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Friday 30 June 2017

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 30 June 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.

Thursday 13 July 2017

ELO Experience

Thursday 13 July 2017

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Out Of The Blue Album Release in 1977 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.

Friday 21 July 2017

THE GREAT YORKSHIRE FRINGE | Abba Reunion

Friday 21 July 2017

NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE BARBICAN BOX OFFICE. Available from our website or from the GYF Box Office | Superbly accurate vocals, harmonies, guitar, keyboards plus back line musicians combined with stunning iconic replica costumes ,choreography and set produce the most authentic and requested Abba tribute show in the world today.

Friday 21 July 2017

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 21 July 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.

Saturday 22 July 2017

THE GREAT YORKSHIRE FRINGE | Back to Bacharach

Saturday 22 July 2017

NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE BARBICAN BOX OFFICE. Available from our website or from the GYF Box Office | Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century,who together with Hal David penned some of the most memorable and iconic hits that stand the test of time.

Friday 28 July 2017

THE GREAT YORKSHIRE FRINGE | Curtis Stigers

Friday 28 July 2017

NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE BARBICAN BOX OFFICE. Available from our website or from the GYF Box Office | Curtis Stigers and the Ronnie Scott’s Big Band perform Sinatra at the Sands!

Saturday 29 July 2017

THE GREAT YORKSHIRE FRINGE | Henning Wehn

Saturday 29 July 2017

NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE BARBICAN BOX OFFICE. Available from our website or from the GYF Box Office | HENNING WEHN: WESTPHALIA IS NOT AN OPTION Join German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best.

Thursday 3 August 2017

THE GREAT YORKSHIRE FRINGE | Magic - A Kind of Queen

Thursday 3 August 2017

NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE BARBICAN BOX OFFICE. Available from our website or from the GYF Box Office | MAGIC, the first and still the best tribute to Queen, perform all of Queen’s greatest hits plus some you may not have heard for a while, in their latest show for 2017.

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Friday 4 August 2017

THE GREAT YORKSHIRE FRINGE | Twist & Shout

Friday 4 August 2017

NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE BARBICAN BOX OFFICE. Available from our website or from the GYF Box Office | Twist & Shout – An all-star cast from the West End deliver a musical powerhouse of a show that starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962 through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late sixties.

Friday 18th - Saturday 19th August 2017

B-Fest @ York Barbican

Friday 18th - Saturday 19th August 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.

Friday 25 August 2017

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 25 August 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.

Sunday 10 September 2017

Rip It Up

Sunday 10 September 2017

JAY McGUINESS, NATALIE LOWE and LOUIS SMITH will swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the greatest decade of music!

Thursday 21 September 2017

TEXAS

Thursday 21 September 2017

With their glorious new album ‘Jump On Board’ coming out April 21st on BMG, Texas announce 21 UK dates this autumn including York Barbican on September 21st.

Friday 22nd September 2017

Festival Of The Spoken Nerd - You Can't Polish A Nerd

Friday 22nd September 2017

The Nerds are back with a brand new tour this Autumn “You Can’t Polish A Nerd”. Since their last tour, experiments guy Steve Mould, geek songstress Helen Arney and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker have featured on BBC2’s QI, created a genuinely “experimental” comedy show for BBC Radio 4 and played the Hammersmith Apollo with Professor Brian Cox.

Friday 22 September 2017

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 22 September 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.

Saturday 23 September 2017

La La Land - Live On Screen With Orchestra

Saturday 23 September 2017

It is being described as the film of its generation, capturing the hearts of everyone whilst breaking records around the world. Now LA LA LAND will be brought to audiences like never before via a huge screen accompanied by a 60-piece orchestra.

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28 September

Shane Filan

28 September

Shane Filan is coming to the York Barbican in September 2017. Don't Miss Out. Tickets on Sale Friday

Friday 29 September 2017

Katherine Ryan - Glitter Room

Friday 29 September 2017

What does Canada’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special have in common with Britain’s first woman to have a worldwide Netflix special? They are both single mothers with too many pets. And they are both Katherine Ryan.

Saturday 30 September 2017

Milton Jones

Saturday 30 September 2017

Milton Jones is 0ut There Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys.

Friday 6 October 2017

Tosca

Friday 6 October 2017

Russian State Opera presents Premiere of the Opera Tosca – A dramatic masterpiece where love and, politics collide and murder takes place at the highest level.

Tuesday 10 - Wednesday 11 October 2017

Rob Brydon - I Am Standing Up

Tuesday 10 - Wednesday 11 October 2017

Rob Brydon is perhaps best known for the television shows Gavin and Stacey, Would I Lie To You? and The Trip as well as Marion and Geoff, Human Remains, Little Britain, The Rob Brydon Show, Best of Men, Gangster Granny and Q.I.

Thursday 12 October 2017

Russell Brand

Thursday 12 October 2017

In RE:BIRTH, Russell Brand wrestles with these questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one.

Friday 13 October 2017

Showaddywaddy

Friday 13 October 2017

Showaddywaddy are back!

Friday 20 October 2017

Michael Kiwanuka

Friday 20 October 2017

Michael Kiwanuka is very pleased to announce details of seven new headline shows in the UK for the Autumn.

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Saturday 21 October 2017

Mister Maker & The Shapes - Live

Saturday 21 October 2017

Join CBeebies' Mister Maker in his hit live theatre tour! With a fabulous supporting cast and art at its heart, this fantastic live show encourages Mini Makers and grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise!

Thursday 26 October 2017

Talon - The Best Of The Eagles

Thursday 26 October 2017

Over the last two decades Talon have risen from humble beginnings to one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the ‘20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR’ will once again feature all those classic ‘Eagles Greatest Hits’ from their timeless back catalogue including ‘Hotel California’, ‘Take It Easy’, ‘One Of These Nights’, Take It To The Limit, ‘Desperado’, ‘Lyin’ Eyes’, ‘Life In The Fast Lane’ and many more. T

Tuesday 31 October 2017

The Doobie Brothers + JD & The Straight Shot

Tuesday 31 October 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.

Wednesday 1 - Thursday 2 November 2017

Greg Davies

Wednesday 1 - Thursday 2 November 2017

GREG DAVIES - YOU MAGNIFICENT BEAST Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four years.

Friday 3 November 2017

Jools Holland & his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Friday 3 November 2017

Musical virtuoso Jools Holland and his well-renowned Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced dates and special guests for their upcoming 2017 Autumn/Winter UK tour. Now in its 22nd year, these legendary shows are not to be missed, with the 33-date tour starting off in Southend on Thursday 26th October.

Tuesday 7 November 2017

The Nutcracker

Tuesday 7 November 2017

The Russian State Ballet and Opera House Presents The Nutcracker –A timeless classic of festive season. Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, featuring live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

Thursday 9 November 2017

ABC

Thursday 9 November 2017

Following an incredible 12 months including a critically acclaimed new album and nationwide sell out shows, ABC have announced a brand new UK tour for October performing all their greatest hits. This new full band show will also see them being joined by non-other than Kid Creole and The Coconuts.

Sunday 12 November 2017

Bowie Experience

Sunday 12 November 2017

Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits - celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let's Dance..

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Wed 15 November

Joel Dommett – Live 2017

Wed 15 November

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.

Thursday 16th November 2017

Bananarama

Thursday 16th November 2017

THEYRE BACK! See the original line up live for the first time ever. Dont miss your only chance to see Sara, Keren and Siobhan live at York Barbican!

Friday 17 November 2017

Jon Richardson

Friday 17 November 2017

The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions.

Saturday 18 November 2017

OMD

Saturday 18 November 2017

‘The Punishment of Luxury’ is the new album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), the pioneering synth-pop group – founded almost 40 years ago by two teenage Kraftwerk fans from the Wirral – whose early albums ‘Architecture and Morality’ (1981) and ‘Dazzle Ships’ (1983) would shape the dominant sound of that decade.

Sunday 19 November 2017

Alison Moyet

Sunday 19 November 2017

To support her new album ‘Other’, Alison Moyet will be embarking on a World Tour from September through to December 2017.

Tuesday 28 November - Sunday 10 December 2017

UK Snooker Championships 2017

Tuesday 28 November - Sunday 10 December 2017

The Betway UK Championship will remain at the York Barbican until at least 2018 thanks to an extension of the current agreement for an extra two years. The tournament is one of snooker’s Triple Crown events alongside the World Championship and the Masters and it has been staged in York since 2011.

Friday 15 December

ABBA MANIA

Friday 15 December

Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, re-living the times when ABBA ruled the airwaves.

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

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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)

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.

Wesnesday 31 January 2018

Bill Bailey

Wesnesday 31 January 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.

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 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.

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.

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!!

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.

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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.

Monday 7 May 2018

Remembering Fred

Monday 7 May 2018

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

Saturday 9 June 2018

Rule The World

Saturday 9 June 2018

RULE THE WORLD are a fantastic tribute show to Take That. The band, Dan Maines, Matt Hall and Gabriel Keogh are highly trained professionals who have been touring Europe for over 7 years. This show is vibrant, entertaining and a must see for all fans of “Take That” and “Rule The World” who have built up their own followers!

Friday 5 October 2018

Jason Manford

Friday 5 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.

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?