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Our upcoming events are listed below:


York Guildhall Orchestra
York Guildhall Orchestra
Box office open 5pm, Bars open 6.30pm, Show starts 7.30pm

Rossini – Overture: The Barber of Seville
Sibelius – Symphony No.3
Sibelius – Karelia Suite
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



Richard Hawley
<br>Support From Marry Waterson
Richard Hawley
Support From Marry Waterson
Following the announcement of his eighth studio album HOLLOW MEADOWS, Richard Hawley has announced a string of dates in support of the new release.

Friday 19th Feb 2016 7:00PM York Barbican



JIMEÓIN
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YEEHAA!
JIMEÓIN

YEEHAA!

Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy’s masters. Now the Irishman from Australia and star of TV’s ‘Sunday Night at Palladium’, ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Royal Variety Performance’ musters his ever-evolving live show and the most famous eyebrows in comedy toYork Barbican!

Saturday 20 February 2016 York Barbican



James Martin
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Plates, Mates And Automobiles
James Martin

Plates, Mates And Automobiles

James Martin brings his culinary prowess and infectious personality to York Barbican this February! Join Britains favourite chef on his first ever UK Tour!

Sunday 28 & Monday 29 February 2016 7:30PM York Barbican



Rock Challenge
Rock Challenge
Rock Challenge® and J Rock™, the spectacular nationwide performing arts competition, returns to York for another spellbinding year.

Friday 4 March 2016 6:30PM York Barbican



Hold Back The River
Hold Back The River
Local performers have grouped together to help raise funds for those affected by the devastating York floods last Christmas.

Sunday 6 March 2016 7.00PM 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



Wolf Alice
Wolf Alice
Following on from their sold-out UK tour and the ongoing success of their freshly Mercury Prize nominated debut album, My Love is Cool, London’s Wolf Alice announce a new run of UK and Irish dates for March 2016.

Thursday 17 March 2016 7:30PM Prompt 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



<b>Shane Filan: Right Here Tour 2016</b>
Shane Filan: Right Here Tour 2016
In the wake of releasing his hit album Right Here in October 2015, Shane Filan returns to York Barbican in March 2016.

Monday 21 March 2016 7:30 PM



Big Ians Presents 'A Night To Remember'
Big Ians Presents 'A Night To Remember'
BIG IAN PRESENTS 'A NIGHT TO REMEMBER' - Big Ian presents the most varied inclusive evening of music with an 80 year age range performing on stage!

Sponsored by Swatalskis

Thursday 24 March 2016 7:30PM York Barbican



Trivium
Trivium
The tour will see the band take in more intimate venues in response to requests from fans to play smaller towns and cities. It will also be the first UK shows the band have played with their new drummer, Paul Wandtke.

Tuesday 29 March 2016 7:00PM York Barbican



Lets Hang On
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The Music Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Lets Hang On

The Music Of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

This award-winning production, endorsed by Frankie Valli himself, celebrates the music of one of popular music’s most successful bands of all time.

Friday 1 April 2016 York Barbican



Hello Kitty Live *CANCELLED*
Hello Kitty Live *CANCELLED*
‘Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control we are announcing the cancellation of the Hello Kitty Live tour. All ticket holders can receive refunds from the point of purchase, and we hope to be able to announce new dates for Hello Kitty Live in the future.’

Wednesday 6 April 2016 2.30PM York Barbican



The Next Step
The Next Step
The cast of CBBC and Temple Street Productions’ hit series The Next Step is going to show the world everything they’re made of, announcing that The Next Step Wild Rhythm Tour.

Thursday 7 April 2016 6.15 PM York Barbican



A Night Of Dirty Dancing
A Night Of Dirty Dancing
Re-live the passion, indulge in the romance and celebrate the greatest movie soundtrack of all time: She’s Like the Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me, I’ve Had The Time of My Life and more.

Friday 8 April 2016 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



Riverdance
Riverdance
With an incredible two decades of global success since the show first burst into the public’s heart at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994, this is an unmissable chance for UK audiences to reconnect with what the IRISH TIMES rightly described as ‘the original... the best’.

Tuesday 12 - Thursday 14 April 2016 8:00PM 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



Sean Lock
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Keep It Light
Sean Lock

Keep It Light

Every three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show. Well he's only gone and done it again! What's he like? Come and see what he's blithering on about this time.

Thursday 19 May 2016 8:00PM York Barbican



Russell Watson
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Songs From The Heart
Russell Watson

Songs From The Heart

Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell continues to wow audiences with his enigmatic and entertaining live performances.

Saturday 21 May 2016 7:30PM York Barbican



Gascoigne Live
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The Man. The Legend. In His Own Words
Gascoigne Live

The Man. The Legend. In His Own Words

Experience the unexpected, and get to know the man behind the famous number 19 jersey..

Also featuring the comedy stylings of Jed Stone, a Paul Gascoigne memorabilia auction, and raffle.

Sunday 22 May 2016 7:30PM Prompt York Barbican



The Wizard Of Oz : **CANCELLED**
The Wizard Of Oz : **CANCELLED**
OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING THE WIZARD OF OZ TOUR

After the wonderful news and recent announcement from Dani Harmer that she is pregnant with her first child, Enchanted Entertainment have decided to cut short their UK Tour of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ starring Dani Harmer as ‘Dorothy’. The tour will now finish on 19th April 2016.

