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Event Calendar

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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!

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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.

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.

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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: Setting Sons 40th Anniversary Tour

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.

31 Jan - 1 Feb 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

31 Jan - 1 Feb 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.

Thu 6 Feb 2020

The Musical Box Presents: 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.

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.

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!

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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.

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!

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.

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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.

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.

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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 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 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.

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.

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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!

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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!

Sat 7 Nov 2020

Katie Melua

Sat 7 Nov 2020

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

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Fri 13 Nov 2020

Gabrielle: Rise Again Tour 2020

Fri 13 Nov 2020

Gabrielle returns to York Barbican