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Sun 14 Jul 2024

The Illegal Eagles

Sun 14 Jul 2024

The Illegal Eagles return to York for another outstanding show with the very best from the Eagles’ catalogue of classics, including ‘Hotel California’, ‘Desperado’, ‘New Kid In Town’ and many more…

Sat 20 Jul 2024

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 20 Jul 2024

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 27 Jul 2024

Four Brits Book Fest

Sat 27 Jul 2024

York Barbican is hosting the seventh Four Brits Book Fest book signing.

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Aug 2024

Official Strongman presents the European Championships

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Aug 2024

Get ready for the ultimate display of strength and determination at the Official Strongman European Championship on August 17th and August 18th at York Barbican.

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Aug 2024

Official Strongman presents the European Championships - Weekend Ticket

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Aug 2024

Get ready for the ultimate display of strength and determination at the Official Strongman European Championship on August 17th and August 18th at York Barbican.

Tue 20 - Sun 25 Aug 2024

Lord Of The Dance 'A Lifetime Of Standing Ovations'

Tue 20 - Sun 25 Aug 2024

The world-renowned Lord of the Dance is poised to make an exhilarating return to the United Kingdom.

Sat 31 Aug 2024

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 31 Aug 2024

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.

Event Announcement

Sun 01 Sept 2024

Ben Elton - Authentic Stupidity

Sun 01 Sept 2024

Ben Elton, the undisputed godfather of modern stand-up is going back on the road with his new show – Authentic Stupidity.

Lord of the Dance
Lord of the Dance

Thu 05 - Fri 06 Sept 2024

John Bishop - Back At It

Thu 05 - Fri 06 Sept 2024

Comedy superstar John Bishop is getting Back At It – doing what he does best - with a new UK stand-up tour for 2024.

Event Announcement

Sat 07 Sept 2024

Meet The Vamps Anniversary Tour

Sat 07 Sept 2024

The Vamps are back on tour!

Event Announcement

Mon 09 Sept 2024

The Girls Bathroom Planet Tour

Mon 09 Sept 2024

The Girls Bathroom is going on the road! The internet’s favourite best friend duo undertake their biggest live tour to date.

Sat 14 Sept 2024

Paul Carrack

Sat 14 Sept 2024

A musical legacy that spans five decades is something to celebrate.

Event Announcement

Tue 17 Sept 2024

David Essex

Tue 17 Sept 2024

The internationally renowned singer, composer and actor performs his much-loved hits spanning over his entire repertoire.

Wed 18 Sept 2024

Bianca Del Rio: Dead Inside

Wed 18 Sept 2024

Comedy queen and RuPaul’s Drag Race champion Bianca Del Rio officially announces her return to the UK with her new stand-up comedy tour, Dead Inside.

Event Announcement

Thu 19 Sept 2024

Alexander O’Neal: Time To Say Goodbye – Farewell Tour

Thu 19 Sept 2024

Special Guest – Candace Woodson

Fri 20 Sept 2024

RYAN ADAMS: SOLO 2024

Fri 20 Sept 2024

Ryan Adams returns to the UK in 2024

World Seniors Darts Tour Matchplay
World Seniors Darts Tour Matchplay

Sun 22 Sept 2024

Big Girls Don't Cry

Sun 22 Sept 2024

They skyrocketed to worldwide stardom 60 years ago with number one hit Sherry – so, come out tonight as we celebrate - Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll, Oh What a Night, Silence is Golden live!

Wed 25 Sept 2024

Tim Peake: Astronauts - The Quest to Explore Space

Wed 25 Sept 2024

After multiple sell-out tours with his debut show, My Journey to Space, Tim Peake returns to venues across the UK with his hugely anticipated new show, ASTRONAUTS: The Quest to Explore Space.

Thu 26 Sept 2024

Swiftogeddon - The Taylor Swift Club Night

Thu 26 Sept 2024

A night dedicated to worshipping at the altar of Taylor Swift.

Sat 28 Sept 2024

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 28 Sept 2024

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 28 Sept 2024

Bongo's Bingo Country

Sat 28 Sept 2024

Bongo's Bingo is a night full of madness, mayhem and sheer joy that will keep you coming back for more.

