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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.

Sat 22 Jan 2022

Calling Planet Earth

Sat 22 Jan 2022

A new romantic symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical era’s of all time – the electrifying ’80s!

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Sat 22 Jan 2022

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 22 Jan 2022

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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27 - 28 Jan 2022

Rescheduled Dates - Rob Beckett: Wallop!

27 - 28 Jan 2022

The self-proclaimed Mouth of the South, Rob Beckett is back on tour next year with a brand new stand-up show.

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Event Postponed - Hawkwind

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Hawkwind, formed in 1969 by Dave Brock who still remains at the helm today, heads to York as part of their Somnia 2021 UK tour.

Sat 5 Feb 2022

York Guildhall Orchestra

Sat 5 Feb 2022

The second concert in their 41st concert season sees the York Guildhall Orchestra perform one of Beethoven’s rarely played overtures.

Sun 6 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - Rob Brydon: A Night of Songs & Laughter

Sun 6 Feb 2022

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

Thu 10 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - Jason Fox: Life At The Limit

Thu 10 Feb 2022

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

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Sat 12 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - Fascinating Aïda

Sat 12 Feb 2022

They’re back at last! Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading on tour in 2022.

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Sat 12 Feb 2022

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 12 Feb 2022

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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Mon 14 Feb 2022

Event Cancelled - Pasión de Buena Vista

Mon 14 Feb 2022

Escape into a hot Cuban night on one of the most exciting Caribbean islands with Pasión de Buena Vista.

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Wed 16 Feb 2022

Event Cancelled - In Conversation With Stacey Dooley

Wed 16 Feb 2022

Join Stacey Dooley as she celebrates the publication of her new book, Are You Really OK? Understanding Britain’s Mental Health Emergency.

Thu 17 Feb 2022

Paul Carrack

Thu 17 Feb 2022

One of the most revered voices in music and will return to the delight his legions of admirers on the Good and Ready tour 2022.

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.

Wed 23 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - Friends! The Musical Parody

Wed 23 Feb 2022

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

Thu 24 Feb 2022

Jimeoin: Turn It Up!

Thu 24 Feb 2022

A brilliant evening of world-class comedy from the Irishman internationally celebrated as one of live stand-up’s true masters.

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Fri 25 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - Soul II Soul: Club Classics

Fri 25 Feb 2022

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’.

Sat 26 Feb 2022

A Night To Remember

Sat 26 Feb 2022

Big Ian brings together his team of the finest voices & performers in York for A Night To Remember.

Mon 28 Feb 2022

Rescheduled Date - Jason Donovan: Even More Good Reasons

Mon 28 Feb 2022

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!

Thu 3 Mar 2022

Genesis Visible Touch

Thu 3 Mar 2022

Genesis Visible Touch is the ultimate celebration of Phil Collins-era Genesis! Join them to celebrate the greatest hits plus classic oldies.

Fri 4 Mar 2022

Rescheduled Date - Showaddywaddy

Fri 4 Mar 2022

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ return to York Barbican on Fri, 04 March 2022

Fri 4 Mar 2022

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 4 Mar 2022

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.

Sat 5 Mar 2022

The Best Of Bowie

Sat 5 Mar 2022

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.

Sun 6 Mar 2022

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

Sun 6 Mar 2022

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

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Wed 9 Mar 2022

Rescheduled Date - Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me

Wed 9 Mar 2022

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

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Tue 15 Mar 2022

Event Cancelled - Big Big Train

Tue 15 Mar 2022

We are afraid that due to the sad and untimely passing of the band’s singer David Longdon, the band’s UK tour planned for March 2022 is now cancelled.

Thu 17 Mar 2022

Joe Jackson

Thu 17 Mar 2022

Joe Jackson is launching a new tour with the same band as his successful Four Decade Tour of 2019.

Tue 22 Mar 2022

Rescheduled Date - Jerome Remblance

Tue 22 Mar 2022

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

Fri 25 Mar 2022

Foy Vance: Signs Of Life Tour

Fri 25 Mar 2022

Foy Vance has announced details of his fourth studio album 'Signs Of Life' and a 2022 UK tour.

Sat 26 Mar 2022

10CC The Ultimate Greatest Hits Tour

Sat 26 Mar 2022

10cc have announced a new UK tour for 2022, where they will celebrate the hits which have seen them recognised as one of the most inventive and influential bands in popular music.

