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Northern Ballet challenges Barnsley schools

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Internationally renowned company Northern Ballet delivered free creative workshops at four Primary Schools in the Barnsley area ahead of their new ballet for children at The Civic in April. Earlier this year, The Civic contacted schools throughout Barnsley to offer a free half-day creative workshop based on Northern Ballet’s new production, Tortoise & The Hare…. Read more »


All-male dancers set to fly high at The Civic

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Zoielogicphysical theatre dance company bring their all-male cast to The Civic as part of their high voltage, risk-taking production SAFE this April. Choreographer and artistic director Zoie Golding was inspired to make this swing time, high flyer after visiting the Empire State Building in New York and wondering what it must have been like to… Read more »


‘Queen of radioactivity’ featured in new musical comedy at The Civic

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Following smash hit musical comedies about Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, multi-award-winning Tangram Theatre Company is now taking on on ‘queen of radioactivity’ Marie Curie. Promising a treat for nerds and newcomers alike, ‘The Element In The Room’, a radioactive musical comedy about the death and life Of Marie Curie, will be performed at The… Read more »


Top stand-up comedians to perform at April Fools Comedy Festival

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Barnsley welcomes high profile acts such as Rob Beckett, Ed Byrne, Dave Spikey and Chris Ramsey, up and coming and home grown comedians, for the town’s first ever comedy festival in April. Inspired by The Civic’s impressive line-up of celebrity comedians programmed to perform in April, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council worked in partnership with The… Read more »


More treats lined up at The Civic

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Easter is quickly approaching and the stock piling of chocolate Easter Eggs is well underway. Whilst there’s usually plenty to keep the kids occupied during the Easter holidays, The Civic in Barnsley is providing some calorie free treats for the grown-ups to enjoy as well. Ahead of Barnsley’s first ever April Fools Comedy Festival, internationally… Read more »


Top artists to join Kate Rusby for Underneath the Stars Festival

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An exciting array of artists has been booked to perform at this summer’s Underneath the Stars Festival. Now in its third year, the family festival of music and arts takes place in Barnsley and is a collaboration between Barnsley-based folk singer-songwriter Kate Rusby, her family production team Pure Records and Cannon Hall Open Farm, who… Read more »


Hop on down to The Civic for your Easter treats

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Second to Easter bunnies of course, everybody knows that koalas are the cutest critters around. And thanks to the People’s Theatre Company’s charming family musical How The Koala Learnt To Hug, the joy of koalas comes to Barnsley this Easter, as The Civic’s first family show of the holidays! With heart-warming outback characters and a… Read more »


New works on show at The Civic in two double bills

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The Civic welcomes back its New Work Weekend in March. It takes place on Friday the 11th and Saturday the 12th and audiences can choose to buy an ‘Evening Ticket’ or a ‘Weekend Ticket’, depending on how much new work they want to see. The first show of Friday’s double bill tells the true story… Read more »