Sun 29 Sept 2024

Come What May: The Ultimate Tribute To Moulin Rouge & Other Musicals

Sun 29 Sept 2024

Experience a night of pure entertainment as we transport you to the dazzling world of Moulin Rouge!

Tue 01 Oct 2024

Fairground Attraction

Tue 01 Oct 2024

This year, after an absence of 35 years, all four original members of 80s band Fairground Attraction are reuniting for a 14-date UK tour.

Wed 02 Oct 2024

Gary Meikle - No Refunds

Wed 02 Oct 2024

Back with another self-written, self-deprecating show.

The Holiday: Film with Live Orchestra
The Holiday: Film with Live Orchestra

Fri 04 & Sat 05 Oct 2024

World Seniors Darts Tour Matchplay - Weekend Ticket

Fri 04 & Sat 05 Oct 2024

York Barbican is once again set to host the World Seniors Matchplay.

Fri 04 & Sat 05 Oct 2024

World Seniors Darts Tour Matchplay

Fri 04 & Sat 05 Oct 2024

York Barbican is once again set to host the World Seniors Matchplay.

Tue 08 Oct 2024

Carrie Hope Fletcher - Love Letters

Tue 08 Oct 2024

Actress, Author, Vlogger and award-winning West End sensation Carrie Hope Fletcher is heading out on a brand-new UK tour.

Thu 10 Oct 2024

Peter Hook & The Light – SUBSTANCE // WORLD TOUR // 2024

Thu 10 Oct 2024

PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT have announced a mammoth run of dates for 2024, the live dates will see the band play the Substance albums by Joy Division and New Order in full.

Thu 10 Oct 2024

Chris Kent - Back At It

Thu 10 Oct 2024

Cork man Chris Kent returns with his brand new show “Back At It”.

Fri 11 Oct 2024

Katherine Ryan: Battleaxe

Fri 11 Oct 2024

TV’s beloved Katherine Ryan makes a hugely welcome return to the stage with her brand-new live show, Battleaxe.

Sat 12 Oct 2024

What's Love Got To Do With It?

Sat 12 Oct 2024

Celebrating the music of the incredible rock and soul legend Tina Turner; Enjoy Private Dancer, Proud Mary, Simply The Best and many more.

Mon 14 Oct 2024

An Audience with Lucy Worsley on Jane Austen

Mon 14 Oct 2024

Following her sold-out Agatha Christie tour, acclaimed historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the life of one of English literature's most cherished figures.

Love Actually - Film with Live Orchestra
Love Actually - Film with Live Orchestra
Event Announcement

Tue 15 Oct 2024

Steve Hackett Genesis Greats, Lamb Highlights & Solo

Tue 15 Oct 2024

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett announces the dates for his 2024 UK tour: Steve Hackett - Genesis Greats, Lamb Highlights & Solo.

Thu 17 Oct 2024

Thank You For The Music

Thu 17 Oct 2024

Calling all Dancing Queens, this is your night to say, Thank you for the Music!

Event Announcement

Fri 18 Oct 2024

Squeeze 50th Anniversary Tour

Fri 18 Oct 2024

The "Cool for Cats", "Up the Junction", and "Labelled with Love" hit-makers are celebrating their 50th anniversary!

Sat 19 Oct 2024

Ben Portsmouth: This is Elvis

Sat 19 Oct 2024

Ben Portsmouth brings you his jaw-dropping tribute to The King of Rock and Roll!

Sun 20 Oct 2024

Imperial Classical Ballet Presents: Swan Lake

Sun 20 Oct 2024

A timeless ballet with exquisite dancing featuring a live orchestra with over 30 musicians.

Mon 21 Oct 2024

Lucinda Light

Mon 21 Oct 2024

The hugely popular star of Channel 4’s Married At First Sight Australia extends her UK tour.

Thu 24 Oct 2024

An Evening Of Burlesque

Thu 24 Oct 2024

Roll up, roll up. . . the UK’s longest running burlesque show returns – bigger than ever And, it’s bigger than ever. Expect the unexpected - it's cabaret o'clock!

