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  • 14 - 24 December | Various Times

    Jack Frost

    Jack Frost is a witty and welcoming Christmas show, which explores what it means to feel like you're on the outside looking in. With playful storytelling, a live band & audience participation come and join us at The Civic for a festive treat.

  • Thu 29 Nov | 1:30pm & 7:30pm

    Off The Grid

    Developed in partnership with young people, Off the Grid is an immersive new play by David Lane that navigates a shocking and heart breaking human story through the underbelly of a hidden society.

  • Sat 24 Nov | 8pm

    Glenn Tilbrook

    The Voice and Face of Squeeze It was 1973 when Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford first formed the band that would that would see them dubbed ‘The New Lennon and McCartney’. 45 years later they continue to tour, together or as solo performers.

  • Fri 23 Nov | 8pm

    The Furrow Collective

    Four soloists share a mutual love of traditional songs, from both sides of the English and Scottish borders, with playful, boundary-defying musicianship. Best Group - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017

  • Sun 18 Nov | 2:30pm

    Tom Thumb

    Outwitting his parents and the ogre, Tom protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they’ll never be hungry again. Come and join tiny Tom on his big adventure!

  • Sun 18 Nov | 8pm | Jump Club

    The Damned United

    Adapted from David Peace’s brilliant and ingenious novel. The Damned United takes you inside the tortured mind of a genius slamming up against his limits, and brings to life the beauty and brutality of football, the working man’s ballet.

  • Sat 17 Nov | 8pm | St John Church Hall

    When We Were Brothers

    We Were Brothers is a one-hour new play by Ben Tagoe (Coronation Street, Lucky Man) about being a man, mental health, and friendship. It takes place in a bar, where you can sit and enjoy a drink while watching the show.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Latest News and goings on at The Civic

Two hard hitting plays to show in local Barnsley venues

Following a huge success touring high quality and hard hitting theatre to local and rural venues, The Civic will be supporting Leeds theatre company, Red Ladder in putting on two more theatre productions in the Barnsley area, at affordable prices.

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