Promoters | York Barbican


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York Barbican is owned by City Of York Council and managed, on their behalf, by SMG Europe. Opened in Spring 2011, the venue has firmly established itself as York’s flagship music and entertainment venue. With retractable seating, The Barbican can cater for 1,400 guests when in all seated mode or 1,800 with a standing floor and seated balcony. 

Situated just outside the city walls, directly on the A64 and 20 minutes from the M1, York Barbican is perfect for hosting conferences and events.

  • Large multi-functional auditorium 27 metres by 32 metres 
  • Staging area 17 metres by 9.75 metres
  • State of the art PA and lighting systems
  • 2 Fully fitted kitchen’s on site
  • Enclosed, secure loading bay for several vehicles
  • Backstage en-suite dressing rooms
  • Private, on-site car park for organisers, suppliers and contractors

York Barbican has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. They include promoters such as:

  • SJM Concerts
  • 3A Entertainment
  • Live Nation
  • World Snooker
  • CMP Entertainment
  • Avalon Entertainment
  • Off The Kerb
  • Derek Block Concert Promotions
  • Handshake Group
  • Phil McIntyre Entertainment
  • Enchanted Entertainment

Acts who have performed on the Barbican stage include:

  • Morrissey
  • Russel Brand
  • Paolo Nutini
  • Example
  • Noah & The Whale
  • Bombay Bicycle Club
  • Rita Ora
  • Alan Carr
  • Jake Bugg
  • Paloma Faith
  • Sarah Millican
  • Moscow City Ballet
  • Jason Manford
  • Bill Bailey
  • Paul Weller

We also offer a range of excellent conference facilities including:

  • Newly refurbished conference rooms and foyers
  • Capacity for up to 1500 delegates
  • 6 breakout rooms
  • 2 foyer bars and restaurant
  • Versatile spaces
  • Dedicated events team and event management
  • On site catering with menu options to suit all event needs
  • In house technical equipment and services
  • Wi-Fi throughout the building
  • Technical support if required

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If you would any further information on the York Barbican or would like to book our facilities, then please contact us using our form.