This was a difficult decision for all parties. Enchanted Entertainment apologise for any disappointment this may cause, but hope to reschedule the later part of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ tour for Easter 2017 with an all-new cast.

Saturday 28 May 2016 - 2pm & 5.30pm York Barbican



Adam Ant
Adam Ant
Adam Ant Performs The Iconic Album Kings Of The Wild Frontier Live And In Sequence, Plus Much, Much More.

Tuesday 31 May 2016 2016 7:30PM York Barbican



Beverly Knight
Beverly Knight
Beverley Knight, the ‘Queen of UK Soul’, and now doyenne of the West End, is back with a brand new album and UK tour for 2016.

Friday, 3 June, 2016 7:00PM York Barbican



Carmina Burana
Carmina Burana


Saturday 11 June 2016 7:30PM York Barbican
In their first ever performance at York Barbican, York Musical Society presents Carl Orff’s popular and powerful choral masterpiece Carmina Burana together with Brahms’ beautiful Geistliches Lied and the exciting Zigeunerlieder.


Dancing in The Streets
Dancing in The Streets
Join the original and the best celebration of Motown’s Greatest Hits with the spectacular, critically acclaimed Dancing it the Streets.

Saturday 18 June 2016 7.30PM York Barbican



The Drop That Contained The Sea
The Drop That Contained The Sea
Prima Choral Artists present the European Premiere of "THE DROP THAT CONTAINED THE SEA" by double Grammy winner Christopher Tin. With Prima Vocal Ensemble, Angel City Chorale (MD Sue Fink) and The Mowbray Orchestra. Conducted by the composer. Artistic director Ewa Salecka.

Saturday 16 July 2016 7.30pm York Barbicaan



Sarah Millican
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Outsider
Sarah Millican
Outsider
**EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO INCREDIBLE DEMAND**

Sarah Millican brings her brand new show 'Outsider' to the York Barbican for three nights on September 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2016!!

Friday 2 September - Sunday 4 September 2016 York Barbican



Ross Noble
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Brain Dump
Ross Noble

Brain Dump

Everybody's favourite randomist is back. As always Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it's time to let it all out. Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event.

Tuesday 27 September 2016 8:00PM York Barbican



Carmen
Carmen
The Russian State Opera, whom stunning productions of Rigoletto and La Traviata wowed audiences last year, will be returning to the UK with another popular opera, Carmen - an exciting and colourful story with high passion and tragedy.

Wednesday 28 September 2016 7.30PM York Barbican



Jamie Lawson
Jamie Lawson
Currently mid-way through a sold out UK run of dates, Jamie Lawson has today announced a huge 17 date autumn tour, including a date at London’s Brixton Academy on October 19th. The tour in October kicks off in Dublin on the 4th, and includes Glasgow’s Barrowlands on the 8th, Brixton Academy on the 19th and rounds off at Plymouth Pavilions on the 27th.

Monday 10 October 2016 7:30PM York Barbican



Swan Lake
Swan Lake
The highly acclaimed Russian State Ballet and Opera House returns with another popular ballet.

A princess turned into a swan by an evil curse…
Will Prince Siegfried’s love prove strong enough to save her?

Monday 17 October 2016 7.30PM York Barbican



Professor Brian Cox Live
Professor Brian Cox Live
Limited tickets available via the box office please phone 0844 854 2757.

This show will take audiences on a dazzling journey through space and time, delving into ‘high science’ and freewheeling on the edges of the known cosmos. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox Live will test the limits of our knowledge and make highly complex ideas accessible to all

Tuesday 18 October 2016 York Barbican



Romesh Ranganathan - Irrational
Romesh Ranganathan - Irrational
Romesh Ranganathan is back with a brand new show exploring the rationality of his worldview. ‘Irrational’ will see Romesh examine the issues close to his heart, and explains why everybody else is wrong about them.

Sunday 23rd October 2016 York Barbican



Dr. Hook
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Timeless World Tour
Dr. Hook

Timeless World Tour

For the first time in 30 years DENNIS LOCORRIERE, who, from the very beginnings of DR. HOOK to the height of their success, was the unmistakable voice of the band’s biggest hits and best loved songs, is on tour.

Thursday 27 October 2016 7:30PM York Barbican



Rebecca Ferguson Lady Sings The Blues **NEW DATE**
Rebecca Ferguson Lady Sings The Blues **NEW DATE**
We regret to inform you that the Rebecca Ferguson show onSaturday 6 February 2016 has been rescheduled.

The new date will be Friday 28 October 2016.

All tickets will remail valid for the new date.

Friday 28 October 2016. 7:30PM York Barbican



Pink Martini
Pink Martini
Pink Martini return to the UK in 2016 to celebrate their 21st Birthday, featuring the stunning vocals of China Forbes. A brand new album is released as the tour begins.

Saturday 29 October 2016 7.30PM York Barbican



Jools Holland and his Rythm & Blues Orchesta
Jools Holland and his Rythm & Blues Orchesta


Saturday 12 November 2016 7.30pm York Barbican



Jools Holland and his Rythm & Blues Orchesta
Jools Holland and his Rythm & Blues Orchesta


Sunday 13 November 2016, 7.30pm York Barbican



The Human League
The Human League
Sheffield 'synth-pop' legends return to York Barbican.

Thursday 15 December 2016 York Barbican