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The Civic, Barnsley

Address: Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1226 327000
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Ranked #6 of 14 Activities in Barnsley
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: The Civic, Barnsley is a multi-storey, multi-purpose arts centre seeking to bring wide-ranging...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: 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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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
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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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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 

Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

great place to eat food is amazing and good price for what you get i would highy recomend this place to anyone.

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barnsley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had an enjoyable meal deal here for £6.50. I had one of the daily specials of spaghetti carbonara and creme brûlée both nice and with a coffee and water I got change from £10 which I felt was a good deal. The place itself is light and airy and service was good. They do a nice range of sandwiches... More 

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Barnsley, South Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

From the Tolpuddle Martyrs to well known stand up, magic shows to dance the Civic shows them all. Lovely comfortable theatre, licensed bar, decent price. Also have different exhibitions that are well worth a look.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

been to the civic several times to see different comedians and the comedy club and we have had really good nights out and ticket prices value for money drinks expensive tho

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

just got back from beauty and beast pantomime. wow not at all what we expected. This place does not have no where near the grandeur of the old civic hall with decor, size, stage, everything could well have just been in our local sports hall rather than a theatre, thats exactly what it felt like. our tickets stated free coffee... More 

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barnsley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

After living in Barnsley 44yrs & returning to the civic 20yrs or so after Wishbone Ash performed to attebd the very funny Steve Hughes comedy gig!...My hubby & I were pleasantly suprised with the atmosphere & modern revamp. The staff were very professional & friendly, the bar very equipped & obviously very accessable to the town centre pubs (always an... More 

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