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Event Calendar

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19 - 21 Feb 2020

Descended From Odin: The Jorvik Takeover 2020

19 - 21 Feb 2020

The Takeover is back and bigger than ever with three days of concerts right here at York Barbican.

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Sat 22 Feb 2020

Milton Jones: Milton Impossible

Sat 22 Feb 2020

One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.

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Sun 23 Feb 2020

Fisherman's Friends

Sun 23 Feb 2020

Bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience for more than 25 years the Fisherman’s Friends have met on the Platt (harbour) in their native Port Isaac to raise money for charity, singing the traditional songs of the sea handed down to them by their forefathers.

Sat 29 Feb 2020

A Night To Remember 2020

Sat 29 Feb 2020

The most varied inclusive evening of music for all ages to raise dementia awareness and bring the community together returns in 2020.

Tue 3 Mar 2020

Russian State Opera: Aida

Tue 3 Mar 2020

The Russian State Opera return with Aida - the timeless and emotional opera with breath-taking melodies.

Sat 7 Mar 2020

Menopause The Musical 2: Cruising Through Menopause!

Sat 7 Mar 2020

In the brand-new hysterical sequel to the smash-hit show Menopause The Musical, fast forward five years to catch up with the same four ladies as they set off on the high seas for tales of their lives, loves and losses.

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Sun 8 Mar 2020

Frank Turner

Sun 8 Mar 2020

Fresh from releasing his latest album, 'No mans Land', Frank Turner heads to York Barbican this March 2020.

Tue 10 Mar 2020

The Boys Are Back! Ft. 5ive, A1, 911 & Damage

Tue 10 Mar 2020

The boys are back! Catch 5ive, A1, Damage and 911 at venues all over the UK in February and March, bringing you a hit-packed show of pop classics. Four acts, one unforgettable night!

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Wed 11 March 2020

Jamie Cullum

Wed 11 March 2020

After recently announcing the release of his new album, ‘Taller’, critically acclaimed musician and songwriter Jamie Cullum announces he will be taking to the stage for a 2020 tour.

Wed 18 Mar 2020

Anton & Erin: Dance Those Magical Movies

Wed 18 Mar 2020

Anton & Erin, the nation’s favourite ballroom stars are back with their brand-new show for 2020 as they Dance Those Magical Movies!

Fri 20 Mar 2020

Friends! The Musical Parody

Fri 20 Mar 2020

Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of the group of 20-something pals from the smash-hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.

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Fri 20 Mar 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 20 Mar 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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Thu 26 Mar 2020

Chris Ramsey: The 20/20 Tour

Thu 26 Mar 2020

Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour in 2020.

Fri 27 March 2020

Bowie Collective

Fri 27 March 2020

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

Sun 29 Mar 2020

Lisa Marie Performing Arts 20th Year Anniversary Show

Sun 29 Mar 2020

Lisa Marie Performing Arts celebrate their 20th anniversary this March.

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Jerome Remblance

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Expect to hear everything from swing, soul and even some reggae in this show-stopping concert.

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Wed 1 Apr 2020

Bootleg Beatles

Wed 1 Apr 2020

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

Thu 2 Apr 2020

Rob Beckett: Wallop!

Thu 2 Apr 2020

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

Fri 3 Apr 2020

From The Jam: Setting Sons 40th Anniversary Tour

Fri 3 Apr 2020

Bruce Foxton's From The Jam bring their back catalogue of punk anthems to York Barbican in 2020.

Fri 10 Apr 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 10 Apr 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.

Fri 10 Apr 2020

Remembering The Oscars

Fri 10 Apr 2020

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

Fri 17 Apr 2020

Rob Beckett: Wallop!

Fri 17 Apr 2020

We've added even more dates for the self-proclaimed Mouth of the South, Rob Beckett, who is back on tour with a brand new stand up show!

Tue 21 Apr 2020

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Tue 21 Apr 2020

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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Fri 24 Apr 2020

Jack Dee: Off The Telly

Fri 24 Apr 2020

Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his brand new stand-up tour.

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Sat 25 Apr 2020

The Boomtown Rats & Special Guests

Sat 25 Apr 2020

The Boomtown Rats head to York Barbican on their 'Citizens of Boomtown' tour in 2020.

Sun 26 Apr 2020

The Hollies: The Road Is Long Tour

Sun 26 Apr 2020

One of the countrys most loved bands, The Hollies visit York Barbican in April 2020!

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Fri 1 May 2020

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets: The Echoes Tour

Fri 1 May 2020

The 2020 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’.

Sat 9 May 2020

York Guildhall Orchestra

Sat 9 May 2020

After a superb performance last season, York GHuildhall Orchestra welcomes back Martin Roscoe to play Dohnányi’s Variations on a Nursery Song.

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Sun 10 May 2020

Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynics Mixtape

Sun 10 May 2020

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

12 - 14 May 2020

Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show

12 - 14 May 2020

Both new and devoted fans of all ages will once again fall in love with the magic of Riverdance – the original, the best.

Sun 17 May 2020

Joker: Live In Concert

Sun 17 May 2020

Experience the award-winning film 'Joker', starring Joaquin Phoenix, featuring a stunning live orchestra.

