Showbiz

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 »



Barnsley brothers hit high note in Wedding Industry Awards

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Barnsley brothers Brett and Andrew Jackson have been voted ‘best men’ in their category at the Wedding Industry Awards. The duo, who run a Barnsley-based entertainment company, were the winners of the ‘Wedding Musical Act of the Year’ in the North East category and they received their award at the annual ceremony at Middleton Lodge,… Read more »


Barnsley gig for Post War Glamour Girls

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One of the most exciting bands to come out of Leeds in the last few years will be playing Barnsley Rock & Blues Venue on Saturday, 14th November. Since the release of their album ‘Pink Fur’ two years ago, Post War Glamour Girls (pictured) have earned support from Clash Magazine and NME, have been heavily praised by… Read more »



Variety back with a boom at The Civic

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Continuing to offer Barnsley a wide range of high-quality and diverse performance, The Civic welcomes a host of impressive dance, circus and cabaret variety acts in their Autumn/Winter season. Phoenix Dance Theatre proudly presents their trademark Mixed Programme 2015 featuring ‘four widely differing pieces show[ing] the Phoenix dancers at their elastic best’ (The Stage). A… Read more »