Barnsley Civic

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Overlooking the pleasant Mandela Gardens in the heart of Barnsley, The Civic was re-opened to the public in 2009 after being closed for more than 11 years. Now operated by an independent charitable trust, The Civic proudly brings to Barnsley the world-class touring theatre, music, dance and exhibitions, most of which are en route to larger UK cultural centres and other venues around the globe.

Comprising a large auditorium - the Assembly Room, exhibition spaces - Gallery@, Panorama and Staircase, working offices, meeting rooms and an in-house bistro - Oak Star Café @ The Civic.  We also host a variety of our events in the gardens, particularly during the summer months when the warm sunshine and dry outlook provide the perfect setting for a performance or two in the park!  With something for everyone, The Civic is Barnsley's destination for the arts, offering a warm and friendly welcome to all who visit our extraordinary venue.

Box Office 

Monday to Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-5pm 

Sunday 10am-4pm (on performance days)


Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm

Last admission will be 15 minutes prior to closing time.

Bank Holiday opening hours may vary, please check our website for details.


The Civic offers discounts to the following people: Under 16s, Students in full time education, Disabled people and their Carers, 60+ in full time retirement, Job Seekers, Participants of the New Deal, BMBC employees, Teachers (bringing a group).

*Discounts are subject to availability and may vary according to the visiting producer/show.  

Concession prices are shown where applicable.

You can also sign up to our mailing list and receive the latest news, information and special offers. This can be done via the website or by emailing us at the above address.  

Hire the Venue

Exhibit with us…

Hire one our beautiful spaces your function or event…

Enjoy exceptional quality catering and bespoke corporate packages…

To hire a venue with a difference, call our Operations team on 01226 327 000 for more information.

What's on

The Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition 159

Adrian Ashworth: Somewhere in Time

Adrian Ashworth: Somewhere in Time

Ensemble 360 (Apr 2017)


Nick Sharratt's Big Draw Along

Meet Fred

Snake Davis




The Magic Paintbrush


The Ties That Bind

Spring Reign

Lightning Under Their Skirts

Jonny & The Baptists: Eat The Poor

Declaration 1

The Owl & The Pussy Cat

Hopeless Romantics

Open College of the Arts Exhibition

The 'Freshly Pressed' Print Fair

Find us

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Contact Barnsley Civic

The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ

T: 01226 327 000