Coronavirus (COVID-19) | York Barbican
We can’t wait to welcome you back to York Barbican, and our number one priority is making sure your visit is as safe and fun as possible.  Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

York Barbican Coronavirus Update

We can’t wait to welcome you back to York Barbican, and our number one priority is making sure your visit is as safe and fun as possible.

While the government have removed many restrictions from 19 Jul 2021, we all still have a shared responsibility to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

When you visit us we’ll be operating under the most up to date Government guidance and legislation in place supported by ASM Global's environmental hygiene protocol – VenueShield.

Our safety measures and terms of entry are under constant review and we'll keep you up to date with any changes on how we operate on this page so please read all the information below and check back regularly before attending your event.

VenueShield

We are proud to operate within the ASM Global network of international venues, supported by its environmental hygiene protocol – VenueShield. VenueShield is a comprehensive industry-leading programme of cleanliness that is being implemented across more than 325 ASM Global facilities around the world.

Our VenueShield cleanliness programme is part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest standards of hygiene practices so that you can visit us with confidence. For further information please click here to visit the ASM Global website.

Ahead of Your Visit

To help keep you, all our guests, and staff safe, (and in addition to our normal terms of entry) all guests aged 18 or over should be prepared to show, if requested by a member of staff, proof of one of the following:

  • You currently do not have Covid-19
  • You are fully vaccinated and at least 14 days have passed since the date of your last vaccination
  • You have previously had Covid-19 within the last 6 months.

Our accepted forms of proof for this are listed below:

  • NHS COVID Pass via the following:

App - please note this is via the NHS app and not the NHS Covid-19 app. Please visit here for information.
If you are using this preferred form of proof but have not yet obtained your pass, we advise you to apply no later than 48 hours before attending the event to allow for your application to be processed in time.

Letter - If you are using this form of proof but have not obtained your pass we advise you to apply as soon as possible in advance of attending the event so that your application can be processed and the letter be received in time. Please visit here for information.

Non-UK Resident proof of vaccination - Such as EU Digital Covid Pass or other digital or paper equivalents. If travelling from outside the UK, please ensure you are only visiting in line with any quarantine rules in place at the time of the event.

  • Lateral flow or PCR negative test results text or email received within 24 hours before attending the event. Free rapid lateral flow tests are available via the NHS.

If you're under 18, please bring any valid photo ID such as a student ID, travel card, or drivers license (including a provisional license), or any PASS accredited card.

The Government has advised that you must not attend an event if you:

Further measures to keep you safe:

NHS Track and Trace

NHS Track and Trace QR codes are available to scan at all points of entry to the venue.

Face Masks

To help protect you, all our guests, and staff, we strongly encourage you to wear a face mask within communal areas (eg concourse, toilets and queueing areas) inside our venue. 

All staff working at our venue are required to wear face masks (unless exempt) for this reason, and we’d really appreciate you returning this kind gesture.

Hand Sanitisers

We have partnered with Lifebuoy to ensure that high-quality hand sanitiser is available throughout the venue.

Staff Testing

All staff working at our venue are required to provide negative results from a lateral flow test. 

Enhanced Cleaning

As part of our VenueShield programme, we have enhanced all cleaning throughout the venue before, during and after your visit.

Contactless Services

York Barbican is a cashless venue and we encourage you to use contactless or card payments where possible.

Keeping You up to Date

We’ll send you all the information you need to know about your visit in advance as well as updating the information here on our website. If there’s anything you need while you’re here, our staff will be on hand to help you.

Plan Your Journey 

We recommend planning ahead on how you’ll get here. You can find all the information on how to find us on our website by clicking here.

Be Kind

Please act responsibly, and be considerate to other visitors, giving them time and space where possible to move around the venue, and understand they may have different requirements to yours.

