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London Symphony Orchestra: BernsteinLondon Symphony Orchestra: BernsteinSir Simon Rattle conducts a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Symphony No 2, 'The Age Of Anxiety' and Wonderful Town (concert version).2017-12-16T19:30:00+00002017-12-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra: Bernstein
 
Antony And CleopatraAntony And CleopatraIqbal Khan directs Antony Byrne and Josette Simon as the decadent lovers in Shakespeare's tale of love and politics in ancient times. This RSC production is one of a season of Shakespeare's Roman plays.2017-12-16T19:15:00+00002018-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Now On
Antony And Cleopatra
 
London Symphony Orchestra: Strauss And MahlerLondon Symphony Orchestra: Strauss And MahlerSir Simon Rattle conducts a performance of Strauss's Metamorphosen and Mahler's Das Lied Von Der Erde. With tenor Simon O'Neill and baritone Christian Gerhaher.2017-12-17T19:00:00+00002017-12-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra: Strauss And Mahler
 
Kate Rusby: At ChristmasKate Rusby: At ChristmasThe award-winning and Yorkshire-born folk singer-songwriter performs brand new tracks from her fourth Christmas album, Angels and Men.2017-12-18T19:30:00+00002017-12-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Kate Rusby: At Christmas
 
Academy of Ancient Music: Handel's MessiahAcademy of Ancient Music: Handel's MessiahHarpsichordist Richard Egarr directs the academy and Choir Of The AAM for a performance of Handel's great work performed on the instruments he intended and in its original configuration.2017-12-20T19:00:00+00002017-12-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Academy of Ancient Music: Handel's Messiah
 
London Symphony Orchestra: Bernstein's Wonderful TownLondon Symphony Orchestra: Bernstein's Wonderful TownSir Simon Rattle conducts a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Wonderful Town (concert version).2017-12-21T18:30:00+00002017-12-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Symphony Orchestra: Bernstein's Wonderful Town
 
Titus AndronicusTitus AndronicusThe Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's most brutal and bloody play. Directed by Blanche McIntyre and starring David Troughton.2017-12-21T19:15:00+00002017-12-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Titus Andronicus
 
Russell WatsonRussell WatsonThe world-famous tenor, who has won four Brit Classical Awards and is still the only artist to top the UK and US classical charts at the same time, performs songs from his True Stories album interspersed with greatest hits.2017-12-23T19:30:00+00002017-12-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Russell Watson
 
London Concert Orchestra: Star Wars & BeyondLondon Concert Orchestra: Star Wars & BeyondAnthony Inglis conducts a programme of film themes by John Williams.2017-12-27T19:30:00+00002017-12-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Concert Orchestra: Star Wars & Beyond
 
London Concert Orchestra: The Magic Moments Of Burt BacharachLondon Concert Orchestra: The Magic Moments Of Burt BacharachHuge hits penned by Bacharach from the 1950s to the 80s.2017-12-28T14:30:00+00002017-12-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Concert Orchestra: The Magic Moments Of Burt Bacharach
 
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven's NinthRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven's NinthChristopher Warren-Green conducts the orchestra and singers for a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5, 'Emperor' and Symphony No 9, 'Choral'.2017-12-28T19:30:00+00002017-12-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven's Ninth
 
Mozart Festival Orchestra: Four Seasons By CandlelightMozart Festival Orchestra: Four Seasons By CandlelightThe ensemble, in full 18th-century costume, performs Bach's Brandeburg Concerto No 3, Stanley's Trumpet Voluntary, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Handel's Rejoice Greatly Messiah and Let The Bright Seraphim, Boccherini's Minuet, Clarke's Trumpet Suite, Pachelbel's Canon and Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, directed by violinist David Juritz.2017-12-29T14:30:00+00002017-12-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Mozart Festival Orchestra: Four Seasons By Candlelight
 
