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The Civic, Barnsley

The Civic Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ, England
+44 1226 327000
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Cultural heaven

I have visited the civic myself a few times but have recently brought my class year 6 children to... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Maggi B
Fashion & Freedom

I have been on the mailing list of The Civic for a few years and I've been to many of their art... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
ScottEngering
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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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The Civic, Barnsley is a multi-storey, 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. Gallery: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm (last admission is 15 minutes prior to closing time) Box Office: Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm / Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday, 10am-4pm (on family performance days)
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“small bar” (2 reviews)
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The Civic Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ, England
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

I have visited the civic myself a few times but have recently brought my class year 6 children to view the exhibits. What an amazing experience they had. Jason, the curator, engaged with the children, explaining the exhibits and made the experience so memorable.

Thank Maggi B
Mary_Bisc, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it! Mary

Reviewed 16 March 2017

I have been on the mailing list of The Civic for a few years and I've been to many of their art exhibitions and, although some of these aren't entirely to my taste, they are well presented and – as a photographer – there are...More

Thank ScottEngering
Mary_Bisc, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Hi Thanks for your feedback, I'll pass your comments onto the Exhibitions team. Re the lift smell, we are working on it :-) Best wishes Mary Swinden

Reviewed 8 February 2017

Went in October to see Glen Tilbrook, what can I say, 3 hours+ of sublime musical talent and a trip down memory lane. This man is awesome.

Thank JohnVivH
Mary_Bisc, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate it and will pass your comments on to the artist. Mary

Reviewed 24 December 2016

came here a few months back to an avent that was being held,i can only describe it as breathtaking and livly ,me and a few of my mates heard about something that was happening at the civic called "Gate Crash" were you are part of...More

Thank Jack T
Mary_Bisc, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2017

Thanks for the feedback, so glad you enjoyed taking part! Mary :-)

Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Civic is a great theatre, we have been a couple of times now, you are so close to the action. Tom was on form and was around meeting and greeting his guests and posing for selfies after. The place can surely only hold a couple...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

First visit to this venue here to see the genius comedian Tom Stade. Great venue, great bar service, top notch staff. Would definitely go again. And Tom was amazing as usual. The old chemist cocktail bar opposite was good too.

Thank EdH443
MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2016

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. I'm glad you had such a great time, please come back soon!! Mary

Reviewed 29 May 2016

We went here for the first time to see the brilliant comedian Tom Stade. Small venue, so great view from our front row seats & really great show. I was surprised at the constant flow of people, going to the toilet, while Tom was trying...More

2  Thank Leedsaway67
MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2016

Thanks for the feedback. The toilet issue is an ongoing concern and something we're looking into. Best wishes, Mary

Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely venue. Free parking nearby. Modern building. Well staffed. Good ish small bar. Fautless performance from the two actors. Loved it. Will return.

1  Thank Richard H
MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of our venue, we really appreciate it! Best wishes Mary

Reviewed 8 May 2016

This was a return visit as the venue is very nice. The seats are spacious and comfy enough that you aren't squashed with the stranger next to you. Toilets are very clean and well stocked.

1  Thank Netty L
MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback, we really appreciate it! Mary

Reviewed 14 April 2016

I've visited the Civic numerous times since I moved to Sheffield in 2013. It's not an obviously stunning venue--basically, just a large hall--but it attracts a lot of small, but interesting, touring productions. Of course, performance quality does vary (as in any touring acts-oriented venue),...More

1  Thank Kittenkitty
MaryCivic, Public Relations Manager at The Civic, Barnsley, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

Thanks for your review, we always appreciate the time people take to leave us feedback. I'm sorry you felt the new seating is uncomfortable. I have passed this onto our Operations Manager, as well as your comments about the bottle bar. Best wishes Mary Swinden...More

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