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Following the UK Government advice in relation to non-essential social contact, we are liaising with promoters and event organisers to reschedule our events calendar.  Read more

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Sat 7 Nov 2020

Cancelled - Katie Melua

Sat 7 Nov 2020

Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak and the government measures implemented to limit its spread, Katie Melua’s 2020 shows have been cancelled. Please click for more information.

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Sat 14 Nov 2020

Postponed - Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 14 Nov 2020

Our Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club has been postponed, please click for more information.

24 Nov - 6 Dec 2020

Betway UK Snooker Championship 2020

24 Nov - 6 Dec 2020

The Betway UK Snooker Championship returns in 2020, with Ronnie O'Sullivan, Judd Trump and many more.

16 - 19 Dec 2020

Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!

16 - 19 Dec 2020

Join Alan as he muses upon the things that make his life weird and wonderful.

Sun 20 Dec 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sun 20 Dec 2020

Bringing the best live stand-up to York, featuring comedians from shows such as Mock The Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, and many more.

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Wed 13 Jan 2021

Rescheduled Date - Ronan Keating: Twenty Twenty

Wed 13 Jan 2021

One of the best-loved singers of our generation returns with an album that encapsulates his many musical achievements since the millennium.

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Fri 15 Jan 2021

Rescheduled Date - From The Jam: Setting Sons 40th Anniversary Tour

Fri 15 Jan 2021

From the Jam will tour the UK celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Jam’s 4th studio album ‘Setting Sons’.

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Sat 23 Jan 2021

Rescheduled Date - Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

Sat 23 Jan 2021

Scotland’s international comedy star returns to York Barbican with his all-new, 11th solo show.

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Cancelled - Katherine Jenkins

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Our Katherine Jenkins concert has unfortunately been cancelled, please click for more information.

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Sun 21 Feb 2021

Rescheduled Date - Lisa Marie Performing Arts 20th Year Anniversary Show

Sun 21 Feb 2021

Lisa Marie Performing Arts celebrate their 20th anniversary this March with a spectacular show!

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Wed 3 Mar 2021

Rescheduled Date - Friends! The Musical Parody

Wed 3 Mar 2021

Friends! The Musical Parody is a hilarious good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show.

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Tue 9 Mar 2021

Rescheduled Date - Jerome Remblance

Tue 9 Mar 2021

Jerome Remblance is a local businessman from Pocklington, who aside from business has always been a musical talent.

Wed 10 Mar 2021

Clannad

Wed 10 Mar 2021

The multi-award-winning Clannad has without doubt done more than any other group to take Irish music and the Irish language to a worldwide audience.

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Wed 17 Mar 2021

Rescheduled Date - Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me

Wed 17 Mar 2021

Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Giovanni Pernice is back with a brand new show, Giovanni Pernice: This is Me!

Wed 24 Mar 2021

Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

Wed 24 Mar 2021

Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ many endeavours have pushed his endurance levels to the very limits, inspiring generations and making him a pioneer of exploration with an unparalleled story to tell.

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Thu 25 Mar 2021

Rescheduled Date - BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Thu 25 Mar 2021

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival.

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Fri 26 Mar 2021

Rescheduled Date - Paul Smith: Changed

Fri 26 Mar 2021

Comedian Paul Smith returns to York Barbican with his brand new live show!

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Sun 28 Mar 2021

Cancelled - Military Wives Choir

Sun 28 Mar 2021

Our Miltary Wives Choir Concert has unfortunately been cancelled, please click for more information.

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Sat 3 Apr 2021

Rescheduled Date - Soul II Soul: Club Classics

Sat 3 Apr 2021

Iconic British band Soul II Soul take their acclaimed Club Classics tour back on the road, paying tribute to their legendary debut album, ‘Club Classics Vol 1’.

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Thu 8 Apr 2021

Rescheduled Date - Gary Meikle: Surreal

Thu 8 Apr 2021

After his meteoric rise through the ranks, Scottish Comedy Award winner and viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with his second tour show, Surreal.

Fri 9 Apr 2021

The King Is Back

Fri 9 Apr 2021

Internationally renowned as one, if not the best Elvis tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style and charisma and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.

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Tue 13 Apr 2021

Rescheduled Date - Bootleg Beatles

Tue 13 Apr 2021

The world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critical acclaim with their flawless recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.

Wed 14 Apr 2021

Rob Brydon: A Night of Songs & Laughter

Wed 14 Apr 2021

Featuring a sensational live band, 'A Night of Songs & Laughter' tells Rob's personal musical journey from South Wales to Hollywood and back.

Fri 16 Apr 2021

The Best Of Bowie

Fri 16 Apr 2021

David Bowie’s former bandmates Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey get ready to launch their new Bowie project, featuring Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory plus the all-star Holy Holy band.

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Sat 17 Apr 2021

Rescheduled Date - The ELO Experience

Sat 17 Apr 2021

The sensational tribute celebrating the great music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra

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Wed 21 Apr 2021

Rescheduled Date - Remembering The Oscars

Wed 21 Apr 2021

Fresh from another sell-out tour, Aljaz and Janette will be returning with their brand new show Remembering The Oscars.

