Barbican The Pit

 
 
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS 
 
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In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to drama, from established artists to those at the start of their careers. One of the country's largest arts centres, the distinctive concrete walls of the Barbican continue to house high quality theatrical productions. For years the Barbican was the London base of the RSC and the annual BITE programme is always packed with exciting, unexpected and intriguing offerings, incorporating everything from cabaret to classical.

 

LondonTown.com - Barbican The Pit Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
0 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 33 Legion
 
0 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Autumn in London

Hans Christian, You Must be An Angel Barbican The Pit, EC2Y 8DS 26th October 2011 - 2nd November 2011 Gather around a birthday table and experience the fantastical...

 
 
Christmas in London 2009: Shows & Pantos

Cabaret Simon Barbican The Pit, EC2Y 8DS 16th - 31st December 2009 Cabaret created just for kids, Cabaret Simon premieres at The Pit at the...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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The Montcalm At Brewery London City
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £81  22% off
42-46 Chiswell Street, EC1Y | 3 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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Alternative Theatres nearest Barbican The Pit

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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 13 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 13 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Heroes Grotto of Comedy
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
27 Throgmorton Street, EC2N | 9 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Empty for four years, the building next to Drapers Hall and behind the Bank of England which used to be Throgmortons became Heroes Grotto of Comedy ... More
 
 
 
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 13 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Built in 1891-94 by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Bishopsgate Institute's facade has a theme of arts and crafts. Inside you will find 19th century tiling, a ... More
 
 
 
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Henry IV (Part II)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd December 2014 to 24th January 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Antony Sher plays the infamous comic knight Falstaff in Shakespeare's history play Henry IV Parts I and II, directed at the Barbican by Royal Shakespeare ...More
 
 
 
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Henry IV (Part I)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th November 2014 to 24th January 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry VI, Shakespeare's enduring historical drama, comes to the Barbican this November. Gregory Doran's production features "a major performance from ...More
 
 
 
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Algol: Tragedy Of Power + Live Musical Accompaniment
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 12th to 18th Dec 2014
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Barbican The Pit

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Barbican The Pit
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Huge, multifaceted arts and entertainment centre. Described by the Queen as “one of the wonders of the modern world”, this multifaceted performance and arts venue forms one ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | Same location as Barbican The Pit
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you get ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Barbican The Pit

The best shops and markets near Barbican The Pit
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican The Pit
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
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Flittner
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
86 Moorgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
An old-fashioned barber’s patronised by city gentlemen and established in 1904. As well as a shampoo and cut you can also have the traditional hot towel ... More
 
 
 
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 7 minutes from Barbican The Pit
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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Searcy's Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The Barbican Centre, Level 2, , City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
Modern European cuisine. Booking advised. Dress smart casual. ... More
 
 
 
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Wood Street Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
53 Fore Street, EC2Y8AX | 2 minutes from Barbican The Pit
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Chiswell Street Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
56 Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 3 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Barbican The Pit
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Barbican The Pit
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Barbican The Pit gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 8 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from Barbican The Pit
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican The Pit
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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The Hat & Feathers
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Barbican The Pit
... More
 
 
 
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
... More
 
 
 
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 7 minutes from Barbican The Pit
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Barbican The Pit

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Barbican Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican The Pit
The Barbican Centre is the jewel in London's artistic crown, with its theatres, concert halls, art galleries and cinema providing a year-round programme of ... More
 
 
 
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The Brewery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 2 minutes from Barbican The Pit
While the City of London is not short of modern, flexible event-spaces, not many can claim to be located in a Grade II listed building, or ... More
 
 
 
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Barbican The Pit
... More
 
 
 
 
 

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London Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 18th December 2014 

Barbican Centre

Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder joins the orchestra for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 and Mahler's Symphony No 1, Titan....More

Chamberlin, Powell & Bon Architects
Exhibitions | Until 22nd March 2015 

Barbican Centre

An exhibition of rare photographs taken by CP&B and watercolours by Powell. The first display in a series exploring the ...More

Walead Beshty
Walead Beshty
Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2015 

Barbican Centre

The latest Curve commission sees London-born, Los Angeles-based artist, Walead Beshty transform the space by covering the vast 90-metre curved ...More

 
Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

Barbican Centre

Eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and think ...More

 
Designer Jewellers Group: Winter Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 27th December 2014 

Barbican Centre

Contemporary jewellery made by 27 established British jewellers and six graduates, highlighting designs in a variety of materials including precious ...More

Barbican Christmas Market
Shopping | Until 21st December 2014 

Barbican Centre

Ten days of seasonal shopping, as 35 independent designers, makers and artisans bring the venue's foyers to life....More

Forced Entertainment: The Possible Impossible House (Over 7s)
Theatre | Until 28th December 2014 

Barbican Centre

In The Possible Impossible House the rooms are constantly shifting. Beds complain about the dark and chairs whisper mischievous stories....More

Henry IV (Part II)
Henry IV (Part II)
Theatre | Until 24th January 2015 

Barbican Centre

Antony Sher plays the infamous comic knight Falstaff in Shakespeare's history play Henry IV Parts I and II, directed ...More

 
Henry IV (Part I)
Henry IV (Part I)
Theatre | Until 24th January 2015 

Barbican Centre

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry VI, Shakespeare's enduring historical drama, comes to the Barbican this November. Gregory Doran's ...More

 
Our Londinium 2012
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican The Pit

Contemporary works and historical artefacts exploring parallels between Roman London and the modern capital, selected by young people from the ...More

 

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London Christmas Markets and Fairs
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Wrap up warm and head out to one of London's magical Christmas markets and festive fairs where shopping can ...More

 
Christmas Pantos in London
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Ice Skate Vauxhall
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Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

This festive season, a brand new winter experience comes to the capital, as Ice Skate Vauxhall opens for the first ...More

 
You Me At Six and All Time Low
You Me At Six and All Time Low
Concerts | On 14th February 2015 

The O2 Arena

British rock band You Me At Six co-headline with American pop punk giants All Time Low at the O2 this ...More

 
Craft Beer Rising
Craft Beer Rising
Foodie Events | 19th February 2015 - 22nd February 2015 

The Old Truman Brewery

Craft Beer Rising is a festival dedicated to the increasing interest and innovative in beer industry in the UK. The ...More

 
J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan
Theatre | 15th May 2015 - 14th June 2015 

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

The re-discovered original play about the adventures of the boy who wouldn't grow up, written by J M Barrie and ...More

Andrew McMahon
Andrew McMahon
Concerts | On 28th February 2015 

Islington Assembly Hall

Former Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin frontman Andrew McMahon will be taking his eponymously titled album 'Andrew McMahon in the ...More

 
Honest Burgers Liverpool Street
Honest Burgers Liverpool Street
Opened 17th November 2014 

A firm favourite on London's ever-growing burger scene, Honest Burgers now has an outlet in Liverpool Street, open from late ...More

 
Jago Restaurant
Jago Restaurant
Opened Early December 2014 

Jago, the Shoreditch restaurant with Southern European, Middle Eastern and Ashkenazi influences, is the first solo form Louis Solley ...More

 
Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden
Hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden
Opened Novemer 2014 2014 

Guests staying at the tech-savvy flagship hub by Premier Inn Covent Garden can use the hotel's app to check availability ...More

 
 
 
 
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