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Our upcoming events are listed below:


The Billy Fury Years
The Billy Fury Years
New Songs... New Costumes... and a New Show for 2015... ‘The Billy Fury Years’ takes you on an unforgettable journey through the musical career of Britain's best loved rock 'n roller.

Friday 21 August 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



Yorkshire Young Sinfonia
Yorkshire Young Sinfonia
The exciting Yorkshire Young Sinfonia will be performing its inaugural concert, showcasing some of the best young classical musicians in region under the baton of Tom Hammond. The Sinfonia will be joined on by the Steinway Artist Simon Callaghan (piano), as well as performing the premiere of the Yorkshire Young Sinfonia competition prize in partnership with the University of Leeds.

Saturday 22 August 2015 7:00PM York Barbican



Jethro Tull The Rock Opera
Jethro Tull The Rock Opera
JETHRO TULL The Rock Opera
performed by IAN ANDERSON

Saturday 12 September 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



The Mavericks
The Mavericks
The Mavericks bring their MONO MUNDO Tour to York Barbican Monday 14 September 2015!

Monday 14 September 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



The Drifters 
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The Rebranded Tour 2015
The Drifters

The Rebranded Tour 2015

The Drifters are bringing their Rebranded Tour to our stage on Thursday 17 September, defining the evolution of the phenomenal story of the Drifters through its music from the past to the present!

Thursday 17 September 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



York Irish Culture Night
York Irish Culture Night
The York Irish Association are proud to host this night of Irish culture featuring a variety of performances including singer and songwriter John Spillane as the headline act.

Saturday 19 September 2015 7:00PM York Barbican



Darcy Oake
Darcy Oake
Britains Got Talent's Darcy Oake visits the York Barbican with his Edge of Reality Tour in 2015!

Thursday 24 September 2015 6:30PM York Barbican



The Upbeat Beatles
The Upbeat Beatles
The Upbeat Beatles take you on a journey through the most remarkable story in the history of rock and pop music.

Saturday 26 September 2015 7:30PM Prompt York Barbican



David Gest's (I've Had) The Time Of My Life Tour!
David Gest's (I've Had) The Time Of My Life Tour!
David Gest returns to York Barbican, with an amazing showcase of music right here in his home town of York!

Sunday 27 September 2015 7:00PM York Barbican



The Lindisfarne Story
The Lindisfarne Story
When Tyneside group Lindisfarne exploded onto the UK music scene in 1970 they became the standard bearers for acoustic based rock music. Their sparkling song-writing cut through the prevailing pop and glam sounds of the seventies, the group achieved international success and Lindisfarne's music is still ever-present on UK radio in 2015.

Thursday 1 October 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



Prom Praise York
Prom Praise York
Langham Arts Trust Presents Prom Praise York, featuring the All souls Orchestra, conducted by Noel Tredinnick. With the Archbishop of York, Beverley Trotman and the Chamber Choir of St. Aiden's High School, Harrogate.

Saturday 3 October 2015 7:00PM York Barbican



La Traviata - Verdi Opera - Featuring Bolshoi Theatre Guest Soloist
La Traviata - Verdi Opera - Featuring Bolshoi Theatre Guest Soloist
The Russian State Ballet and Opera House Presents La Traviata – one of the Greatest Operas - Music by Giuseppe Verdi, Sung in Italian.
Featuring Bolshoi Theatre Guest Soloist in the role of Violetta
Accompanied by a large, live orchestra with over 30 musicians.

Wednesday 7 October 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



Joe McElderry
Joe McElderry
Joe McElderry returns to York with his brand new tour 'Evolution'!

Thursday 8 October 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



Bullet For My Valentine
Bullet For My Valentine
Bullet For My Valentine are bringing their 'Venom' tour accross the UK this Autumn, and are playing York Barbican Friday 9 October!