Musicals In Concert: Leading LadiesMusicals In Concert: Leading LadiesLouise Dearman, Kerry Ellis, Linzi Hateley and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, accompanied by Richard Balcombe conducting the Manchester Concert Orchestra, perform a selection of songs from a range of stage and screen musicals.2017-12-29T19:30:00+00002017-12-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Musicals In Concert: Leading Ladies
 
The Glenn Miller OrchestraThe Glenn Miller OrchestraThe established big band presents a nostalgic evening of the best music from the 1940s, including Chattanooga Choo Choo, Moonlight Serenade, String Of Pearls, Danny Boy, Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction and In The Mood, plus a centenary tribute to Dame Vera Lynn and homages to Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong.2017-12-30T14:30:00+00002017-12-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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The Glenn Miller Orchestra
 
London Concert Orchestra: Zimmer Vs WilliamsLondon Concert Orchestra: Zimmer Vs WilliamsAnthony Inglis conducts a celebration of the film scores composed by Hans Zimmer and John Williams.2017-12-30T19:30:00+00002017-12-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Concert Orchestra: Zimmer Vs Williams
 
Johann Strauss Dancers & Orchestra: The Magic Of ViennaJohann Strauss Dancers & Orchestra: The Magic Of ViennaJohann Strauss Dancers & Orchestra: The Magic Of ViennaBring some 19th century glamour into your night of celebration with The Magic of Vienna, taking place in the prestigious Barbican Hall. The evening brings to life the giddy romance and gilded ballrooms of old Vienna through the music of the Strauss dynasty, whose prolific output of waltzes and polkas entertainment Viennese high society throughout t2017-12-31T19:30:00+00002017-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  £19.50-£44.50
DATES  Sunday 31st December 2017
Bring some 19th century glamour into your night of celebration with The Magic of Vienna, taking place in the prestigious Barbican Hall. The evening brings to l... More about this event
 
National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain: Bluebeard's CastleNational Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain: Bluebeard's CastleThe ensemble, led by conductor Sir Mark Elder, performs Liadov's The Enchanted Lake, Dukas's The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Bartok's Duke Bluebeard's Castle.2018-01-07T19:00:00+00002018-01-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain: Bluebeard's Castle
 
London Schools Symphony Orchestra: The PlanetsLondon Schools Symphony Orchestra: The PlanetsSir Richard Armstrong conducts the orchestra to perform Holst's The Planets, Bernstein's Overture to Candide and Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915. With soprano Louise Alder.2018-01-09T19:30:00+00002018-01-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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London Schools Symphony Orchestra: The Planets
 
Betes De Foire: Petit Theatre De GestesBetes De Foire: Petit Theatre De GestesElsa De Witte and Laurent Cabrol's intimate circus piece tinged with nostalgia, where artistry, puppetry and object theatre combine.2018-01-16T19:45:00+00002018-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Betes De Foire: Petit Theatre De Gestes
 
Aloysius Suwardi: Planet HarmonikAloysius Suwardi: Planet HarmonikThe composer and musician uses self-made instruments, including giant gambang xylophones and hydraulic bamboo flutes to perform works inspired by the Pythagorean theory of Music of the Spheres.2018-01-18T19:30:00+00002018-01-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Aloysius Suwardi: Planet Harmonik
 
Carleen Anderson: Cage Street MemorialCarleen Anderson: Cage Street MemorialThe Mercury-nominated star of soul and acid jazz honours her family's history in Texas and Mississippi with a moving testament to her gospel roots.2018-01-20T19:30:00+00002018-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Carleen Anderson: Cage Street Memorial
 
Lift Off (Je Brasse de l'Air)Lift Off (Je Brasse de l'Air)Magali Rousseau's illuminating piece. Be transported into a mysterious world of shadow and light where mechanical illustrations defy the laws of gravity.2018-01-23T18:30:00+00002018-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Lift Off (Je Brasse de l'Air)
 
Peeping Tom: MotherPeeping Tom: MotherGabriela Carrizo and her performers present a non-narrative piece, taking the audience into recognisable spaces to trigger disquieting reflections on motherhood. Contains nudity.2018-01-24T19:45:00+00002018-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Peeping Tom: Mother
 
