Showbiz


A side-splitting comedy line-up at The Civic

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Coming up is an opportunity to have a jolly good laugh at The Civic with Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Club and Justin Moorhouse. Loved by all, regular Barnsley visitor, comedian and Civic supporter, Toby is making a return with some of the best comedians from the UK and international circuit! One of the longest… Read more »



Phoenix Dance Theatre comes to The Civic

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Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Mixed Programme 2017 brings the internationally acclaimed contemporary dance company to perform in the heart of Barnsley, showcasing three amazing works which promise to give audiences a gripping evening of beautiful storytelling through dance. Named ‘Best Premiere’ as part of the Critics’ Choice in this month’s Dance Europe Magazine, Calyx, is the… Read more »



‘Folk’s Poet Laureate’ coming to The Civic

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BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015 and one of the foremost composers of modern folk and social commentary songs in the British Isle, Nancy Kerr, is performing at The Civic, Barnsley this November. “Quite breathtakingly beautiful.” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. A writer of rare style, Kerr’s music has drawn comparisons to… Read more »



The Civic to host re-telling of a masterpiece

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Debs Newbold, described by Bestival producer Becky Burchell as ‘the best storyteller in all the kingdoms’, comes to The Civic this season with a re-telling of King Lear, the classic tale of betrayal, in her own unique and modern style. Dark and challenging, epic and shocking, human and uplifting, this explosive version of the legend… Read more »


Ed Byrne to Stand Up at The Civic

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The Civic is to host a top comedy act as Ed Byrne comes to Barnsley town centre for side-splitting observational comedy. Ed (pictured) returns to the road this year with his biggest ever tour to date and his brand new show Spoiler Alert. He says; “I originally intended to call the show “I’ll Millennial You… Read more »