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Sunday 17th December 2017

Christmas Carol Concert

Sunday 17th December 2017

York’s Annual Community Carol Concert is celebrating its 60th birthday at the York Barbican on Sunday 17th December 2017 at 2.30pm!

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Welcome to the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club - bringing the best live stand-up to York! Each show will have 4 comics including MC Damion Larkin 'One of the country's top new comedians' - BBC. Wherever possible we'll be bringing you comedians off the telly from such shows as BBC2's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, and Paramount's Live at The Comedy Store etc.

Thursday 21 - Sunday 31 December

Robin Hood & The Babes in the Wood

Thursday 21 - Sunday 31 December

Shane Lynch from the multi-million selling band Boyzone will team up with stars from EastEnders, Corrie, and pop, for the spectacular family pantomime, Robin Hood And The Babes In The Wood, at the York Barbican from 21-31 December. Groups of 20+ - Call 01904 600031 (Mon-Fri 10:00 - 14:00) or email ticketing@yorkbarbican.co.uk

Friday 12 January 2018

FAITH – THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY

Friday 12 January 2018

FAITH – THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY features international George Michael tribute artist Wayne Dilks together with his incredible 7 piece band and backing singers. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records from Wham to George’s solo career, the show and production are based upon the George Michael 25 live tour (also know as the 25th anniversary tour)

Friday 12 January 2018

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 12 January 2018

Welcome to the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club - bringing the best live stand-up to York! Each show will have 4 comics including MC Damion Larkin 'One of the country's top new comedians' - BBC. Wherever possible we'll be bringing you comedians off the telly from such shows as BBC2's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, and Paramount's Live at The Comedy Store etc.

Friday 19th January 2018

Dance To The Music

Friday 19th January 2018

Dance to the Music is a new exciting “must see” dance show like no other! Created by and starring Kristina Rihanoff – one of the most renowned dancers and choreographers from the popular BBC1 Strictly Come Dancing TV show. Kristina will once again team up with her former professional dance partner, Robin Windsor, who starred on Strictly for four years.

Saturday 20 January 2018

Roy Chubby Brown

Saturday 20 January 2018

He’s the UK's most outrageous comedian – telling it as it is in his rudest and most controversial show to date.

Saturday 27 January 2018

Greg Davies

Saturday 27 January 2018

EXTRA NIGHT ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

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Wednesday 31 January - Thursday 1 February 2018

Bill Bailey

Wednesday 31 January - Thursday 1 February 2018

Larks in Transit is a compendium of travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10am.

Friday 2 - Saturday 3 February 2018

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet present - Swan Lake

Friday 2 - Saturday 3 February 2018

Combining classical training and technique with the best-loved Russian ballets, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding soloists to take your breath away!

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Brendan Cole

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Strictly Come Dancing’s charismatic Brendan Cole takes to the stage to wow audiences with his latest spectacular production, All Night Long.

Thursday 8 February 2018

Jason Manford

Thursday 8 February 2018

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.

Friday 9 February 2018

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 9 February 2018

Welcome to the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club - bringing the best live stand-up to York! Each show will have 4 comics including MC Damion Larkin 'One of the country's top new comedians' - BBC. Wherever possible we'll be bringing you comedians off the telly from such shows as BBC2's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, and Paramount's Live at The Comedy Store etc.

Saturday 10 February 2018

York Guildhall Orchestra

Saturday 10 February 2018

Berlioz - Les Franc-Juges | David - Concertino in Eb (soloist: Ian Bousfield) | Puccini - Nessun Dorma (Turandot) (soloist: Ian Bousfield) | Pryor - Variations on Blue Bells of Scotland (soloist: Ian Bousfield) | Beethoven - Symphony no.3 in Eb (Eroica)

Sunday 11 February 2018

Joel Dommett – Live 2018

Sunday 11 February 2018

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances Joel is having to reschedule a selection of his tour dates – as he will be returning to the jungle for a brief period to host I'm A Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here – Extra Camp! This show has now been rescheduled to Sunday 11 February 2018. Your tickets remain valid for the rescheduled date. If you can't attend the rescheduled date, refunds are available from your point of purchase.