Confirmed event postponements are as follows (updated - 20 Sep 2021 10:45am):

March 2020

  • Anton & Erin | 18 Mar 2020 - Cancelled
  • Friends! The Musical Parody | 20 Mar 2020 - New Date is 23 Feb 2022
  • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club | 20 Mar 2020 - New Date TBC
  • Chris Ramsey | 26 Mar 2020 - New Date is 28 Oct 2021
  • The Bowie Collective | 27 Mar 2020 - New Date is 20 May 2021
  • Lisa Marie Performing Arts Show | 29 Mar 2020 - New Date is 6 Mar 2022
  • Jerome Remblance | 31 Mar 2020 - New Date Is 22 Mar 2022

April 2020

  • Bootleg Beatles | 1 Apr 2020 - New Date is 8 Apr 2022
  • Rob Beckett | 2 Apr 2020 - New Date is 27 Jan 2022
  • Remembering The Oscars | 10 Apr 2020 - New Date is 21 Apr 2021
  • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club | 10 Apr 2020 - New Date TBC
  • Rob Beckett | 17 Apr 2020 - New Date is 28 Jan 2022
  • BANFF Mountain Film Festival - New Date is 12 Oct 2021
  • Jack Dee | 24 Apr 2020 - New Date 12 Dec 2021
  • The Boomtown Rats | 25 Apr 2020 -  Cancelled
  • The Hollies | 26 Apr 2020 - Cancelled

May 2020

  • York Guildhall Orchestra | 9 May 2020 - Cancelled
  • Romesh Ranganathan | 10 May 2020 - New Date is 28 May 2022
  • Riverdance | 12-14 May 2020 - New Dates are 1-3 Oct 2021 *Please check below for details 
  • Joker: Live In Concert | 17 May 2020 - Cancelled
  • Jeff Beck | 19 May 2020 - New Date Is 7 Jun 2022
  • The Shires | 20 May 2020 / 1 Nov 2020/ 23 May 2021  - New Date is 6 May 2022
  • Illegal Eagles | 22 May 2020 - New Date is 5 Jun 2022
  • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club | 22 May 2020 - New Date TBC
  • YES | 29 May 2020 - New Date is  22 June 2022
  • Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac | 30 May 2020 - New Date is 26 July 2021

June 2020

  • Jane McDonald | 4 Jun 2020 - New Date is 22 Jul 2022
  • Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me | 11 Jun 2020 - New Date is 8 Mar 2022
  • Ronan Keating | 19 Jun 2020 - New Date is 23 Jan 2022
  • Here Come The Boys | 26 Jun 2020 - New Date is 2 Jul 2022
  • Forbidden Nights | 26 Jun 2020 - New Date is 23 Sep 2021
  • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club | 26 Jun - New Date TBC

July 2020

  • Coldplace | 10 Jul 2020 - New Date is 3 Jul 2022
  • From The Jam - Setting Sons | 11 Jul 2020 -  New Date is 17 May 2021
  • ELO Experience | 23 Jul 2020 - New Date is 18 Jun 2022
  • George Thorogood & The Destroyers | 22 Jul 2020 - New Date is 24 Jul 2022
  • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club | 25 Jul 2020 - New Date TBC

August 2020

  • Showaddywaddy | 1 Aug 2020 - New Date is 4 Mar 2022
  • Paul Smith | 6-7 Aug 2020 - New Date is 26 Mar 2021
  • Bon Jovi Experience | 14 Aug 2020 - New Date is 30 Oct 2021
  • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club | 14 Aug 2020 - New Date TBC
  • The Bowie Collective | 21 Aug 2020 - New Date is TBC

September 2020

  • Northern Live: Do I Love You | 12 Sep 2020 - New Date is 11 Sep 2021
  • Kim Wilde | 17 Sep 2020 - New Date is 17 Sep 2022
  • Go West & Paul Young | 13 Sep 2020/ 24 Sep 2021 - New Date is 15 May 2022
  • Sandi Toksvig | 22 Sep 2020 - New Date is 18 May 2021
  • Shagged. Married. Annoyed. | 23 Sep 2020 - New Date is 16 June 2021
  • Gary Meikle | 24 Sep 2020 - New Date is 8 Apr 2021
  • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club | Fri 25 Sep 2020 - New Date TBC
  • Jason Donovan | 25th Sep 2020 / 8 Nov 2021 - New Date is 28 February 2022

