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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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Viviana Durante Company: Isadora NowViviana Durante Company: Isadora NowViviana Durante Company: Isadora NowCelebrating the freedom that Isadora Duncan brought to dance - particularly to women dancers and choreographers - Italian ballerina Viviana Durante directs Isadora Now at the Barbican. American dancer Isadora Duncan is often seen as 'the mother of modern dance' and this evening pays tribute to her contribution. The programme includes the rarely see2020-02-23T00:00:00+00002020-02-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Dance > Modern Dance - Ballet
PRICING  £16-50 plus booking fee (£3 off top four prices on Fri 21 and Sat 22 Feb)
DATES  21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Feb 2020
Celebrating the freedom that Isadora Duncan brought to dance - particularly to women dancers and choreographers - Italian ballerina Viviana Durante directs Isadora Now at the Barbican. American dancer Isadora Duncan is often seen as 'the mother of modern dance' and this evening pays tribute to her contribution. The programme includes the rarely see... More about this event
 
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam: Death in VeniceInternationaal Theater Amsterdam: Death in VeniceInternationaal Theater Amsterdam: Death in VeniceInternationaal Theater Amsterdam adapts Thomas Mann's 1912 novella Death in Venice with direction from Ivo van Hove. Staged at the Barbican Theatre, the theatrical adaptation has been re-worked by former Dutch poet laureate Ramsey Nasr, who will also perform the role of Aschenbach, and will feature new music by American composer Nico Muhly alongsid2020-04-16T00:00:00+01002020-04-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
PRICING  £16-£60
DATES  16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Apr 2020
Internationaal Theater Amsterdam adapts Thomas Mann's 1912 novella Death in Venice with direction from Ivo van Hove. Staged at the Barbican Theatre, the theatrical adaptation has been re-worked by former Dutch poet laureate Ramsey Nasr, who will also perform the role of Aschenbach, and will feature new music by American composer Nico Muhly alongsid... More about this event
 
The Glass MenagerieThe Glass MenagerieThe Glass MenagerieFrench stage and screen actress Isabelle Huppert stars in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, his masterpiece about loneliness, lost dreams and illusions, directed by Belgian theatre director Ivo van Hove. A UK premiere, this co-production between the Barbican and Odeon-Theatre de l'Europe is performed in French with English surtitles. Told f2020-06-05T00:00:00+01002020-06-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES  5th to 11th Jun 2020
French stage and screen actress Isabelle Huppert stars in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, his masterpiece about loneliness, lost dreams and illusions, directed by Belgian theatre director Ivo van Hove. A UK premiere, this co-production between the Barbican and Odeon-Theatre de l'Europe is performed in French with English surtitles. Told f... More about this event
 
EvitaEvitaEvitaAfter a sold out run at Regent's ParkOpen Air Theatre last year - when it became the theatre's highest grossing production ever - Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita transfers to the Barbican Theatre in June 2020. Winner of Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Jamie Lloyd directs the hit musical which features a chart-topping s2020-06-27T00:00:00+01002020-08-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Barbican Theatre,   Silk Street      EC2Y 8DS
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event > Theatre > Musicals
PRICING  £18.50-£65 plus booking fee
DATES  27th June to 22nd August 2020
After a sold out run at Regent's ParkOpen Air Theatre last year - when it became the theatre's highest grossing production ever - Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita transfers to the Barbican Theatre in June 2020. Winner of Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Jamie Lloyd directs the hit musical which features a chart-topping s... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

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Barbican Tube Station
 
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Moorgate Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Hoxton Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  40% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Barbican Theatre
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £195  33% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 9 minutes from Barbican Theatre
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  24% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 9 minutes from Barbican Theatre
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... 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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The Nursery Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 6 minutes from Barbican Theatre
From 1st June 2017 The Nursery Theatre opens a new improv theatre at 2 Finsbury Square as part of the Theatre Delicatessen building ... 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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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
London > Entertainment > Arts and Drama
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Barbican Theatre
Part of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama , this is Grade II-listed building on Silk Street houses the Silk Street ... 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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These New Puritans: The Blue Door
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 23rd February 2020 - 8pm
Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
The experimental duo, comprising twin brothers Jack and George Barnett, present new material and recompositions, accompanied by a 16-piece band, special guests and a full theatrical ...More
 
