents the most varied inclusive evening of music with an 80 year age range performing on stage! Featuring Chris Helme (ex-Seahorses), Jess Morgan, Heather Findlay, The Y Street Band, Boss Caine, Graham Hodge, Beth McCarthy,Kieran O'Malley, Vocal Flourish Choir, Rachel Croft & heart-throb poster boy Las Vegas Ken!

Richard Hawley Plays York Barbican Next February!

Richard Hawley Plays York Barbican Next February!

03 December 2015

Following the announcement of his eighth studio album HOLLOW MEADOWS, Richard Hawley has announced a string of dates in support of the new release. Hollow Meadows was released via Parlophone Records on September 11th.

Professor Brian Cox Is Coming To The Barbican!

Professor Brian Cox Is Coming To The Barbican!

26 November 2015

Coming to venues across UK and Ireland in autumn 2016 is the hotly anticipated tour by the acclaimed Professor Brian Cox, OBE. The show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos.

York To Tackle C.F.S M.E Head On!

York To Tackle C.F.S M.E Head On!

23 November 2015

A new group has been set up in York to help those suffering from ME, a dreadful illness that destroys the lives of individuals and families in the UK. The current figure given is 250,000 affected in the UK, but they tend to fall below the radar when it comes to awareness.

The Drop That Contained The Sea - On Sale Now!!

The Drop That Contained The Sea - On Sale Now!!

11 November 2015

Bringing international accolades and critical acclaim in it's wake, Christopher Tin's latest orchestral and choral suite "The Drop That Contained The Sea" has it's European premiere in York - the first of three UK dates. York's very own Prima Vocal Ensemble and Los Angeles' Angel City Chorale will be accompanied by The Mowbray Orchestra for this unmissable concert drawing on ethnic themes, classical influences and texts both ancient and modern.

Cowboy Comedian Set To Make York Barbican His 'Home On The Range'

Cowboy Comedian Set To Make York Barbican His 'Home On The Range'

11 November 2015

JIMEÓIN - YEEHAA! Saturday 20 February 2016 Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy’s masters. Now the Irishman from Australia and star of TV’s ‘Sunday Night at Palladium’, ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Royal Variety Performance’ musters his ever-evolving live show and the most famous eyebrows in comedy to York Barbican

Katherine Ryan Is Coming To York!

Katherine Ryan Is Coming To York!

23 October 2015

Star of Live At The Apollo, QI and The Jonathan Ross Show, Katherine Ryan, the razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian brings her highly anticipated new show to York Barbican!

Follow The Yellow Brick Road.....Straight To York Barbican

Follow The Yellow Brick Road.....Straight To York Barbican

21 October 2015

On Sale Friday The Wizard Of Oz Easter Panto Saturday 28 May 2016 - 2pm & 5.30pm Next May half-term, follow the Yellow Brick Road to York Barbican for an amazing spring pantomime version of The Wizard of Oz, with an all-star cast to be announced!

Wolf Alice | March 17th

Wolf Alice | March 17th

19 October 2015

Stream ‘Freazy’ here: https://soundcloud.com/wolfalice/freazy Following on from their sold-out UK tour and the ongoing success of their freshly Mercury Prize nominated debut album, My Love is Cool, London’s Wolf Alice today announce a new run of UK and Irish dates for March 2016.

The Next Step - Wild Rhythm Tour

The Next Step - Wild Rhythm Tour

14 October 2015

The cast of CBBC and Temple Street Productions’ hit series The Next Step is going to show the world everything they’re made of, announcing that The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour will hit the UK in Spring 2016

Madam Butterfly To Pay A Visit To York

Madam Butterfly To Pay A Visit To York

02 October 2015

This tale of the doomed love of an American naval lieutenant and his young Japanese bride inspired Puccini to write some of his most sublime and beautiful music.

Riverdance 21st Anniversary Tour Comes To York Barbican!

Riverdance 21st Anniversary Tour Comes To York Barbican!

28 September 2015

With an incredible two decades of global success since the show first burst into the public’s heart at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994, this is an unmissable chance for UK audiences to reconnect with what the IRISH TIMES rightly described as ‘the original... the best’.

Welcome To Our New Website

Welcome To Our New Website

16 July 2015

It's been a long time coming folks, but the new website is finally here. Here's a quick guide as to the new features!

La Traviata

La Traviata

08 June 2015

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House Presents La Traviata – one of the Greatest Operas - Music by Giuseppe Verdi, Sung in Italian.