BBC SO Total Immersion: Leonard Bernstein: Orchestral WorksBBC SO Total Immersion: Leonard Bernstein: Orchestral WorksDavid Charles Abell conducts the orchestra for a performance of Bernstein's Candide Overture, Serenade and Songfest. With soprano Sophia Burgos.2018-01-27T19:30:00+00002018-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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BBC SO Total Immersion: Leonard Bernstein: Orchestral Works
 
Video Jam x BasquiatVideo Jam x BasquiatShort films with original live soundtracks, inspired by the life and works of Jean-Michel Basquiat by artists including Mercury Prize-winning Young Fathers and the Afro-tinged Ibibio Sound Machine.2018-01-28T20:00:00+00002018-01-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Video Jam x Basquiat
 
FC Bergman: 300 el x 50 el x 30 elFC Bergman: 300 el x 50 el x 30 elBelgian theatre collective FC Bergman presents a wordless production following the inhabitants of a small village gripped by the fear on an impending flood.2018-01-31T19:45:00+00002018-02-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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FC Bergman: 300 el x 50 el x 30 el
 
Jeff TweedyJeff TweedyThe singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the singer and guitarist of the band Wilco, performs his solo alt country-rock material.2018-02-03T20:00:00+00002018-02-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Jeff Tweedy
 
Jansen/Maisky/Argerich TrioJansen/Maisky/Argerich TrioMartha Argerich, Janine Jansen and Mischa Maisky perform Piano Trios by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich.2018-02-06T19:30:00+00002018-02-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Jansen/Maisky/Argerich Trio
 
Yto BarradaYto BarradaThe Moroccan artist explores the different strategies of resistance we employ to deal with everything from the mundanities of everyday life to shifts in power and migration using photography, film, sculpture and more.2018-02-07T09:00:00+00002018-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Yto Barrada
 
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon: PlutoSidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon: PlutoSidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon: PlutoBelgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui collaborates with Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon from Japan to present the UK premiere of Pluto, a modern dance based on the manga series Astro Boy. Created in the 1950s by the father of manga, Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy starred Atom, a humanoid robot. He and other characters from The Greatest Robot on Earth storyl2018-02-08T00:00:00+00002018-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
PRICING  £12-£38
DATES  8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Feb 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui collaborates with Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon from Japan to present the UK premiere of Pluto, a modern dance based on t... More about this event
 
Anton & Erin: From Broadway To HollywoodAnton & Erin: From Broadway To HollywoodStrictly Come Dancing stars Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag perform classic ballroom dance to Hollywood movie soundtrack and Broadway tunes in a show conducted by Richard Balcombe and featuring star vocalist Lance Ellington.2018-02-10T14:30:00+00002018-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Anton & Erin: From Broadway To Hollywood
 
Nils FrahmNils FrahmThe minimalist pianist and composer from Germany performs his latest works.2018-02-21T19:30:00+00002018-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Nils Frahm
 
Smile Upon Us, LordSmile Upon Us, LordSmile Upon Us, LordStarring a 40-plus cast, Smile Upon Us, Lord is staged at the Barbican by Russia's Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, led by esteemed Artistic Director Rimas Tuminas whose "tableaus of striking beauty and grace are a hallmark" (New York Times). Adapted from two novels by Lithuanian-born writer Grigory Kanovich, the story illuminates the Jewish expe2018-02-28T00:00:00+00002018-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
PRICING  £16-£100
DATES  28th Feb, 1st Mar, 2nd Mar and 3rd Mar 2018
Starring a 40-plus cast, Smile Upon Us, Lord is staged at the Barbican by Russia's Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre, led by esteemed Artistic Director Rimas T... More about this event
 