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Thu 22 Apr 2021

Rescheduled Date - Jeff Beck

Thu 22 Apr 2021

Legendary guitarist and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Beck will take to the York Barbican stage in 2021.

Sun 25 Apr 2021

Diversity: Connected

Sun 25 Apr 2021

After nine sell-out UK tours, Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tour to date.

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Thu 29 Apr 2021

Rescheduled Date - Showaddywaddy

Thu 29 Apr 2021

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ return to York Barbican on 29 April 2021.

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Sun 2 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Sun 2 May 2021

Jimmy will be talking about terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.

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Tue 4 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets

Tue 4 May 2021

The 2021 tour will see the band further expand their repertoire and will play songs from Pink Floyd's early catalogue up to the 1972 album ‘Obscured by Clouds’.

Wed 5 May 2021

Fascinating Aïda

Wed 5 May 2021

They’re back at last! Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading on tour in 2021.

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Mon 10 May 2021

Jason Fox: Life At The Limit

Mon 10 May 2021

Jason Fox is a former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant.

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Sat 15 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynics Mixtape

Sat 15 May 2021

Romesh Ranganathan returns to York Barbican with his most brutally honest show yet, The Cynics Mixtape.

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Tue 18 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - Sandi Toksvig Live: The National Trevor Tour

Tue 18 May 2021

Due to popular demand, Sandi Toksvig is back with her hilarious smash-hit one-woman National Trevor show.

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Wed 19 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - YES: The Album Series Tour

Wed 19 May 2021

YES, one of the most innovative of all prog-rock bands, and true legends of the genre have announced The Album Series Tour.

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Thu 20 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - The Bowie Collective

Thu 20 May 2021

The amazingly accurate Bowie Collective make it their mission to give you the Bowie show you always wanted - and will never forget.

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Fri 21 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac

Fri 21 May 2021

The world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac returns with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac,

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Sat 22 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - Boyzlife

Sat 22 May 2021

Two of the world’s biggest bands, Boyzone and Westlife, come together for the very first-time featuring Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy.

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Sun 23 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - The Shires

Sun 23 May 2021

The UK’s best-selling country act returns with their eagerly awaited forthcoming album ‘Good Years’.

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Sat 29 May 2021

Rob Lamberti: A Celebration of the Songs & Music of George Michael

Sat 29 May 2021

From the live final of ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ to being hired by George Michael himself to promote his 25 Live albums, this is a performer in a different league.

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Wed 16 Jun 2021

Rescheduled Date - Shagged. Married. Annoyed. With Chris & Rosie Ramsey

Wed 16 Jun 2021

For the first time ever Chris and Rosie Ramsey are bringing their smash-hit podcast live to York for one show only.

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Tue 29 Jun 2021

Rescheduled Date - Paul Weller

Tue 29 Jun 2021

Paul Weller gets back on the road in 2021 to play a further 19 dates across the UK and Ireland.

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Wed 30 Jun 2021

Rescheduled Date - Here Come The Boys

Wed 30 Jun 2021

Here Come the Boys returns with three Strictly dance superstars, a brand-new cast and a brand-new dazzling production.

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Thu 1 July 2021

Rescheduled Date - Forbidden Nights

Thu 1 July 2021

The new Forbidden Nights tour celebrates their 5th year, and it’s bigger and better than ever.

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Sun 4 Jul 2021

Rescheduled Date - Jane McDonald: Let The Light In

Sun 4 Jul 2021

After her sell-out tours of 2018 and 2019, you’ll need to book early to secure your seat for this fabulous evening of music and laughter.

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Thu 15 Jul 2021

Rescheduled Date - Illegal Eagles

Thu 15 Jul 2021

The Illegal Eagles visit York Barbican, bringing their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.

Sat 17 Jul 2021

York Rocks Against Cancer

Sat 17 Jul 2021

York Rocks Against cancer is back for it’s fifth instalment. Bigger, better and a brand new venue!

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Fri 30 Jul 2021

Rescheduled Date - George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Fri 30 Jul 2021

George Thorogood & The Destroyers head to York on their acclaimed Good To Be Bad: 45 Years Of Rock tour.

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Sat 31 Jul 2021

Rescheduled Date - Coldplace

Sat 31 Jul 2021

Coldplace are the ultimate tribute band to Coldplay, giving audiences the nearest experience to seeing Coldplay themselves.

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Sat 7 Aug 2021

Rescheduled Date - A Country Night In Nashville

Sat 7 Aug 2021

Spend A Country Night in Nashville and celebrate the very best of country music

Fri 10 Sep 2021

Fisherman's Friends: Unlocked & Unleashed

Fri 10 Sep 2021

Britain’s oldest boy band emerge from lockdown and hit the road as The Fisherman’s Friends – combined age 401 (and three-quarters) – announce their Unlocked & Unleashed tour for 2021.

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Sat 11 Sep 2021

Rescheduled Date - Northern Live: Do I Love You

Sat 11 Sep 2021

The world’s greatest and most authentic touring Northern Soul show heads to York Barbican.

