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Event Calendar

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Fri 24 May 2019

Katherine Jenkins

Fri 24 May 2019

Britain’s best-selling classical artist of the last 25 years, Katherine Jenkins OBE returns to the York Barbican in May 2019, supporting her new album, "Guiding Light".

Sat 25 May 2019

Chris Norman: The Original Voice of Smokie

Sat 25 May 2019

Famed for fronting huge 70’s hit band Smokie, Chris Norman heads to the York Barbican in 2019!

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Mon 27 May 2019

Manic Street Preachers

Mon 27 May 2019

Manic Street Preachers are touring in 2019, to celebrate the release of a 20th Year collector’s edition of their fifth album ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’.

Thurs 30 May 2019

Paul Young - 35 Years of No Parlez

Thurs 30 May 2019

Everyone’s favourite 80’s crooner Paul Young is back on tour, performing his much loved album ‘No Parlez’ in celebration of 35 years since it’s release.

Fri 31 May 2019

Daniel Sloss - X

Fri 31 May 2019

Fast becoming one of the world’s biggest comedy names, with 2 hour-long Netflix comedy specials, both released on 11 September 2018, Daniel’s last smash-hit tour spanned 150+ shows across 28 countries around the globe.

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Luther Vandross Celebration

Sat 8 Jun 2019

The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge.

Sat 8 Jun 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 8 Jun 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.

Thurs 13 Jun 2019

The Horne Section

Thurs 13 Jun 2019

They've had their own TV special at the London Palladium, they have an iTunes chart-topping podcast and now they're touring the country; it's the one and only Horne Section's one and only 2019 Tour.

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Fri 14 Jun 2019

Forbidden Nights

Fri 14 Jun 2019

Forbidden Nights is regarded as one of the best Male Variety Shows in Europe, and heads to the York Barbican in 2019!

29 - 30 June 2019

Gymfusion

29 - 30 June 2019

Guaranteed to wow the audience, GymFusion encompasses the ethos of Gymnastics for All and gives participants the opportunity to display their skills and talents as a team in a fun, friendly and non-competitive environment.

Sat 13 July 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 13 July 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.

Sat 13 Jul 2019

Showaddywaddy

Sat 13 Jul 2019

Showaddywaddy are back!

Sun 14 Jul 2019

Gary Meikle: The IBrow Guy

Sun 14 Jul 2019

Scottish comedy award winner & viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with a bang and new brows as after racking up over 100 million views with a rant about his daughters eyebrows

Thurs 18 July 2019

Lea Salonga

Thurs 18 July 2019

Singer, actress and Broadway royalty, Lea Salonga, known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch and best known for her Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon is performing here in July 2019!

26 - 27 Jul 2019

The Great Yorkshire Fringe Presents: Henning Wehn

26 - 27 Jul 2019

Henning Wehn performs here in July 2019 as part of The great Yorkshire Fringe

Thurs 8 Aug 2019

Kiefer Sutherland & Special Guests

Thurs 8 Aug 2019

Kiefer Sutherland has been a professional actor for over thirty years, starring in movies like ‘Stand By Me’, ‘The Lost Boys’, as well as the TV series ‘24.’

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Fri 16 Aug 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 16 Aug 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.

Sat 7 Sept 2019

Jane McDonald

Sat 7 Sept 2019

One of the nation’s best-loved entertainers, is back with her phenomenal new live show.

Fri 13 Sept 2019

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 13 Sept 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.

Thurs 19 Sept 2019

Jive Talkin' Perform The Bee Gees

Thurs 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!

Tues 24 Sep 2019

Belinda Carlisle

Tues 24 Sep 2019

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

Thurs 26 Sept 2019

BANFF Ocean Film Festival 2019

Thurs 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!

Tues 1 Oct 2019

Diversity

Tues 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.

Thurs 3 Oct 2019

Josh Widdicombe: A Bit Much…

Thurs 3 Oct 2019

Josh Widdicombe, 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.

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Fri 4 Oct 2019

Jonathan Pie: Fake News'

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.

