The Civic, Barnsley

The Civic, Barnsley is a multi-purpose arts centre seeking to bring wide-ranging, contemporary artforms to appreciative audiences from Barnsley and beyond.  As a proud supporter of the arts in South Yorkshire, The Civic showcases high-quality performances and exhibitions not usually associated with a centre of its size or regional location, and is instrumental in bringing world-class touring theatre, music and arts groups en route to larger UK cultural centres and other venues around the globe.

Comprising a large auditorium, the Assembly Room - accommodating the best in UK theatre, dance, comedy, music, cabaret, independent and classic regional film screenings and family productions – in addition to a large art gallery (Gallery@), which hosts a wide variety of innovative and exciting exhibitions dealing with all aspects of art, design and craft, The Gallery@ programme consists of curated shows and touring exhibitions which work in conjunction with the V&A, Crafts Council, Tate and Design Museum London, as well as with curators here in Barnsley. The building also has a large Panorama display and event space, working offices and several work hubs, as well as boasting a blend of historic and modern architecture enhanced by the adjacent Mandela Gardens. This public space was redeveloped in 2009 for the first time since the 1980s, and also includes facilities for outdoor performances.

Opening times
Gallery: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm (last admission is 15 minutes prior to closing time)
Box Office: Monday - Friday, 10am-6pm / Saturday, 10am-5pm / Sunday, 10am-4pm (on family performance days)

Technical Spec

Stage Name: Main Stage
Dimensions: 10m x 8m semi sprung, harlequin dance floor
Height: to grid 5.5m
Capacity: 336
Technical Contact: Huw Williams
01226 327000

Map and contact info

Address: Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ
Box Office: 01226 327 000


Theatre Programmer
Ian Morley
01226 327000
Technical Manager
Huw Williams
01226 327000
Marketing Manager
Mary Nash
01226 327000
Helen Ball

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