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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Barbican Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Moorgate Tube Station
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
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January in London 2012

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April in London 2012

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May in London 2012

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September in London 2012

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February 2011

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What's on in London 2015

With an exciting calendar of entertainment, 2015 is another special year in London. Find out what's happening throughout the capital with our thorough guide to the best 2015 London events.

 
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    Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £79  32% off
    7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 4 minutes from Barbican Theatre
    Just North of the city, these well-appointed family apartments offer an idyllic little spot for parents with children. At the weekend, the city is a wonderfully ... More
     
     
     
    Malmaison London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £52  25% off
    18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M | 5 minutes from Barbican Theatre
    Malmaison London has been stunningly converted into the finest boutique hotel in London. Right on the edge of trendy Clerkenwell and within the sound of bow ... More
     
     
     
    The Zetter Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  40% off
    St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from Barbican Theatre
    This boutique hotel in trendy Clerkenwell fits right in with the warehouse chic designer feel of the neighbourhood. Mixing vintage chairs with stark modern prints, there's ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Alternative Theatres nearest 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, Clerkenwell, London 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, Clerkenwell, London 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, City, London 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, City, London 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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    Events near Barbican Theatre

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    Henry IV (Part II)
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th December 2015 to 23rd January 2016
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
    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: 7th November 2015 to 24th January 2016
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
    The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Henry VI, Shakespeare's enduring historical drama, comes to the Barbican this November once again as part of the King and ...More
     
     
     
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    Hamlet
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th August to 31st October 2015
    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
    Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the title role of Hamlet in Lyndsey Turner's production of Shakespeare's tragedy at the Barbican. The story famously follows the son who ...More
     
     
     
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    Sights and Attractions near Barbican Theatre

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near 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 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 Conservatory
    London > Attractions > Other Attractions
    Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
    Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... 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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    Bonfire
    London > Restaurants >
    1st floor Barbican Centre, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
    Only quality ingredients are used at Bonfire, the burger bar on the first floor of the brilliant multi-purpose Barbican Centre arts hub. Burgers at Bonfire - ... More
     
     
     
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    Wood Street Bar and Restaurant
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    53 Fore Street, City, London EC2Y8AX | 2 minutes from Barbican Theatre
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    Education near Barbican Theatre

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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, Clerkenwell, London 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, Clerkenwell, London 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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    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Barbican Theatre.
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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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    Aaron Koblin And Ben Tricklebank: Light Echoes
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    Barbican Centre

    Los Angeles-based digital artists Koblin and Tricklebank present a laser commission, which projects a sculptural wall of light around the ...More

    The Barbican Exhibition: Building A Landmark
    Exhibitions | Until 29th November 2015 

    Barbican Centre

    Rarely seen photographs of the construction of the building from a bomb site into a brutalist architectural landmark....More

    Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
    Designing A Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

    A new pavilion gallery has been built in the courtyard of the Museum of London to house the Cauldron designed ...More

     
    WetYourSelf!
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2015 

    Fabric 7 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

    House and techno courtesy of Cormac, Peter Pixzel and Jacob Husley....More

    Flora And Fauna
    Exhibitions | Next performance 30th August 2015 

    Bank of England Museum 8 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

    What's the colour of money? The Bank Of England Museum in the City turns its attention to another type of ...More

    Voga at Coq d'Argent
    Voga at Coq d'Argent
    Sporting Events | Until 27th September 2015 

    Coq d'Argent 9 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

    What better way to spend summer Sunday mornings than doing voga on the roof of the Coq d'Argent? Even better, ...More

     
    Your Mum's House X The Carnival Turn Up
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2015 

    XOYO 11 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

    Carnival after-party following on from the success of last year's....More

    Sunday at Trapeze Bar
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2015 

    Trapeze Bar 12 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

    Doctor's Orders DJs Mr Thing, Spin Doctor, Russ Ryan & Mo Fingaz, joined by 1Xtra's CJ Beatz, Robbo Ranx and ...More

    The Maddest Carnival Raving 2015 Careless Sunday
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2015 

    Favela London 12 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

    DJ Fearless, DJ Triple M, DJ T Bone, DJ Frey Natty Jay and DJ Shakit spin hip hop and reggae....More

    Highlife And TBC Present Andrew Ashong
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th August 2015 

    The Book Club 12 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

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