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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!

Friday 14 December 2018

The Overtones

Friday 14 December 2018

The group - Lockie Chapman, Mike Crawshaw, Darren Everest and Mark Franks - also announce a 22 date UK tour starting on November 22nd at Watford Colosseum and ending with a special festive show at London’s Indigo at the O2 on December 20th 2018. Promising “a night to remember” the group will be joined on stage by their band to perform favourites from their previous Top 10 albums as well as songs from the new record.

Sunday 16 December 2018

York's Annual Community Carol Concert

Sunday 16 December 2018

York’s 61st Annual Community Carol Concert will take place at the York Barbican on Sunday 16 December 2018 at 2.30pm. Tickets for the next York Community Carol Concert will be available from the York Barbican Box Office from 2 July 2018.

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Kate Rusby At Christmas

Tuesday 18 December 2018

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY | With a career spanning over 25 years in music, Kate Rusby is one of the finest interpreters of traditional folk songs and one of our most emotive original songwriters - melding old and new so you can barely see the join.

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Tuesday 18 December 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.

Thursday 20 December 2018

Russell Watson

Thursday 20 December 2018

If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date of Thursday 20th December 2018 please contact your ticket point of sale for a refund. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Thursday 3 January 2019

Maddie and Mackenzie

Thursday 3 January 2019

The Ziegler Girls are heading to the UK for an all new, up close and personal experience, with you – their fans. Whether you’re a dancer or not, come and join Maddie and Mackenzie in a fabulous show that will get your heart pumping.

Saturday 5 January 2019

York Guildhall Orchestra

Saturday 5 January 2019

Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf | Strauss Family - Waltzes and Polkas including the Blue Danube | Barry - Various works

Friday 18 January 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 18 January 2019

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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Friday 18 January 2019

Coleen | Never Too Late

Friday 18 January 2019

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Saturday 19 January 2019

Roy Chubby Brown

Saturday 19 January 2019

If you fancy a good night out and a laugh, you will enjoy an evening with the down to earth comedy legend who says “I’ve never had stars in my eyes, I just like working and making people laugh” But if you are easily offended, then it’s probably not going to be your cup of tea!

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Thursday 24 January 2019

Golden Girls – with Maria Friedman, Lesley Garrett and Bonnie Langford

Thursday 24 January 2019

THE GOLDEN GIRLS - IN CONCERT We are extremely sorry to announce the cancellation of The Golden Girls tour starring Maria Friedman, Lesley Garrett and Bonnie Langford scheduled for early 2019.The forthcoming album release due out November will not now proceed. Without the scheduled TV and PR activity surrounding the album campaign, we have had no choice but to take the difficult decision to cancel the tour.   Cuffe and Taylor / Decca Records

Friday 25 January 2019

Dave Gorman

Friday 25 January 2019

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.

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.

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Sunday 27 January 2019

Swan Lake

Sunday 27 January 2019

Moscow City Ballet returns to York Barbican with the stunning Swan Lake, presented in classic Russian style with full orchestra. Swan Lake is a signature piece of the company’s repertoire. The epic story of Prince Siegfried and his doomed love for Odette is magnificently brought to life in all its original splendour by Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly familiar score.

Monday 28 January 2019

Sandi Toksvig Live! National Trevor

Monday 28 January 2019

Sandi realises some people harbour an ambition to be a National Treasure but following a misunderstanding with a friend has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster.

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Tuesday 29 January 2019

Elvis Lives

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the performance of Elvis Lives on Tuesday 29 January has been cancelled. Please contact your original point of purchase to inquire about your refund. The Elvis Lives production team apologies for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation.

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Thunder - Please Remain Seated

Tuesday 5 February 2019

In April 2017, we decided to record an alternative version of Love Walked In. We’d been asked to do it hundreds of times over the years, but we never felt good about the concept until then. At that point we’d made 11 studio albums, countless live albums, and made a fair few stripped back acoustic recordings.

Friday 8 February 2019

Holy Holy featuring Woody Woodmansey and Tony Visconti

Friday 8 February 2019

Performing The Man Who Sold The World & The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, plus other hits from 1969-1973.

