The Civic (Barnsley Civic Enterprise Ltd.)

The Civic (Barnsley Civic Enterprise Ltd.)

Charity information

The Civic (Barnsley Civic Enterprise Ltd.)

The Civic is a contemporary arts centre positioned in the heart of South Yorkshire. As a charity the organisations exists to bring extraordinary experience of the arts to the local community and beyond. Created for Barnsley as an asset and resource for them to enjoy, utilise and benefit from, The Civic prides itself on providing an engaging and diverse artistic programme across a range of genres.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is to become an extraordinary destination for the arts by 2023.

    We exist to deliver extraordinary arts experiences to the people of Barnsley and visitors to the town.

    Our objectives are:
    To become a leading small to mid-scale touring venue in the North of England
    To be cemented firmly at the heart of Barnsley’s cultural offer
    To be alive with creativity and full of energy
    To have a thriving local audience base
    To be a key organisation in supporting and developing creative practice in the region.

    We are passionate about bringing an excellent combined arts programme to the people of Barnsley and enabling them to have fantastic experiences on their own doorstep.

    We are committed to giving children, young people and vulnerable young adults the best possible opportunities to engage with the arts and explore their creativity.

    We are committed to enabling growth in creative practice and to support new work to be created, developed and toured.

    We are a key contributor to our local economy and we are ambitious and determined to extend our reach as far as we can.

  • Aims

    The Civic (Barnsley Civic Enterprise Ltd.) aims to:

    • To advance the education of the public through the promotion of artistic and cultural events and exhibitions
    • To provide or assist in the provision of facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation or other leisure time occupation for the purposes of improving the conditions of life
    • The relief of unemployment for the public benefit in such ways as may be thought fit
    • The retention, conservation and preservation of Barnsley Civic Hall for the purpose of furthering the objects and the conservation and preservation of other such buildings of historic and architect
    • Such other charitable purposes consistent with the objects above for the benefit of the inhabitants of Barnsley, and the public at large, by such charitable means as the Directors shall determine.
  • Overview

    Established: May 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1129765

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 11

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 01226 327000

    Address: The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ

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  • Giving The Civic back to the people

    Large capital project to finish our arts centre building. To include a studio theatre, a ... More