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Address: Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1226 327000
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Description: The Civic, Barnsley is a multi-storey, multi-purpose arts centre seeking...
The Civic, Barnsley is a multi-storey, multi-purpose arts centre seeking to bring wide-ranging, contemporary artforms to appreciative audiences from Barnsley and beyond. As a proud supporter of the arts in South Yorkshire, The Civic showcases high-quality performances and exhibitions not usually associated with a centre of its size or regional location, and is instrumental in bringing world-class touring theatre, music and arts groups en route to larger UK cultural centres and other venues around the globe. Comprising a large auditorium, the Assembly Room - accommodating the best in UK theatre, dance, comedy, music, cabaret, independent and classic regional film screenings and family productions - in addition to a large art gallery (Gallery), which hosts a wide variety of innovative and exciting exhibitions dealing with all aspects of art, design and craft, The Gallery programme consists of curated shows and touring exhibitions which work in conjunction with the V&A, Crafts Council, Tate and Design Museum London, as well as with curators here in Barnsley. The building also has a large Panorama display and event space, working offices and several work hubs, as well as boasting a blend of historic and modern architecture enhanced by the adjacent Mandela Gardens. This public space was redeveloped in 2009 for the first time since the 1980s, and also includes facilities for outdoor performances. Gallery: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm (last admission is 15 minutes prior to closing time) Box Office: Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm / Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday, 10am-4pm (on family performance days)
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Good night out!

Have been twice in the past couple of weeks to watch Toby Foster's last laugh comedy club and cabaret boom boom. Both were hilarious and the venue is great, a better night out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Have been twice in the past couple of weeks to watch Toby Foster's last laugh comedy club and cabaret boom boom. Both were hilarious and the venue is great, a better night out than staying in and playing video games....

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MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, it's great to hear how much people enjoy coming to our venue! More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I regularly go to The Civic and have seen comedy shows put on by talented performers. It is un-allocated seating but they are comfy all with a good view of the performers. For those who are unable to manage the stairs there is a lift available and a bar for those essential interval drinks. There is some nearby on street... More 

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MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave this positive review, we really appreciate your support. More 

Basildon, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Barnsley over the years has seen some great improvements to make theTown great for the future however the council needs to ensure to keep going and make things better however I do miss the old market

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MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this review

Thanks for the five star review! More 

Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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65 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Since first becoming aware of The Civic in Barnsley, not that long ago, I've been to see a few top quality exhibitions there - and their programme of events is one of the very few items of post that I welcome through my letterbox. When I received the flyer for Drawing with Scissors. Late Works 1950-1954 by Henri Matisse, I... More 

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MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback and ongoing support of The Civic. I have passed this onto our Curator, who I'm sure will be delighted with your response to the exhibition! More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What a lovely welcoming place to eat, I highly recommend oakstar, nothing is too much trouble, the food is excellent, give it a try, you won't be disappointed(: Tina from barnsley

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MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave this feedback, I will pass it on to the team at Oak Star :-) More 

Silkstone Common
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18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I love coming to the civic, the shows are really good, with a huge variety. The staff are friendly and helpful. You can take drinks from the bar into performances and usually pre-order interval drinks. They also have interesting exhibitions at regular intervals.

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MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comments, and for the time you took to leave feedback on Trip Advosor - we really appreciate it! Mary More 

Cheshire
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We visited this modern facility in Jan 15 to see the Royal Photographic Society's exhibition on Science and I have to say thoroughly enjoyed it. The space was well proportioned and the images crystal clear (if some were a little gruesome). The subject matter was fascinating and the facilities afforded to the pictures gave you plenty of time to peruse... More 

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MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we really appreciate the time you took to leave this, and your positive comments! I have passed on your feedback to the Curator. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have been to almost every exhibition at the Civic since it re-opened and they have all been excellent. It beats anything the nearby larger Yorkshire towns have to offer.

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MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we really appreciate the time you took to leave this, and your positive comments! More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Oak Star is now my favourite cafe in Barnsley. The staff are brill and the food is excellent. You will not get better food at a better price than Oak Star. The owners, Greg and Dawn are really really great hosts. Whatever the occasion they will accommodate your needs. The place is modern, clean and very inviting. Try it for... More 

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MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we really appreciate the time you took to leave this, and your positive comments. I will ensure they get passed onto the Oak Star team. More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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261 reviews 261 reviews
113 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Barnsley Civic Theatre is one of my local favourite venues in the town to see a varied mix of entertainment from great performances from various plays comedians exhibitions and regional theatre companies and world wide top acts its well worth visiting its web site to see what’s on and what upcoming. This Theatre was closed for many years but some... More 

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Thanks for your review, we really appreciate the time you took to leave this, and your positive comments! More 

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