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Thursday 31 May 2018

The Shires

Thursday 31 May 2018

The biggest selling UK country act of all time, The Shires, announce their highly anticipated third album ‘Accidentally on Purpose’, due for release on 20th April 2018 through Decca Records. The trailblazing duo will also be hitting the road this summer, performing their new music across the UK, including London’s Royal Albert Hall on 18th May.

Saturday 2 June 2018

Glenn Miller Orchestra 2018

Saturday 2 June 2018

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. With special guests the Swing Time Jivers.

Friday 8 June 2018

Count Arthur Strong

Friday 8 June 2018

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.

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!

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Wednesday 13 June 2018

YES feat. Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman

Wednesday 13 June 2018

“It’s very simple,’ explains band founder and vocalist Jon Anderson. “the fans want it, we want it and it’s our right to use the name. YES music is in our DNA!” The definitive line-up of the greatest progressive rock band ever – Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman – together again live!

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.

Friday 15 June 2018

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 15 June 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.

Wednesday 20 June 2018

Kevin and Karen Dance - The Live Tour 2018

Wednesday 20 June 2018

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

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Saturday 23 June 2018

York Music Hub

Saturday 23 June 2018

York Music Hub MUSIC FESTIVAL: celebrating the breadth and depth of young peoples’ music-making across York.

30 June - 1 July

GYMFUSION

30 June - 1 July

Launched in 2011, GymFusion, British Gymnastics National Festivals Programme, has seen more than 22,000 performers take part in show-style festivals across the UK. Seven events are set to take place in 2018 across England and Northern Ireland and will include exciting and creative performances from all ages, abilities and disciplines in a celebration of display gymnastics.

Sunday 8 July 2018

Bring On Tomorrow

Sunday 8 July 2018

York Lgbt Forum With True Colours Present Bring On Tomorrow! Let yourself be guided through World War 2, The Stonewall Riots, The Birth of Pride, Lesbian & Gays Support the Miners, HIV in the 1980's, the issues faced Aging without Children and to modern day issues we still face such as equality, same sex marriage and Chechnya.

Monday 16 July 2018

An Evening With David Sedaris

Monday 16 July 2018

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, especially apparent in his latest book, a collection of his diaries entitled Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) (May 2017).

Thursday 19 July 2018

The Levellers (Acoustic) + Ginger Wildheart (Acoustic)

Thursday 19 July 2018

New date announced!

Friday 20 July 2018

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 20 July 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 21 July 2018

Chris Ramsey

Saturday 21 July 2018

CHRIS RAMSEY LIVE 2018 - The just happy to get out of the house tour.

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.

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Wednesday 22 August 2018

The League Of Gentlemen Live Again!

Wednesday 22 August 2018

The League of Gentlemen will return to the stage this year for their first UK tour in over 12 years with their brand new live show ‘The League of Gentlemen Live Again!’. Beginning in Sunderland on 24 August 2018, the tour will see BAFTA Award winning comedy legends Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Jeremy Dyson bring their dark and unhinged fictional village of Royston Vasey to theatres and arenas across the country.

Tuesday 4 September 2018

An Evening With Ant Middleton

Tuesday 4 September 2018

Ant Middleton, adventurer, survival expert, TV presenter, ex elite forces soldier, will be tour-ing theatres across the UK in Spring 2018, sharing his experiences and exploits as a mod-ern day explorer and expedition leader.

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Clare Bowen

Wednesday 5 September 2018

C2C presents Clare Bowen. Tickets on sale this Friday!

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.

Thursday 13 September 2018

Lets Hang On - The Music Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Thursday 13 September 2018

“Oh what a story...Oh what a show...OH WHAT A NIGHT”LET’S HANG ON - The World’s first & longest running tribute to the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons celebrates 10 years at the top!

Friday 21 September 2018

Rip It Up

Friday 21 September 2018

New show. New decade. New cast. It’s Rip it Up the 60s! Starring Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold and Louis Smith Following the smash hit success of Rip It Up Dancing Through The 50s last year – which sold over 50,000 tickets and was acclaimed as the most exciting Strictly Come Dancing spin-off tour ever – Rip It Up brings the fabulous soundtrack of the 1960s to life in an explosion of song and dance!

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”.

Sunday 30 September 20189

Rick Wakeman

Sunday 30 September 20189

Following the hugely successful Piano Portraits tour last year, in support of the album of the same name, Rick Wakeman will return in Autumn 2018 with a new show based on the follow up release, entitled Piano Odyssey. The fourteen-date tour will feature even more classic tracks given Rick’s unique piano treatment, and will travel to towns and cities not previously visited in 2017.

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Monday 1 October 2018

Madama Butterfly

Monday 1 October 2018

After successful opera season last year, Russian State Opera is back to delight you with exquisite production of Madama Butterfly, its beautiful set, and costumes which intensifies the emotion in a heart-breaking story.