Friday 16 February 2018

Paul Carrack

Friday 16 February 2018

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.

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Saturday 17 February 2018

UniBrass 2018

Saturday 17 February 2018

UniBrass, the world’s only inter-university brass band championships comes to the York Barbican on February 18th 2018, hosted by the University of York Brass Band. Brass bands from across the country will descend on Yorkshire to compete in the Trophy and Shield sections, in the 8th annual UniBrass championship.

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Jonathan Pie - Back To The Studio

Wednesday 28 February 2018

This frustrated News reporter is back, and he’s angrier than ever.

Friday 2 March 2018

David Gest Soul Legends - The Legacy Tour

Friday 2 March 2018

For the past decade music lovers have enjoyed performances from soul legends in a unique show created by the one and only David Gest. Each year he brought together a host of music icons who sang the songs which made them famous - few concerts have been packed with so many legendary hits and it was a real tragedy when we lost David in April 2016. There was a possibility we’d never see such events again, but David Gest Limited is proud to reveal that in 2018 the shows will continue!

Sunday 4 March 2018

James & Ola: Uncensored Tour

Sunday 4 March 2018

It’s Hot, Dirty and Dancing! Catch the sexiest couple to come from the hit TV Show, Strictly Come Dancing in an uncensored show, packed full of high-energy dance routines and steamy scenes.

Thursday 8 March 2018

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Thursday 8 March 2018

UK Live favourites Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox are back! The non-stop throwback party will return in 2018 for a major UK tour. TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY

Friday 9 - Sunday 11 March

Flight Of The Conchords

Friday 9 - Sunday 11 March

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.

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Joan Baez - Fare Thee Well Tour

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Legendary artist and activist and 2017 R&R Hall of Fame inductee, Joan Baez, has announced an extensive 2018 tour in conjunction with the release of a new studio album, her first since 2008’s Day After Tomorrow.

Wednesday 14 March 2018

BANFF Film Festival

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Follow the expeditions of some of today's most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.

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Friday 16 March 2018

The Levellers (Acoustic) + Ginger Wildheart (Acoustic)

Friday 16 March 2018

Tickets on sale Friday 20 October @ 10am!

Saturday 17 March 2018

Anton & Erin - Broadway to Hollywood

Saturday 17 March 2018

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple when they return with an exciting new show for 2018 as they celebrate the golden age of Hollywood. Featuring dazzling new choreography, sparkling costumes and a sensational show band performing timeless music.

Thursday 22 March 2018

Dave Spikey

Thursday 22 March 2018

Dave Spikey: Juggling on a Motorbike Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words, “You’re really funny, you should be a comedian” and for some reason, he took them seriously!!

Friday 23 March 2018

Smokie

Friday 23 March 2018

With sold out tours around the globe, platinum selling albums over the course of five decades and over 25 million albums sold worldwide, Smokie are one of the most successful bands in the world today. Don’t miss your chance to see Smokie ‘Live’ in the UK in 2018

Friday 23 March 2018

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 23 March 2018

Welcome to the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club - bringing the best live stand-up to York! Each show will have 4 comics including MC Damion Larkin 'One of the country's top new comedians' - BBC. Wherever possible we'll be bringing you comedians off the telly from such shows as BBC2's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, and Paramount's Live at The Comedy Store etc.

Friday 6 April 2018

Disney In Concert - Beauty and the Beast

Friday 6 April 2018

ON SALE FRIDAY! Capturing the hearts and minds of generations old and new with it’s classic tale of love and enchantment, the spellbinding story of Beauty and The Beast comes to York Barbican for a very special concert experience. Watch this heart warming and classic tale unfold on giant screen accompanied by a huge orchestra performing the magical score.

Sunday 8 April 2018

Jaws In Concert

Sunday 8 April 2018

JAWS IN CONCERT | FULL UK TOUR ANNOUNCED | WATCH THE FILM IN FULL ACCOMPANIED BY THE CZECH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Friday 13 April 2018

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 13 April 2018

Welcome to the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club - bringing the best live stand-up to York! Each show will have 4 comics including MC Damion Larkin 'One of the country's top new comedians' - BBC. Wherever possible we'll be bringing you comedians off the telly from such shows as BBC2's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, and Paramount's Live at The Comedy Store etc.

