York Barbican

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York Barbican
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Theaters • Theatre & Performances
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
York Barbican is the largest entertainment venue in the area, attracting major touring concerts, comedy, sporting shows and corporate events. The venue hosts over 200 events and over 130,000 visitors each year. Ranking in the top 20 Music Club Venues in the UK in 2019 by Pollstar, York Barbican has hosted some of the biggest touring acts in the country, such as Ricky Gervais, Little Mix, Manic Street Preachers and Morrissey. York Barbican is operated by ASM Global, the world’s leading venue management and services company, connecting people through the power of live experiences.
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York Barbican Centre Paragon Street Paragon Street, York YO10 4NT England
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305 reviews
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Angela R
Seaham, UK44 contributions
Good visit
Nov 2021 • Couples
Attended York Barbican for first time to see Sarah Millican show.

Upon arrival staff very welcoming and friendly.

Good seats for show

Only negative was bar prices £6.10 for pint of beer a little steep !!!
Written November 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Angela, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our venue. Our prices are set by ASM Global, who manages the venue, and aim to keep the prices competitive with other comparable venues across the country. In addition, we only sell premium products on our bars to reflect this. We hope to see you at another show again very soon. Best wishes, York Barbican
Written November 15, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emm C
Yorkshire Dales National Park, UK6 contributions
Great show, venue less good
Nov 2021 • Couples
Booked accessible seats for tonight’s performance - row A on the balcony. The tickets said to enter via door 4. There was a lengthy queue for door 4 and I was in quite a bit of pain by the time we got to the front of the queue - only to discover our seats were through door 3. Others had a similar problem.

Once we got to our seats, we sat down and the entire row of seats lurched backwards then forwards. This led to a seating position of being tilted forwards and needing to use core and legs to remain on the seat. We flagged this to the steward who promised she’d get it looked at before the show started. Nothing was done and there was no way I could manage to sit in that seat as it wasn’t stable. I found a separate chair further along the row and sat in that - no help offered by the team at the venue - we had to find a solution ourselves or leave.

The show was great but if you have a disability that requires a seat that doesn’t lurch around and offers a little support, please go for somewhere other than row A of the balcony!
Written November 12, 2021
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Hi 790emmc, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're always striving to improve our overall customer experience and will feedback your comments to our events team. We hope to see you at another show again very soon. Best wishes, York Barbican
Written November 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

machinmad
Yaxley, UK1,896 contributions
Poor organisation ...
Nov 2021
We had to pick up our tickets from the box office and were put in one of the two queues by the doorman. An usher moved us to the other slower queue, without reason. When we eventually got the front desk, the assistant moaned and told us we needed the other counter, so we queued again.

There were few ushers in the halls leading to the arena or in the auditorium, to show people to their seats. I hate to think what would have happened in an emergency. The queue for the bar was so long it wasn’t worth joining it to get a drink.