Thursday 4 October 2018

James Martin

Thursday 4 October 2018

Superstar chef James Martin will be returning to theatres around the country this October following the huge success of his 2016 tour.

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.

Sunday 7 October 2018

Talon - The Best Of The Eagles

Sunday 7 October 2018

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.

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.

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!

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Wednesday 17 October 2018

The Proclaimers

Wednesday 17 October 2018

It has been 31 years since Scottish twins Craig & Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers emerged. Since then, their enduring appeal across generations has carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans throughout the World.

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.

Saturday 20 October 2018

Stewart Francis - Into The Punset

Saturday 20 October 2018

The star of 'Mock the Week', 'Live at the Apollo' and 'Crackerjack' embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off... INTO THE PUNSET.

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Ocean Film Festival World Tour

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards York with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface.

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Kacey Musgraves

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Kacey Musgraves exclusively announced to a sold-out crowd of over 14,000 fans that she’ll soon return on a headlining world tour of her own. The Oh, What A World: Tour will kick off in countries across Europe this fall, including The Netherlands, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland

Thursday 25 October 2018

Russell Watson

Thursday 25 October 2018

Having sold more than seven million albums worldwide, Russell Watson is firmly established as the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist of all time. To date, his illustrious career has included performances for Her Majesty The Queen, The Pope and two US Presidents. Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, “The People’s Tenor” returns to the stage with his brand-new show Canzoni d’Amore.

Friday 26 October 2018

Robert Cray Band

Friday 26 October 2018

Legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray returns to the UK in Autumn 2018 following the success of his most recent album – the Blues Music Awards nominated ‘Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm.

Saturday 27 October

The Nutcracker

Saturday 27 October

Traditionally, Russian State Ballet and Opera House returns for their annual UK tour with a vibrant and enchanting full touring ballet production. Snow flurries, sweets, princes, magic and love are just some of the elements that will be brought together by this renowned Russian company. A highly accessible ballet, full of familiar music such as the Waltz of the Flowers and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

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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

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Friday 2 November 2018

The Queen Extravaganza

Friday 2 November 2018

The Queen Extravaganza – Produced by Brian May & Roger Taylor With the country currently in the grips of Queen fever once again - 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 hand-picked by Roger Taylor and Brian May, returns to the UK for a further series of shows in 2018.

Saturday 3 November 2018

Caro Emerald

Saturday 3 November 2018

ON SALE 02/03/18 @ 10AM | Following 5 star reviews and sold out shows across the board, the gorgeous and stylish Caro Emerald is back with a brand new live UK tour for 2018.

Thursday 8 November 2018

David Gest Soul Legends - The Legacy Tour

Thursday 8 November 2018

DAVID GEST SOUL LEGENDS TOUR POSTPONED – NEW 2018 DATES ANNOUCNED David Gest Limited has some good news and some bad news about the up and coming ‘DAVID GEST’S SOUL LEGENDS’ Tour. The bad news is, due to circumstance beyond our control, the ‘DAVID GEST’S SOUL LEGENDS’ Tour has been delayed. The good news is that the tour will be back on track from 15th October 2018.

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Friday 9 - Sunday 11 November 2018

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

Friday 9 - Sunday 11 November 2018

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

Wednesday 14 November 2018

The Whitney Houston Show

Wednesday 14 November 2018

The Whitney Houston show is a critically acclaimed live concert honouring the talent, music and memory of Whitney Houston. Featuring the breath-taking vocals of Belinda Davids accompanied by the sensational 30-piece National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra this is a beautifully crafted homage to one of the world’s most revered singers.

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Friday 16 November 2018

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Friday 16 November 2018

Special guests include Marc Almond and Ruby Turner

Monday 19 November 2018

An Evening Shared With Jasper Carrot and Alistair McGowan

Monday 19 November 2018

Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions.

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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.

Thursday 13 December 2018

Love Actually In Concert

Thursday 13 December 2018

Following a sold out 2017 tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas!

Saturday 26 January 2019

Paul Carrack

Saturday 26 January 2019

Paul Carrack, one of the most revered voices in music and a figurehead of soulful pop for decades, will return to the delight his legions of admirers with the new album 'These Days' on 7 September.

Saturday 16 February 2019

JIMEOIN - RESULT!

Saturday 16 February 2019

An evening of world class stand-up as the Irishman from Australia brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to York Barbican, fresh from a smash-hit New York off-Broadway season with his latest sell out tour.

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Mike & The Mechanics

Tuesday 19th March 2019

Mike & The Mechanics, who have sold over ten million records worldwide – announce their 2019 nationwide ‘Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour’. An epic run of 34 UK concerts in February/March/April, including the prestigious Royal Albert Hall next year on April 1st, 2019.

Friday 29 March 2019

Jason Manford

Friday 29 March 2019

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. 'Muddle Class' promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up ‘working class’ then finding, over the years, that part of him has become ‘middle class’ - causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason’s amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed.