The York Barbican is managed by SMG (UK) Ltd. SMG is one of the world’s largest international venue operators. York Barbican is owned by City of York Council and re-opened in Spring 2011 after a major £2m investment.
The Barbican offers a diverse programme of events taking advantage of the venue’s 1500 seated and 1900 standing capacities. Events on offer include comedy, a range of live bands, snooker, family shows and community events.
The annual Festival of Remembrance and the Lord Mayor’s Carol Concert have returned to the Barbican as a regular part of the programme, as has the Guildhall Orchestra.
Access at York BarbicanYork Barbican has step-free access into the auditorium, meeting rooms, restaurants and bars. The first floor is accessible via a lift. There will be a hearing enhancement system in the auditorium, more details will be available once this is installed.Accessible SeatingWheelchair spaces are located on Balcony Level in the ‘slips’ and in Stalls on either row A or row AA, whichever is the front row.We offer a wheelchair loan service (subject to availability) to help patrons to and from their Priority Access Seats; please note this does not include staff assistance and anyone borrowing a wheelchair must be able to use it independently or have the assistance of a carer or companion. Please request a wheelchair when you make your booking.Main Entrance and Foyer AreasThe main entrance/Box Office entrance of York Barbican has level access from the piazza on Paragon Street. Disabled parking spaces are available at nearby Q-Park Kent Street.The ground floor foyer spaces are all level access.