All in all our experience of this venue was a shambles. Totally unprofessional and inefficient.
Written November 3, 2021
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Hi machinmad, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We always strive to improve our customer experience and we now encourage customers to choose e-ticket delivery methods moving forward to ensure a smooth entry into the venue on show nights. Venue staff and security are positioned around the venue at all times on show nights to provide assistance if needed and to ensure that customers can enjoy shows with reassurance. We hope to see you again at another show very soon. Best wishes, York Barbican
Written November 10, 2021
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Androidf
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK7 contributions
They'll take your money, care little about Covid then rob you at the bar!
Oct 2021
We were emailed with tickets and advised that we would not be admitted without
a) Proof of a lateral flow test
b) Proof of being double jabbed
c) Proof of having had and recovered from Covid
On arrival there were NO CHECKS at all re any of the above. Hardly anyone was wearing a mask. To cap it all, one pint of beer £6.10 !!! I run one of the biggest sports and social clubs in the county and know that this is just EXTORTION!! Bar is daylight robbery! This venue should consider its customers with respect, not rob them when they offer support. Disgraceful!
I have contacted The Barbican twice via their own portal and they havent even had the decency to respond. SHAME ON YOU!
Written November 1, 2021
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Hi Andriodf, Thanks for leaving a review for York Barbican. Our pre-show communications to guests are to encourage customers to wear a face covering, not to attend the venue if they have any Coronavirus symptoms and to provide proof of immunity or to take a test before coming to the venue, none of which are a term and condition of entry to the venue at this moment in time, in line with government requirements. If any local or government requirements change in relation to the above we will of course alter our approach to comply with all legislation. Our prices are set by ASM Global, who manages the venue, and aim to keep the prices competitive with other comparable venues across the country. In addition, we only sell premium products on our bars to reflect this. We hope you enjoyed the show and that we see you again at the venue in the near future.
Written November 9, 2021
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Richard S
Scarborough District, UK1 contribution
Nice venue but terrible seats
Oct 2021 • Couples
Went to see Beth Hart at the Barbican York. She was terrific. The venue was good in terms of sound but the seating was very uncomfortable.
Written November 1, 2021
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Hi richardsD9565UY, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we're sorry to hear that you found your seats uncomfortable. Our team would've been happy to find you some more comfortable seating if they had been notified. We're happy that you enjoyed the concert and hope that you visit our venue again in the near future. Best wishes, York Barbican
Written November 1, 2021
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Tigeriffic69
Leyland, UK1,152 contributions
September 2021 visit
Sep 2021
This place is very close to the city centre, and train station. I was here to watch a music group. The stewards were not very helpful, and did not keep an eye on people filming/photographing, and moving seats. The sounding wasn't brilliant. There are plenty of toilets.
Written October 11, 2021
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Hi Tigeriffic69, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for sharing your experience with me. Our events team are always happy to assist customers with anything if they're notified on show nights, and we do hope you visit us again very soon. Best wishes, York Barbican
Written October 19, 2021
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Alison H
1 contribution
Excellent venue
Sep 2021 • Couples
Excellent venue. Very accessible for wheelchair users and staff go above and beyond to help, especially Jan who helped us with our seating arrangements
Written September 19, 2021
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Hi I5555DValisonh, Thank you for leaving a review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to York Barbican and we'll pass on your kind words to Jan. We hope that you'll visit us for another show very soon. Best wishes, York Barbican
Written September 21, 2021
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Caroline H
Selby District, UK26 contributions
Useless for those with disabilities.
Sep 2021
No proper information on Parking, The nearest park being a Q Park, cost £16... It boasts 4 spaces for disabled people. When checking I realised I should probably booked a car park space, too late, none available. I knew there was no way I could walk from any other car park, as it was 15 minute walking was stated as the time it would take, no way I can walk for 15 minutes never mind longer. Bad Covid info too, the links just took you back to where you started. Left a message cancelling my booking, no reply up to now. I will also be cancelling my booking in November. I should have checked reviews, its plain those with disabilities are not well catered for. First attempt at getting out with my mobility so poor. Complete fail.
Written September 10, 2021
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Hi Caroline, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. The Q-Park is separate from the venue, but we do offer discounted parking tickets which are available in the venue. This information is displayed on our website - www.yorkbarbican.co.uk. Our venue itself is also fully accessible but we would always encourage customers to get in touch if we can help in any way ahead of their visit. We do hope that you visit us again soon, and if you have any questions you can contact our box office at ticketing@yorkbarbican.co.uk, who are always happy to help make your visit to York Barbican as easy and enjoyable as possible. Best wishes York Barbican
Written September 21, 2021
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Ben Kaluza
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK1 contribution
great
Jul 2021
great i have been here loads of times. seats are good staff are nice and good gigs all the time thanks
Written July 26, 2021
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Hi giglova, Thanks for leaving a review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to our venue, and hope we'll see you again very soon. Best wishes, York Barbican
Written July 28, 2021
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Ashley P
5 contributions
Fantastic to be back
Jul 2021 • Friends
Went to this venue to see Van Morrison tonight, the first show back after restrictions lifted. Very well organised and helpful staff. Good security, lots of sanitiser and all staff wearing masks. Felt very safe and enjoyed a great gig. Thanks to all involved.
Written July 20, 2021
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Hi Ashley, Thanks for your words! We're so happy to be able to welcome you back to the venue, and hope that you'll visit us for another show very soon. Best wishes, York Barbican
Written July 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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