October 2020

  • Jack Dee | 1 Oct 2020 - New Date 12 Dec 2021
  • Military Wives Choir | 2 Oct 2020 - CANCELLED
  • Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets | 4 Oct 2020 - New Date is 4 May 2021
  • Dionne Warwick | 6 Oct 2020 - New Date is 10 June 2022
  • Russell Watson | 9 Oct 2020 - New Date is 7 Nov 2021
  • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club | 10 Oct 2020 - New Date is TBC
  • A Country Night In Nashville | 10 Oct 2020 - New Date is 26 November 2022
  • Rob Beckett | 11 Oct 2020 - New Date is 27 Jan 2022
  • Level 42 | 13 October 2020 - New Date is 24 Oct 2021
  • Boyzlife | 15 Oct 2020 - New Date is 17 Oct 2021
  • Swan Lake | 22 Oct 2020 - New Date is 6 Nov 2021
  • Chris Ramsey | 23 Oct 2020 - New Date is 27 Oct 2021
  • Chris Ramsey | 24 Oct 2020 - New Date is 28 Oct 2021
  • Jimmy Carr | 25 Oct 2020 - New Date is 4 Nov 2021
  • The Boomtown Rats | 26 Oct 2020 - New Date is 16 Sep 2021
  • Rufus Wainwright | 27 Oct 2020 - New Date is 13 Oct 2021
  • Rob Beckett | 30 Oct 2020 - New Date is 28 Jan 2022
  • Soul II Soul | 31 Oct 2020 - New Date is 25 Feb 2022

November 2020

  • Paul Weller | 3 Nov 2020 - New Date is 5 April 2022
  • Levellers | 4 Nov 2020 - New Date is 11 Dec 2021
  • Katie Melua | 7 Nov 2020 - CANCELLED
  • Jools Holland | 11 Nov 2020 - New Date is 5 Nov 2021
  • Gabrielle | 13 Nov 2020 - New Date is 10 Nov 2021
  • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club | 14 Nov 2020 - New Date is TBC
  • Betway UK Snooker Championship | 24 Nov - 6 Dec - Cancelled (click here for more details)

December 2020

  • Joel Dommett | 11 Dec 2020 - New Date is 22 Apr 2022
  • Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan! | 16 - 19 Dec - New Dates are 17 - 18 Dec 2021 & 14 - 15 Jan 2022 (click here for more details)
  • Kate Rusby | 20 Dec 2020 - New Date is 20 Dec 2021
  • Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club | 20 Dec 2020 - New Date is TBC

January 2021

  • Forbidden Nights | 7 Jan 2021 - New Date is 23 Sep 2021
  • Ronan Keating | 13 Jan 2021 - New Date is 23 Jan 2022
  • From The Jam + The Selector | 15 Jan 2021 -  New Date is 21 Jan 2022 
  • From The Jam: Setting Sons | 15 Jan 2021 - New Date is 17 May 2021
  • Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS | 23 Jan 2021 - New Date is 19 Sep 2021

February 2021

  • Katherine Jenkins | 5 Feb 2021 -  CANCELLED
  • The Musical Box: A Genesis Extravaganza Part III | 14 Feb 2021 - New Date is 4 Feb 2022
  • Jason Donovan | 15 Feb 2021 - New Date is 8 Nov 2021
  • Jason Manford: Like Me | 17 - 18 Feb - New Date is 16 - 17 Dec 2021
  • Anton & Erin: Showtime | 19 Feb 2022 - New Date is 18 Feb 2022
  • Russell Watson | 28 Feb 2021 - New Date is 7 Nov 2021

March 2021

  • Friends The Musical | 3 Mar 2021 - New Date is 23 Feb 2022
  • Clannad | 8 Mar 2021 - New Date is 3 Nov 2021
  • Jerome Remblance | 9 Mar 2021 - New Date is 22 Mar 2022
  • Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me | 17 Mar 2021 - New Date is 9 Mar 2022
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously | 24 Mar 2021 - New Date is 19 April 2022
  • BANFF Mountain Film Festival | 25 Mar 2021 - New Date is 12 Oct 2021
  • Military Wives Choir | 28 Mar 2021 - CANCELLED
  • Paul Smith | 26 Mar 2021 - New Date is 7 Oct 2021
  • Lisa Marie Performing Arts Show | 21 Mar 2021 - New Date is 6 Mar 2022

