York Barbican

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York Barbican
York Barbican,
YO10 4NT York

Venue information

Eventim is the official ticket partner of the York Barbican - Buy York Barbican tickets here The York Barbican is managed by SMG (UK) Ltd. SMG is one of the world’s largest international venue operators. York Barbican is owned by City of York Council and re-opened in Spring 2011 after a major £2m investment. This included a £1.5m refurbishment of the much-loved venue enhanced with dedicated meeting rooms, a new box office area and improved public and back of house spaces.

The Barbican offers a diverse programme of events taking advantage of the venue’s 1500 seated and 1900 standing capacities. Events on offer include comedy, a range of live bands, snooker, family shows and community events. The annual Festival of Remembrance and the Lord Mayor’s Carol Concert have returned to the Barbican as a regular part of the programme, as has the Guildhall Orchestra.

In addition to its role as an entertainment venue, the Barbican is an important addition to York’s business tourism offer, hosting a range of events from large conferences to smaller meetings and private events. SMG is working with Visit York and the hotel sector to attract conferences to York, increasing further the positive economic impact that the re-opened Barbican has generated in the city. With a seated auditorium capacity of 1450, York Barbican is the largest conference venue in York.

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

York Barbican
28/04/17 / 20:00

Treat yourself to a night of top comedy.

Tickets available
Tickets from £19.04

Parking - Rule The World

York Barbican
29/04/17 / 15:00

Currently not available
Rule The World

York Barbican
29/04/17 / 19:30

Relight your Fire with a night of Take That music you'll Never Forget!

Tickets available
Tickets from £21.00

York Barbican
02/05/17 / 19:30

Tickets available
Tickets from £19.04
Daniel O'donnell

York Barbican
03/05/17 / 19:30

In concert with special guest Mary Duff

Tickets available
Tickets from £42.00
York Barbican
4 (1 Rating)
Acoustics & sight lines
On-site service

Selected reviews for this venue:

John wade, 15/04/13
Like these small venues so much more than the arenas much more intimate and an incredible atmosphere that sometimes get lost in larger venues
Mick Hucknall (15/04/13) - Mick hucknall York
Thanks for what can only be described as a truly fantastic evening Mick always puts on a show his voice as we all know is incredible but for me its his passion for what he does he looked to be enjoying just as much as we did so I can only say once more thank you for a wonderful memorable evening.
Address: York Barbican
York Barbican, YO10 4NT York
Public transport
Public Transport

Please see the useful links on the right for more information about getting to and around York.

The nearest bus stops are on Fishergate and Walmgate/Lawrence St.

York rail station is approximately 10-15 minutes' walk or a short bus ride on frequent service Red Line 7.



Paragon Street forms part of the city ring road. The nearest car park is Q-Park on Kent Street at the rear of York Barbican. There is no on-street parking.

A parking voucher for Q-Park Kent Street car park can be bought in advance from the Box Office with your tickets for the reduced York Barbican rate of £5.00. The voucher is valid from 3.00pm on the day of the concert until 9.00am the following morning. To exit the car park insert the pre-paid voucher at the barrier. Please note: lost or stolen vouchers cannot be replaced. There are 4 disabled parking bays for Blue Badge holders in Q-Park Kent Street which are available on a first come, first served basis on the day. For more information about the car park, please visit Q-Park’s website or phone Q-Park on 01904 639040. The car park address is Kent Street, York, YO10 4AH.

We are unable to advise an official drop-off point at present. We will advise nearer the re-opening date regarding a drop-off point for disabled patrons and coaches.



York Barbican welcomes deaf and disabled patrons. If you have any specific access requirements, please ask the Box Office on 0844 854 2757 or mention your request in the additional information section if booking online. York Barbican staff are here to help; please do not hesitate to approach any staff member for assistance during your visit.

York Barbican Access Scheme

Joining York Barbican’s Access Scheme may entitle you to concessionary ticket prices for yourself and an essential companion, to certain events. By letting us know your access requirements we will, where possible, seat you appropriately. To join the scheme, please print off the form (see useful documents on the right), complete, sign and return to the address on the form. You may make a provisional booking in the meantime, which will be confirmed on receipt of your form. If you want to make a provisional booking, please contact the Box Office on 0844 854 2757 or box@yorkbarbican.co.uk with your access requirements.

Auditorium Accessible Seating

For fully seated events, wheelchair spaces are located on Balcony Level in the ‘slips’ and in Stalls on either row A or row AA, whichever is the front row. For standing events wheelchair spaces are available in the slips on Balcony Level only. Wheelchair spaces are shown on the Seating Plan.

Level access seating is located on Balcony row A and Stalls rows A, AA and BB (where rows AA and BB are present). Each row B and above on both Stalls and Balcony involves 2 shallow steps.

A limited number of Priority Accessible Seats are available to book for those who require level access. These seats also have extra leg room and are suitable for those with assistance dogs or who normally require an aisle seat. These seats are only available to members of York Barbican's Access Scheme (please see above).

We offer a wheelchair loan service (subject to availability) to help patrons to and from their Priority Access Seats; please note this does not include staff assistance and anyone borrowing a wheelchair must be able to use it independently or have the assistance of a carer or companion. Please request a wheelchair when you make your booking.

Main Entrance and Foyer Areas

The main entrance/Box Office entrance of York Barbican has level access from the piazza on Paragon Street. Disabled parking spaces are available at nearby Q-Park Kent Street.

The ground floor foyer spaces are all level access. There is a lift to the upper level (Balcony) of the Barbican. The lift has voice announcements and raised lettering on the control panel.

All bars and the Box Office have low level counter positions.

An accessible toilet is available on both floors of the Barbican.

Hearing and assistance dogs are welcome throughout the building and auditorium. Dog mats are available on request. Aisle seats can also be requested.

The Barbican’s what’s on information is available in large print format. If you would like to receive information in an alternative format, please contact the Box Office on 0844 854 2757 or email box@yorkbarbican.co.uk, stating which format you prefer.