Friday 9 October 7:00PM York Barbican



York Guildhall Orchestra
York Guildhall Orchestra

Rossini – Overture: Thieving Magpie
Schubert – Symphony No.8 “Unfinished”
Dvorák – Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Bruch – Concerto for Clarinet and Viola
Stravinsky – Firebird Suite

Soloists:
Lesley Schatzberger – Clarinet
Alan George – Viola
Jacob George – Violin

Saturday 10 October 2015 7:30PM Prompt York Barbican



Steve Hackett</br>ACOLYTE to WOLFLIGHT with GENESIS REVISITED The Total Experience
Steve Hackett
ACOLYTE to WOLFLIGHT with GENESIS REVISITED The Total Experience
Steve Hackett Announces ACOLYTE to WOLFLIGHT with GENESIS REVISITED The Total Experience visiting York Barbican.

Wednesday 14 October 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



Stewart Francis
Stewart Francis
Stewart Francis returns to the York Barbican with His Pun Gent Tour. Please note this show is 16+

Friday 16 October 2015 8:00PM York Barbican



Festival of The Spoken Nerd
Festival of The Spoken Nerd
The science comedy phenomenon returns with “Just For Graphs”, an all-new graph-a-minute show from standup mathematician Matt Parker, experiments maestro Steve Mould, and geek songstress Helen Arney. **** ‘The nerd show to end all nerd shows’ (The List)

Saturday 17 October 2015 8:00PM York Barbican



An Evening with Simon & Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene
An Evening with Simon & Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene
Behind all the swagger and the style of Ocean Colour Scene, were great songs, with words and melodies that found their way into your head and heart. It’s time to hear these songs again, stripped back but every bit as brilliant.

Tuesday 20 October 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



The Elvis Years
The Elvis Years
Celebrate Elvis’ 80th birthday year with this outstanding concert production of the West End musical Jailhouse Rock featuring original star Mario Kombou and his incredible band - led by legendary producer, musical director and Ivor Novello award-winner David Mackay.

Thursday 22 October 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



Russian State Ballet - The Nutcracker - Large, Live Orchestra
Russian State Ballet - The Nutcracker - Large, Live Orchestra
The Nutcracker – an Eternal Seasonal Favourite Music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians

Friday 23 October 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers
Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have over the years enjoyed huge successes across the globe and in April this year release their 10th album produced by Dave Eringa (Manic Steet Preachers, Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey) on the Cooking Vinyl label.
For best availability please call the Box Office - 0844 854 2757


Sunday 25 October 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



Will Young
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Love Revolution UK Tour
Will Young

Love Revolution UK Tour

'The Love Revolution Tour', Will's first tour in four years, starts in York on 29th October!

SOLD OUT.

Thursday 29 October 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



Gino D'Acampo
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Italian Escape
Gino D'Acampo

Italian Escape

Chef, TV personality and best-selling author Gino D’Acampo is to tour the UK with a live stage show which will blend his love of Italy, some delicious signature dishes and audience participation, in a typically lively theatre show this autumn.

Friday 30 October 8.00PM York Barbican



Hello Kitty Live
Hello Kitty Live
Dance, sing and join in the fun with Kitty and her Friends in this fantastic live show

Saturday 31 October 2015 11AM/2.30PM York Barbican



Festival Of Remembrance
Festival Of Remembrance
Since its inception in 1991 the York Festival of remembrance has raised over £125,000 for the Poppy Appeal which supports the work of The Royal British Legion, who, since 1921, have supported all those who have served in whichever service and whatever time.

Sunday 1 November 2015 7:00PM : York Barbican



Dara O Briain</br>Crowd Tickler
Dara O Briain
Crowd Tickler
Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, The Apprentice You’re Fired and Star Gazing Live.

Thursday 5 November 2015 8:00PM York Barbican



Mad About The Musicals
Mad About The Musicals
MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS 10th ANNIVERSARY Starring Gareth Gates and Michael Courtney

Friday 6 November 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



Dara O Briain</br>Crowd Tickler
Dara O Briain
Crowd Tickler
Dara is one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, as host of the hugely successful Mock The Week, The Apprentice You’re Fired and Star Gazing Live.