April 2021

  • Soul II Soul | 3 Apr 2021 - New Date is 25 Feb 2022
  • Gary Meikle | 8 Apr 2021 - New Date is 12 Sep 2021
  • King Is Back (Ben Portsmouth) | 9 Apr 2021 - New Date is 8 October 2021
  • Bootleg Beatles |13 Apr 2021- New Date is 8 Apr 2022
  • Rob Brydon | 14 Apr 2021 - New Date is 6 Feb 2022
  • The Best of Bowie | 16 Apr 2021 - New Date is 5 Mar 2022
  • ELO Experience | 17 Apr 2021 - New Date is 18 Jun 2022
  • Jeff Beck | 22 Apr 2021 - New Date is 7 Jun 2022
  • Diversity: Connected | 25 Apr 2021 - New Date is 4 Apr 2022
  • Showaddywaddy | 29 Apr 2021 - New Date is 4 March 2022

May 2021

  • Jimmy Carr | 2 May 2021 - New Date is 4 Nov 2021
  • Fascinating Aïda | 5 May 2021 - New Date is 12 Feb 2022
  • Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS | 8 May 2021 - New Date is 19 Sep 2021
  • Jason Fox: Life At The Limit | 10 May 2021 - New Date is 10 Feb 2022
  • Romesh Ranganathan | 15 May 2021 - New Date is 28 May 2022
  • YES | 19 May 2021 - New Date is  22 June 2022
  • The Bowie Collective | 20 May 2021 - New Date is TBC
  • Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac | 21 May 2021 - New Date is 26 July 2021
  • Boyzlife | 22 May 2021 - New Date is 17 Oct 2021
  • The Shires | 23 May 2021 - New Date is 6 May 2022
  • Van Morrison | 25 - 26 May 2021 - New dates are 20 - 21 July 2021
  • Giovanni Pernice | 30 May 2021 - New Date is 9 Mar 2022

June 2021

  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously | 14 Jun 2021 - New Date is 19 Apr 2022
  • Friends The Musical | 15 Jun 2021 - New Date is 23 Feb 2022
  • Rob Beckett | 19 Jun 2021 - New Date is 27 Jan 2022
  • Rob Beckett | 20 Jun 2021 - New Date is 28 Jan 2022
  • Paul Weller | 29 June 2021 - New Date is 5 April 2022
  • Here Come The Boys | 30- June 2021 - New Date is 2 Jul 2022

July 2021

  • Forbidden Nights | 1 Jul 2021 - New Date is 23 Sep 2021
  • Jane McDonald | 4 Jul 2021 - New Date is 22 Jul 2022
  • Illegal Eagles | 15 Jul 2021 - New Date is 5 Jun 2022
  • York Rocks Against Cancer | 17 July 2021 - New Date is 8 Jan 2022
  • George Thorogood & The Destroyers | 30 Jul 2021 - New Date is 24 Jul 2022
  • Coldplace | 31 Jul 2021 - New Date is 3 Jul 2022 

August 2021

  • A Country Night In Nashville | 7 Aug 2021 - New Date is 26 Nov 2022

September 2021

  • The Boomtown Rats | 16 Sep 2020 -  Cancelled
  • Kim Wilde | 17 Sep 2021 - New Date is 17 Sep 2022
  • Hawkwind | 16 Sep 2021 - New Date TBC
  • ELO Experience | 17 Sep 2021 - New Date is 18 Jun 2022
  • The Hollies | 23 Sep 2021 - New Date is 23 May 2022
  • Go West & Paul Young | 13 Sep 2020 / 24 Sep 2021 - New Date is 15 May 2022

October 2021

  • Belinda Carlisle | 14 Oct 2021 - New date is 20 Feb 2023
  • Chris De Burgh | 15 Oct 2021 - New Date is 15 Sep 2022
  • Leo Sayer | 19 Oct 2021 - New Date is 7 Oct 2022 
  • Daniel O'Donnell | 21 Oct 2021 - Cancelled
  • Joel Dommett | 23 Oct 2021 - New date is 22 Apr 2022
  • Dionne Warwick | 29 Oct 2021 - New Date is 10 Jun 2022

November 2021

  • Jason Donovan | 25th Sep 2020 / 8 Nov 2021 - New Date is 28 Feb 2022

*Riverdance rescheduled dates - 

  • 12 May 2020, 7:30pm – rescheduled to 1 Oct 2021, 7:30pm
  • 13 May 2020, 2:30pm – rescheduled to 2 Oct 2021, 2:30pm
  • 13 May 2020, 7:30pm – rescheduled to 2 Oct 2021, 7:30pm
  • 14 May 2020, 7:30pm – rescheduled to 3 Oct 2021, 7:30pm