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A Mad World My Masters
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th April to 9th May 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Sean Foley's critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean comedy, first seen in 2013 in the Swan theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, is revived in ...More
 
 
 
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BBC Symphony Orchestra / Nielsen Cycle
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 23rd May 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The BBC Symphony Orchestra is led by the conductor Sakari Oramo perform Sibelius' Tapiola, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 4, John Foulds' April England and Nielsen's Symphony ...More
 
 
 
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English National Opera: Between Worlds
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 11th to 25th April 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The highly anticipated operatic debut from composer Tansy Davies, Between Worlds is inspired by the events of 9/11. A sensitive but uplifting piece, it tells the ...More
 
 
 
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Ensemble Intercontemporain: Boulez At 90
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 28th April 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The Barbican's focus on 'Boulez at 90' ends on 28th April with a concert by the pioneering Ensemble Intercontemporain which was founded by Boulez in 1976. ...More
 
 
 
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Hamlet
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th August to 31st October 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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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Joyce DiDonato: Into The Fire
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 14th April 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The mezzo soprano who has performed in the world's major opera houses, won a Grammy and sung at the Last Night of the Proms in 2013 ...More
 
 
 
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Krapp's Last Tape
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th, 20th and 21st June 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Visionary directory and visual artist Robert Wilson brings Samuel Beckett's haunting Krapp's Last Tape to life for the Barbican International Beckett Season. The one-man show is ...More
 
 
 
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London Symphony Orchestra / Marin Alsop
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 7th June 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
In September 2013, Marin Alsop made history as the first female conductor of the BBC's Last Night of the Proms. She returns to London in June ...More
 
 
 
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London Symphony Orchestra / Valery Gergiev
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 12th May 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Danish-Israeli violinist Nikolaj Znaider joins the London Symphony Orchestra for Balakirev's Islamey, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Shostakovich's Symphony No 15 as part of the LSO International ...More
 
 
 
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Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th February to 25th May 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The Barbican delves into the world of collectors for Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, the first major exhibition in the UK to present the personal ...More
 
 
 
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Nico Muhly Sentences
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 6th June 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Nico Muhly's dramatic monologue Sentences explores the life and ideas of codebreaker and technological pioneer Alan Turing. Following Turing's posthumous pardon in 2013, more attention has ...More
 
 
 
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Ninagawa Company: Hamlet
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th May 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
As well as the highly anticipated production starring Benedict Cumberbatch later in the year, the Barbican is also staging a Ninagawa Company production of Hamlet in ...More
 
 
 
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Ninagawa Company: Kafka on the Shore
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th, 29th and 30th May 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The second Ninagawa Company production to be staged at the Barbican this May, this theatrical adaptation of Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore stars the Japanese ...More
 
 
 
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Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd to 7th Jun 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Following sold-out shows at the Royal Court Theatre and Southbank Centre in 2014, Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby transfer to the Barbican in June 2015. Irish actress Lisa Dwan ...More
 
 
 
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Waiting for Godot
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th to 13th June 2015
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Part of the Barbican's International Beckett Season, the Sydney Theatre Company presents their take on Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot. Quintessential comedy duo Richard Roxburgh ...More
 
 
 
Alan Gilbert: Lecture
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 15th April 2015 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A lecture about the future of classical music....More
 
 
 
An Evening With Nigel Kennedy And Oxford Philomusica
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 25th May 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The popular violinist bridges musical boundaries with Oxford Philomusica in an evening of improvisation and showmanship from one of the world's most dynamic musicians....More
 
 
 
Bach St Matthew Passion
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 3rd April 2015 - 3pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The orchestra performs Bach's St Matthew Passion with Richard Egarr, harpsichord, Elizabeth Watts, soprano, Sarah Connolly, alto, Andrew Kennedy, tenor and Christopher Purves, bass....More
 
 
 
Barbara Hannigan/Britten Sinfonia: Songs Of Vienna
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 7th May 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The singer directs this programme of late romanticism, featuring Richard Strauss' Dance from Capriccio (1941), Johann Strauss II's Lagunen Walzer, arranged by Schoenberg and Mahler's Piano ...More
 