Sun 27 Mar 2022

House Classics with The National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Sun 27 Mar 2022

The best 90s house tracks are reimagined in this brand new show that pairs the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra with original, authentic vocalists live on stage.

Thu 31 Mar 2022

BANFF Mountain Film Festival 2022

Thu 31 Mar 2022

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival.

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Sat 2 Apr 2022

Heather Small: The Voice of M People

Sat 2 Apr 2022

Heather Small returns to York Barbican in 2022! Click for more information.

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1 & 3 Apr 2022

Joe Lycett: More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett?

1 & 3 Apr 2022

Join Joe Lycett (the artist formerly known as Hugo Boss) doing what he does best: talking at a room of people in a queer and comedic fashion.

Mon 4 Apr 2022

Rescheduled Date - Diversity: Connected

Mon 4 Apr 2022

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

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Tue 5 Apr 2022

Rescheduled Date - Paul Weller

Tue 5 Apr 2022

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

Wed 6 Apr 2022

Imelda May

Wed 6 Apr 2022

Globally revered Irish artist Imelda May has announced her first major UK tour in over five years in support of her highly anticipated new album ‘11 Past The Hour’.

Thu 7 Apr 2022

Rescheduled Date - Remembering The Oscars

Thu 7 Apr 2022

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

Fri 8 Apr 2022

Rescheduled Date - Bootleg Beatles

Fri 8 Apr 2022

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

Sat 9 Apr 2022

Champions Of Magic

Sat 9 Apr 2022

Break away from the screen and experience live entertainment like never before with Champions Of Magic – an evening of impossible illusions and spectacular special effects.

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Sat 9 Apr 2022

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 9 Apr 2022

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.

Sun 10 Apr 2022

Steve Backshall: Ocean

Sun 10 Apr 2022

Steve Backshall will be bringing the sea to the stage next Spring with his brand-new stage show Ocean, promising to make a splash with audiences of all ages.

11 - 14 Apr 2022

Lord of the Dance

11 - 14 Apr 2022

Since its premiere, 25 years ago Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance has become the most successful touring production in entertainment history.

Fri 15 Apr 2022

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Fri 15 Apr 2022

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.

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Sat 16 Apr 2022

Rescheduled Date - Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets

Sat 16 Apr 2022

The 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’.

Tue 19 Apr 2022

Rescheduled Date - Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

Tue 19 Apr 2022

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.

Fri 22 Apr 2022

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

Fri 22 Apr 2022

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

Wed 27 Apr 2022

Diversity: Connected

Wed 27 Apr 2022

Due to phenomenal demand Diversity has added an extra date to their ‘Connected’ tour - their biggest ever tour to date.

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Fri 29 Apr 2022

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac

Fri 29 Apr 2022

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to the stage in 2022 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac.

Sat 30 Apr 2022

The Divine Comedy

Sat 30 Apr 2022

Having now completed his third full decade as a recording artist, The Divine Comedy announces his 2022 UK Tour.

Tue 3 May 2022

Marti Pellow: Greatest Hits Tour

Tue 3 May 2022

Marti Pellow returns to York Barbican for his 2022 greatest hits tour!

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Fri 6 May 2022

Rescheduled Date - The Shires

Fri 6 May 2022

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

Sat 7 May 2022

Test Match Special Live

Sat 7 May 2022

Spend an evening with Phil Tufnell and Jonathan Agnew, as they take you inside the famous TMS commentary box and share memories from their remarkable playing careers.

Sat 7 May 2022

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 7 May 2022

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.

Thu 12 May 2022

Jason Manford: Like Me

Thu 12 May 2022

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

Fri 13 May 2022

Rescheduled Date - Sandi Toksvig Live! Next Slide Please...

Fri 13 May 2022

Following the sell-out tour of National Trevor, the comedian, broadcaster, and all-round good egg returns with her brand-new show, Next Slide Please...

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14 May 2022

York Guildhall Orchestra

14 May 2022

The York Guildhall Orchestra's final concert this season will see the long-awaited return of an old friend, Martin Roscoe.

Sun 15 May 2022

Rescheduled Date - Paul Young and Go West

Sun 15 May 2022

English pop-duo Go West & 80s everyone's favourite 80’s crooner Paul Young visit York Barbican on their 2022 UK tour!