Another Kind Of Life: Photography On The MarginsAnother Kind Of Life: Photography On The MarginsTouching on themes of gender and sexuality, drugs and addiction, youth culture and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from the 1950s to the present day. From street photography to portraiture, vernacular albums to documentary reportage, the show includes the Casa Susanna Collection, Paz Errazruiz, Pieter Hugo, M2018-02-28T10:00:00+00002018-05-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Another Kind Of Life: Photography On The Margins
 
Ballet Black: Double BillBallet Black: Double BillBallet Black: Double BillCassa Pancho's Ballet Black appears twice at the Barbican this spring/summer season as the company returns for the third consecutive year following previous sell-out shows. Their first appearance is this Double Bill which features Cathy Marston who choreographs a stage version of The Suit inspired by Can Themba's novel. Completing the evening, Port2018-03-15T00:00:00+00002018-03-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Mixed Programme
DATES  15th, 16th and 17th March 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Cassa Pancho's Ballet Black appears twice at the Barbican this spring/summer season as the company returns for the third consecutive year following previous se... More about this event
 
Field MusicField MusicThe duo, formed of brothers Peter and David Brewis, perform their rock material.2018-03-25T19:30:00+01002018-03-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Field Music
 
Cheek by Jowl: PericlesCheek by Jowl: PericlesCheek by Jowl: PericlesRenowned French ensemble Cheek By Jowl presents its first Shakespeare production in the French language, performed with English surtitles:Pericles. Last seen here at the Barbican in the explosive Ubu Roi in 2014, Cheek by Jowl gives Pericles an arresting interpretation as the leader of Athens navigates stormy seas, pirates, brothels, incest, shipwr2018-04-06T00:00:00+01002018-04-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICING  £16-£30
DATES  6th to 21st April 2018
Renowned French ensemble Cheek By Jowl presents its first Shakespeare production in the French language, performed with English surtitles:Pericles. Last seen h... More about this event
 
The EncounterThe EncounterThe EncounterFirst performed here at the Barbican in 2016 and following a hit Broadway run and international tour, The Encounter, by Complicite Theatre Company returns this spring. In a fusion of noise and narrative, the solo show combines traditional story telling with cutting-edge technology. Inspired by the book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu, it sees Simon2018-04-14T00:00:00+01002018-05-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Solo
PRICING  £42
DATES  14th April to 5th May 2018
First performed here at the Barbican in 2016 and following a hit Broadway run and international tour, The Encounter, by Complicite Theatre Company returns this... More about this event
 
Viviana Durante Company - Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in TimeViviana Durante Company - Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in TimeViviana Durante Company - Kenneth MacMillan: Steps Back in TimeItalian ballerina Viviana Durante directs a programme ofKenneth MacMillan's earliest works at the Barbican's Pit. Having worked with MacMillan at The Royal Ballet, Durante has both danced and revived his creations. To celebrate his legacy and to mark 25 years since his death, she selects extracts from House of Birds and Danses Concertantes and pres2018-04-18T00:00:00+01002018-04-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican The Pit,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Ballet
DATES  18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Apr 2018
VENUE  Barbican The Pit 
Italian ballerina Viviana Durante directs a programme ofKenneth MacMillan's earliest works at the Barbican's Pit. Having worked with MacMillan at The Royal Bal... More about this event
 
Julie Cunningham & Company: CraveJulie Cunningham & Company: CraveJulie Cunningham & Company: CraveAn enigmatic new dance piece choreographed by Julie Cunningham who made her move into choreography with the double bill, To Be Me, seen here at the Barbican last year. WithCrave she combines dance and spoken word based on Sarah Kane's harrowing play. In her penultimate work, the playwright investigates dark and potent themes including rape, incest,2018-05-10T00:00:00+01002018-05-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican The Pit,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
DATES  10th, 11th, 12th and 13th May 2018
VENUE  Barbican The Pit 
An enigmatic new dance piece choreographed by Julie Cunningham who made her move into choreography with the double bill, To Be Me, seen here at the Barbican la... More about this event
 
