Showbiz

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 »



Eva Cassidy tribute show at The Civic

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For the first time in the UK, Dan Cassidy, brother of the late Eva Cassidy is to join a captivating tribute to the magic of Eva’s voice in ‘Essence of Eva’ at The Civic in Barnsley in June. Laura Claire presents this flawless memorability of the industries finest and never forgotten female singer. Essence of… Read more »


Award-winning poets to perform at The Civic

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As Barnsley’s Ian McMillan announced at the 2015 South Yorkshire Poetry Festival, there is a poetry renaissance happening in South Yorkshire, and The Civic is inviting you to come along and be a part of it. The Festival is a series of poetry events in Sheffield and around South Yorkshire, with a varied programme of… Read more »



Sax legend Snake Davis to host a night at The Civic

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The sax man on over 400 records and many classic hits, Snake Davis is to host a night at The Civic. Davis has worked with some of the world’s biggest acts including Take That, Lisa Stansfield, The Eurythmics, George Michael, Ray Charles, Tom Jones and of course, M People, to name just a few. The… Read more »


Meet Fred, the prejudice-fighting puppet

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Following a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, Hijinx (Cardiff) in association with Blind Summit (London) are bringing Meet Fred to The Civic on Thursday 4 May. Meet Fred is a snapshot into the life of a potty-mouthed puppet with a feisty personality who fights prejudice every day.  It also carries a… Read more »


It’s all Geek to me – not to mention Steampunk and Goth!

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The Spring Apothecarium is to return to The Civic on Saturday 15th April. On that day The Gallery at The Civic will celebrate all things steampunk, goth and geek with the reappearance of the popular alternative craft market, which will feature stalls from around the regions selling handmade crafts, photography, jewellery and cosmetics. The latest… Read more »


Finnish trio’s family hit show bound for Civic

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This spring, Circus Evolution brings Race Horse Company, an acclaimed company of Finnish circus artists, to The Civic with their latest hit show for families with young children. In 2008, three fearless Finnish acrobats, Petri Tuominen, Rauli Kosonen and Kalle Lehto, set up Race Horse Company to create a new brand of uncompromising and personal… Read more »


Broadcasting legend coming to The Civic

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Broadcasting legend Danny Baker has announced that he will be going on tour for the first time ever in his illustrious and varied career when he presents ‘Cradle To The Stage’ at The Civic, Barnsley, on Friday 17 March. Says Danny: “The stage has always been my first love. Let me put that another way…. Read more »