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Following the UK Government advice in relation to non-essential social contact, we are liaising with promoters and event organisers to reschedule our events calendar.  Read more

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Fri 10 Apr 2020

Remembering The Oscars

Fri 10 Apr 2020

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Fri 10 Apr 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 10 Apr 2020

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Fri 17 Apr 2020

Rob Beckett: Wallop!

Fri 17 Apr 2020

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Tue 21 Apr 2020

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Tue 21 Apr 2020

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Fri 24 Apr 2020

Jack Dee: Off The Telly

Fri 24 Apr 2020

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Sat 25 Apr 2020

The Boomtown Rats & Special Guests

Sat 25 Apr 2020

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Sun 26 Apr 2020

The Hollies: The Road Is Long Tour

Sun 26 Apr 2020

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Fri 1 May 2020

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets: The Echoes Tour

Fri 1 May 2020

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Sat 9 May 2020

York Guildhall Orchestra

Sat 9 May 2020

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Sun 10 May 2020

Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynics Mixtape

Sun 10 May 2020

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12 - 14 May 2020

Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show

12 - 14 May 2020

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Sun 17 May 2020

Joker: Live In Concert

Sun 17 May 2020

Experience the award-winning film 'Joker', starring Joaquin Phoenix, featuring a stunning live orchestra.

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Tue 19 May 2020

Jeff Beck

Tue 19 May 2020

Legendary guitarist and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Beck takes to the York Barbican stage.

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Wed 20 May 2020

The Shires

Wed 20 May 2020

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Fri 22 May 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 22 May 2020

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Fri 22 May 2020

Illegal Eagles

Fri 22 May 2020

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Fri 29 May 2020

YES: The Album Series Tour 2020

Fri 29 May 2020

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Sat 30 May 2020

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac

Sat 30 May 2020

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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 19 Jun 2020

Ronan Keating: Twenty Twenty

Fri 19 Jun 2020

Exactly 20 years after the release of his self-titled, debut album, Ronan Keating returns with an album that encapsulates his many musical achievements since the millennium.

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Here Come The Boys

Wed 24 Jun 2020

Here Come The Boys returns with four incredible dance superstars in this brand new dazzling production.

Fri 26 Jun 2020

Forbidden Nights

Fri 26 Jun 2020

The Forbidden Nights 2020 tour celebrates their 5th year, and it’s bigger and better than ever.

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.

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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 11 Jul 2020

Rescheduled Date - From The Jam: Setting Sons 40th Anniversary Tour

Sat 11 Jul 2020

From the Jam will tour the UK celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Jam’s 4th studio album ‘Setting Sons’.

Wed 22 Jul 2020

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Wed 22 Jul 2020

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

Thu 23 July 2020

The ELO Experience

Thu 23 July 2020

The sensational tribute celebrating the great music of Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra

Sat 25 Jul 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 25 Jul 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.

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.

6 - 7 Aug 2020

Paul Smith: Changed

6 - 7 Aug 2020

Comedian Paul Smith returns to York Barbican with his brand new live show!

Sat 8 Aug 2020

Rescheduled Date - Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac

Sat 8 Aug 2020

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,

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Fri 14 Aug 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 14 Aug 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 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!

Fri 21 Aug 2020

Rescheduled Date - The Bowie Collective

Fri 21 Aug 2020

The amazingly accurate Bowie Collective make it their mission to give you the Bowie show you always wanted - and will never forget.

Sat 22 Aug 2020

Rescheduled Date - Jane McDonald: Let The Light In

Sat 22 Aug 2020

One of the nation’s best-loved entertainers is returning in 2020 with her phenomenal live show!

Tue 25 Aug 2020

Rescheduled Date - Illegal Eagles

Tue 25 Aug 2020

The Illegal Eagles visit York Barbican for the first time, bringing their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail and incredible showmanship.

Sat 12 Sep 2020

Northern Live: Do I Love You

Sat 12 Sep 2020

Northern Live at York Barbican

Sun 13 Sep 2020

Go West & Paul Young

Sun 13 Sep 2020

English pop-duo Go West & 80s everyone's favourite 80’s crooner Paul Young visit York Barbican on their 2020 UK tour!

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Tue 15 Sep 2020

Rescheduled Date - BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Tue 15 Sep 2020

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival.

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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!

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Wed 23 Sep 2020

Shagged. Married. Annoyed. With Chris & Rosie Ramsey

Wed 23 Sep 2020

For the first time ever Chris and Rosie Ramsey are bringing their smash-hit podcast live to York for one show only.

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!

Fri 25 Sep 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Fri 25 Sep 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 1 Oct 2020

Rescheduled Date - Jack Dee: Off The Telly

Thu 1 Oct 2020

Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his brand new stand-up tour.

Fri 2 Oct 2020

Military Wives Choir

Fri 2 Oct 2020

The much-loved Military Wives Choirs have announced they will be performing together in a widely anticipated 8 date concert series.