Sat 5 Oct 2019

Lulu: Still On Fire

Sat 5 Oct 2019

Lulu Heads to York Barbican this october!

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

Fri 11 Oct 2019

Daniel O'Donnell: Gold Hits Tour

Fri 11 Oct 2019

The affable and unassuming international singing star Daniel O’Donnell, one of Ireland’s best known performers, has continued to push out the boundaries of his career both on stage and TV in 2018 and looks to do the same in 2019.

Thurs 10 Oct 2019

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

Thurs 10 Oct 2019

Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating the global superstar that is George Michael.

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.

Mon 14 Oct 2019

Ben Elton

Mon 14 Oct 2019

The Godfather of modern stand-up is back on the road with an all new stand-up show, promising to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad.

Thurs 17 Oct 2019

Chris De Burgh

Thurs 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. The show features the world-famous BBC presented and adventurer recount tales from over 15 years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet.

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Salzburg Mozart Gala

Sat 19 Oct 2019

With its selected choice of masterpieces,that have long since become unmistakable earworms, the Salzburg Mozart Gala is a must-see for classical music enthusiasts.

Sun 20 Oct 2019

An Evening With Will Young & Special Guests

Sun 20 Oct 2019

UK pop icon Will Young brings his huge UK tour York on Sunday 20th October 2019, supporting his seventh studio album 'Lexicon'.

Tues 22 Oct 2019

An Evening With Lenny Henry: Who Am I Again?

Tues 22 Oct 2019

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

Thurs 24 Oct 2019

Rob Beckett - Wallop

Thurs 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. Get tickets this Wednesday!

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!

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Scottish Fiddle Orchestra

Sat 26 Oct 2019

The legendary Scottish Fiddle Orchestra is delighted to be returning 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.

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Wed 30 Oct 2019

The Next Step: Absolute Dance Live On Stage

Wed 30 Oct 2019

Following the success of The Next Step Live U.K. tour in 2017 and continued ratings success on CBBC, the A-Troupe dancers have today announced that The Next Step will return with a brand new live show for 2019: Absolute Dance Live On Stage.

Thurs 31 Oct 2019

Jools Holland

Thurs 31 Oct 2019

Musical virtuoso Jools Holland and his distinguished Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced dates and special guests for their well-renowned autumn/winter UK tour for 2019, heading to York Barbican on Thursday 31st October 2019.

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Fri 1 Nov - Sat 2 Nov 2019

Romesh Ranganathan

Fri 1 Nov - Sat 2 Nov 2019

Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand-new show, THE CYNIC’S MIXTAPE, and it’s his most brutally honest show yet.

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!

Sun 10 Nov 2019

Alexander Armstrong: All Mouth & No Trousers

Sun 10 Nov 2019

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

Thurs 14 Nov 2019

Adam Ant

Thurs 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.

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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.

Sun 17 Nov 2019

Nutcracker

Sun 17 Nov 2019

Performed By The Russain State Ballet & Opera House .

Tues 19 Nov 2019

Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited 2019

Tues 19 Nov 2019

The irrepressible former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces his 2019 European Tour. For the first time ever, Steve will perform the seminal Genesis album Selling England By The Pound in its entirety.

Tues 26 Nov - Sun 8 Dec 2019

Betway UK Snooker Championship 2019

Tues 26 Nov - Sun 8 Dec 2019

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

Thurs 12 Dec 2019

Rob Beckett - Wallop

Thurs 12 Dec 2019

We've added a second date for the self-proclaimed Mouth of the South, Rob Beckett, who is back on tour next year 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!

Tues 17 Dec 2019

The Darkness

Tues 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

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.

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 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! 30 totally different DVDs in 30 years, 2,000 plus live shows worldwide, 4 books, countless original songs and millions of fans are testimony to the fact that he is “Britain’s King of Comedy”

Thurs 6 Feb 2020

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

Thurs 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.

20 - 21 Feb 2020

Descended From Odin: The Jorvik Takeover 2020

20 - 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.

Tues 10 Mar 2020

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

Tues 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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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.