From Wikipedia. The Barbican Centre is an indoor entertainment venue located in York, England. Named after the nearby barbican attached to Walmgate Bar, the centre hosts various music events, family shows and community events throughout the year and is also a venue for conferences. It has a 1,500 seating capacity and a 1,900 standing capacity. The Barbican Centre has also been a regular snooker venue for the second biggest-ranking tournament, the UK Championship, with the championships returning to the venue in 2011. The centre is located on the southern end of York city centre, opposite the city walls.