Prohibited Items | York Barbican


0203 356 5441

Public safety continues to be our priority, and we’re doing all we can to keep you safe at our venue. Please remember we do not permit backpacks, large bags or large/golf umbrellas and you will be screened upon arrival.  Read more

Prohibited Items

There will be no 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. 

After tragic recent events, we have heightened our security at York Barbican. No backpacks, holdalls, suitcases and other materials identified on the list of prohibited items below will be admitted into the venue. The patron will be refused entry if they attempt to enter the venue with the prohibited item. 

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

Laser pens/pointers

Video cameras and professional cameras

Laptop computers, Ipads and Go Pro’s

Large/golf umbrellas

Knives or weapons of any kind

Illegal drugs or substances

Alcoholic beverages

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.

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.

Thankyou for your patience and co-operation.