Saturday 7 November 2015 8:00PM York Barbican



Waterloo - The best of Abba
Waterloo - The best of Abba
The phenominal new tribute show 'Waterloo' looks back at the sensational rise to stardom of Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid and gives fans the opportunity to experience the thrill of a live Abba show!

Thursday 12 November 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



The Waterboys
The Waterboys
“People should expect the unexpected from The Waterboys,” says Mike Scott. It’s a mission statement which has inspired three decades of compelling musical shape-shifting, and one which yields thrilling results on The Waterboys’ eleventh album, Modern Blues, released in January 2015.

Friday 13 November 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



Jools Holland and His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra
Jools Holland and His Rhythm And Blues Orchestra
Jools Holland returns with his fantastic Rhythm and Blues Orchestra this November!
For best availability please call the Box Office - 0844 854 2757


Saturday 14 November 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



Sounds Of Philadelphia And Motown
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Starring Roy G Hemmings
Sounds Of Philadelphia And Motown

Starring Roy G Hemmings

Both critics and fans agree that Roy G Hemmings is a great showman and dynamic singer. Understood as the longest serving former member of legendary group, The Drifters, Roy had worked alongside founder Johnny Moore for more than 10 years.

Sunday 15 November 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



Betway UK Snooker Championship 2015
Betway UK Snooker Championship 2015
Get ready Yorkshire, Snooker fever is coming back to the Barbican! The Betway UK Snooker

Championship starts Tuesday 24 November 2015!

Tuesday 24 November - Sunday 6 December York Barbican



Roy Chubby Brown
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Don't Get Fit Get Fat!
Roy Chubby Brown

Don't Get Fit Get Fat!

Roy Chubby Brown returns with his meatiest show yet!

Friday 11 December 2015 7:30PM York Barbican *18+*



Kate Rusby At Christmas
Kate Rusby At Christmas
Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby. Come along to hear new variations of familiar carols together with a selection of old favourites!

Thursday 17 December 2015 7:30PM York Barbican



York Community Carol Concert
York Community Carol Concert
This long-established, popular, family Christmas concert returns to the York Barbican with more new faces on stage to perform your favourite festive carols and music.

Sunday 20 December 2015 2:30PM York Barbican



Peter Pan On Ice
Peter Pan On Ice
The world-renowned Russian Ice Stars brings to your theatre a new adaptation of this famous fantasy adventure by J.M. Barrie.

Wednesday 23 December 2015 - Sunday 3 January 2016 York Barbican



Classic Rock Show
Classic Rock Show
Celebrating their sixth year, this critically acclaimed show will toast the occasion in the best possible fashion, with some of the greatest moments in rock guitar history.

For 2016 Classic Rock Show will focus on a new batch of rock gems best known for their irresistible hooks, instantly recognisable songs that have earned a golden status in the history of classic rock music.

Tuesday 19 January 2016 7:00PM York Barbican



Showaddywaddy
Showaddywaddy
‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World’ is a bold statement, but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title as they recently celebrated their 40th anniversary.

Friday 22 January 2016 7:00PM York Barbican



Paul Carrack
Paul Carrack
Legendary Sheffield-born singer, songwriter and former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns to the road with his band in early 2016 for a 34-date UK tour visiting all of his favourite venues.

Wednesday 27 January 2016 7:30PM York Barbican



Rebecca Ferguson Lady Sings The Blues
Rebecca Ferguson Lady Sings The Blues
Rebecca Ferguson arrives at the York Barbican with her Lady Sings the Blues Tour on 6th February 2016!

Saturday 6 February 2016 7:30PM York Barbican



York Guildhall Orchestra
York Guildhall Orchestra

Rossini – Overture: The Barber of Seville.
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor”

Soloist: Alessandro Taverna “He brought a blazing energy to Messiaen’s great, ringing chords, the right hand adding touches of radiance like light catching the colours in a stained-glass window.” The Telegraph

Saturday 13th February 2016 7:30PM Prompt York Barbican



The Bootleg Beatles
The Bootleg Beatles
Six appearances at Glastonbury Festival, several world-tours, numerous radio & TV appearances and many sell-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall are testament to the band's incredible recreation of the greatest songbook of all time.