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Sunday 15 April 2018

Kim Wilde - Here Come The Aliens Tour

Sunday 15 April 2018

Platinum Selling Female Rock ’n’ Roll Star, Kim Wilde is back with her “Here Come The Aliens” Tour 2018! The Kid’s In America Super-Star will tour the UK with her band, this Spring. Expect a show packed full of brand new music and all of her Hits, too! It’ll be out of this World. The Guardian *****

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Bootleg Beatles

Wednesday 18 April 2018

The world’s most famous Beatles Tribute band continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.

Thursday 19 April 2018

Lisa Stansfield

Thursday 19 April 2018

Tickets on sale at 10am! Lisa Stansfield will embark on an 2018 UK tour, and is hitting York Barbican on Thursday 19th April!

Saturday 21 April 2018

Barenaked Ladies

Saturday 21 April 2018

BNL have been together for nearly three decades, produced 15 studio albums which have collectively sold more than 14 million copies, won eight Juno Awards, earned multiple Grammy nominations, a U.S. chart-topping single (“One Week”) and the theme song to one of TV’s most popular shows, The Big Bang Theory. TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Russell Brand

Tuesday 24 April 2018

SECOND DATE ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! Following a series of sold-out preview shows in November and December 2016, Russell Brand announces a new stand-up tour of UK and Ireland.

Thursday 26 April 2018

My Dad Wrote A Porno

Thursday 26 April 2018

Hear the hilarious My Dad Wrote A Porno live as the team behind the smash hit podcast take their sell-out show ON TOUR.

Friday 27 April 2018

Menopause The Musical

Friday 27 April 2018

Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Hilary O’Neil (ITV’s Copy Cats). Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics.

Monday 30 April 2018

Don McLean

Monday 30 April 2018

The legendary Don McLean returns to York Barbican for a second slice of American Pie.

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Saturday 5 May 2018

The Waterboys

Saturday 5 May 2018

ON SALE FRIDAY | Now Out Of All This Blue, The Waterboys' 12th and first double album is maybe the most brilliantly daring and accomplished reinvention of The Waterboys to date.

Monday 7 May 2018

Remembering Fred

Monday 7 May 2018

STRICTLY STARS ALJAZ & JANETTE ANNOUNCE REMEMBERING FRED TOUR FOR 2018 DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Christy Moore

Wednesday 9 May 2018

PLEASE NOTE - This show has an 8.00pm start with no support and no interval | One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore has a universal fan base and still continues to entertain; cementing him as an Irish icon.

Friday 18 May 2018

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 18 May 2018

Welcome to the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club - bringing the best live stand-up to York! Each show will have 4 comics including MC Damion Larkin 'One of the country's top new comedians' - BBC. Wherever possible we'll be bringing you comedians off the telly from such shows as BBC2's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, and Paramount's Live at The Comedy Store etc.

Saturday 19 May 2018

York Guildhall Orchestra

Saturday 19 May 2018

Shostakovich - Festive Overture Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto (soloist: Jack Liebeck) Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

Monday 21 May 2018

Marti Pellow

Monday 21 May 2018

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.

Saturday 2 June 2018

Glenn Miller Orchestra 2018

Saturday 2 June 2018

ON SALE 08/12/17 @10am GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Ray McVay presents the world’s greatest Big Band show featuring the fabulous harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders as well as Miller Jazz sounds from the Uptown Hall Gang.

Friday 8 June 2018

Count Arthur Strong

Friday 8 June 2018

On Sale 10/11/2017 | Alone, solo and by himself, with no one with him, the show business Colossasus (check that) takes us back on a journey through his early career.

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Saturday 9 June 2018

Rule The World

Saturday 9 June 2018

**FEATURING JK AS ROBBIE WILLIAMS!** RULE THE WORLD will rule the Barbican on 9th June 2018. The boys are ready to relight your fire when they return to York, so be prepared for them to light up the venue in a spectacular celebration of the music of Take That!

