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The Civic, Barnsley
Ranked #20 of 47 things to do in Barnsley
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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)
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“showstoppers”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We attended this amazing show recently. We have never been to this theatre before and were pleasantly surprised. There is an area to wait with a small bar. The show was fantastic we all loved it, as it was very funny and the performers were amazingly talented also.
My only niggle is the absence of an ice cream in the interval

Hope to return

Visited October 2013
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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“Good night out”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Have been to see various events here always a good evening its almost like having your own private showing as its a medium sized venue drinks a little steep though

Visited September 2013
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MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this review, October 22, 2015
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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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“I can't comment on the live performances but I've seen some great exhibitions here”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

I don't often go to Barnsley but, when I do, I always make a point of dropping into The Civic and looking at the exhibitions that they have there and I've never been disappointed.

Visited April 2013
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MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this review, October 22, 2015
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topdeck5
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“The new civic”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Been here a couple of times should go more often when possible they have some good productions on that are really worth seeing

Visited September 2012
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MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this review, October 22, 2015
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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“Top quality entertainment!”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We went last week to see the Hull Truck Theatres production of Jekyll & Hyde. It was excellent! The cast of three gave an exceptional experience to all the theatre goers. The acting was A1 and I would recommend seeing it to anyone although I would not recommend it to families with children due to the nature of the story. Both during the interval and at the end of the play, the other members of the audience could be heard to be saying how well the play had been played out, especially the murder scene and that it was just a shame that there was not a larger audience to see it!

The tickets were priced at £14 for an adult and concessions were £10 so very well priced. There is a bar open before show and during the interval serving bottled drinks at reasonable prices. The venue is spotless and all the staff are helpful and friendly. There is disabled access too.

To see such a quality production of this play in my home town was fantastic. The only thing that spoilt the evening was that they had not managed to fill the venue so was lacking in atmosphere somewhat.

We are so pleased about finding somewhere so pleasant on our doorstep that shows quality productions that we are off to see something very different tonight!

Visited October 2012
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MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this review, October 22, 2015
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