Saturday 9 February 2019

York Guildhall Orchestra

Saturday 9 February 2019

Humperdinck - Overture Hansel & Gretel | Emily Lawler - Elemental Soundscapes | Sibelius - Symphony No.6 | Bruch - Scottish Fantasy | Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Suite

Friday 15 February 2019

Anton & Erin Dance Those Magic Musicals

Friday 15 February 2019

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple in their new, show-stopping dance production. The world of Ballroom meets Musical Theatre with stunning costumes & breath-taking choreography set to iconic theatrical favourites.

Friday 15 February 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 15 February 2019

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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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.

Friday 22 February 2019

Faith - The George Michael Legacy

Friday 22 February 2019

Faith - The George Michael Legacy returns with a brand-new production for 2018. A stunning celebration remembering one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time. This energetic, vibrant musical journey brings to life 35 years of hits from George’s glittering career.

Friday 22 February

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Friday 22 February

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Sunday 24 February 2019

An Evening With The Hairy Bikers

Sunday 24 February 2019

National Treasures Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers have announced a huge nationwide tour for 2019 taking in over 36 dates between February and April. With their irresistible enthusiasm, An Evening With The Hairy Bikers will be an epic night of cooking and conversation.

Monday 25 February 2019

Ward Thomas

Monday 25 February 2019

Rising UK stars Ward Thomas (24 year old twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy), release their jubilant new single ‘Never Know’(available on all platforms from today), taken from their eagerly anticipated forthcoming album ‘Restless Minds’ out February 1st on WTW Music/Sony Music. The girls will also tour the UK in the new year.

Friday 1 March 2019

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

Friday 1 March 2019

To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, famed time-twisting musical collective Postmodern Jukebox will circumnavigate the globe in 2019 on their Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour. The tour is meant to prepare the world for a new decade -- one that Postmodern Jukebox creator Scott Bradlee hopes will see a return to the style and craftsmanship that typified the music of past generations.

Saturday 2 March 2019

Lea Salonga

Saturday 2 March 2019

Miss Saigon star Lea Salonga has announced her first solo UK tour.

Thursday 7 March 2019

Here Come The Girls

Thursday 7 March 2019

An all new show ‘Here Come The Girls’ brings an exciting mix of individual performances and group numbers with their supporting dance partners. The show will have a mix of Ballroom and Latin routines and has been choreographed by Patrick Helm, this show promises to be a fresh and innovative with amazing routines to dazzle and wow you. Patrick will also perform on the show with Dianne!

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Friday 8 March 2019

Ben Fogle: Tales Of The Wilderness

Friday 8 March 2019

Join Ben Fogle, a modern day journeyman, for an unforgettable evening of storytelling and adventure.

Saturday 9 March 2019

Dara O'Briain

Saturday 9 March 2019

Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, Star Gazing Live, Robot Wars and Go 8 Bit. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today in this brand new show for 2018.

Sun, 10 March 2019

DARA O'BRIAIN

Sun, 10 March 2019

Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, Star Gazing Live, Robot Wars and Go 8 Bit. Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today in this brand new show for 2018.

Mon, 11 March 2019

10cc

Mon, 11 March 2019

The legendary 10cc have announced major new dates for 2019 including the York Barbican performing the hits which have singled them out as one of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music.

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.

Saturday 23 March 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Saturday 23 March 2019

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 23 March 2019

COLDPLACE

Saturday 23 March 2019

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.

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2019 with its 'Anniversary Tour’, a brand new show celebrating 50 years of the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter Green era.

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Thursday 28 March 2019

BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Thursday 28 March 2019

Get ready for an evening of inspirational adventure films coming at you from the wildest corners of the globe!

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.

Saturday 30 March 2019

David Gray

Saturday 30 March 2019

David Gray today confirms release details for a new album Gold In A Brass Age - his first album of new material in four years - alongside a seventeen-date tour of the UK for 2019.

Friday 5 April 2019

Bootleg Beatles

Friday 5 April 2019

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

Saturday 6 April 2019

Rhod Gilbert - The Book Of John

Saturday 6 April 2019

It has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show. In a six-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it s**t. And just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke...called John.

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Remembering The Movies

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Strictly’s very own Aljaz and Janette are back on tour with their brand new show Remembering the Movies. If you loved Remembering Fred then get ready for a remarkable, unique and star-studded rollercoaster ride through some of the most successful, Oscar winning and most memorable films of all time.

Thursday 11 April 2019

Russell Kane - The Fast And The Curious

Thursday 11 April 2019

He’s back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’ s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done.

