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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.

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!

Wednesday 25 October 2017

The Doobie Brothers + JD & The Straight Shot

Wednesday 25 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.

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

Saturday 28 October 2017

Simple Gifts: Music inspired by folk song

Saturday 28 October 2017

Folk music, with its memorable melodies and words telling the stories of ordinary people’s lives, has been an inspiration for many composers. This performance offers British and American composers’ takes on folk tradition.

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.

Sunday 5 November 2017

York Festival Of Remembrance

Sunday 5 November 2017

The Royal British Legion’s annual Festival of Remembrance at York Barbican is back on Sunday 5th November.

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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.

Friday 10 November 2017

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 10 November 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.

Saturday 11 November 2017

‘Tang Hall SMART CIC @ the Barbican

Saturday 11 November 2017

Showcasing the achievements of the many singers and musicians who are part of the Tang Hall SMART community, as children, teens and adults take to the stage to perform their original material. This part of the show will include some inspiring work by our inclusive groups, featuring rappers and rockers who have learning disabilities. Then after the second interval we will be presenting acts off our in-house record label, Musication, headlined by the rapper D-Ni-L. ‘

Saturday 11 November 2017

Eleanor Conway

Saturday 11 November 2017

Ferocious clubber and party girl Eleanor Conway has always been a woman of extremes; she partied around the world as a music journalist, ran off to Asia to work for the triads, made hardcore porn, and Tinder’d her way through most of London… Now sober from alcohol and substances she’s failing to find moderation and meaning.

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..

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.

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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.

Wednesday 13 December 2017

COLDPLACE

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Coldplace are the number 1 Coldplay Tribute band. Coming from the sunny east coast town of Grimsby, they recreate all the passion and feeling of a live Coldplay performance to perfection.

Thursday 14 December 2017

Christmas With The Overtones

Thursday 14 December 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 tour has become a staple fixture in everyone’s Christmas party season and 2017 will be no different.

Friday 15 December 2017

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 15 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.

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.

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!

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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 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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 Postmoden 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

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.

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!!

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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 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.

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 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”.

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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.

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?