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25 - 26 Jun 2022

Gymfusion

25 - 26 Jun 2022

Experience gymnastics in one of its most exciting and dramatic forms! Watch as gymnastic display teams from across the country showcase exciting and creative performances.

Fri 1 Jul 2022

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 1 Jul 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.

Fri 1 Jul 2022

Rescheduled Date - You Win Again: Bee Gees Greatest Hits Live

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.

Event Announcement

Mon 4 Jul 2022

Rescheduled Date - Ronan Keating: All The Hits

Mon 4 Jul 2022

After two frustrating years of re-scheduling and covid interruptions, finally, Ronan Keating gets back to doing what he does best… singing the hits that people love to hear.

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.

You Win Again (July 2022)
You Win Again (July 2022)

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.

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 Jul 2022

Rescheduled Date - George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Sun 24 Jul 2022

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

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.

Fri 29 Jul 2022

Rescheduled Date - Joe Jackson

Fri 29 Jul 2022

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

Tue 30 Aug 2022

Rescheduled Date - Foy Vance: Signs Of Life Tour

Tue 30 Aug 2022

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

Sat 3 Sep 2022

In The Name Of Love: The Diana Ross Story

Sat 3 Sep 2022

Prepare to be taken on a spellbinding journey visiting one of the greatest musical stories ever told with the World’s premier show in celebration of Diana Ross & The Supremes.

Sat 3 Sep 2022

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 3 Sep 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.

You Win Again (July 2022)
You Win Again (July 2022)

Wed 7 Sep 2022

Tavares

Wed 7 Sep 2022

Grammy-award winning R&B singing group Tavares are proud to announce a ‘Greatest Hits Tour 2022’ commencing in September.

Thu 8 Sep 2022

Rescheduled Date - A Night To Remember

Thu 8 Sep 2022

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

Fri 9 Sep 2022

Forbidden Nights

Fri 9 Sep 2022

Abandon your inhibitions at the door in an evening with Forbidden Nights that is guaranteed to be a night to remember.

Sat 10 Sep 2022

Giants Of Soul

Sat 10 Sep 2022

Giants of Soul will feature some of the most successful and iconic, original soul performers from the late 70s through to the modern-day.

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’.

Fri 16 Sep 2022

Daniel Howell: We're All Doomed!

Fri 16 Sep 2022

Daniel Howell is back, as stressed and depressingly dressed as ever, with his epic new solo comedy stage show “We’re All Doomed!”.

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.

Wed 21 Sep 2022

Marillion

Wed 21 Sep 2022

Marillion has announced their 2022 UK tour, visiting York Barbican this September.

You Win Again (July 2022)
You Win Again (July 2022)

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'.

Thu 29 Sep 2022

Katherine Ryan: Missus

Thu 29 Sep 2022

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

Event Announcement

Fri 30 Sep 2022

Event Cancelled - 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.

Sat 1 Oct 2022

The Magic Of Motown

Sat 1 Oct 2022

Celebrate the sound of a generation with one very special night of The Magic of Motown!

Sat 1 Oct 2022

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 1 Oct 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.

You Win Again (July 2022)
You Win Again (July 2022)

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.

Sun 9 Oct 2022

Uriah Heep

Sun 9 Oct 2022

British rock icons Uriah Heep are thrilled to announce an extensive UK tour to celebrate their 50th Anniversary.

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.

Fri 14 Oct 2022

Boyzlife

Fri 14 Oct 2022

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

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.

Thu 20 Oct 2022

Rescheduled Date - Jason Manford: Like Me

Thu 20 Oct 2022

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

Fri 21 Oct 2022

Marc Almond In Concert

Fri 21 Oct 2022

Marc Almond is heading back to the stage with his first British live tour in over three years.

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.

You Win Again (July 2022)
You Win Again (July 2022)

Sun 23 Oct 2022

Rescheduled Date - Swan Lake

Sun 23 Oct 2022

The Classical Ballet and Opera House return to York Barbican with Swan Lake, presented in classic Russian style with a full orchestra.

Mon 24 Oct 2022

John Cale

Mon 24 Oct 2022

John Cale will perform songs from throughout his career, which is now in its 6th decade, and has earned him an international reputation as a musical pioneer.

Tue 25 Oct 2022

The Psychology Of Serial Killers

Tue 25 Oct 2022

Join expert forensics lecturer Jennifer Rees to explore one of Forensic Psychology’s most troubling topics.

