The Barbican Centre is a relatively new venue situated on Paragon Street, not far from the town centre of York. Used for all sorts of entertainment events, such as concerts, family shows or comedy performances as well as for conferences, the place can accommodate up to 1900 visitors. The building was erected in 1989 and was closed in 2004 due to a series of issues. In 2011, it was ultimately renovated and reopened. The most famous event that takes place here is the UK snooker championship.
Due to the fact that it’s close to the centre of York, the venue is accessible by car, train or bus.
By train and tube: the Barbican Centre is not very far from the York railway station. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from there to the venue.
By bus: visitors who want to take the bus will be happy to hear that there is a bus stop exactly at the Barbican Centre, namely The Barbican (adj Paragon House), which serves the following bus routes: 7, 18, 26, 27, 36, 37, 42-0, 42-1, 42-2, 44, 66, 200, Cityzap, Max 415 and Max 416.
By car: if you want to drive to the York Barbican Centre, keep your eyes open for the A1036 main road, from which you can notice the landmark.
International: international guests of the Barbican Centre should know that the Leeds Bradfort Airport is the nearest airport in the area. Driving from the airport to the venue shouldn’t take more than one hour. Public train and bus routes are also available at the terminal exit.
Visitors of the venue can leave their car on the premises. The parking area of the York Barbican Centre has plenty of spots reserved exclusively for Blue Badge Holders.
Access for people with special needs
The York Barbican Centre takes good care of the needs of people with disabilities and provides facilities like elevators, wheelchair seats or accessible toilets.