Sat 3 Oct 2020

Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

Sat 3 Oct 2020

Scotland’s international comedy star returns to York Barbican with his all-new, 11th solo show.

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Sun 4 Oct 2020

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets: The Echoes Tour

Sun 4 Oct 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’.

Tue 6 Oct 2020

Dionne Warwick ‘She’s Back: One Last Time’ Tour 2020

Tue 6 Oct 2020

Dionne Warwick is a six-time Grammy Award-winning singer, actress & television host.

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.

Sat 10 Oct 2020

A Country Night In Nashville

Sat 10 Oct 2020

Spend A Country Night in Nashville and celebrate the very best of country music

Sat 10 Oct 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 10 Oct 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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Sun 11 Oct 2020

Rescheduled Date - Rob Beckett: Wallop!

Sun 11 Oct 2020

Rob Beckett, the self-proclaimed Mouth of the South, is back on tour with a brand new stand up show!

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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Thu 15 Oct 2020

Boyzlife

Thu 15 Oct 2020

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

Thu 22 Oct 2020

Swan Lake

Thu 22 Oct 2020

Swan Lake returns to York Barbican, presented in classic Russian style with a full orchestra.

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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 24 Oct 2020

Rescheduled Date - Chris Ramsey: The 20/20 Tour

Sat 24 Oct 2020

Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour in 2020.

Sun 25 Oct 2020

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Sun 25 Oct 2020

Jimmy will be talking about terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love.

Mon 26 Oct 2020

Rescheduled Date - The Boomtown Rats & Special Guests

Mon 26 Oct 2020

The Boomtown Rats head to York Barbican on their 'Citizens of Boomtown' tour in 2020.

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Fri 30 Oct 2020

Rescheduled Date - Rob Beckett: Wallop!

Fri 30 Oct 2020

Rob Beckett, the self-proclaimed Mouth of the South, is back on tour with a brand new stand up show!

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’.

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Sun 1 Nov 2020

Rescheduled Date - The Shires

Sun 1 Nov 2020

The UK’s best-selling country act returns with their eagerly awaited forthcoming album ‘Good Years’.

Tue 3 Nov 2020

Paul Weller

Tue 3 Nov 2020

With his recently announced 2020 May tour already sold out, Paul Weller gets back on the road this November.

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.

Wed 11 Nov 2020

Jools Holland

Wed 11 Nov 2020

Jools Holland and The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will once again take their much-loved annual tour around the UK.

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Fri 13 Nov 2020

Gabrielle: Rise Again Tour 2020

Fri 13 Nov 2020

Gabrielle returns to York Barbican

Sat 14 Nov 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sat 14 Nov 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.

24 Nov - 6 Dec 2020

Betway UK Snooker Championship 2020

24 Nov - 6 Dec 2020

The Betway UK Snooker Championship returns in 2020, with Ronnie O'Sullivan, Judd Trump and many more.

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Fri 11 Dec 2020

Joel Dommett: Unapologetic (If That's Okay?)

Fri 11 Dec 2020

Join Joel as he brings you bang up to date on his life since his last live show!

16 - 19 Dec 2020

Alan Carr: Not Again, Alan!

16 - 19 Dec 2020

Join Alan as he muses upon the things that make his life weird and wonderful.

Sun 20 Dec 2020

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Sun 20 Dec 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 5 Feb 2021

Katherine Jenkins

Fri 5 Feb 2021

Katherine Jenkins returns with her brand new album in February 2021.

Sun 14 Feb 2021

The Musical Box Presents: A Genesis Extravaganza - Part III

Sun 14 Feb 2021

As the only band ever licensed and supported by Genesis and Peter Gabriel, The Musical Box presents a new, never performed show in 2021.

17-18 Feb 2021

Jason Manford: Like Me

17-18 Feb 2021

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

Wed 3 Mar 2021

Rescheduled Date - Friends! The Musical Parody

Wed 3 Mar 2021

Friends! The Musical Parody is a hilarious good-hearted romp through our favourite moments from the hit TV show.

Tue 9 Mar 2021

Rescheduled Date - Jerome Remblance

Tue 9 Mar 2021

Jerome Remblance is a local businessman from Pocklington, who aside from business has always been a musical talent.

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Fri 9 Apr 2021

The King Is Back

Fri 9 Apr 2021

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.

Tue 13 Apr 2021

Rescheduled Date - Bootleg Beatles

Tue 13 Apr 2021

The world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critical acclaim with their flawless recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.

Wed 21 Apr 2021

Rescheduled Date - Remembering The Oscars

Wed 21 Apr 2021

Fresh from another sell-out tour, Aljaz and Janette will be returning with their brand new show Remembering The Oscars.

Sun 25 Apr 2021

Diversity: Connected

Sun 25 Apr 2021

After nine sell-out UK tours, Diversity have announced one of their biggest UK tour to date.

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Sat 15 May 2021

Rescheduled Date - Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynics Mixtape

Sat 15 May 2021

Romesh Ranganathan returns to York Barbican with his most brutally honest show yet, The Cynics Mixtape.