Tuesday 15 March 2016 7:00PM York Barbican



Richard Herring
Richard Herring
How likely is it that Richard’s baby will be skewered by a stalactite of frozen urine falling from a plane? Does being happy mean a comedian loses his edge and true belly laughs only come from depression? How much pressure was there on Happy the dwarf to live up to his name? Find out these answers and much much more on Friday 18 March 2016. Tickets On Sale Now!

Friday 18 March 2016 7:30PM York Barbican



Anton & Erin
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Just Gotta Dance!
Anton & Erin

Just Gotta Dance!

Join the nation's favourite ballroom couple when they return with a thrilling new show for 2016 to dazzle audiences across the UK.

Saturday 19 March 2016 3.00PM & 7.30PM York Barbican



A Vision Of Elvis
A Vision Of Elvis
A Vision Of Elvis is one the world’s leading touring Elvis productions. Celebrating all the music of Elvis Presley from Sun Studio’s through to '68 Comeback with the finale being the Concert Years engaging audiences with an uplifting and authentic Elvis experience.

Saturday 9 April 2016 7.30pm York Barbican



The Bohemians
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Queen - Greatest Hits Tour
The Bohemians

Queen - Greatest Hits Tour

Internationally renowned Queen Tribute band The Bohemians take you on a high energy roller coaster ride of a concert, featuring the back catalogue of one of the world’s most popular and iconic rock acts of all time.

Friday 15 April 2016 7:30 York Barbican



Beyond The Barricade
Beyond The Barricade
‘Beyond the Barricade’ has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live!

Saturday 16 April 2016 7:30PM York Barbican



Psychic Sally
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Call Me Psychic
Psychic Sally

Call Me Psychic

The nations favourite psychic, Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her brand new and most jaw-dropping show yet - 'Call Me Psychic'.

Wednesday 20 April 2016 7:00PM York Barbican



Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party
Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party
2016 is a year of celebration for all Buddy Holly fans as Buddy Holly would have been 80 years old! To this very day Buddy Holly and his music are respected worldwide and so Marc Robinson and the Counterfeit Crickets will not be sad at the loss but bring you a show to celebrate the man and his music.

Saturday 23 April 2016 6.30PM York Barbican



The ELO Experience</br>
Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra
The ELO Experience
Tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra
The ELO Experience return to the Barbican after an electric performance earlier this year!

Saturday 30 April 2016 7:30PM York Barbican



Bill Bailey
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Limboland
Bill Bailey

Limboland

Bill Bailey is back, and he's bringing his trademark intelligence and sharp wit to our stage for 2 nights!Revel in delight as he takes us on a journey through 'Limboland'.

Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 May 2016 8:00PM Prompt York Barbican



The Dublin Legends
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Formally Of The Dubliners
The Dublin Legends

Formally Of The Dubliners

Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Gerry O’Connor & Paul Watchorn are all true legends of Irish Folk music. Sean & Eamonn were members of The Dubliners for close to 30 years while Gerry joined them for the final part of their 50th Anniversary Tour.

Wednesday 11 May 2016 7:30PM York Barbican



York Guildhall Orchestra
York Guildhall Orchestra

Rossini – Overture: The Silken Ladder
Haydn Trumpet Concerto

Soloist: Alison Balsam
“She is an astonishing virtuosa” The Times
“Balsom is simply divine” Sunday Telegraph


Saturday 14th May 2016 7:30PM York Barbican



Jason Donovan
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Ten Good Reasons/The Greatest Hits
Jason Donovan

Ten Good Reasons/The Greatest Hits

By popular demand, star of stage and screen, Jason Donovan is returning to his roots for a solo tour of his debut 5 X Platinum, 1989 album ‘Ten Good Reasons’ and ‘Greatest Hits’.

Sunday 15 May 2016 8:00PM York Barbican



Sarah Millican
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Outsider
Sarah Millican
Outsider
Sarah Millican brings her brand new show 'Outsider' to the York Barbican for two nights on September 2nd & 3rd 2016!!

Friday 2 September - Saturday 3 September 2016 York Barbican