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Sat 02 Mar 2024

The Makings Of A Murderer

Sat 02 Mar 2024

Join the Scottish Detective David Swindle, who brought Peter Tobin to justice, as he explores the world of the serial killer. 18+ advised

Event Announcement

Sun 03 Mar 2024

Caroline Quentin – The Plot So Far…

Sun 03 Mar 2024

Due to unforeseen circumstances the upcoming performance of Caroline Quentin’s The Plot So Far has been cancelled. Your point of purchase will be in contact to arrange for a refund.

Wed 06 Mar 2024

The Musical Box

Wed 06 Mar 2024

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of 'Selling England By The Pound'.

Thu 07 Mar 2024

Adam Rowe: What's Wrong With Me?

Thu 07 Mar 2024

Host of the global smash-hit podcast Have A Word & star of Live At The Apollo; Adam Rowe is hitting the road with his brand new stand-up tour.

Fri 08 Mar 2024

Tony Hadley – The Big Swing Tour

Fri 08 Mar 2024

Performing some of the greatest swing songs from a classic era of music from artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, along with reworked classics from his own repertoire including Gold and True.

Sat 09 Mar 2024

Bongo's Bingo

Sat 09 Mar 2024

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

Sat 09 Mar 2024

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 09 Mar 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 10 Mar 2024

10cc THE ULTIMATE ULTIMATE GREATEST HITS TOUR 2024

Sun 10 Mar 2024

Plus special guest Paul Canning. 50 years on from their debut album, art pop and soft rock legends 10cc have announced an extensive UK tour for Spring 2024.

Billy Joel Songbook
Billy Joel Songbook

Tue 12 Mar 2024

Jake Bugg - Your Town Tour 2024

Tue 12 Mar 2024

Jake Bugg has announced his Your Town Tour for 2024.

Mon 18 Mar 2024

Dirty Dancing Live in Concert

Mon 18 Mar 2024

The timeless love story of Baby and Johnny will be brought to life in concert-form next year, as Dirty Dancing in Concert will tour the UK, celebrating the soundtrack that defined a generation.

Tue 19 Mar 2024

Feeder

Tue 19 Mar 2024

All these years on and the Feeder juggernaut still thunders on, with no intention of slowing down. With support from GIRLBAND!

Wed 20 Mar 2024

Leigh Francis - My First Time

Wed 20 Mar 2024

BAFTA-Award winning comedian, Leigh Francis, announces his first ever live tour 'My First Time'.

Thu 21 Mar 2024

Giovanni Pernice - Let Me Entertain You

Thu 21 Mar 2024

Giovanni Pernice is back in 2024 for his brand new live tour - LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU! The Strictly Come Dancing champion and BAFTA winner is the epitome of live entertainment.

Fri 22 Mar 2024

Swiftogeddon - The Taylor Swift Club Night

Fri 22 Mar 2024

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

Sat 23 Mar 2024

York Musical Society Chorus and Orchestra

Sat 23 Mar 2024

Join York Musical Society Chorus and Orchestra for a performance of Brahms’ beautiful Requiem sung in German.

Wed 27 Mar 2024

The Billy Joel Songbook Starring Elio Pace

Wed 27 Mar 2024

The greatest love letter ever to the genius that is Billy Joel is returning.

Ben Elton
Ben Elton
Event Announcement

Thu 28 Mar 2024

Michael Ball

Thu 28 Mar 2024

Michael Ball, Britain’s leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award-winning, Grammy nominated, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter, is coming to York Barbican!

Fri 29 Mar 2024

Martin Kemp - The Ultimate Back To The 80's DJ Set

Fri 29 Mar 2024

Fancy a night of 80s 'Gold'? Is this too good to be ‘True’?! The UKs hottest 80s club night is coming to town.

Sat 30 Mar 2024

York Clubbers Reunion / Ikon & Diva vs The Gallery

Sat 30 Mar 2024

1995 - 2005 House & Trance anthems featuring the original resident DJs of both clubs and very special guests.

