Barbican Theatre

 
 
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Barbican TheatreThe Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer 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, but it's moved on from traditional British, to experimental international theatre, and is packed with exciting, unexpected and intriguing offerings, incorporating everything from cabaret to classical. It's an unusual, but brilliantly designed space, one of the world's great modern theatres.

 

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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

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Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
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Barbican Centre 33 Legion
 
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Further articles featuring Barbican Theatre on LondonTown.com

 
January in London 2012

Hofesh Shechter & Antony Gormley: Survivor Barbican Theatre, EC2Y 8DS 12th January 2012 - 14th January 2012 Israeli-born choreographer and composer Hofesh Shechter joins forces with artist Antony...

 
 
April in London 2012

Big and Small (Gross und Klein) Barbican Theatre, EC2Y 8DS 13th April 2012 - 30th April 2012 The Barbican have lined up some world class theatre this season...

 
 
May in London 2012

Einstein on the Beach Barbican Theatre, EC2Y 8DS 4th May 2012 - 13th May 2012 This ground breaking opera marathon is gracing the stage once more, and with...

 
 
September in London 2012

Mademoiselle Julie Barbican Theatre, EC2Y 8DS 20th September 2012 - 30th September 2012 The naturalistic play Mademoiselle Julie is one of Swedish playwright August Strindberg's most famous; this...

 
 
February 2011

The Blue Dragon Barbican Centre, EC2Y 8DS 17th February 2011 - 26th February 2011 As soon as his latest Cirque du Soleil production, Totem, winds...

 
 
London Events 2014

Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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    7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Barbican Theatre
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    St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from Barbican Theatre
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    Barbican The Pit
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
    In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
     
     
     
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    Theatre Delicatessen
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 13 minutes from Barbican Theatre
    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 Theatre
    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 Theatre
    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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    Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    1 Milton Street, Barbican, EC2Y | 2 minutes from Barbican Theatre
    Milton Court, opened in September 2013, provides the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with state-of-the-art performance and teaching facilities. The £89 million building on Silk ... More
     
     
     
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    Heroes Grotto of Comedy
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    27 Throgmorton Street, EC2N | 9 minutes from Barbican Theatre
    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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    Eliane Elias & Ed Motta
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 4th May 2015 - 7.30pm
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
    Motta joins the jazz singer in this double billing of Brazilian multi-award-winners....More
     
     
     
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    Palm Reader
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 5th May 2015 - 12midnight-3am
    The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street, EC2A | 13 minutes from Barbican Theatre
    Five-piece noise outfit from Woking. With support from Let's Talk Daggers....More
     
     
     
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    Emma Tricca & Jason Mcniff In Concert
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 4th May 2015 - 7pm-11.30pm
    The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 13 minutes from Barbican Theatre
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    Barbican - Curve Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
    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 Theatre
    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 Theatre
    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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    Barbican Chimes Music Shop
    London > Shopping > Music Shops
    Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican Theatre
    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 Theatre
    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 Theatre
    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 Theatre
    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 Theatre
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    Chiswell Street Dining Rooms
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    56 Chiswell Street, City, London EC1Y | 3 minutes from Barbican Theatre
    The brainchild of Tom and Ed Martin of ETM Group, responsible for award-winning London venues including The Gun, The Botanist, The Cadogan Arms and The White ... More
     
     
     
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    City Journalism
    London > Education > Professional Training
    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican Theatre
    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 Theatre
    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 Theatre
    National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
     
     
     
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    Postman's Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 5 minutes from Barbican Theatre
    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 Theatre
    OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
     
     
     
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    London Dance Academy
    London > Leisure >
    The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from Barbican Theatre
    London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
     
     
     
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    The Old Red Cow
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican Theatre
    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 Theatre
    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 Theatre
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    Artillery Arms
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican Theatre
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    The Longroom
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    18-20 St. John Street, EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican Theatre
    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 Theatre
    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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    Barbican Conference Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
    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 Theatre
    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 Theatre
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    Eliane Elias & Ed Motta
    Concerts | On 4th May 2015 

    Barbican Centre

    Motta joins the jazz singer in this double billing of Brazilian multi-award-winners....More

    Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector
    Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector
    Exhibitions | Until 25th May 2015 

    Barbican Centre

    The Barbican delves into the world of collectors for Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, the first major exhibition in ...More

     
    A Mad World My Masters
    A Mad World My Masters
    Theatre | Until 9th May 2015 

    Barbican Centre

    Sean Foley's critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean comedy, first seen in 2013 in the Swan ...More

     
    Bill Viola: Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water)
    Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

    St Paul's Cathedral 9 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

    The first moving-image artwork to be installed in a British cathedral or church on a long-term basis comprises four colour ...More

    Tape
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 4th May 2015 

    XOYO 11 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

    Trap, hip hop, house, bass and garage across two floors courtesy of residents and guests....More

    Emma Tricca & Jason Mcniff In Concert
    Concerts | On 4th May 2015 

    The Betsey Trotwood 13 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

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    Poultry
    Concerts | On 4th May 2015 

    The Old Blue Last 13 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

    Performances by Dan Owen and Louis Dunford....More

    Alternative Dream Therapy
    Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

    Theatre Delicatessen 13 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

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    Nordic Giants
    Concerts | On 4th May 2015 

    Village Underground 14 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

    The two-piece group performs its experimental rock....More

    The JB Conspiracy
    Concerts | On 4th May 2015 

    Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 15 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

    The six Londoners perform their self-penned melange of ska, punk reggae and rock. With support from Scholars, Not On Tour, ...More

     
     
     
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