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Fri 17 Sep 2021

Rescheduled Date - Kim Wilde: The Greatest Hits Tour

Fri 17 Sep 2021

Kim Wilde and her incredible band are heading back on the road with Kim’s Greatest Hits Tour.

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Fri 24 Sep 2021

Rescheduled Date - Go West & Paul Young

Fri 24 Sep 2021

English pop-duo Go West & 80s everyone's favourite 80’s crooner Paul Young visit York Barbican on their 2020 UK tour!

1 - 3 Oct 2021

New Show added & Rescheduled Dates - Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show

1 - 3 Oct 2021

The 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance.

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Sat 9 Oct 2021

An Evening With The Waterboys

Sat 9 Oct 2021

Few bands have as great a live reputation as The Waterboys, who hit the road once again in 2021.

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Wed 13 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - Rufus Wainwright: Unfollow The Rules Tour

Wed 13 Oct 2021

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has announced a run of UK dates next winter.

Thu 14 Oct 2021

Belinda Carlisle: The Decades Tour

Thu 14 Oct 2021

Belinda Carlisle returns to York in winter 2021 to mark 35 years as a solo artist.

Tue 19 Oct 2021

Leo Sayer

Tue 19 Oct 2021

British music legend Leo Sayer will be touring the UK in 2021 celebrating his 50th anniversary in music. With this performance, Leo and his band bring boundless energy, exuberance and a hit packed show to some of his favourite venues across the country.

Thu 21 Oct 2021

Daniel O'Donnell

Thu 21 Oct 2021

Daniel O'Donnell has announced a huge show at York Barbican next October 2021.

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Sat 23 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - Joel Dommett: Unapologetic (If That's Okay?)

Sat 23 Oct 2021

Join Joel as he brings you bang up to date on his life since his last live show!

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Sun 24 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - Level 42: From Eternity To Here

Sun 24 Oct 2021

Level 42 return to York Barbican in 2021 with the 'From Eternity To Here' tour.

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Wed 27 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - Chris Ramsey: 20/20

Wed 27 Oct 2021

Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour in 2021.

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Thu 28 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - Chris Ramsey: 20/20

Thu 28 Oct 2021

Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour in 2021.

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Fri 29 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - Dionne Warwick ‘She’s Back: One Last Time’ Tour 2021

Fri 29 Oct 2021

Dionne Warwick is a six-time Grammy Award-winning singer, actress & television host.

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Sat 30 Oct 2021

Rescheduled Date - The Bon Jovi Experience

Sat 30 Oct 2021

Looking for the ultimate Bon Jovi tribute? Look no further than The Bon Jovi Experience, the official tribute band to Bon Jovi, endorsed by the man himself.

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Fri 5 Nov 2021

Rescheduled Date - Jools Holland

Fri 5 Nov 2021

Jools Holland and The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will once again take their much-loved annual tour around the UK.

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Sat 6 Nov 2021

Rescheduled Date - Swan Lake

Sat 6 Nov 2021

Swan Lake returns to York Barbican, presented in classic Russian style with a full orchestra.

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Sun 7 Nov 2021

Rescheduled Date - Russell Watson: 20th Anniversary of The Voice

Sun 7 Nov 2021

Russell will celebrate 20 years since his debut album was released.

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Mon 8 Nov 2021

Rescheduled Date - Jason Donovan: Even More Good Reasons

Mon 8 Nov 2021

Jason can’t wait to play his first music concert tour in four years with his ‘Even More Good Reasons’ tour, don’t miss it!

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Wed 10 Nov 2021

Rescheduled Date - Gabrielle: Rise Again Tour 2021

Wed 10 Nov 2021

Gabrielle returns to York Barbican

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Thu 9 Dec 2021

Katherine Ryan: Missus

Thu 9 Dec 2021

Katherine Ryan makes a hugely welcome return to the stage with her brand-new live show, Missus.

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Sat 11 Dec 2021

Rescheduled Date - Levellers

Sat 11 Dec 2021

The Levellers are heading to York Barbican in 2021!

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16 - 17 Dec 2021

Rescheduled Dates - Jason Manford: Like Me

16 - 17 Dec 2021

‘Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering is sure to be ‘expert observational comedy’, mixed with ‘comic gold’.

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Sun 20 Dec 2021

Rescheduled Date - Kate Rusby

Sun 20 Dec 2021

Folk singer Kate Rusby will return to York Barbican in December 2021 for another edition of her Christmas tour.

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Fri 21 Jan 2022

Rescheduled Date - From The Jam + The Selecter

Fri 21 Jan 2022

From the Jam are celebrating the 40th anniversary of 'Sound Affects', the 5th studio album by The Jam, by performing it in full plus more classics by The Jam.

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Fri 4 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - The Musical Box Presents: A Genesis Extravaganza - Part III

Fri 4 Feb 2022

As the only band ever licensed and supported by Genesis and Peter Gabriel, The Musical Box presents a new, never performed show in 2021.

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Fri 18 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - Anton & Erin: Showtime

Fri 18 Feb 2022

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple on their brand new tour in 2022.