York Barbican continually reviews its security measures in conjunction with West Yorkshire Police and other agencies. In light of recent tragic events, a further review has taken place.
We also ask to please support and cooperate fully so our team can efficiently carry out these measures to ensure safety and ensure you are in the building in time for your show.
We ask that you keep personal belongings to a minimum and only bring your essentials. Please do not bring any backpacks or large bags, as these will not be allowed into the arena. For the avoidance of doubt any bag with two shoulder straps that can be worn on the back will be classed as a backpack. This includes ladies handbags.
You are permitted to bring small bags or handbags no larger than 35cm x 40cm x 19cm.
There will be no temporary storage facilities for such items within the venue and it will be left to the patron to find a safe temporary facility to hold the item. The venue will not be responsible for late admission or non-admission as a result of this policy.
(all times are approximate and subject to change)
*Please allow enough time for entry as external searches will be in operation, we cannot be held responsible for missing any of the show.
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Dave Gorman | Fri 25 Jan
Doors Open - 7pm
Event Starts - 8pm
Event Ends - 10:45pm
Paul Carrack | Sat 26 Jan
Doors Open - 6:30pm
Event Starts - 7:30pm
Event End - 10pm
Swan Lake | Sun 27 Jan
Doors Open - 1pm
Event Start - 2pm
Event End - 4:40pm
Doors Open - 6pm
Event Start - 7pm
Event End - 9:40pm
Sandi Toksvig | Mon 28 Jan
Doors Open - 6:30pm
Event Start - 7:30pm
Event End - 10pm
What items are not allowed into the venue?
Backpacks, holdalls, luggage, oversized bags and cushions.
For the avoidance of doubt any bag with two shoulder straps that can be worn on the back will be classed as a backpack. This includes ladies handbags.
In addition these items are also not permitted into the arena or anything else which we deem to ruin the enjoyment or viewing experience of others;
Backpacks, holdalls, luggage, computer bags and cushions*
Glass, cans, aluminium bottles or thermoses of any kind including any liquid products which can be consumed*
Flammable liquids in any container
Video cameras and professional cameras
Laptop computers, Ipads and Go Pro’s
Knives or weapons of any kind
Illegal drugs or substances
Signs, banners or flags on poles, staffs or selfie sticks
Animals (except service animals to aid persons with disabilities)
Air horns, whistles, cowbells or other noise-making distractions
Projectiles (Frisbees, beach balls, footballs etc)
Aerosol cans (hairspray, mace pepper spray etc)
Fireworks, confetti or glitter bombs or sprays
Use of wheeled footwear, skateboards
Masks and helmets
Large studs and chains
Anything else which we deem to ruin the enjoyment or viewing experience of others
All entry constitutes consent to search.
* Exceptions will be made for those with medical requirements and/or special needs
Patrons with accessible and medical requirements/equipment will be considered on an individual basis but encouraged to contact the venue in advance for ease of entry.
There will be no temporary storage facilities for such items within the venue and it will be left to the patron to find a temporary facility to hold the said item. The venue will not be responsible for late admission or non-admission as a result of this policy.
Whilst we cannot comment on specific security measures, guests attending shows should arrive in good time to clear venue security.
Please be assured that your safety is our absolute and number one priority.
If you are collecting tickets for the show, our venue box office will be open from 10:00am - 2:00pm and then again from 5:00pm on the evening of the show. The box office is located to the left of the main entrance.. Please allow yourself plenty of time to collect your tickets and to get into the venue as there may be queues. You may require to provide photo ID or the credit/debit card used at the time of booking, in order to collect your tickets.
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