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  • Sat 29 Sep | 7:30pm


    A rebellious, raucous new hip-hop show about one of England's greatest forgotten revolutionaries.

  • Fri 28 Sep | 7:30pm

    Black Snow with Jed Grimes

    An evening of song, laughter and some tears celebrating the heritage of Britain’s coal mining industry. Film-maker, Stephen Linstead discusses and shows the multi-award winning Black Snow depicting the legacy of Britain’s biggest mining disaster.

  • Thu/Fri 20-21 Sep | 7:30pm


    Four extraordinary performers test their physical limits in an explosive display of power-based acrobatics. Using string games, rubber bands, storytelling and all available resources the performers attempt to take some control!

  • FREE Exhibition | 13 October - 22 December

    Liz West: Colour Field

    Colour Field is the first major exhibition in her hometown of Barnsley by colour field artist, Liz West.

  • FREE Exhibition | 23 June- 22 September

    Exhibition: The T-Shirt: Cult | Culture | Subversion

    An insight into the history and culture of the most ubiquitous, affordable and popular garment of the last 50 years, the t-shirt.

  • Sat 8 Sep | 7:30pm

    Dali's Guest

    Dali’s Guest is an engaging collaboration of real life stories, dance, music and visual art inspired by the effects of cancer on the body and Surrealist visual art.

  • Sat 15 Sep | 11am - 3pm

    Civic Garden Party

    Join us for our annual garden party, a day of family friendly fun in the sun. Enjoy free live entertainment throughout the day from the best in family theatre.

  • Join our fundraising campaign to breathe more life into this iconic building


    Sir Michael Parkinson has backed a major £5m fundraising campaign to renovate The Civic to become a world-class destination for the arts by 2023

  • Opportunity to be part of a creative hub in South Yorkshire

    Business Units Available

    The Civic is currently home to a number of arts companies, creative businesses and the Barnsley Music Service.

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