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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!

Friday 21 September 2018

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 21 September 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 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.

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.

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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.

Sat 13 October 2018

York Guildhall Orchestra

Sat 13 October 2018

Brahms - Tragic Overture | Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor | Brahms - Symphony No.4 in E minor

Sunday 14 October 2018

That's Showbiz

Sunday 14 October 2018

THE BIGGEST GROUP DANCE COMPETITION IN THE UK Dance Design Events proudly presents "That's Showbiz" one of the fastest growing stage dance competitions in the UK.

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.

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Friday 19 October 2018

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 19 October 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 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.

Monday 22 October 2018

Echo & The Bunnymen

Monday 22 October 2018

Echo & The Bunnymen have announced a series of UK and Ireland tour dates this autumn. Following their sold out May tour dates, the band will play eight shows in October.

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 2018

The Nutcracker

Saturday 27 October 2018

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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Wednesday 31 October 2018

A Beautiful Noise

Wednesday 31 October 2018

We regret that this event has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We’re very sorry for any disappointment caused and a refund will be issued to all ticket-holders in due course.

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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.

Sunday 4 November 2018

York Festival Of Remembrance

Sunday 4 November 2018

The York Festival of Remembrance returns to York Barbican this November.

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Thursday 8 November 2018

David Gest Soul Legends - The Legacy Tour

Thursday 8 November 2018

David Gest Limited regrets to inform fans that due to unforeseen personal circumstances the upcoming SOUL LEGENDS UK TOUR planned for October 2018 has been cancelled. Tickets and VIP upgrades will be refunded at point of purchase.

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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 breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids, this is a beautifully crafted homage to one of the world’s most revered singers.

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Friday 16 November 2018

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Friday 16 November 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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Friday 16 November 2018

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Friday 16 November 2018

Special guests include Marc Almond and Ruby Turner

Saturday 17 November 2018

Almighty Fighting Championship 10

Saturday 17 November 2018

An action packed night of mixed martial arts action from Yorkshires best MMA shows. Up to 30 fights showing the best Professional and amateur MMA competitors in the UK and Europe.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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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!

Thursday 24 January 2019

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

Thursday 24 January 2019

Three of the UK’s national treasures – musical theatre star Maria Friedman, soprano Lesley Garrett CBE and actor Bonnie Langford – have joined forces for the very first time to record a brand new album and hit the road for a UK Headline Tour entitled ‘Golden Girls’.

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.

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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.

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 Toksvig is bringing her brand new, one-woman comedy show to York Barbican Sandi thinks that being called a National Treasure is bit embarrassing and she has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster.

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Elvis Lives

Tuesday 29 January 2019

TICKETS ON SALE 08/06/18 | For the first time in the UK - exclusively from Graceland – 'Elvis Lives' is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today's artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations.

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.

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.

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Friday 22 February 2019

Faith - The George Michael Legacy

Friday 22 February 2019

Don’t accept imitations; Faith - The George Michael Legacy features international George Michael tribute artist Wayne Dilks together with his incredible 7-piece band and backing singers.

Friday 22 February

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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 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

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.

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.

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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 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.