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Wed 18 Sep 2019

Britain’s Got Talent Audition Showcase

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Don't miss your chance to audition for the UK's biggest talent show!

Thu 19 Sept 2019

Jive Talkin' Perform The Bee Gees

Thu 19 Sept 2019

The timeless repertoire of the Bee Gees is brought to life in this stunning stage production that is taking the country by storm!

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Sun 22 Sept 2019

Paul Smith: Following

Sun 22 Sept 2019

Following his first national tour in 2018, which saw him go from a circuit act to one of the biggest selling names in UK stand-up in less than a year, Paul Smith returns with his second national tour show!

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Tue 24 Sep 2019

Belinda Carlisle

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Belinda Carlisle brings her 'Runaway Horses 30th Anniversary Tour' to the York Barbican!

Thu 26 Sept 2019

BANFF Ocean Film Festival 2019

Thu 26 Sept 2019

The Ocean Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour is back for 2019, bringing a brand-new collection of the world's most mesmerising ocean films to a big screen near you!

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Tue 1 Oct 2019

Diversity

Tue 1 Oct 2019

Diversity are a British street dance troupe formed in 2007 and based in London, best known for winning the 3rd series of Britain's Got Talent in 2009.

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Thu 3 Oct 2019

Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much…

Thu 3 Oct 2019

The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand new stand up tour, with a show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world.

Fri 4 Oct 2019

Jonathan Pie: The Fake News Tour

Fri 4 Oct 2019

Jonathan Pie is the comedy sensation who satirises the world of politics and the media. A frustrated news reporter known for venting his spleen in unguarded “off-camera” rants, his online videos have been viewed by millions worldwide.

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Sat 5 Oct 2019

Lulu: On Fire

Sat 5 Oct 2019

Lulu still has plenty to shout about as she embarks on another mammoth tour of the UK.

Wed 9 Oct 2019

Aled Jones & Russell Watson: In Harmony Tour

Wed 9 Oct 2019

Russell Watson & Aled Jones join forces for the In Harmony tour in October 2019

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Thu 10 Oct 2019

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

Thu 10 Oct 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Fastlove will no longer be taking place on Thursday 10th October 2019.

Fri 11 Oct 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 11 Oct 2019

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 11 Oct 2019

Daniel O'Donnell: Gold Hits Tour

Fri 11 Oct 2019

The affable and unassuming international singing star Daniel O’Donnell heads to york Barbican this October.

Sat 12 Oct 2019

York Guildhall Orchestra

Sat 12 Oct 2019

The York Guildhall Orchestra concludes its extended journey through the major symphonic works of Jean Sibelius with his last symphony, and a wonderful start to the Orchestra’s 40th concert season.

Sun 13 Oct 2019

That's Showbiz

Sun 13 Oct 2019

Dance Design Events are the producers of “That’s Showbiz” one of the largest and most successful dance competitions in the UK.

Mon 14 Oct 2019

Ben Elton

Mon 14 Oct 2019

The Godfather of modern stand-up returns! Ben Elton is back on the road with an all new stand-up show.

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Thu 17 Oct 2019

Chris De Burgh

Thu 17 Oct 2019

Chris de Burgh will perform two of his most outstanding recordings, back to back and in their entirety on his Classic Albums Tour 2019.

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Fri 18 Oct 2019

An Audience With Simon Reeve

Fri 18 Oct 2019

Simon Reeve’s sell-out UK theatre tour in 2018 has been extended by huge public demand into 2019.

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Sat 19 Oct 2019

Salzburg Mozart Gala

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Salzburg Mozart Gala have cancelled their upcoming UK tour and will no longer be performing at York Barbican on Saturday 19th October 2019.

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Sun 20 Oct 2019

An Evening With Will Young & Special Guests

Sun 20 Oct 2019

UK pop icon Will Young heads to York Barbican on Sunday 20th October 2019 on his UK tour, supporting his latest album, "Lexicon".

Mon 21 Oct 2019

Minster FM Listener Choice Awards 2019

Mon 21 Oct 2019

Minster FM's Listener Choice Awards are back for a fourth year bigger and better than ever!

Tue 22 Oct 2019

An Evening With Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?

Tue 22 Oct 2019

Join the legendary Sir Lenny Henry as he embarks on a brand new UK tour this autumn.

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Thu 24 Oct 2019

Rob Beckett: Wallop

Thu 24 Oct 2019

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

Fri 25 Oct 2019

Count Arthur Strong: Is There Anybody Out There?

Fri 25 Oct 2019

In his brand new show, Count Arthur Strong wrestles with some of the big questions that other all-round entertainers shy away from!

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Sat 26 Oct 2019

Scottish Fiddle Orchestra

Sat 26 Oct 2019

The legendary Scottish Fiddle Orchestra is returns to York Barbican for the first time since 2013.

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Sun 27 Oct 2019

OMD

Sun 27 Oct 2019

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) continue their 40th-anniversary celebrations with the announcement of a special world tour.

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Rip It Up The 70s

Tue 29 Oct 2019

Join Olympic champion Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens (S Club 7), Melody Thornton (Pussycat Dolls) and Lee Ryan (Blue) for a groovy evening of singing & dancing.

Wed 30 Oct 2019

The Next Step: Absolute Dance Live On Stage

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Following the success of the UK tour in 2017 and continued rating success on CBBC, The Next Step has announced a brand new live show for 2019!

