Entertainment near Barbican Centre  

 
 
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, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y 8DS
 
 
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The Nursery Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 6 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
From 1st June 2017 The Nursery Theatre opens a new improv theatre at 2 Finsbury Square as part of the Theatre Delicatessen... More
 
 
 
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 12 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Blue Last
London > Entertainment > Live Music
38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The Old Blue Last is a legendary pub and live music venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice -... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
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... More
 
 
 
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre,... More
 
 
 
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for... More
 
 
 
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 18 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a... More
 
 
 
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The Bunker
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53a Southwark Street, SE1 | 20 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
An Off-West End theatre housed in a former underground parking garage in London Bridge, The Bunker is a small 110-seater studio theatre... More
 
 
 
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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
London > Entertainment
10-14 White Lion Street, Angel, N1 | 20 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Bringing the fantasies of... More
 
 
 
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The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 22 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please... More
 
 
 
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The Scoop at More London
London > Entertainment
The Queen's Walk Bridge City, Bankside, London SE1 | 22 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Multi-purpose sunken outdoor amphitheatre next to London Bridge and Tower Bridge, next to City Hall on the South Bank of the Thames hosting films, theatre,... More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 23 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth... More
 
 
 
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The Bill Murray
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
39 Queens Head Street, N1 | 23 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Six years after Angel Comedy first set up a comedy club above a pub in Islington's Camden... More
 
 
 
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The Jellyfish Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marlborough Playground, 11-25 Union Street, SE1 | 23 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
London's first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials was constructed over the summer of 2010 and will be open from late August... More
 
 
 
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Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 24 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Originally called 'The Shed' when it first opened in March 2013, the Temporary Theatre run by and to the front of the National Theatre, is... More
 
 
 
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The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 24 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 24 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on... More
 
 
 
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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 24 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
One of the most striking cinema facades in the city (especially at night when it's all illuminated in startling red and white),... More
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 25 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi... More
 
 
 
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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 25 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
London's original pub theatre is located in the back room at the The King's Head. It was founded in 1970 by the pub's owner, Dan... More
 
 
 
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The Mahogany Bar
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 26 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The famous Mahogany Bar at Wilton's Music Hall has reopened after more than 50 years on the sidelines. Sadly, last orders were called at the... More
 
 
 
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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 26 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide... More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 26 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many... More
 
 
 
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The Buzz
London > Entertainment > Theatres
42 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 28 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Located in Mercato Metropolitano, The Buzz is the UK's first permanent purpose-built immersive theatre. The fully flexible performing arts space has been created as a... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Launcelot Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 30 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The Vaults is a multi-disciplinary arts space located in underneath Waterloo station. The space features 30,000 sq ft of accessible, flexible and delectable Victorian... More
 
 
 
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The Slug And Lettuce
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 30 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Situated in the heart of London at Southbank, and right in front of tourists' favourite the London Eye, The Slug and Lettuce is the perfect... More
 
 
 
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The Vaults
London > Entertainment
10 Leake Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 30 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
The Vaults under Waterloo are an intriguing venue that play host to a number of underground events. Prime among them is the... More
 
 
 
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The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 31 minutes walk from Barbican Centre
Most Londoners have a feeling of nostalgia when they see The Hippodrome, a famous and historic Grade II listed building adjacent to Leicester Square. What... More
 
 
 
 
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Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2020 

Barbican - Curve Gallery

The Barbican Centre presents the first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola with a new site-specific installation created ...More

 
The Fancy Fork
The Fancy Fork
Foodie Events | Until 23rd July 2020 

Farmer J 13 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy ...More

 
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Theatre | Until 30th August 2020 

The Hallmark Building 15 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR ...More

 
Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows
Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows
Exhibitions | Until 20th June 2020 

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Get a glimpse into the unseen world of the late Karl Lagerfeld and his work at one of the world's ...More

 
The Enchanted Interior
Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2020 

Guildhall Art Gallery 16 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Works by over 50 artists that draw upon the historic depiction of women in enclosed and ornate spaces, including contemporary ...More

Zanele Muholi
Zanele Muholi
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2020 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

This April, Tate Modern presents the UK's first major mid-career survey of South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. With a ...More

 
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2020 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Explore themes of faith, fame, immigration and mortality in the first major Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for close ...More

 
Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 
Ed Ruscha
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2020 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Works by Nebraska-born painter and printmaker, now resident in Los Angeles, which illustrate his love of dissonance, irony and humour....More

Manor
Manor
Theatre | Until 6th June 2020 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 24 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

A new play by Moira Buffini, Manor sees Olivier Award-winning actors Nancy Carroll and Ben Daniels take to the National ...More

 

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