Fri 25 Oct 2024

Twilight in Concert: The Film with Live Band

Fri 25 Oct 2024

The legendary romance fantasy film Twilight has been announced to tour the UK, just ahead of Halloween, in an in concert format, live to film.

Big Girls Don't Cry
Big Girls Don't Cry

Sat 26 Oct 2024

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 26 Oct 2024

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 28 Oct 2024

Ant Middleton

Mon 28 Oct 2024

Bestselling author, TV frontman and podcaster Ant Middleton is back on tour.

Tue 29 Oct 2024

The Cult 8424 - 40th Anniversary Tour

Tue 29 Oct 2024

The Cult have announced The 8424 Tour, commemorating 40 years as a band, with shows spanning the U.K. and Europe.

Wed 30 Oct 2024

Adam Ant

Wed 30 Oct 2024

80's legend Adam Ant returns to York Barbican!

Sat 02 Nov 2024

Skylights

Sat 02 Nov 2024

Skylights play their biggest ever hometown headline show!

Sun 03 Nov 2024

An Evening with Guenther Steiner

Sun 03 Nov 2024

Don’t miss a hugely entertaining access-all-areas conversation with former Haas Formula 1 team principal Guenther Steiner, star of Netflix’s smash hit docuseries Drive to Survive.

Wed 06 Nov 2024

Kevin Bloody Wilson: International Dilligaf Day

Wed 06 Nov 2024

INTERNATIONAL DILLIGAF DAY… it’s every day!

Thu 07 Nov 2024

Mo Gilligan: In The Moment World Tour 2024

Thu 07 Nov 2024

Triple BAFTA winning stand-up sensation, Mo Gilligan, returns with his highly anticipated World Tour… In the Moment.

Twilight in Concert: The Film with Live Band
Twilight in Concert: The Film with Live Band
Event Announcement

Fri 08 Nov 2024

Fisherman's Friends

Fri 08 Nov 2024

Following a sold-out tour across the UK earlier this year, Fisherman's Friends have today announced a brand-new major headline tour for 2024.

Fri 08 Nov 2024

Ali Woods: At The Moment

Fri 08 Nov 2024

Award-winning stand-up comedian and multi-viral online sketch sensation Ali Woods comes to York Barbican on his debut stand-up tour!

Mon 11 Nov 2024

An Audience With Monty Don

Mon 11 Nov 2024

Join BBC Gardeners' World presenter and gardening writer, Monty Don, as he shares his passion for gardens and the unique role they play in human inspiration and wellbeing.

Tue 12 Nov 2024

Jamie Cullum

Tue 12 Nov 2024

With support from Billy Lockett.

Event Announcement

Thu 14 Nov 2024

Sarah Millican: Late Bloomer

Thu 14 Nov 2024

When Sarah Millican was a bairn, she wouldn’t say boo to a goose. Quiet at school, not many friends, no boobs til she was 16.

Event Announcement

Fri 15 Nov 2024

Suzi Quatro

Fri 15 Nov 2024

Suzi Quatro will mark the 60th year of her reign as the Queen of Rock ‘N Roll by embarking on a 5-date tour.

Sat 16 Nov 2024

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 16 Nov 2024

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 23 Nov - Sun 01 Dec 2024

2024 UK Snooker Championship

Sat 23 Nov - Sun 01 Dec 2024

The annual tournament returns to York in 2024.

Peter Hook & The Light
Peter Hook & The Light

Fri 06 Dec 2024

Bootleg Beatles

Fri 06 Dec 2024

Regarded the world over as being the gold standard of tribute, the Bootleg Beatles return this Christmas for another nostalgic whirlwind through the sixties.

Sat 07 Dec 2024

JIMMY CARR: LAUGHS FUNNY

Sat 07 Dec 2024

If you like fast-paced, edgy one-liners then get ready to be happy. Jimmy Carr is going back on tour with his brand-new show ‘Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny’.