Thu 27 Oct 2022

Lost In Music

Thu 27 Oct 2022

Get ready to get Lost In Music - The show that everyone is talking about, now even bigger! Join them as they recreate the Magical 70’s and take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco.

Sun 30 October 2022

Supreme Queen

Sun 30 October 2022

A tribute to the legend

12 - 20 Nov 2022

Cazoo UK Snooker Championship 2022

12 - 20 Nov 2022

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

Wed 23 Nov 2022

Saxon

Wed 23 Nov 2022

Saxon will bring to life their forthcoming album Carpe Diem with Diamond Head starring as special guests.

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!

You Win Again (July 2022)
You Win Again (July 2022)

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

Sat 26 Nov 2022

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 26 Nov 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 27 Nov 2022

The Stylistics

Sun 27 Nov 2022

The Stylistics, with their charisma, style and harmony evolved into one of the best-selling Philadelphia groups ever.

Mon 28 Nov 2022

Rescheduled Date - Genesis Visible Touch

Mon 28 Nov 2022

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

Thu 1 Dec 2022

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Thu 1 Dec 2022

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra return to York featuring Jools’ podcast partner, comedian and all-round performer extraordinaire Vic Reeves.

Fri 2 Dec 2022

Rescheduled Date - ABBA Party Night

Fri 2 Dec 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.

Tue 6 Dec 2022

Christmas With Aled & Russell

Tue 6 Dec 2022

Two of the world’s greatest classical voices, Aled Jones and Russell Watson, reunite for Christmas 2022 with a brand-new album

You Win Again (July 2022)
You Win Again (July 2022)

Thu 8 Dec 2022

Love Actually In Concert

Thu 8 Dec 2022

Love Actually, the star-studded rom-com that has become a Christmas classic will tour the UK in winter 2022 with a full orchestra performing its soundtrack live to screen.

Sat 10 Dec 2022

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 10 Dec 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.

Mon 12 Dec 2022

The Muppet Christmas Carol: Live In Concert

Mon 12 Dec 2022

Disney’s The Muppet Christmas Carol will be presented live in concert this winter across the UK, featuring its musical score performed live to the film.

Tue 13 Dec 2022

Rick Wakeman

Tue 13 Dec 2022

Rick Wakeman CBE’s Christmas shows have become a regular must-see feature of the festive season.

Wed 14 Dec 2022

Russell Kane Live: The Essex Variant!

Wed 14 Dec 2022

Russell Kane's bringing to town his gut-punch funny, searing, award-winning take on the two years we’ve just gone through.

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.

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.

You Win Again (July 2022)
You Win Again (July 2022)

Thu 16 Feb 2023

Rescheduled Date - John Barrowman: I Am What I Am

Thu 16 Feb 2023

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

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.

Wed 22 Feb 2023

Suzanne Vega

Wed 22 Feb 2023

An intimate evening of songs and stories.

Thu 2 Mar 2023

Whitney: Queen of The Night

Thu 2 Mar 2023

Direct from The West End, Queen Of The Night is back for 2022 celebrating the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time with a sensational cast and stunning live band.

Thu 9 Mar 2023

Giovanni Pernice: Made In Italy

Thu 9 Mar 2023

Champion of Strictly Come Dancing Giovanni Pernice returns with his highly anticipated hit show - THIS IS ME!

Thu 23 Mar 2023

Paul Smith: Joker

Thu 23 Mar 2023

Paul Smith is back with his funniest show to date in with his trademark audience interaction and more hilarious true stories from his everyday life.

Wed 12 April 2023

Mike + The Mechanics: Refueled!

Wed 12 April 2023

Mike & The Mechanics, who have sold over ten million records worldwide – announce their ‘Refueled! 2023 Tour – all the hits and a drop of Genesis.

Fri 5 May 2023

Gary Meikle: 2.5

Fri 5 May 2023

Scottish Comedy Award Winner Gary Meikle returns to York Barbican with his third live show, or 2.5 as he's calling it!

You Win Again (July 2022)
You Win Again (July 2022)

Sat 6 May 2023

Fisherman's Friends

Sat 6 May 2023

Britain’s oldest boy band, combined age 401 (and three-quarters), have announced new tour dates for 2023.

Sun 28 May 2023

Tom Allen: Completely

Sun 28 May 2023

Tom Allen has finally moved out of his parent's house, which has been great news for him, and even better news for his latest stand-up tour as he's eager to share his life updates.

Fri 16 Jun 2023

Illegal Eagles

Fri 16 Jun 2023

The Illegal Eagles celebrate the music of the legendary West Coast Country Rock band with their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.