Friday 15 June 2018

Audience With... Ian Waite & Oti Mabuse - Rhythm Of The Night

Friday 15 June 2018

Ian and Oti will deliver a night of Latin and Ballroom numbers with high intensity…The Strictly Come Dancing pros will perform a dance showcase spectacular designed to dazzle and wow you.

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Kevin and Karen Dance - The Live Tour 2018

Wednesday 20 June 2018

ON SALE FRIDAY | Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer are now established as one of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing most popular dance couples.

Saturday 21 July 2018

Chris Ramsey

Saturday 21 July 2018

CHRIS RAMSEY LIVE 2018 - The just happy to get out of the house tour. On Sale Friday 1 December @ 9AM

Tuesday 24 July 2018

The ELO Experience

Tuesday 24 July 2018

The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction – suffice to say that between 1972 and 1986 they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet! '10538 Overture', 'Evil Woman', 'Living Thing', 'Diary of Horace Wimp', Don't Bring me Down' and of course 'Mr Blue Sky' went on to become the soundtrack of our lives.

Saturday 8 September 2018

The King Is Back

Saturday 8 September 2018

Ben, a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his journey as an Elvis Tribute Artist in 2005 when he formed the "Taking care of Elvis" band. Audiences quickly realized that this was someone with a special talent.

Saturday 29 September 2018

Elkie Brooks

Saturday 29 September 2018

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”.

Friday 5 - Saturday 6 October 2018

Jason Manford

Friday 5 - Saturday 6 October 2018

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.

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Wednesday 10 October 2018

Dave Gorman

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint.

Thursday 11 October 2018

Dave Gorman

Thursday 11 October 2018

Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint.

Monday 15 October 2018

Level 42

Monday 15 October 2018

Hit makers Level 42 will embark on a 19-date Eternity Tour of the UK in October 2018 following last year’s sell-out shows in the UK and Europe. The dates will also feature special guests The Blow Monkeys. Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday, 27 October.

Tuesday 16 October 2018

At Last - The Etta James Story

Tuesday 16 October 2018

The smash-hit show, At Last – The Etta James Story, starring the sensational Vika Bull is hitting the York Barbican in 2018! ON SALE 08/12/2017 @9AM!

Thursday 18 October 2018

Steve Steinman's 'The Meatloaf Story'

Thursday 18 October 2018

Steve Steinman, the creative force behind the hugely successful Vampires Rock, returns with this epic musical concert delivering the best of the best from Meat Loaf's 'Bat Out Of Hell' record breaking album.

Sunday 28 October 2018

Joanna Lumley - It's All About Me

Sunday 28 October 2018

The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first ever live tour, IT’S ALL ABOUT ME, in autumn 2018. Joanna will take to the road for the 30-date tour on 6 October at Belfast's Waterfront Hall and then perform at major theatres in Ireland and across the UK

Friday 2 November 2018

The Queen Extravaganza

Friday 2 November 2018

With the country currently in the grips of Queen fever – the band’s current UK tour with singer Adam Lambert is one of the year’s fastest selling – fans of their music will no doubt be thrilled to learn that there will be another chance to hear Queen’s greatest hits performed live when the Queen Extravaganza, the ‘official’ tribute band created by Roger Taylor and Brian May, returns to the UK for a further series of shows next year.

Friday 9 - Saturday 10 November 2018

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

Friday 9 - Saturday 10 November 2018

ON SALE FRIDAY Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see?

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Tuesday 27th November – Sunday 9th December

Betway UK Snooker Championship 2018

Tuesday 27th November – Sunday 9th December

On sale now! The box office opens at 10am Monday and ticket prices start at just £7, incredible value for the chance to see the world’s best players live. Once again all 128 players will compete in the opening round over the first three days.

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Katie Melua with the Gori Women's Choir

Wednesday 12 December 2018

KATIE MELUA WITH THE GORI WOMEN’S CHOIR Multi award-winning recording artist Katie Melua is joined on stage by the Gori Women’s Choir. | Tickets on sale Wednesday 6 December @10AM