Tue 10 Dec 2024

Christmas with Anton Du Beke

Tue 10 Dec 2024

Embark on a dazzling journey into a festive wonderland as Strictly’s one and only Anton Du Beke brightens up your Christmas with his brand new show

Wed 11 Dec 2024

Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Wed 11 Dec 2024

With special guests Marc Almond and introducing Toby Lee, and Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Samudu Jayatilaka.

Fri 13 Dec 2024

Love Actually - Film with Live Orchestra

Fri 13 Dec 2024

This Christmas, the star-studded Love Actually, will be presented live in concert with a full orchestra playing the score live-to-film.

Sun 15 Dec 2024

York's Annual Community Carol Concert

Sun 15 Dec 2024

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without York’s Annual Community Carol Concert.

Mon 16 Dec 2024

The Holiday: Film with Live Orchestra

Mon 16 Dec 2024

Beloved Christmas romcom The Holiday (2006) is to be presented live in concert this festive season, on a 15 date UK-wide tour, which will see the film’s score played live-to-film with a complete concert orchestra.

Tue 17 Dec 2024

Kate Rusby - Winter Light Tour

Tue 17 Dec 2024

Kate Rusby rounds off 2024 in style with her annual, and much anticipated, Christmas tour.

AXS Events Tickets Moments
AXS Events Tickets Moments

Thu 19 Dec 2024

Step Into Christmas

Thu 19 Dec 2024

This Christmas feel-good show brings all the magic of the season to life, with all your favourite songs you will know and love!

Fri 20 Dec 2024

Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours & Paul Simon’s Graceland

Fri 20 Dec 2024

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Paul Simon's Graceland are career-defining albums, which feature such hits as Dreams, The Chain, You Can Call Me Al and Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes.

Sun 22 Dec 2024

'The Snowman' film with Live Orchestra

Sun 22 Dec 2024

Make it a Christmas to remember, with a special screening of family-favourite ‘The Snowman’ accompanied by a live orchestra.

Sat 18 Jan 2025

Man In The Mirror - A Tribute to Michael Jackson

Sat 18 Jan 2025

Join us for a Thriller of an evening, as we celebrate the legendary music of the KING OF POP.

Tue 28 Jan 2025

Giovanni - The Last Dance

Tue 28 Jan 2025

Strictly Come Dancing professional Giovanni Pernice returns in 2025 with his tour ‘The Last Dance’.

Fri 31 Jan 2025

Country Roads

Fri 31 Jan 2025

Come with us to the place you belong for a night of the very best country classics!

Sat 01 Feb 2025

BOYZLIFE

Sat 01 Feb 2025

FEATURING KEITH DUFFY & BRIAN MCFADDEN

Mon 03 Feb 2025

The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight

Mon 03 Feb 2025

After mesmerising audiences across Europe and the USA, The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight is set to electrify the UK and Ireland once again.

Lord of the Dance
Lord of the Dance

Thu 20 Feb 2025

Alison Moyet

Thu 20 Feb 2025

Alison Moyet embarks on her new 2025 world tour.

Fri 21 Feb 2025

James Martin Live

Fri 21 Feb 2025

Celebrity chef James Martin is heading back on the road with his all new LIVE tour for 2025.

Sat 01 Mar 2025

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

Sat 01 Mar 2025

ELVANA - THE WORLD'S FINEST ELVIS FRONTED TRIBUTE TO NIRVANA!

Thu 06 Mar 2025

Karen Hauer & Gorka Marquez - SPEAKEASY

Thu 06 Mar 2025

Karen Hauer & Gorka Marquez are back with their biggest ever tour for 2025!

Sat 08 Mar 2025

Jason Donovan - Doin' Fine 25

Sat 08 Mar 2025

Jason Donovan’s Doin' Fine 25 tour, is a spectacular celebration of his remarkable career in music, theatre, film and TV.

Sun 09 Mar 2025

LEVELLERS COLLECTIVE - 2025 Acoustic Tour

Sun 09 Mar 2025

After two highly acclaimed acoustic tours and albums in recent years, the Levellers Collective have announced a new 17-date tour.

Fri 14 Mar 2025

Mike + The Mechanics: Looking Back - Living The Years

Fri 14 Mar 2025

All the hits and a drift into Genesis.

