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York Barbican is the largest music and arts venue in York, hosting some of the biggest touring acts in the country such as The Specials, Russell Brand, Little Mix and the UK Snooker Championships.
The venue offers a diverse programme of world-class events, including comedy, a range of live bands, sports, family shows and community events.
Visit their website for more information
Where can I park?
The closest parking is on Kent Street, a privately run car park owned by QPark. Other parking is available on Peel Street and, a little further away, on St Georges Fields. These two are Pay and Display and run by City of York Council - useful alternatives as QPark can become very busy.
Can I join the orchestra?
Of course! If you are interested in joining the orchestra, please get in touch via our form on the contact us page. We are looking for a standard of at least Grade 8 with confidence as a sight-reader; acceptance as a member will depend on vacancies available and, most probably, an audition with the Music Director and the section leader or principal. We only rehearse a few times immediately prior to a concert, so attendance at all rehearsals is expected - as well as bringing your own music stand!
Are there any Covid-19 restrictions in place at the venue?
Currently, there is no requirement to show COVID passports or wear a mask. All seating is by reserved by ticket allocation - there is no requirement for distancing. Our additional safety measures and terms of entry are under constant review and we'll keep you up to date with any changes on how we normally operate here. Please read all the information on this page and check back regularly before attending your event. Further information is available on the York Barbican web site.
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets are available on-line only from the York Barbican box office's partner TicketMaster. Click on any of the "Buy tickets" buttons to link through to the relevant TicketMaster page. We would urge our audience members to book their tickets on-line as this is by far the easiest method and avoids queuing delays on the evening of the concert. However, the box office is open from 5:00pm on the day of the concert. The box office manages discounted parking tickets for the QPark on Kent Street at the rear of the York Barbican.
How much are tickets?
Unless otherwise advertised, tickets for our concerts at the York Barbican are priced as follows: General Admission: £24.00 (centre stalls) & £18.50 (side stalls and balcony). Children and Students: £7.50 (all areas). The prices quoted here include service and facility fees as charged by the York Barbican Box Office, over which the orchestra has no control. There may also be an additional transaction fee.