 
 
Barbara Hannigan/Britten Sinfonia: Stravinsky & Neo-Classicism
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 6th May 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The acclaimed singer also appears as conductor for this programme of contrasting works, featuring Mozart's Overture to La Clemenza di Tito and Bella mia fiamma, addio, ...More
 
 
 
Barbican Open Salon: Caitlin Doughty: A Good Death: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 15th April 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Mortician Caitlin Doughty examines the funeral industry and how we deal with death....More
 
 
 
BBC Singers/O Duo
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 4th April 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The ensemble performs Veljo Tormis' Curse Upon Iron, Eriks Esenvalds' Northern Lights and The Long Road, Vaughan Williams' Three Shakespeare Songs and conductor Bob Chilcott's The ...More
 
 
 
BBC Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 15th April 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Alexander Vedernikov conducts the orchestra for a performance of works by Mahler....More
 
 
 
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Dutilleux And Lutoslawski
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 24th April 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
A recent work composed by Christopher Rouse, Prospero's Rooms will be performed by the orchestra, led by the conductor Joshua Weilerstein. Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5 ...More
 
 
 
BBC Symphony Orchestra: Davis Conducts Bliss
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 15th May 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Hector Berlioz's The Trojans - Royal Hunt and Storm, and The Death of Cleopatra are performed alongside Arthur Bliss' Morning Heroes. Sir Andrew Davis conducts and ...More
 
 
 
BBC Symphony Orchestra: Smetana's Dalibor
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 2nd May 2015 - 7pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Jiri Belohlavek conducts a rare performance of Smetana's masterly tragic opera Dalibor sung by a largely Czech cast....More
 
 
 
Benjamin Clementine
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 1st April 2015 - 7.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Pop, electronica and spoken word, combined with soulful vocals and piano....More
 
 
 
Beth Hart
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 8th May 2015 - 7pm-11pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
Contemporary blues by the singer-songwriter who hails from Los Angeles....More
 
 
 
Betrayal
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 13th and 14th May 2015 at 9pm-10.30pm & 15th May 2015 at 8.30pm-10pm and 11pm-0.30am
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
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Buika
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 27th April 2015 - 7.30pm-10.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | At Barbican Centre
The Spanish vocalist performs emotive, contemporary flamenco music with a soul influence....More
 
 
 
 
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Five Great Violins Dmitri Kogan & Moscow Camerata Chamber Orchestra
Concerts | On 30th March 2015 

Barbican Centre

The violinist Dmitri Kogan leads the orchestra as they perform Mozart, Piazzolla and others....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

 
Morgan Howell: Super Size Art
Exhibitions | Until 30th April 2015 

Barbican Centre

See Morgan Howell's giant, hand painted, 3D copies of the paper sleeve of vinyl singles....More

Roman Signer: Slow Movement
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

Barbican Centre

Sculptural installations and video works by the Swiss artist, based on the kayak....More

Exaudi
Concerts | On 30th March 2015 

Guildhall School Of Music And Drama 1 minute walk from Barbican Centre

The vocal ensemble performs works by postgraduate composers, conducted and directed by James Weeks....More

Susan Longfield Prize
Concerts | On 30th March 2015 

Guildhall School Of Music And Drama 1 minute walk from Barbican Centre

Sopranos and mezzo-sopranos perform a short programme taking in a range of musical styles....More

Piano masterclass: Finghin Collins
Exhibitions | On 30th March 2015 

Guildhall School Of Music And Drama 1 minute walk from Barbican Centre

With the renowned pianist....More

Guildhall School Presents Machinal by Sophie Treadwell
Theatre | Until 1st April 2015 

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 2 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Drama at the Guildhall School in the spring also includes the Expressionistic classic Machinal by campaigning journalist and playwright Sophie ...More

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from Barbican Centre

Likely to be one of 2014's most popular exhibitions, Sherlock Holmes at the Museum of London will be the largest ...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 Centre

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

 
 
 
 
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