Thu 19 May 2022

The Guilty Feminist

Thu 19 May 2022

Less of a podcast and more of a global phenomenon, The Guilty Feminist, is part comedy, part deep-dive discussion and part activism.

Fri 20 May 2022

John Barrowman: I Am What I Am

Fri 20 May 2022

Follow John on his magic journey, celebrating the very best of musical theatre on his "I Am What I Am" tour.

Sat 21 May 2022

Dirty Dancing In Concert

Sat 21 May 2022

Immerse yourself in the timeless romance and experience one of the most memorable movies of the past 30+ years - now live!

Sun 22 May 2022

Tony Hadley

Sun 22 May 2022

One of the most renowned voices in British music, Tony Hadley, has announced a huge UK tour for 2022, celebrating a remarkable 40 years in music.

Mon 23 May 2022

Rescheduled Date - The Hollies

Mon 23 May 2022

Catch legendary icons of British rock, The Hollies, performing their best-known hits in May 2022

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26 - 28 May 2022

Rescheduled Date - Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynics Mixtape

26 - 28 May 2022

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

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Tue 31 May 2022

The Unthanks

Tue 31 May 2022

The Unthanks will return to live touring after 2 years off the road with a new record and an expansive 11-piece live show at York Barbican.

Fri 3 Jun 2022

Count Arthur Strong

Fri 3 Jun 2022

Catch comedy legend Count Arthur Strong as he returns to York with his twentieth-anniversary stand-up tour.

Sun 5 Jun 2022

Rescheduled Date - Illegal Eagles

Sun 5 Jun 2022

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

Mon 6 Jun 2022

Rescheduled Date - The Overtones

Mon 6 Jun 2022

Multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group, The Overtones are delighted to announce their 10th Anniversary Tour!

Tue 7 Jun 2022

Rescheduled Date - Jeff Beck

Tue 7 Jun 2022

Legendary guitarist and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Beck will take to the York Barbican stage in 2022.

Fri 10 Jun 2022

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

Fri 10 Jun 2022

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

Sat 11 Jun 2022

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

Sat 11 Jun 2022

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.

Mon 13 Jun 2022

Graeme Hall: The Dogfather

Mon 13 Jun 2022

The hugely popular and accomplished Graeme Hall is bringing his wisdom, charm and puppy prowess to York Barbican.

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Fri 17 Jun 2022

Henning Wehn: It'll All Come Out In The Wash

Fri 17 Jun 2022

Watch German comedy ambassador Henning Wehn give everything a good rinse and witness him wring sense out of the nonsensical.

Sat 18 Jun 2022

Rescheduled Date - The ELO Experience

Sat 18 Jun 2022

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

Wed 22 Jun 2022

Rescheduled Date - YES: The Album Series Tour

Wed 22 Jun 2022

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

Thu 23 Jun 2022

ABBA Party Night

Thu 23 Jun 2022

Don’t miss the unforgettable Agnetha, Frida, Benny, and Bjorn from the 1974 ABBA Tribute Show, who have been delighting audiences for over 20 years, performing the greatest hits of ABBA in their own fun and unique style.

Fri 1 Jul 2022

Rescheduled Date - You Win Again: Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees

Fri 1 Jul 2022

Direct from London’s West End, now in its 8th spectacular year, welcome to the stage – You Win Again!

Sat 2 Jul 2022

Rescheduled Date - Here Come The Boys

Sat 2 Jul 2022

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

Sun 3 Jul 2022

Rescheduled Date - Coldplace

Sun 3 Jul 2022

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

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Mon 4 July 2022

Rescheduled Date - Ronan Keating: Twenty Twenty

Mon 4 July 2022

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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Thu 14 Jul 2022

Rescheduled Date - Big Girls Don't Cry

Thu 14 Jul 2022

Travel back in time with Big Girls Don’t Cry, celebrating the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Thu 21 Jul 2022

Rescheduled Date - An Evening Of Burlesque

Thu 21 Jul 2022

The UK’s longest-running Burlesque show is back touring the nation and it’s bigger than ever.

Fri 22 Jul 2022

Rescheduled Date - Jane McDonald: Let The Light In

Fri 22 Jul 2022

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.