Sat 06 Apr 2024

Darts - The Power and The Glory

Sat 06 Apr 2024

Live Darts will return to York in 2024 in The Power and The Glory.

Thu 11 Apr 2024

KIDZ BOP - Never Stop Live Tour

Thu 11 Apr 2024

We’re back – our first live concert in the UK since 2019!

Fri 12 Apr 2024

Roy Chubby Brown

Fri 12 Apr 2024

The legendary Chubby Brown may not be everyone’s cup of tea but a lot of people like tea.

Sat 13 Apr 2024

Whitney Queen of The Night

Sat 13 Apr 2024

Direct from the iconic Royal Albert Hall, 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 14 Apr 2024

Barenaked Ladies

Sun 14 Apr 2024

With support from Callum Beattie

Lord of the Dance
Lord of the Dance
Event Announcement

Wed 17 Apr 2024

Paul Weller

Wed 17 Apr 2024

Support for this show will be: Barbara

Event Announcement

Thu 18 Apr 2024

Tom Allen: Completely

Thu 18 Apr 2024

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.

Thu 25 Apr 2024

Sophie McCartney is Tired and Tested

Thu 25 Apr 2024

From perky tits, to killing nits, join award-winning comedian Sophie McCartney as she ventures into the perilous world of parenthood in this rollicking new stand-up show set to test pelvic floor muscles to the max(i) pad.

Sat 27 Apr 2024

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 27 Apr 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 Apr 2024

Bongo's Bingo

Sat 27 Apr 2024

Bongo’s Bingo is a game like no other, with shows taking place in over 40 locations across the globe, join our host and the girls for what will be the night of your life.

Mon 29 Apr 2024

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox - The '10' Tour

Mon 29 Apr 2024

Famed “Pop music in a Time Machine” concert act Postmodern Jukebox has announced a new World Tour to celebrate the dual milestone of their 10th anniversary of touring and their 1,000th show in 2024.

Fri 03 May 2024

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

Fri 03 May 2024

Special Guest – Candace Woodson

Sun 05 May 2024

Megaslam Wrestling

Sun 05 May 2024

Megaslam Wrestling comes to York Barbican!

Billy Joel Songbook
Billy Joel Songbook

Sat 11 May 2024

The Magic Of Motown

Sat 11 May 2024

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

Event Announcement

Sun 12 May 2024

Paloma Faith

Sun 12 May 2024

This is a new Paloma Faith, recharged, empowered and back in control.

Thu 16 May 2024

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Thu 16 May 2024

Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.

Fri 17 May 2024

Average White Band

Fri 17 May 2024

The Average White Band, one of the best soul and funk bands of all-time, have announced their farewell tour for April and May 2024.

Sat 18 May 2024

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 18 May 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 18 May 2024

Bongo's Bingo

Sat 18 May 2024

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

Sun 19 May 2024

York Guildhall Orchestra

Sun 19 May 2024

Our final concert in this season will see us welcome a new soloist for the orchestra and for York, Annemarie Federle.

Fri 24 May 2024

Rebecca Ferguson

Fri 24 May 2024

Rebecca Ferguson has announced a UK tour for 2024, which will follow on from the release of her upcoming fifth and final album ‘Heaven Part II’.

Ben Elton
Ben Elton

Sat 25 May 2024

Clinton Baptiste: Roller Ghoster!

Sat 25 May 2024

Solo again, Britain’s most celebrated clairvoyant medium psychic from Peter Kay’s ‘Phoenix Nights’ returns with his brand new hilarious one-man stand up show.

Mon 27 May 2024

Richard Thompson

Mon 27 May 2024

Ivor Novello Award-winning and GRAMMY® Award-nominated legend Richard Thompson returns to York with a full band.

Event Announcement

Tue 28 May 2024

YES - The Classic Tales Tour

Tue 28 May 2024

Progressive legends YES have announced UK dates for their long-awaited Album Series 2023 Tour featuring their 1974 Relayer album in its entirety together with a selection of other classic YES favourites.