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Thu 31 Oct 2019

Jools Holland

Thu 31 Oct 2019

With a tremendous collection of tunes and boogie-woogie classics to choose from, Jools’ UK tour is set to be an unforgettable night out that will have audiences on their feet.

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1 - 2 Nov 2019

Romesh Ranganathan

1 - 2 Nov 2019

Romesh Ranganathan is back his most brutally honest show yet, The Cynics Mixtape.

Wed 6 Nov 2019

John Mayall

Wed 6 Nov 2019

Blues Hall of Fame member John Mayall heads to York Barbican this November following the release of his latest album, 'Nobody Told Me'.

Thu 7 Nov 2019

Paul Smith: Following

Thu 7 Nov 2019

Due to phenomenal demand, we've added a second date for Paul Smith and his second national tour show!

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Fri 8 Nov 2019

Rhod Gilbert: The Book Of John

Fri 8 Nov 2019

Having sold out his first show at York Barbican in April 2019, Rhod Gilbert is returning for a second date of his brand new live show!

Sat 9 Nov 2019

Almighty Fighting Championship 14

Sat 9 Nov 2019

MMA returns to York as Almighty Fighting Championship is back for some more high-level action.

Sun 10 Nov 2019

Alexander Armstrong: All Mouth & Some Trousers

Sun 10 Nov 2019

In his revealing new one man show, All Mouth and Some Trousers, Alexander Armstrong will be baring all.

Thu 14 Nov 2019

Adam Ant

Thu 14 Nov 2019

For the first time, the pop icon performs his landmark, solo album ‘Friend or Foe’ live in its entirety across the UK

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Fri 15 Nov 2019

Dr Hook 50th Anniversary Tour

Fri 15 Nov 2019

With songs from Dr Hook’s rich musical history - from the biggest hits to album favourites – including those we all love: Sylvia's Mother, Sexy Eyes, A Little Bit More, When You're in Love with A Beautiful Woman, Sharing the Night Together, The Cover of Rolling Stone, The Ballad of Lucy Jordan, and so many more.

Fri 15 Nov 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 15 Nov 2019

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 15 Nov 2019

Supreme Queen: Featuring Scott Maley

Fri 15 Nov 2019

Supreme Queen continue to take things to a whole different level with their tribute to one of the planet’s greatest ever rock bands.

Sat 16 Nov 2019

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Sat 16 Nov 2019

The UK’s most renowned big band swings you back in time playing Glenn Miller’s own arrangements of favourite wartime chart topper.

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Sun 17 Nov 2019

The Nutcracker

Sun 17 Nov 2019

Take a trip to York Barbican for a dazzling production of the most famous ballet in the world.

Tue 19 Nov 2019

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited 2019

Tue 19 Nov 2019

For the first time ever, Steve will perform the seminal Genesis album Selling England By The Pound in its entirety.

26 Nov - 8 Dec 2019

Betway UK Snooker Championship 2019

26 Nov - 8 Dec 2019

One of Snookers Triple Crown events returns in 2019, featuring the world’s finest snooker players in the Betway UK Championship!

Thu 12 Dec 2019

Rob Beckett: Wallop

Thu 12 Dec 2019

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!

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Ed Byrne: If I'm Honest

Fri 13 Dec 2019

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert!

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Carols At York Barbican

Sun 15 Dec 2019

This ever-popular Christmas event has sold out regularly over the last few years and for many marks the beginning of the festive season.

Tue 17 Dec 2019

The Darkness

Tue 17 Dec 2019

The Darkness visit York Barbican in 2019, announcing that Easter Is Cancelled!

Wed 18 Dec 2019

Kate Rusby

Wed 18 Dec 2019

Forever proud to call herself folk singer, Kate Rusby’s beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience.

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Fri 20 Dec 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 20 Dec 2019

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 20 Dec 2019

The King Is Back

Fri 20 Dec 2019

Ben Portsmouth, The World’s Number One Elvis Tribute Artist, is a multi talented musician, singer and songwriter, who had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age.

Sat 4 Jan 2020

York Guildhall Orchestra

Sat 4 Jan 2020

Following the enormous success of their first New Year’s Family Concert in 2019, York Guildhall Orchestra returns to repeat the experience in 2020.

Sun 19 Jan 2020

From The Jam

Sun 19 Jan 2020

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

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Roy Chubby Brown

Fri 31 Jan 2020

After 50 years in show business Roy Chubby Brown has proven himself time and time again!

Sat 1 Feb 2020

Paul Carrack: The 20/20 Tour

Sat 1 Feb 2020

Paul Carrack and his incredible six-piece band take to the road again for his mammoth 20/20 tour.

Thu 6 Feb 2020

The Musical Box...A Genesis Extravaganza - Part II

Thu 6 Feb 2020

As the only band ever licensed and supported by Genesis and Peter Gabriel, The Musical Box presents a new, never performed show in 2020.

Sat 15 Feb 2020

York Guildhall Orchestra

Sat 15 Feb 2020

York Guildhall Orchestra celebrates their 40th birthday with another stunning anniversary concert.

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18 - 21 Feb 2020

Descended From Odin: The Jorvik Takeover 2020

18 - 21 Feb 2020

The Takeover is back and bigger than ever with live music & events over 5 evenings & 3 venues.

Sat 22 Feb 2020

Milton Jones: Milton Impossible

Sat 22 Feb 2020

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

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.

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.

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!

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!

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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.

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.

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.

2 - 17 Apr 2020

Rob Beckett: Wallop!

2 - 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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!

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