Wed 27 Jul 2022

An Evening With David Sedaris

Wed 27 Jul 2022

David Sedaris, humorist, bestselling author and star of Radio 4 series ‘Meet David Sedaris’, has announced a date at York Barbican in 2022.

Sat 23 Jul 2022

Rescheduled Date - York Rocks Against Cancer

Sat 23 Jul 2022

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

Sun 24 July 2022

Rescheduled Date - George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Sun 24 July 2022

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

Thu 15 Sep 2022

Rescheduled Date - Chris De Burgh

Thu 15 Sep 2022

Chris de Burgh & his band are proud to announce they will be embarking on an eight-date UK tour, ‘The Legend of Robin Hood’.

Sat 17 Sep 2022

Rescheduled Date - Kim Wilde: The Greatest Hits Tour

Sat 17 Sep 2022

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

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Thu 22 Sep 2022

Queen Machine

Thu 22 Sep 2022

The music of rock legends Queen is to be celebrated like never before as West End leading lady Kerry Ellis joins Scandinavian tribute stars Queen Machine for a fully orchestrated UK tour.

Fri 23 Sep 2022

Rescheduled Date - The King Is Back

Fri 23 Sep 2022

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.

Sat 24 Sep 2022

Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited - Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights

Sat 24 Sep 2022

Hot on the heels of his most successful solo tour ever, Steve Hackett announces his Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited - Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights tour for 2022.

Wed 28 Sep 2022

Don McLean: 50th Anniversary of American Pie

Wed 28 Sep 2022

Don McLean returns to York Barbican to celebrate 50 years of the iconic album, 'American Pie'.

Fri 30 Sep 2022

Dexys

Fri 30 Sep 2022

DEXYS tour the UK and are reworking their classic album ‘Too Rye Ay, as it sould have sounded’, in what will be the 40th Anniversary of the original album.

Fri 7 Oct 2022

Rescheduled Date - Leo Sayer

Fri 7 Oct 2022

British music legend Leo Sayer will be touring the UK in 2022 celebrating his 50th anniversary in music. With this performance, Leo and his band bring boundless energy, exuberance, and a hit-packed show.

Thu 13 Oct 2022

Will Young: 20 Years Tour

Thu 13 Oct 2022

Will Young has spent the last two decades at the forefront of pop after bursting onto the scene in 2002 as the original winner of Pop Idol.

Wed 19 Oct 2022

The Proclaimers

Wed 19 Oct 2022

2022 will see The Proclaimers heading into the recording studio to record their 12th studio album, followed by a 35-date UK tour.

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Sat 22 Oct 2022

Woman To Woman

Sat 22 Oct 2022

After the huge success of their last tour, Beverley Craven, Judie Tzuke and Julia Fordham reunite and this time have invited Rumer to join them.

Sun 23 Oct 2022

Rescheduled Date - Swan Lake

Sun 23 Oct 2022

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

8 - 20 Nov 2022

Cazoo UK Snooker Championship 2022

8 - 20 Nov 2022

The 2022 Cazoo UK Championship will once again take place at York Barbican in 2022.

Thu 24 Nov 2022

Sara Pascoe: Success Story

Thu 24 Nov 2022

The star of BBC2 stand-up special Sara Pascoe: LadsLadsLads is back with a brand-new stand-up show!

Fri 25 Nov 2022

Clinton Baptiste Vs. Ramone!

Fri 25 Nov 2022

As featured in Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights…it’s Clinton Baptiste - and his arch psychic enemy Ramone from the massively popular Clinton Baptiste’s Paranormal Podcast

Sat 26 Nov 2022

Rescheduled Date - A Country Night In Nashville

Sat 26 Nov 2022

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

Thu 15 Dec 2022

Dara Ó Briain: So...Where Were We?

Thu 15 Dec 2022

Dara Ó Briain is back on tour, with a brand new show!

Sat 28 Jan 2023

Roy Chubby Brown

Sat 28 Jan 2023

The legendary Chubby Brown may not be everyone’s cup of tea but a lot of people like tea.

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Thu 2 Feb 2023

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

Thu 2 Feb 2023

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

Mon 20 Feb 2023

Rescheduled Date - Belinda Carlisle: The Decades Tour

Mon 20 Feb 2023

With ‘The Decades Tour’ the internationally acclaimed recording artist will celebrate her rich musical catalogue and chameleonic musical prowess.