The Royal Ballet: ElizabethThe Royal Ballet: ElizabethThe Royal Ballet: ElizabethFormer Principal of The Royal Ballet Zenaida Yanowsky is Elizabeth I in this dynamic exploration of her life and loves. Covering key moments in the queen's reign, choreographer Will Tuckett and playwright Alasdair Middleton have created a chamber work that weaves together dance, music, text and song. Taking inspiration from letters, diaries, poetry2018-05-16T00:00:00+01002018-05-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES  16th, 17th, 18th and 19th May 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Former Principal of The Royal Ballet Zenaida Yanowsky is Elizabeth I in this dynamic exploration of her life and loves. Covering key moments in the queen's rei... More about this event
 
Ben FoldsBen FoldsThe Ben Folds Five frontman-turned-classical artist performs with just a grand piano for company.2018-05-27T19:30:00+01002018-05-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Ben Folds
 
Boy Blue Entertainment: A Night with Boy BlueBoy Blue Entertainment: A Night with Boy BlueBoy Blue Entertainment: A Night with Boy BlueOver fifty performers trained under the award-winning hip-hop dance group, Boy Blue, present an empowering showcase at the Barbican. Under the guidance of Boy Blue's founders Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy and Michael 'Mikey J' Asante, the next generation of dancers perform their groundbreaking choreography and original compositions. Stay on after the Saturda2018-06-01T00:00:00+01002018-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Hip Hop
DATES  Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Over fifty performers trained under the award-winning hip-hop dance group, Boy Blue, present an empowering showcase at the Barbican. Under the guidance of Boy ... More about this event
 
The Town Hall Affair: The Wooster GroupThe Town Hall Affair: The Wooster GroupThe Town Hall Affair: The Wooster GroupThe New York-based theatre company The Wooster Group presents a timely look at how the struggle for gender equality has evolved. The Town Hall Affair is a mixed-media piece featuring clips from Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker's documentary Town Bloody Hall. It documents a raucous 1971 debate on women's liberation between American novelist Norman 2018-06-21T00:00:00+01002018-06-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  £35
DATES  21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Jun 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
The New York-based theatre company The Wooster Group presents a timely look at how the struggle for gender equality has evolved. The Town Hall Affair is a mixe... More about this event
 
Barry Humphries: Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries: Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries: Weimar CabaretLast seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. The legendary entertainer, best known for as Dame Edna Everage, sets aside his alter ego to share witty anecdotes and irreverent asides as he narrates in his own inimitable style. He's joined 2018-07-11T00:00:00+01002018-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICING  From £19
DATES  11th to 29th July 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Last seen in London in July 2016, Weimar Cabaret is a celebration of Barry Humphries' lifelong passion and fascination with the music of the Weimar Republic. T... More about this event
 
Barry Humphries' Weimar CabaretBarry Humphries' Weimar CabaretHumphries hosts a seductive evening dedicated to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic, performed in both English and German by cabaret diva and fellow Australian, Meow Meow, accompanied live on stage by the Aurora Orchestra.2018-07-11T19:45:00+01002018-07-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret
 
The Second ViolinistThe Second ViolinistThe Second ViolinistThe latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist is a modern opera that tells the foreboding story of a life falling apart. The drama at the Barbican unfolds as Martin, an orchestral violinist, is consumed by social media platforms, morbid fantasies and violent video games. Seeking sol2018-09-06T00:00:00+01002018-09-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Concerts > Opera - Contemporary opera
PRICING  £16-£40
DATES  6th, 7th and 8th September 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
The latest collaboration between Irish playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist is a modern opera that tells the foreboding st... More about this event
 
Boy Blue Entertainment: Blak Whyte GrayBoy Blue Entertainment: Blak Whyte GrayBoy Blue's critically acclaimed Blak Whyte Gray returns to the Barbican, following its Olivier Award nomination in 2017. Created by Boy Blue's founders Kenrick 'H2O' Sandy and Michael 'Mikey J' Asante, the piece pairs hip-hop dance with the rhythmical groove of music and moves evoking Africa. Giving expression to experiences of contemporary life in2018-09-12T00:00:00+01002018-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Modern
DATES  12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Sep 2018
VENUE  Barbican Theatre 
Boy Blue's critically acclaimed Blak Whyte Gray returns to the Barbican, following its Olivier Award nomination in 2017. Created by Boy Blue's founders Kenrick... More about this event
 