Thu, 18 April 2019

Art Garfunkel

Thu, 18 April 2019

The legendary Art Garfunkel is coming to York Barbican with 'An Evening of Songs and Stories', Thursday 18 April 2019! Tickets available from Friday 5 October at 9am.

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Friday 26 April 2019

UB40

Friday 26 April 2019

Birmingham's world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary!

Saturday 27 April 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Saturday 27 April 2019

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 27 April 2019

A Country Night In Nashville

Saturday 27 April 2019

A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of Country Music.

Saturday 4 May 2019

Bon Jovi Experience

Saturday 4 May 2019

The Bon Jovi Experience are the world’s first and finest tribute to the great Bon Jovi and are the world’s ONLY tribute to have been requested by, and to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself. They are also the only tribute to have been featured on the official Bon Jovi website.

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Kingdom Choir

Wednesday 8 May 2019

The choir’s continued delivery of excellence has led to many public broadcast appearances such as Songs of Praise, BBC’s The One Show, ITV Good Morning Britain and Sunday Morning Worship on BBC Radio 2. They have also featured in the film ‘Tube Tales’, the TV series Maisie Raine, an advert for Orange and have been featured alongside the BBC Philharmonic, ‘The Hurricane’ for BBC Radio 4s Easter Sunday Worship.

Thursday 9 May

The Specials

Thursday 9 May

The Specials return to York!

Thursday 16 May 2019

Foil, Arms and Hog - Craicling

Thursday 16 May 2019

Foil, Arms and Hog return to the UK with their best show yet. With over 100 million hits on YouTube FA&H are best known for their online videos, but their live show is what they are most proud of. CRAICLING is a fast-paced sketch show featuring a tutorial in how to hold a baby, a Gregorian chant about drunken monks and a step by step guide in how to kill an actor

Saturday 18 May 2019

York Guildhall Orchestra

Saturday 18 May 2019

Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre | Grondahl - Trombone Concerto ~ soloist - Ian Bousfield | Korngold - Pierrot’s Tanslied and Marietta’s Lied from Die Tote Stadt | Pryor - The Bluebells of Scotland | Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

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Friday 24 May 2019

Katherine Jenkins

Friday 24 May 2019

Britain’s best-selling classical artist of the last 25 years, Katherine Jenkins OBE today announces the release of her new album ‘Guiding Light’, out 30th November via Decca Records.

Monday 27 May 2019

Manic Street Preachers

Monday 27 May 2019

Manic Street Preachers release a 20th Year Collector’s Edition of their fifth album ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’ on 7th December 2018 on Columbia/Sony. Released as a deluxe 3 cd box set, double vinyl edition and digital package the album contains unheard demos and live rehearsal recordings as well as remixes by the likes of Massive Attack, David Holmes and Mogwai.

Saturday 8 June 2019

Luther Vandross Celebration

Saturday 8 June 2019

The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge.

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Aled Jones & Russell Watson - In Harmony Tour

Wednesday 9 October 2019

Russell Watson & Aled Jones join forces for the In Harmony tour in October 2019

Thursday 17 October 2019

Chris De Burgh

Thursday 17 October 2019

Chris de Burgh will perform two of his most outstanding recordings, back to back and in their entirety, on his Classic Albums Tour, 2019. “One is my most successful album in terms of sales, and the other is one I particularly enjoyed the writing and recording of, he explains.

Thursday 24 October 2019

Rob Beckett - Wallop

Thursday 24 October 2019

The self-proclaimed Mouth of the South, Rob Beckett is back on tour next year with a brand new stand up show. Get tickets this Wednesday!

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd November 2019

Romesh Ranganathan

Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd November 2019

Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand-new show, THE CYNIC’S MIXTAPE, and it’s his most brutally honest show yet.

Friday 15 November 2019

Dr Hook 50th Anniversary Tour

Friday 15 November 2019

With songs from Dr Hook’s rich musical history - from the biggest hits to album favourites – including those we all love: Sylvia's Mother, Sexy Eyes, A Little Bit More, When You're in Love with A Beautiful Woman, Sharing the Night Together, The Cover of Rolling Stone, The Ballad of Lucy Jordan, and so many more.

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Tue, 19 November 2019

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited 2019

Tue, 19 November 2019

The irrepressible former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces his 2019 European Tour. For the first time ever, Steve will perform the seminal Genesis album Selling England By The Pound in its entirety.