Tue 19 May 2020

Jeff Beck

Tue 19 May 2020

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

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Wed 20 May 2020

The Shires

Wed 20 May 2020

The Shires, the UK's biggest-selling country act, return to York Barbican in 2020.

Fri 22 May 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 22 May 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.

Fri 22 May 2020

Illegal Eagles

Fri 22 May 2020

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

Fri 29 May 2020

YES: The Album Series Tour 2020

Fri 29 May 2020

YES, one of the most innovative of all prog-rock bands, and true legends of the genre have announced The Album Series tour 2020.

Sat 30 May 2020

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac

Sat 30 May 2020

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2020 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac.

Thu 4 Jun 2020

Jane McDonald: Let The Light In

Thu 4 Jun 2020

One of the nation’s best-loved entertainers is returning in 2020 with her phenomenal live show!

Thu 11 Jun 2020

Giovanni Pernice: This Is Me

Thu 11 Jun 2020

Strictly Come Dancing favourite, Giovanni Pernice is back with a brand new show for 2020, Giovanni Pernice: This is Me!

Fri 19 Jun 2020

Ronan Keating: Twenty Twenty

Fri 19 Jun 2020

Exactly 20 years after the release of his self-titled, debut album, Ronan Keating returns with an album that encapsulates his many musical achievements since the millennium.

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Fri 26 Jun 2020

Forbidden Nights

Fri 26 Jun 2020

The Forbidden Nights 2020 tour celebrates their 5th year, and it’s bigger and better than ever.

Fri 26 Jun 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 26 Jun 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.

Fri 10 Jul 2020

Coldplace

Fri 10 Jul 2020

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

Thu 23 July 2020

The ELO Experience

Thu 23 July 2020

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

Sat 25 Jul 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 25 Jul 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.

Sat 1 Aug 2020

Showaddywaddy

Sat 1 Aug 2020

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ return to York Barbican on 1 August 2020.

6 - 7 Aug 2020

Paul Smith: Changed

6 - 7 Aug 2020

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

Fri 14 Aug 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 14 Aug 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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Fri 14 Aug 2020

The Bon Jovi Experience

Fri 14 Aug 2020

The world’s first and finest tribute to the great Bon Jovi returns to York Barbican in 2020!

Sun 13 Sep 2020

Go West & Paul Young

Sun 13 Sep 2020

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

Thu 17 Sep 2020

Kim Wilde: The Greatest Hits Tour 2020

Thu 17 Sep 2020

Kim Wilde returns to York Barbican in 2020 for her Greatest Hits tour!

Thu 24 Sep 2020

Gary Meikle: Surreal

Thu 24 Sep 2020

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 25 Sep 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 25 Sep 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.

Fri 25 Sep 2020

Jason Donovan: Even More Good Reasons

Fri 25 Sep 2020

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!

Tue 6 Oct 2020

Dionne Warwick ‘She’s Back: One Last Time’ Tour 2020

Tue 6 Oct 2020

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

Thu 8 Oct 2020

The Hairy Bikers

Thu 8 Oct 2020

National Treasures Si King and Dave Myers have announced their 2020 live return due to incredible demand. With their irresistible enthusiasm, The Hairy Biker’s tour offers an epic night of cooking and conversation.

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Fri 9 Oct 2020

Russell Watson: 20th Anniversary of The Voice

Fri 9 Oct 2020

Russell will be joined live on stage by a harmonious choir and 33-piece orchestra to celebrate 20 years since his debut album was released.

Sat 10 Oct 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 10 Oct 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.

Tue 13 Oct 2020

Level 42: From Eternity To Here

Tue 13 Oct 2020

Level 42 return to York Barbican in 2020 on the 'From Eternity To Here' tour.

Thu 22 Oct 2020

Swan Lake

Thu 22 Oct 2020

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

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Fri 23 Oct 2020

Chris Ramsey: The 20/20 Tour

Fri 23 Oct 2020

Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour in 2020.

Sun 25 Oct 2020

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Sun 25 Oct 2020

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

Sat 31 Oct 2020

Soul II Soul: Club Classics

Sat 31 Oct 2020

Following the success of their shows in 2018, iconic British band Soul II Soul will take their acclaimed Club Classics tour back on the road in 2020, paying tribute to their legendary debut album, ‘Club Classics Vol 1’.

Wed 4 Nov 2020

Levellers

Wed 4 Nov 2020

The Levellers are heading to York Barbican in 2020!

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Sat 7 Nov 2020

Katie Melua

Sat 7 Nov 2020

Multi award-winning recording artist Katie Melua has announced her extensive winter 2020 tour.

Wed 11 Nov 2020

Jools Holland

Wed 11 Nov 2020

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

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Fri 13 Nov 2020

Gabrielle: Rise Again Tour 2020

Fri 13 Nov 2020

Gabrielle returns to York Barbican

Sat 14 Nov 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 14 Nov 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.

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.

17 - 19 December 2020

Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!

17 - 19 December 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.

Sun 14 Feb 2021

The Musical Box Presents: A Genesis Extravaganza - Part III

Sun 14 Feb 2021

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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