Thu 20 Mar 2025

Paddy McGuinness - Nearly There...

Thu 20 Mar 2025

One of the country’s best-loved and most popular comedians is back on tour.

World Seniors Darts Tour Matchplay
World Seniors Darts Tour Matchplay

Fri 21 Mar 2025

Dr Rangan Chatterjee: The Thrive Tour

Fri 21 Mar 2025

Be the Architect of your health and happiness

Sat 22 Mar 2025

Wardruna

Sat 22 Mar 2025

Norwegian music group Wardruna head to York Barbican on their new tour.

Sun 23 Mar 2025

Kim Wilde

Sun 23 Mar 2025

Plus support from Cutting Crew

Wed 26 Mar 2025

ROB BECKETT: GIRAFFE

Wed 26 Mar 2025

EXTRA DATE ADDED!

Wed 02 - Fri 05 Apr 2025

Greg Davies - Full Fat Legend

Wed 02 - Fri 05 Apr 2025

Greg Davies is heading back out on tour for the first time in 7 years with his brand-new 2025 stand-up show Full Fat Legend.

Sun 06 Apr 2025

Al Murray: Guv Island

Sun 06 Apr 2025

Al Murray: Guv Island Extended into 2025 with New Extra Brew Material!

Sun 04 May 2025

Anastacia

Sun 04 May 2025

Pop icon Anastacia has announced a huge European tour for 2025, introducing the ‘Not That Kind’ tour.

Wed 07 May 2025

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox: Magic and Moonlight Tour 2025

Wed 07 May 2025

Fresh off playing their 1,000th show, retro musical collective Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) has announced the UK leg of their 2025 "Moonlight & Magic" World Tour.

The Holiday: Film with Live Orchestra
The Holiday: Film with Live Orchestra

Thu 08 May 2025

The Australian Bee Gees Show: Feel The Fever - Again

Thu 08 May 2025

It's Saturday Night Fever every night with The Australian Bee Gees Show – A Tribute to the Bee Gees. One of the most successful and adored acts in musical history is recreated in a 75-minute multi-media concert event.

Thu 15 May 2025

The Waterboys

Thu 15 May 2025

The Waterboys return to York. No support.

Wed 04 & Thu 05 Jun 2025

Rob Beckett: Giraffe

Wed 04 & Thu 05 Jun 2025

Yes! Bobby Beckles is back on tour. From Bromley to Brisbane, Rob Becketts new show Giraffe is going worldwide.

Fri 06 Jun 2025

Whitney - Queen of the Night

Fri 06 Jun 2025

Whitney - Queen of the Night is a celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of all time: Whitney Houston.

Sun 06 Jul 2025

Burn The Floor Presents - DIANNE AND VITO - Red Hot and Ready!

Sun 06 Jul 2025

Strictly’s superstar professional dancers, Dianne Buswell and Vito Coppola star in a brand-new stage show Red Hot and Ready!

Fri 19 Sept 2025

Russell Kane: Hyperactive

Fri 19 Sept 2025

Whirlwind, FitBit-breaking comedian, presenter, actor and author Russell Kane is out on the road again with his brand-new tour.

Sat 04 Oct 2025

Roy Chubby Brown - It's Simply Comedy

Sat 04 Oct 2025

After 50 plus years in comedy, Roy Chubby Brown is still going strong, entertaining thousands and thousands of fans annually up and down the country, Roy is the undoubted King of Comedy.

Mon 13 Oct 2025

WET WET WET

Mon 13 Oct 2025

Plus special guest HEATHER SMALL

Love Actually - Film with Live Orchestra
Love Actually - Film with Live Orchestra

Sat 18 Oct 2025

Jack Dee: Small World

Sat 18 Oct 2025

Join Jack as he guides you through his varied life and career with his customary charm and well-known gift for talking absolute rubbish on any given subject.

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Oct 2025

Riverdance 30 – The New Generation

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Oct 2025

Riverdance will embark on its special 30th anniversary tour in 2025, bringing its magic to audiences around the world.