 
 
Now On
Viviana Durante Company: Isadora Now
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 21st & 22nd and 25th to 29th Feb 2020 - 7.45pm
Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
The all-female ensemble pays tribute to the American dancer Isadora Duncan with three works: the rarely seen Dance Of The Furies created by Duncan in 1905; ...More
 
 
 
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Masculinities: Liberation through Photography
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th February to 17th May 2020
Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
Bringing together over 300 works by more than 50 pioneering international artists, the Barbican surveys the representation of masculinity across several mediums in its new exhibition, ...More
 
 
 
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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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Osteria
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | Same location as Barbican Theatre
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is ... 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, 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 best pubs near London Barbican Theatre.
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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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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 5 minutes from Barbican Theatre
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 6 minutes from Barbican Theatre
... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 6 minutes from Barbican Theatre
The rapidly expanding Simmons Group has cracked the code when it comes to running a successful drinking spot with its bars (13 and counting) opening up ... 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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These New Puritans: The Blue Door
Concerts | On 23rd February 2020 

Barbican Centre

The experimental duo, comprising twin brothers Jack and George Barnett, present new material and recompositions, accompanied by a 16-piece band, ...More

Jung Jaewon (One)
Concerts | On 23rd February 2020 

XOYO 11 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter and actor....More

Jamie Webster
Concerts | On 23rd February 2020 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 15 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

Grassroots and spontaneous folk from the LFC supporter and singer-songwriter as he leads and pens football chants and other original ...More

The Taming Of The Shrew
Theatre | Until 18th April 2020 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 16 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

Bianca, the daughter of a Paduan rich man, may only marry when her older sister Katharina finds her equal in ...More

Let's All Dance: Sleeping Beauty
Dance | On 23rd February 2020 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre 16 minutes walk from Barbican Theatre

The ensemble performs the classic fairy tale, set to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score. Choreography and costumes combine to portray the struggle ...More

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Theatre | From 28th February 

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Described as a 'multi-sensory sonic theme park' Darkfield ...More

 
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Seasonal | From 4th April 

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This Easter hop down to the Southbank Centre ...More

 
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Comedy | From 14th March 

Royal Albert Hall

The Hollywood actors, comedians and decades-long friends cross ...More

 
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
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Comedy | On 7th March 

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Insightful social and cultural observations mixed with personal anecdotes from the award-winning Birmingham-born stand-up. Shazia ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 4th March 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

At the intersection of design, contemporary art and research, Italian design duo Formafantasma examines the ...More

 
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Dance | From 7th March 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The final ever performances of Richard Alston Dance ...More

 
Hamlet
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Theatre | From 30th March 

National Theatre: Dorfman

An energetic retelling of Hamlet for eight to 12 year olds, this hour-long introduction to ...More

 
Cutting Room
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Cutting Room is a cute restaurant with live music in the basement bar downstairs....More

 
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
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A taste of New Orleans comes to London this February when Pop Brixton presents the ...More

 
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The tallest pub in London, the George & Vulture has stood tall against the changing ...More

 
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Chop'd City Point
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Chop'd is a good salad, soup and breakfast place where food is freshly made each ...More

 
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For artists and designers the London Graphic Centre has been a well known location in Covent Garden since the flagship store opened in 1996....More

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Explore London's canals in Camden, Little Venice and beyond on a self-drive boating from Paddington....More

 
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The Conductor is a Fullers pub and restaurant on Fleet Place in Farringdon serving indulgent ...More

 
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Split across two levels, the vast 2,000 square metre Bulgari Spa is the crowning glory ...More

 
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