They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be GiantsAmerican musicians John Flansburgh, John Linnell and crew present their experimental indie-rock tunes from the album, I Like Fun.2018-10-03T19:30:00+01002018-10-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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They Might Be Giants
 
Modern CouplesModern Couples2018-10-10T10:00:00+01002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Barbican Centre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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Modern Couples
 
 
 

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Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery EC2 8DS EC2Y 8DS - 0 minute walk from Barbican Centre

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. ...More

 
Victorian Santa's Grotto
Victorian Santa's Grotto
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2017 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

This Christmas, travel back in time at the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands with the Victorian Santa's ...More

 
Igloos at Aviary
Igloos at Aviary
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 7 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A high-altitude winter terrace pop-up, 10 floors above the City, Scandi styleigloos appear on the Aviary terrace, promising a rooftop ...More

 
Fabric
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 16th December 2017 

Fabric 7 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

House and techno across two rooms courtesy of Maya Jane Coles, Kim Ann Foxman and Henning Baer....More

Carols at The Ned with Gareth Malone
Carols at The Ned with Gareth Malone
Concerts | Until 17th December 2017 

The Ned 8 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

On the first three Sundays of December, The Ned hosts an evening of carols with Gareth Malone. Guests will be ...More

 
Kinky Malinki 19th Birthday
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 16th December 2017 

McQueen 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

House and techno provided by Deeptrak, Nalder & Asenjo,...More

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 28th December 2017 

St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Few places are better for traditional Christmas services and carols than St Paul's, the spiritual home of Great Britain. To ...More

 
Lodge d'Argent
Lodge d'Argent
Foodie Events | Until 28th February 2018 

Coq d'Argent 9 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A festive favourite, Lodge d'Argent is a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace of City restaurant ...More

 

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The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal ...More

Exit the King
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

This July at the National, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King, starring Rhys Ifans as the King opposite Indira Varma as Queen with designs by Anthony Ward....More

The Divide
Theatre | From 1st February 

Old Vic Theatre

Brother and sister Elihu and Soween glimpse cracks in the system of a dystopian regime that embraces brutal repression, forbidden love and insurrection in the world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's landmark drama. This tale for ...More

English National Ballet: Voices Of America
Dance | From 12th April 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

English National Ballet return to Sadler's Wells in 2018 with a mixed bill of American-style neo-classic ballet. Voices of America brings together works from three generations of American ...More

Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Exhibitions | From 30th May 

The Hayward Gallery

The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The first retrospective of the artist in London, Wayward Wander explores the artist's extensive investigation into ...More

Burne-Jones
Burne-Jones
Exhibitions | From 24th October 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents London's first comprehensive retrospective of Edward Burne-Jones in 40 years, showcasing 150 ...More

 
Anni Albers
Anni Albers
Exhibitions | From 11th October 

Tate Modern

In 2018, Tate Modern presents this century's first major UK museum exhibition of the work ...More

 
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Exhibitions | From 14th September 

Tate Modern

Sees Christian Marclay's unique installation, The Clock, at ...More

 
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Exhibitions | From 2nd May 

Tate Modern

Shape of Light at Tate Modern is the ...More

 
The Way Of The World
The Way Of The World
Theatre | From 29th March 

The Donmar Warehouse

James Macdonald returns to the Donmar to direct Linda Bassett as Lady Wishfort in William ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is 250 ...More

 
June in London 2018
Article 

Summer concerts return to Kenwood House in June 2018, Michael Jackson is On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery, Katy Perry plays the O2 and the LIFT festival gets a new Artistic Director....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
April in London 2018
Article 

Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
Feature 

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
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