Overlooking the pleasant Mandela Gardens in the heart of Barnsley, The Civic was re-opened to the public in 2009 after being closed for more than 11 years. Now operated by an independent charitable trust, The Civic proudly brings to Barnsley the world-class touring theatre, music, dance and exhibitions, most of which are en route to larger UK cultural centres and other venues around the globe. Comprising a large auditorium (the Assembly Room), exhibition spaces (Gallery@, Panorama and the Staircase), working offices, meeting rooms and an in-house bistro. We also host a variety of our events in the gardens, particularly during the summer months when the warm sunshine and dry outlook provide the perfect setting for a performance or two in the park! With something for everyone, The Civic is Barnsley's destination for the arts, offering a warm and friendly welcome to all who visit our extraordinary venue. Exhibit with us Hire one our beautiful spaces your function or event Enjoy exceptional quality catering and bespoke corporate packages To hire a venue with a difference, call our Operations team on 01226 327 000 for more information.