Event Announcement

Fri 31 May 2024

Neil Warnock - Are You With Me?

Fri 31 May 2024

From non league to Premier League. Join record breaking legendary football manager Neil Warnock as he talks you through his unique and astonishing career, in front of a live audience for the first time

Sat 01 Jun 2024

COMIC CON MANIA

Sat 01 Jun 2024

The UK's no 1 pop culture tour sweeping the nation!

Wed 05 Jun 2024

Tales from The Solana And Beyond – An Evening with Tim Healy, Sherrie Hewson and Crissy Rock

Wed 05 Jun 2024

Embark on a captivating journey through television history with 'Tales from The Solana and Beyond – An Evening with Tim Healy, Sherrie Hewson, and Crissy Rock.'

Thu 06 Jun 2024

Legend - The Music of Bob Marley

Thu 06 Jun 2024

An unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza.

Fri 07 Jun 2024

Fastlove: The Tribute To George Michael

Fri 07 Jun 2024

Direct from London’s West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael celebration!

Lord of the Dance
Lord of the Dance

Sat 08 Jun 2024

The ELO Show

Sat 08 Jun 2024

The World’s Greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne and E.L.O is back on the road in 2024 with a stunning new stage production.

Wed 12 Jun 2024

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

Wed 12 Jun 2024

Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets are back on tour.

Thu 13 Jun 2024

Dreamboys: Stripped Back

Thu 13 Jun 2024

Brace yourself for an electrifying night of unadulterated pleasure and indulge in the "Dreamboys: Stripped Back" 2024 Worldwide Tour.

Fri 14 Jun 2024

Nadiya and Kai – Behind the Magic

Fri 14 Jun 2024

Following their critically acclaimed debut tour, Nadiya and Kai are back in their brand-new show Behind the Magic.

Sat 15 Jun 2024

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 15 Jun 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

Wed 19 - Thu 20 Jun 2024

Rhod Gilbert & The Giant Grapefruit

Wed 19 - Thu 20 Jun 2024

Due to phenomenal demand, EXTRA DATE added Wed 19 June.

Sat 22 Jun 2024

England's Strongest Man

Sat 22 Jun 2024

Prepare for a powerhouse showdown as England's Strongest Man takes to the stage at York Barbican.

Sat 22 Jun 2024

Britain’s Strongest Woman

Sat 22 Jun 2024

Britain’s Strongest Woman is moving to York!

Billy Joel Songbook
Billy Joel Songbook

Thu 27 Jun 2024

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Thu 27 Jun 2024

The Grammy nominated band are coming to York with special guests William The Conqueror.

Sun 07 Jul 2024

Bowie Experience

Sun 07 Jul 2024

Direct from London’s West End, Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert celebrating the sound and vision of David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production features all the hits from A to Ziggy.

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.

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.

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.

Ben Elton
Ben Elton

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.

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.

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.

Fri 20 Sept 2024

RYAN ADAMS: SOLO 2024

Fri 20 Sept 2024

Ryan Adams returns to the UK in 2024

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.

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.

Lord of the Dance
Lord of the Dance

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!

Wed 02 Oct 2024

Gary Meikle - No Refunds

Wed 02 Oct 2024

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

Fri 4 & Sat 5 Oct 2024

World Seniors Darts Tour Matchplay

Fri 4 & Sat 5 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.

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.

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.

Billy Joel Songbook
Billy Joel Songbook

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

Classical Ballet and Opera House presents: Swan Lake

Sun 20 Oct 2024

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

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!

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.

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 announce biggest ever hometown headline show!

Ben Elton
Ben Elton

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lord of the Dance
Lord of the Dance

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.

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.

Thu 19 Dec 2024

Step Into Christmas

Thu 19 Dec 2024

This Christmas concert 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.

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.

Billy Joel Songbook
Billy Joel Songbook

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.

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 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.